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Old 03-25-2006, 12:15 PM
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Install pics mechanical boost gauge , to go with ExHondaMans write up

Here is ExHondaMan's write on how installed a mechanical boost gauge . Its excellent write up and tells you everything you need to know , but he said he didnt many pics , so I thought I'd post all my intstall pics to go with his thread .

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Heres the A-pillar , stock boost guage , and the harness I made for the lighting , so I didnt have to cut any stock wires . I ended up having the proper terminals at work to go into the stock boost guage connector .


Heres the stock boost gauge next to the mechanical one . I only needed the postive and negative lighting wires . So I only used those cavity blocks in the stock connector on the autometer . Its easy to get the connector off the stock gauge without hurting the wires , all that holds the wire terminals in is a tab . New gauge is on the left with the stock harness connector adapted , stock gauge on the right with the connector removed from the wires .


This shows what u have to cut to make a autometer gauge work in the stock pillar


Here is the new gauge installed using Autometers black retainer bracket . When you go to install it it looks like theres no way in hell it will fit , but it does ....easily .


New gauge installed and ready to go it , with the vacum hose attached .


Front view


Heres a pic of the vacum line I used to T into for the gauge reading


Hopefully the pics help some with the ExHondaMans up write .
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Old 07-11-2006, 07:07 PM
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ok how exactly do u get the wires out of the stock gauge. or do i have to buy new wires?
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Old 03-13-2007, 08:19 PM
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is your car supercharged? what hose do you tap into?
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Old 03-13-2007, 08:21 PM
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what he said^^
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Old 03-13-2007, 08:27 PM
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hey exiged do you know what wires to tap into to run a mechanical boost gauge?
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Old 03-13-2007, 08:38 PM
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So I thought the SS/SC cars had a mechanical boost gage!!! If not how do they get the info?
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Nice write up!!!

1. Question I cant quit figure out what Tube did you T into, on the last pic??

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is your car supercharged? what hose do you tap into?
Yes the car gotta be supercharged in order to have a stock Boost and Vac gauge....

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So I thought the SS/SC cars had a mechanical boost gage!!! If not how do they get the info?
No, the stock Gauge is Electric and gets its info from the Computer. The Mech Gauges are more correct.

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Old 03-13-2007, 09:04 PM
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Nice write up!!!

1. Question I cant quit figure out what Tube did you T into, on the last pic??

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Yes the car gotta be supercharged in order to have a stock Boost and Vac gauge....



No, the stock Gauge is Electric and gets its info from the Computer. The Mech Gauges are more correct.
yes im sorry i didnt know what i was thinking, what kind of boost would you have without a supercharger or a turbo lol. so a mechanical gauge is the better way to go? and i dont know what tube to t into either and i would like to know?
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no, sorry, I have a 2.2 so i dont know. But I'm trying to learn because im going to be putting a procharger on it. I'm in the process of figuring out the piping right now tho so were talking months down the line...
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The line I teed into is the 1/4 vacum line that runs off the intake manifold and goes to the boost bypass . Take your injector cover plate off and youll see more clearly the line Im talking about .

Damn resurection , hhaha .
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can you get a pick for me?
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The line I teed into is the 1/4 vacum line that runs off the intake manifold and goes to the boost bypass . Take your injector cover plate off and youll see more clearly the line Im talking about .



Damn resurection , hhaha .

Thank!! Now I know what it is, will be installed this weekend!!!
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Originally Posted by SilverSS/SC View Post
The line I teed into is the 1/4 vacum line that runs off the intake manifold and goes to the boost bypass . Take your injector cover plate off and youll see more clearly the line Im talking about .

Damn resurection , hhaha .
do you have a picture of the line you teed into? or can you find any pictures of the hose? so i know which one to tee into.

[QUOTE=SilverSS/SC;216855]Here is ExHondaMan's write on how installed a mechanical boost gauge . Its excellent write up and tells you everything you need to know , but he said he didnt many pics , so I thought I'd post all my intstall pics to go with his thread .

Heres a pic of the vacum line I used to T into for the gauge reading


dude i cannot find that hose to T into

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Heres pics .

This is where the line begins . Its the ONLY vacum line coming out of the top pf the manifold .


This is where that vacum line ends up at the boost bypass selonid .
https://www.cobaltss.net/gallery/files/2/4/3/5/bbm2.jpg

This is what it should look like if u have the bypass selonoid bypassed . I just used a vacum cap on end left open on the Tee .
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ok cool thank you very much
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ok cool thank you very much
^X2 Thanks!!!
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can you hook up 2 more gauge wires to the boost power wire. so it would be 3 power wires all in one. so it can run off the dimmer switch. or will it mess something up?
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can you hook up 2 more gauge wires to the boost power wire. so it would be 3 power wires all in one. so it can run off the dimmer switch. or will it mess something up?
??? Theres 2 dedicated wires , a power and a ground for the light . Pretty sure if I remember right , its the grey wire + and black wire - . It would work off the factory dash lights and dimmer that way
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??? Theres 2 dedicated wires , a power and a ground for the light . Pretty sure if I remember right , its the grey wire + and black wire - . It would work off the factory dash lights and dimmer that way
im sorry i guess i didnt word it right. im asking if i can, add 2 more gauges. like an air/fuel and a voltmeter, but run the power wires of the 2 gauges to the power wire of the factory boost gauge power wire, so it will all be tied in to the factory dimmer swith. do you think it will work?
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How much boost were you showing before and after???
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i havent got a new gauge yet. im just getting information before i get it so i know how to do everything
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Thanks for the pics, they really helped me install mine...this mechanical one responds sooo much faster. I love it.



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im sorry i guess i didnt word it right. im asking if i can, add 2 more gauges. like an air/fuel and a voltmeter, but run the power wires of the 2 gauges to the power wire of the factory boost gauge power wire, so it will all be tied in to the factory dimmer swith. do you think it will work?
Ah ok , gotcha . Yes u can do that . I would just splice in 3 pigtails off the power wire to light the 3 gauges , then 3 pigtails off the ground . That will be fine .

Glad they helped 06 , that looks really good .
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Ah ok , gotcha . Yes u can do that . I would just splice in 3 pigtails off the power wire to light the 3 gauges , then 3 pigtails off the ground . That will be fine .

Glad they helped 06 , that looks really good .
ok good. i was just makin sure i wouldnt blow a fuse or something. what are pigtails, ive never seen them?
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This is what I was talking about .....



....just make sure you either solder and use shrink tube , or use a butt connector .
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