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Old 05-14-2013, 12:51 PM   #1
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Boost gauge install questions

Ok so I put my boost gauge in and routed the boost hose to the engine bay. From my understanding I can use the hose from the bypass valve correct?. I'm also a bit stumped on the digital wiring situation. Is there a 12v wire I can tap into under/in the steering column? and a ground wire?. Here is a few pics of what's goin on.

In the first pic I circled what I believe is a vacuum nipple I can also use correct?. All your help is greatly appreciated, thank you!.



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Old 05-14-2013, 12:58 PM   #2
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ahhh to much work...
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:11 PM   #3
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Damn that doesnt look like fun!

Good luck man, wish I could help.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:08 PM   #4
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ahhh to much work...
It'll be easy once I know if there's a 12v wire anda ground wire and what vacum hose to use lol.

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Damn that doesnt look like fun!

Good luck man, wish I could help.
Thanks!. Hopefully some people reply here with some experience on this situation.
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use the one off the bov, 12v is on the column and ground as well...
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:43 PM   #6
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use the one off the bov, 12v is on the column and ground as well...
I'm pretty sure I saw the same color accessory wire 12v under there but I just wasn't sure. What color is the ground wire?. And thank you for the confirmation on the vacuum hose to the bypass valve. I was pretty sure I could use that one but just didn't want to until I had some other input.
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My boost gauge install was a PITA, many many hours later it was finally working (after none of the vacuum lines read boost), went straight off the IM.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:01 PM   #8
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My boost gauge install was a PITA, many many hours later it was finally working (after none of the vacuum lines read boost), went straight off the IM.
Ugh I don't wana drill a hole in my intake manifold :-\.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:51 PM   #9
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T line right before brake booster. dont use little lines up top in that area. Also 12v should be a big purple wire, ground can just be put on a steering column bolt under there.
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OK im not sure what is goin on in your situation so I will briefly explain mine and hope it helps in some way.
My boost gauge is connect to the vacumn hose on my ESS TS2 supercharger as there is an inlet set aside for it.
If your AA I havent a clue but I presume there is a vacumn hose you can tap op and hook up boost gauge to it.
Once you have that done route the gauge wires through to the the cabin.
Then as I was using the AA mickey mouse ears gauge pod I had to remove the original steering cowel.
After this I used the power source from one of the wires underneath the colwe. Taped in soldered and forgot about it!
Not sure if this helps but this was my bost gauge install..
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:45 AM   #11
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Ugh I don't wana drill a hole in my intake manifold :-\.
No drilling necessary, there were a couple of places to plug directly in to from factory. They are right around the back of the manifold though.

Oh, and FYI mine is an AA
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:33 AM   #12
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T line right before brake booster. dont use little lines up top in that area. Also 12v should be a big purple wire, ground can just be put on a steering column bolt under there.
I'd prefer to use a ground wire already existent if there is one?.

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OK im not sure what is goin on in your situation so I will briefly explain mine and hope it helps in some way.
My boost gauge is connect to the vacumn hose on my ESS TS2 supercharger as there is an inlet set aside for it.
If your AA I havent a clue but I presume there is a vacumn hose you can tap op and hook up boost gauge to it.
Once you have that done route the gauge wires through to the the cabin.
Then as I was using the AA mickey mouse ears gauge pod I had to remove the original steering cowel.
After this I used the power source from one of the wires underneath the colwe. Taped in soldered and forgot about it!
Not sure if this helps but this was my bost gauge install..
I have the same gauge pod you do. But a completely different setup lol.

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No drilling necessary, there were a couple of places to plug directly in to from factory. They are right around the back of the manifold though.

Oh, and FYI mine is an AA
Awesome. But you have an AA manifold don't you?. Although you did say factory so now I'm a bit confused with your sentence.
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Awesome. But you have an AA manifold don't you?. Although you did say factory so now I'm a bit confused with your sentence.
The supercharger kit is an AA, the manifold is factory. There are a couple of outlets on the back of the factory manifold that were exactly the right size to plug in to to get a reading for the gauge.

We couldn't get a boost reading from any of the vacuum lines, only worked off the manifold. Also, we ditched the hoses that came with the AEM gauges, they were pretty flimsy. We replaced them with a slightly thicker walled hose.
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The supercharger kit is an AA, the manifold is factory. There are a couple of outlets on the back of the factory manifold that were exactly the right size to plug in to to get a reading for the gauge.

We couldn't get a boost reading from any of the vacuum lines, only worked off the manifold. Also, we ditched the hoses that came with the AEM gauges, they were pretty flimsy. We replaced them with a slightly thicker walled hose.
Awesome, thank you for the info. I will definitely take a look at the back of the manifold and see what I can find. Now it's just a matter of electrical wiring.
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If you need you can call me, I just installed gauges. Just drop me an email at jnayar@gmail.com.

I did boost and a/f.
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Quick question... My Innovate AFR gauge is up and operational. The night time with headlights on is a bit too bright.

Does anyone know the proper wire to tap for the auto-dimming with your headlights on to retain the OE dimming? It is annoyingly bright at night.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:39 PM   #17
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Anyone know which wire to tap on the column or stalk for AFR gauge dimming with headlights?
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