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    Autometer Boost Gauge Install?

    I don't have any books for my car and no instructions for the boost gauge so I was wondering if anyone knows how to install one. (I am getting the manuals soon though!) I don't have the stock boost gauge either.

    Wires on boost gauge:

    White, black, and the vacuum tube.

    Also, what about a A/F gauge install?

    2 black wires and 1 purple

    thx

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    I installed an autometer boost gauge on my column.

    white wire is positive and black is negative (ground).

    I tapped the power wire to the foglight button for the power since that lights up w/ headlights. I wraped the ground wire around a sturdy looking bolt on the chasis.

    There's a rubber grommet under the clutch pedal, pull it out and now you have a pass thru to the engine bay. Drill a hole in the grommet so the boost line will go thru (it's a popular pass-thru so you'll probably use it for a bunch of stuff).

    Use a clothes hanger wire or something on the boost line and feed it through the hole to the engine...the hanger wire will help move the boost line so you can see it from the engine side.

    You'll need a tee fitting to tap the boost line going to the BOv (that's where I tapped mine).

    That was a simplistic break-down of the steps...PM me w/ specific Q's if you need to.

    Hg.

    Don;t know about the A/F meter.

    Good luck.
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    Is the location by the BOV the best place to install the gauge? Do you have any pics?

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    I made the sticky at the top of this forum. The small can on the bottum right is the facorty bypass valve, good place to tap off of. Read that thread, other have helped it also. Just post again if you have more questions.
    https://ssl.autocenter.net/webparts/acatalog/page1.html

    I also can't help with the A/F meter.

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    I reccoment tapping the clock for illumination, its easy to get to, and less expensive to replace if you make a mistake.

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    Just did mine last week.

    http://www.wrxrus.com/

    Edited link to point to homepage since referenced thread was gone.
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    SO would the dimmer work with LED bulbs too?

    Also would you guys happend to know were to tap the wires for the air/fuel gauge? I've read to do it directly to the ECU or to a O2 sensor. Wich is easiest and safest?

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    Originally posted by NJSubieTech
    I reccoment tapping the clock for illumination, its easy to get to, and less expensive to replace if you make a mistake.

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    I checked my stuff out today:

    1. Made sure lines to turbo inlet, solenoid, and wastegate were tight.

    2. Made sure that the vacumm line itself was tightly connected (with a zip tie: you may want to use some type of glue) to the rubber vaccum line connecting it to the T for the FPR line and the BOV.

    3. Reset ECU using shiv's technique (do a search for resetting ECU)

    4. BADA BING 13.5 PSI!

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    Thanks!

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    Also as a reference....the Subaru-Omori boost gauge install instructions, from www.subaruparts.com

    https://ssl.autocenter.net/webparts/acatalog/page1.html

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    You can also Tee off of the manifold vaccum line that's onthe front of the manifold. I prefer this location to the bov so it doesn't add more vaccum hose to the bov.

    It's the nipple on the front of the manifold.

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    nice write up at the wrxus link,..I may have to do this one.

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    Originally posted by tan
    Also as a reference....the Subaru-Omori boost gauge install instructions, from www.subaruparts.com

    https://ssl.autocenter.net/webparts/acatalog/page1.html
    How are the installation instructions different for the '05? Mostly concerned about possible radio harness differences? Thanks, I may end up just going the OEM route.
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