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    Question Boost guage install question

    Wow, can't believe its been almost 4 years since I last visited here!

    Anyways, I am looking to install a boost guage on my 04 WRX. I just purchased a Autometer GS guage and single pod. I was wondering where the best place to pull power for the lighting inside is located?

    Thanks for your time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRX 2.0T View Post
    Wow, can't believe its been almost 4 years since I last visited here!

    Anyways, I am looking to install a boost guage on my 04 WRX. I just purchased a Autometer GS guage and single pod. I was wondering where the best place to pull power for the lighting inside is located?

    Thanks for your time!
    Depends, is your gauge tinted so that you need a constant light/power source? Or is it a "clear" face that you can see in daylight without the light on.

    If its the first, you'll need to tap a wire that has power while your car is on. Try not to tap an accessory wire, as that will mean the gauge is on when your key is on accessory also.

    If its the second, you can tap that orange (at least for 07's) wire in hte steering column that powers on with the headlights.
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    Thanks alot!

    I purchased this gauge:

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    Nice gauge. Is it mechanical or electrical?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2:43AM View Post
    Nice gauge. Is it mechanical or electrical?
    It is mechanical
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