How To Uninstall 03 WRX Factory Boost Gauge?
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    How To Uninstall 03 WRX Factory Boost Gauge?

    May be a newbie question but how do I do this? Just ordered a new boost gauge and pod cause I can't stand the factory gauge.

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    Just go in reverse:
    NorthUrsalia.com: Column Mounted Turbo Boost Gauge

    Also:
    5 Minute Boost Gauge Install - Subaru WRX - YouTube

    There should be a T in the vacuum line coming off the stock BPV. Just plug your new gauge into the T.
    If your new gauge is mechanical, plug that vacuum line coming off the T into the back of the gauge.
    If your new gauge is electrical, plug that vacuum line coming off the T into the sensor, then wire the sensor into the gauge.

    What kind of pod do you have? This will have an effect on where in the electrical harness you might want to wire your gauge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wreckingball man View Post
    Just go in reverse:
    NorthUrsalia.com: Column Mounted Turbo Boost Gauge

    Also:
    5 Minute Boost Gauge Install - Subaru WRX - YouTube

    There should be a T in the vacuum line coming off the stock BPV. Just plug your new gauge into the T.
    If your new gauge is mechanical, plug that vacuum line coming off the T into the back of the gauge.
    If your new gauge is electrical, plug that vacuum line coming off the T into the sensor, then wire the sensor into the gauge.

    What kind of pod do you have? This will have an effect on where in the electrical harness you might want to wire your gauge.
    Well it's a Turbosmart Mechanical Boost Gauge 52mm along with their 52mm pod. I wanted to mount it in the exact place where the stock Boost gauge was so I don't have a hole in the steering column. If it'll work that way?

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    I think the stock location is on the steering column, but you can put it almost anywhere u want. I think the factory gauge has a plug that plugs into the radio harness (see the first link I posted, it's Subaru's instructions), unless it was installed by a previous owner. Then they could've wired it any number of ways. Best thing to do would be to just see how its installed, and if you have any doubt just post up pictures and we can help.

    You have several wiring options as well. Easiest would be to just use a fuse tap if you don't want to solder, split, and test a bunch of wires. There's countless threads on how to wire a boost gauge, its pretty simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wreckingball man View Post
    I think the stock location is on the steering column, but you can put it almost anywhere u want. I think the factory gauge has a plug that plugs into the radio harness (see the first link I posted, it's Subaru's instructions), unless it was installed by a previous owner. Then they could've wired it any number of ways. Best thing to do would be to just see how its installed, and if you have any doubt just post up pictures and we can help.

    You have several wiring options as well. Easiest would be to just use a fuse tap if you don't want to solder, split, and test a bunch of wires. There's countless threads on how to wire a boost gauge, its pretty simple.
    Thanks, much appreciated. It's on the right side of the steering column. Came that way from the factory. I dont think it'll be to hard. If I have any other questions I'll post them for sure. I have step by step instructions now so like the other guy said I'll do it in reverse and see how it goes from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wreckingball man View Post
    I think the stock location is on the steering column, but you can put it almost anywhere u want. I think the factory gauge has a plug that plugs into the radio harness (see the first link I posted, it's Subaru's instructions), unless it was installed by a previous owner. Then they could've wired it any number of ways. Best thing to do would be to just see how its installed, and if you have any doubt just post up pictures and we can help.

    You have several wiring options as well. Easiest would be to just use a fuse tap if you don't want to solder, split, and test a bunch of wires. There's countless threads on how to wire a boost gauge, its pretty simple.
    I actually just ordered the ATI steering column dual pod 52mm setup so I'll replace the original steering column cover with the ATI setup. No holes in the steering Column

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