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Hi everyone, I bought my WRX this spring when I graduated college :D and now have the time and $ to do a few little things to it.

Ive been reading this forum for months and love it. I cant believe the cult following the car has its very cool.

Anyway I just hooked up my boost gauge (cheap VDO) and want to install the autometer a-pillar. My question is how does the old a-pillar come out:confused: Any help would be great.

'02 Blue WRX Sedan
Silencer removed
Homemade cold air incuction
K&N pannel filter
3/16" Fitting
 

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skiingrex said:
Hi everyone, I bought my WRX this spring when I graduated college :D and now have the time and $ to do a few little things to it.

Ive been reading this forum for months and love it. I cant believe the cult following the car has its very cool.

Anyway I just hooked up my boost gauge (cheap VDO) and want to install the autometer a-pillar. My question is how does the old a-pillar come out:confused: Any help would be great.

'02 Blue WRX Sedan
Silencer removed
Homemade cold air incuction
K&N pannel filter
3/16" Fitting
hey welcome aboard man! this place is great and i think u'll like it. now to business. there are many ways to install the a-pillar pod. u can attach it to the old one, take out the old one and use just the pod with some custom work, like i did, or u could chop half the pillar so the top snaps in and the bottom goes into the groove. it's really what you want to do. I know my i have double sided sticky tape but cold weather and sticky tape dont go well so i'll be drilling it into the metal bracket thats already there. To take off the old one just simply pull off. There are 3 snaps and it just comes off. i hope i answered what u wanted
 

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Thanks for the tip SpeedRacer. I just didn't pull hard enough the first time.

I did like you and just put the autometer pillar in and left the stock one out. I drilled 2 holes in that small metal bracket to mount it and its holding solid.

Fits pretty well, not perfect, espically against the windshield it sticks out and covers the black border of the windshield but its not very noticable. Now I need another gauge or something cool to fill the spare gauge hole.
 

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Thanks for the tip SpeedRacer. I just didn't pull hard enough the first time.

I did like you and just put the autometer pillar in and left the stock one out. I drilled 2 holes in that small metal bracket to mount it and its holding solid.

Fits pretty well, not perfect, espically against the windshield it sticks out and covers the black border of the windshield but its not very noticable. Now I need another gauge or something cool to fill the spare gauge hole.
may i recomend a shift light? the one i have fits in there i just had to take out the metal bracket and file the bottom cirlce of the pillar to get it in then screwed it in tight from the bottom
 

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skiingrex said:

Anyway I just hooked up my boost gauge (cheap VDO) and want to install the autometer a-pillar. My question is how does the old a-pillar come out:confused: Any help would be great.
I wouldnt call VDO cheap, i even prefer that over autometer...
VDO's been around much longer, heck they make gauges for cars like PORSCHE.
 

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SpeedRacer, I was thinking of doing a shift light like you described and didn't think it was possible. Do you have pics or info of where to get something like that?
 

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SpeedRacer, I was thinking of doing a shift light like you described and didn't think it was possible. Do you have pics or info of where to get something like that?
i can fabricate anything hahah!! it wasn't hard at all..PM me and i'll toss ur email in there and i'll get u some pics and the best how to. what shift light do you want to use
 

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dont know if you wanna do it this way, but i just fit it over the stock a pillar and then screwed three screws in the top, it holds great.
anyhow, speedracer. i sent you an email. i just got my autometer pro shift lite, like yours. i need help on where to run the green wire, ground and 12v power.
i think i have a good ground, but my normal 12v spot is taxed alot already.
thanks in advance. just email me back. :D
 
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