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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

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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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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.

Justin
 

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

Joe
Where's the power line on the clock?
 

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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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keoni004 said:
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.
Can't imagine there would be any difference.
 

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keoni004 said:
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.
what is the oem route for a non-sti?
There is another place that you can get the power for the gauge light. Check out the how-to at wrxus.com. They talk about it there.

I just got my 05 wagon and Im installing daddys boost gauge kit tomorrow after my 1000 mile oil change.
 

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what is the oem route for a non-sti?
There is another place that you can get the power for the gauge light. Check out the how-to at wrxus.com. They talk about it there.

I just got my 05 wagon and Im installing daddys boost gauge kit tomorrow after my 1000 mile oil change.
Same thing. OEM boost gauge. Easiest place to tap for power is the clock. it just pops up. the wires are all labeled, too.

PS wait on the oil change. especially if you're going synthetic. ive heard its a good idea to wait atleast 3, maybe even 5k miles before your first oil change to give your seals a chance to break in.
 

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I have a Unichip and a bleeder style TurboXS ABC on my car. I'm wondering where the best location is to hook up the boost gauge. Can I hook it up just in front of the boost controller connection or will I not get an accurate reading there?

Suggestions? Thanks!
 
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