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palmer said:
That's called a TAP SPLICE and allows you to make a secure power tap into a wire without any cutting. You can also take it off easily when you eventually sell your car for a Subaru. You can find a pack of tap splices at most hardware stores, and Radio Shack.
Just an FYI...The gauge out of my 9-3 that I put in my 86, is now going in my WRX.

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can I rout the pressure tube and wires for my gauge through that plate on the dash that the led for the alarm is on?
 

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can I rout the pressure tube and wires for my gauge through that plate on the dash that the led for the alarm is on?
why would you want to...
 

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kinda like this


but a little more like this (except opposite side of the steering wheel):


I don't want to put it all the way over at the pillar that seems too far to look over from keeping my focus on the center of the road
 

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This has been a great thread for boost gauge information. I'll be installing one sooner than later, just wanted to get some recommendations on a good pod I could run off my A-Pillar in a 99 Viggen? GS used to carry some awhile back but they don't anymore. I don't wanna just mount something to the top dash and really don't wanna anything below eye level. So an A-Pillar mount would be perfect, just tryin' to see whats out there for saabs?
 

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MapTun Boost Gauge on it's way, looking forward to putting this thread to use:)
 

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Before I get knees deep.....

I wanted to go over my boost gauge and the instructions they provided. Everything seems to matching up accordingly with the thread.......except that my gauge is extremely dark on the face(Maptun Boost Gauge).
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l491/sallythesaab/DSC_0002.jpg
So I'm pretty sure I'll need to have it on at all times in order to actually see it. I don't want to have my lights on all day to see the gauge. It would be nice to have the dimmer in-sync with my gauge, but I'm not sure if that's possible without having the lights on? Do the dash lights only come on when your the lights on, or are the on all the time? Don't have my car in front of me to check:icon_frown:

As far as the wiring goes....


I understand that the black is ground, red is 12v power source(ignition, cig, radio, something that turns on when you turn the key), but the orange.............would that tap into the dimmer if I did want to adjust the lighting, again, if the lights were on? I basically need to figure out how to wire my gauge so it's on all the time, without killing my battery. Any help would be much appreciated:th_MySaab900Like:
 

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Just tap it to one of the lights that comes on with the dash lights / head lights. Double check at night, but the (light in the) cigarette lighter probably does.

Three wires:
Red: Power that comes on with ignition
Orange: Power that comes on with headlights
Black: Ground
 

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oww my eyes!:???:
Option A as per OP: Trade for a Suby
Option B as per Pic: Make Viggen into STI?

That pod looks like "sleeve of wizard..." (kind of a far stretch for a Borat vagin joke)

:th_MySaab900Like: This thread is hilarious.
Man. Everybody's hating on my pod. Yeah it's ugly. Works though. Saved me a ton of trouble last X-mas.

Honestly, I was just too lazy to re-route everything. They've since been uninstalled.

 

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I was thinking about purchasing the glow shift Black 7 Color 30 PSI Boost / Vacuum Gauge. The write up says connecting to the dimmer switch but this item has a Yellow, Red, black and optional Orange. I'm curious as to which wires to use.. Yellow to a constant source, Red to dimmer switch? im also unsure where I would ground wire. Ive researched and im kinda.. lost in all this if i should use a t-splice or Add A Circuit & 4 Amp Fuse. Less complicated is the way to go, Im hoping someone has some knowledge on this.

From what I understand is that the yellow wire is used for memory of the color last chosen. In theory could I t-splice only the red wire to the dimmer switch (gray/white wire)? So that the gauge lighting is activated when headlights turned on and using dimmer to adjust lighting?
 

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I was thinking about purchasing the glow shift Black 7 Color 30 PSI Boost / Vacuum Gauge, the write up says connecting to the dimmer switch but this item has a Yellow, Red and optional Orange. I'm curious as to which wires to use.. Yellow to a constant then Red to dimmer switch? ground black wire, in the write up- im unsure where i would ground wire. Ive researched and red up, just kinda lost in all this if i should use a t-splice or Add A Circuit & 4 Amp Fuse. Less complicated is the way to go, Im hoping someone has some knowledge on this.
As far as grounding goes i took off the small plastic piece on the right side of the drivers feet and there are 2 nuts and i just loosened one, wrapped my wire around it and was all grounded up. and i also used add-a-circuit for power, it works pretty well.

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My issue is having the other 3 wires.. I really dont care if I have to manually set knob for specific color lighting. My biggest concern, is using the dimmer switch Im guessing the red wire. Do I then have to use the Yellow wire?
 

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My issue is having the other 3 wires.. I really dont care if I have to manually set knob for specific color lighting. My biggest concern, is using the dimmer switch Im guessing the red wire. Do I then have to use the Yellow wire?
Have you read this?- http://www.glowshift.com/instructions/7-Color-Series/GS-701-30-psi-Boost-Gauge.pdf

All you really need is the red and black wires. yellow is for memory witch you don't really need and orange is for night time dimming feature.
 

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Ive looked that over, it looks like the yellow is mem, red to swich source- reading on another forum Glowshift boost gauge install - Page 2 - SaabCentral Forums and a guy stated:

Quote: Originally Posted by burks
i tried that whole process and the button has been able to click.. nothing has changed its still the faint red. any other ideas?

Well again, luckily for you I have tons of time here at work to waste so I did a little research and even made a call to glowshift for ya According to "Glowshift Nick" the other reason that the gauge would act in such a way is if the memory power has been disconnected. In other words, the yellow wire no longer has power going to it. Check your crimps or connections from wire to wire and check the fuse that you tapped to make sure it is either A still connected or B still putting out power. He is 99% sure that it is no longer working because the memory's power has somehow been interupted. Hope this helps.

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Now for wiring.

The best choice for wiring your gauge would be to tap into a dash switch back light. You want to do this so your gauge will dim along with the other lights on the dash.

You want to find the GREY and WHITE wire on the back of a switch, like this:


See the thing with the yellow dots on it?

That's called a TAP SPLICE and allows you to make a secure power tap into a wire without any cutting. You can also take it off easily when you eventually sell your car for a Subaru. You can find a pack of tap splices at most hardware stores, and Radio Shack.

Which brings me here, which wire would I connect to the dimmer switch to dim gauge lights? I know im asking a lot of questions, I was thinking I could have gauge off during day/on at night.

** I guess the best bet, is to have it professionally done, Im having an issue understanding and I know it could be a quick job- oh well lol** Maybe someone has a write up, Add A Circuit is up to 10 amps and #1, #4, #33, #13, #23, #25, #34. Possibly #16, #5. See wiring diagram below. All these are connected directly to the battery, without being switch by the ignition switch
 
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