Boost Gauge

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Installed a boost gauge the other day.
I was not sure where to put. I would of like it on the side pillar or on the dash but really loath to drill holes in things and glue/stick gauge pods to the dash area. In the end, I installed it in the centre console.

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good job, not sure why the car doesn't come with a boost gauge like the focus.
 
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Very cool um, so when looking at the boost gauge while driving...
 
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Very cool um, so when looking at the boost gauge while driving...
Yes, that was a consideration. Looking down while driving is not ideal.
To counteract that problem to some degree, I have mounted the gauge on a angle so at WOT and max boost (around 21 psi) the gauge needle is vertical requiring just a quick glance down.
 

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Can you post a close-up image?

I was thinking about eventually getting a boost gauge as well and was considering putting one on the a-pillar.
 

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Yeah thanks, man that looks really clean. Were you able to tap into the existing wires to power the gauge or run your own from the battery?
 
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I have not wired it up yet but my intension is to connect directly to the OEM instrument dimmer control . I just need to have a close look so I can work out how the dimmer switch comes out of the dash.
 

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Maybe this might help if you decide to tap into the radios wiring:

2011 Ford Fiesta Car Stereo Wiring Diagram

Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Yellow/Red
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Brown/White
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black/Blue
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Blue
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Power Antenna Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Location: N/A
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): White
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): White/Brown
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Violet
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): White/Orange
Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: N/A
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Green
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Brown/White
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Blue
 
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Thanks MKVIIST, I may need to use that info. Dimmer switch is a no-go. Dash module uses its own electronic control unit, can't just add a gauge. [:(!]
 
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I change the gauge mounting background because the satin black paint was marking very easily.

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This is where I picked up the boost and vacuum signal for the gauge. I tee into the only fitting I could find on the intake manifold just above the throttle body.

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I love it!
 
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Thanks MK, I'm slow but methodical most of the time. Sometimes I lose my patience and stuff things but.
 


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