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Old 08-09-2011, 11:57 AM   #11 (permalink)
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He he - the Brodit things are cheaper on Amazon than the "need to be dremmelled" car panel adaptor. Might look at those. There is a grill above the radio in the centre so if they make a horizontal one it could go there in use, and into a small cubby when it needs to be hidden.

EDIT - Brodit looks a goer for me, once I save up...



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In the second example I may be better off going for the LHD version for my RHD car as that empty central pod in the pics contains the SAT NAV in my car which is built in.

They have a pillar mount but not specific for my car. This mount would be perfect (804313) in RHD form...



this one is designed for an Insight.

EDIT2 - there are some fabrication options here too. *(dives off to workshop...)

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Old 08-09-2011, 03:44 PM   #12 (permalink)
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@Polo - thanks for posting your mount pics, I missed it earlier with my edits. I'm not familiar with the car, is that low down and out of eye line or does it work ok for you ?
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Before GPS & ScanGauge.
The little push botton switch right above the A/C vent is for my driving lights.
Under the button is a trim piece that hides one of 2 screws that hold the entire center section in place.

I had the small shield formed uot of thick black acrylic to provide a small amount of glare reduction on the small Parrot screen (MKi9100 - bluetooth phone/Ipod/mps)

BEFORE:


After:

Here is the current setup. I remved the Garmin GPS from it's mount plate.


THe Garmin comes with sevral mounting platforms. I trimmed down the smallest one by cutting off the round base.
Then I drilled a hole in the back and used the place where the trim screw was to anchor the GPS.


To make sure that the Scan gauge sat at an angle to the dash, I hand made this bracket from a aftermarket cup holder I bought at walmart for $2.


Here is it sitting in place

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Old 08-10-2011, 06:19 PM   #14 (permalink)
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@Polo - thanks for posting your mount pics, I missed it earlier with my edits. I'm not familiar with the car, is that low down and out of eye line or does it work ok for you ?
Yeah, it's a little lower than I'd like it, but I can see the gauge just fine through the steering wheel at a glance. Plus, as I get out of the car, my knee closes the compartment...SG Vanish!

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Old 08-13-2011, 04:47 PM   #15 (permalink)
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here is another aftermarket mount:
BlendMount Photo Gallery ScanGauge II BSG-1000 Series

It'is a little high( abve the mirror) for my taste.
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Second: Grille Block
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...e-10912-2.html

Third: Full underbelly pan
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...q45-11402.html

Fourth: rear skirts and 30.4mpg on trip!
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post247938
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:30 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Found an image of the SG2 opened up...



the guy only took the back off but it looks like its all mounted on one board including the display and switches. Makes sense from a cost point of view I suppose but it means seperating it out for remounting is not a goer, for me anyway.

The saving up continues...

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here is how I mounted the scangauge & gps in the Kia Sportage. see post #8

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...ins-24006.html
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Second: Grille Block
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Third: Full underbelly pan
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...q45-11402.html

Fourth: rear skirts and 30.4mpg on trip!
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here's my hack into the column installation in the beetle.
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Always admire a man who will cut into car parts!!
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Second: Grille Block
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...e-10912-2.html

Third: Full underbelly pan
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...q45-11402.html

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Just take a deep breath and DO IT!
I drilled a 5/8" hole in the dash up by the VIN tag for my EGT/boost/temp gauge too.
https://www.dropbox.com/sc/x9om8gs7w...u-B69_K5hI8ANa
I tend to keep my cars so no big deal, and I could plug that hole and get a new column cover easily.

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