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Old 04-18-2016, 11:35 AM   #31 (permalink)
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After investigation, I cut my SG into the column.
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tle-29145.html
The gauge has some unused space at the bottom, so I lost nothing by burying it into the column. Now I see all the stock gauges and features, and it is right where it belongs.
The VW's all run fast on the speedometer, so I have an actual calibrated MPH as one of my options.

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Old 06-22-2016, 11:47 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Driver can't even see the cord. I removed the innards of the 12v accessory cigarette lighter and passed the cable through there.
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Old 06-23-2016, 04:47 AM   #33 (permalink)
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too low.
taking your eyes off the road for too long to look down that far.
1 of 2 results:
1. you will have an accident
2. you'll quit looking.
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Old 06-23-2016, 10:17 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Why do I need my eyes glued to it? I'm just looking at temperatures or using it to read//reset DTCs. Sometimes I check TPS when using lean burn, but lean burn implies I'm going slower than everyone else around me.
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The instrument cluster is where it is so you can see things with your peripheral vision. You can see numbers without turning your head away from the road and if you do, you can still see outside the car even if you're not "glued to it." Below the radio is a bad idea.
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Why do I need my eyes glued to it? I'm just looking at temperatures or using it to read//reset DTCs. Sometimes I check TPS when using lean burn, but lean burn implies I'm going slower than everyone else around me.
No one said you need to glue your eyes to it.

Have you read the comments in this thread?

Fat Charlie makes the same point that is made throughout this thread.

But let's review:
the goal of driving is "eyes on the road". they preached that back when I took driver's ed.
Note all the new laws about texting.
Instrument clusters are set up so you are looking IN FRONT of you and out the window.
You are obviously 'monitoring' you scangauge. THe lower you look the longer it takes for your eyes to get back up.
Also, your eyes are adjusting form a close up, lower darker environment to a bright distance when you do look up.

Much like K&N filters and H20 injection, you can do what you want. But it is still a bad location.
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Old 06-24-2016, 09:21 AM   #37 (permalink)
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I agree that the location is not ideal. I will say that in an Insight it probably matters less than some other cars, since most of the minute-by-minute gauges are built in already, front and center.

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