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Gauge install problem with the windshield pod

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I bought a 3 gauge windshield pod from Genos garage. I also bought 3 Autometer gauges. I have a few questions.

How do the gauges get held in the pod? There does not seem to be any way to bolt the gauges in. The long studs in the back of the gauges are too long to let the gauge sit properly in the mount and too short to stick out.

The windshield pod doesn't fit above the mirror. I have a laramie so the mirror has the phone connect stuff. The mirror has a small hump on top and that seems to interfere with the pod. How do I fix this?

Do I wire power into the dimmer circuit or to 12 volts?

Thanks for any help.
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Send the pod back and get a dash mount or pillar mount. I have he dash mount and like it alot. Here's a pic--



 

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How do the gauges get held in the pod? There does not seem to be any way to bolt the gauges in. The long studs in the back of the gauges are too long to let the gauge sit properly in the mount and too short to stick out.
I had the same issue, I wound up testing all of my gauges and then cutting the studs (bad idea if warranty ever comes into play) I used big hose clamps to retain them in the pod since there wasn't enough room for the mounting bracket to fit.

The windshield pod doesn't fit above the mirror. I have a laramie so the mirror has the phone connect stuff. The mirror has a small hump on top and that seems to interfere with the pod. How do I fix this?
The pod should fit above the mirror without touching, I have the bluetooth deal with my mirror and there is a bit of a gap between the mirror and the pod. I did have to trim the pod to get it to the fit the contour of the headliner on both sides. Also I dropped the headliner and 'clamped' the pod to it with screws and fender washers cut in half, no more screwing around with sticky tape except a tad on the front to keep it from rattling on the windshield.

Do I wire power into the dimmer circuit or to 12 volts?

Thanks for any help.
A few of us have picked up the 12v dimmer circuit on the panel lamp feed to the headlamp control switch, I don't have a picture but I think it was either the orange black or orange brown wire.
 

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Send the pod back and get a dash mount or pillar mount. I have he dash mount and like it alot. Here's a pic--



Shaggin, what paint did you use to paint your pod? I ordered the same gauges w/the dash pod. Geno's told me there is no paint that matches:banghead:.
 

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A few of us have picked up the 12v dimmer circuit on the panel lamp feed to the headlamp control switch, I don't have a picture but I think it was either the orange black or orange brown wire.
Orange with brown tracer. As the plug is facing the same way it fits into the back of the headlight/dimmer panel, it is on the top row, 2nd from the drivers side. The orange with black tracer is right next to it on the far driver's side. :thumbsup:

This helped me out with visuals, since Im not exactly the electrical genius Slagburn is. :lol4:

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I don't know about the Autometer gauges (never had them -they may be longer / deeper) but with the the Isspro gauges I was able to use the brackets that came with them to mount the gauges in the pod although I did "trim" the studs.

On mounting the gauge pod above the rear view mirror:

Did not have the fit problems you are having - Needed some triming to get the pod to conform to the head liner - but no problems with the mirror or it's brakets.

I used the velcro double stick tape and it worked o.k.

A worker at a custom car shop dropped my head liner and built a bracket that attaches to the same brakets as the overhead display - so the double stick tape is no longer needed.

Diesel Manor sells paint that matches the interior DieselManor - Accessories

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Do I wire power into the dimmer circuit or to 12 volts?

Thanks for any help.
Orange with brown tracer. As the plug is facing the same way it fits into the back of the headlight/dimmer panel, it is on the top row, 2nd from the drivers side. The orange with black tracer is right next to it on the far driver's side. :thumbsup:

This helped me out with visuals, since Im not exactly the electrical genius Slagburn is. :lol4:

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For power to the gauges you need a switched 12V source. I used the large pink wire with the yellow tracer in the 100 pin bundle above the parking brake. To power the lights for the gauges you conect into the dimmer switch. As slagburn noted it is an orange wire with a brown tracer.

PLEASE NOTE----- There are two of these orange wires with brown tracers in the same bundle. You'll need a test light to find the one that dims with the dimmer switch.
 

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As far as the mirror goes..... cant you just pull the metal tab of the glass and glue it a little lower??
 

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Got a can @ my local dealer for $9.20:headbang:. Sure beats $19.95+shipping:hehe:
It's not an exact match, but it's real close.:thumbsup:
 

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I have the same dash gauge cluster. I feel this is the best placement for gauges. Very easy to give them a glance and back on the road again.
 
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