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I was hoping to get an opinion on installing boost/pressure/temp guages in the console pocket shelf of my B5 just bellow the radio. I was looking at this http://www.newsouthperformance.com/mk4panel.htm Mk4 guage panel and was wondering if it will fit in the simmiar place of the B5. They also sell a standard DIN plate with the guage holes, but I am not sure which one would fit better. I would like to avoid the A pillar or steering column pods as those do not appeal to me esthetically.

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i'm not sure myself, but i do like that idea. if it works let me kno, i'll b installing a boost gauge myself in the near weeks and i haven't decided on a location.
 

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if either of you need the info for actually installing these gauges and if you have a b5 let me know the link Doesn't work anymore but I have the document saved as word doc that I could email from my home pc.

Oh and to answer your question the panel from them will fit as long as you have the double-din style center console. the panel wasn't available when I did mine, and will be buying there panel soon because of how the gauges now sit flush.


Many members here have used the panel with success.
AtomicAlex
D Zigner

just to name a couple.


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Thank you for your reply Pete,

I am still not sure which one is the best for that application, the Mk4 pocket shelf plate or the universal DIN plate? I understand about the double DIN frame install, once that's done do I use the Mk4 plate or the universal DIN plate? I'll send you a PM with my e-mail address for the installation instruction.

Thanks again,

Alex
 

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OK, so I found these instructions: http://www.b5one.com/howto/doubledin.html HOWEVER my 2000 B5 already has the HVAC controls on the bottom and the stereo on the top from the factory, so there is no need for me to drill or cut anything. In that case woudn't I be able to just substitute the shelf pocket with the Mk4 3 guage plate?

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gjd6640 said:
You might ask these guys these same questions. They make a panel similar to what you're describing.

http://www.42draftdesigns.com/

Here is my single-gauge install using the VW blank cover:

http://www.dogtired.org/~gordon/Passat/Mods/boost.htm
http://www.42draftdesigns.com/ IIRC is the manufacturer and new south performance is a retailer of thier products.

AlexNYC said:
OK, so I found these instructions: http://www.b5one.com/howto/doubledin.html HOWEVER my 2000 B5 already has the HVAC controls on the bottom and the stereo on the top from the factory, so there is no need for me to drill or cut anything. In that case woudn't I be able to just substitute the shelf pocket with the Mk4 3 guage plate?

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Alex
correct the pocket is replaced with the panel this is what I did in my car.

here is mine http://www.clubb5.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=35070&highlight=
 

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Thanks!

Excellent, super, perfect :bow: .... thanks a million, that is exactly what I was looking for. :thumbup: Now the only thing that is left for me to figure out before I order everyting I need is if I could use the an electric boost guage with the build-in sensor of my car (since it is a 2000 with DBW) instead of the mechanical one with the T fitting.

Thanks again to everyone!

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You can you an electrical boost gauge but every gauge and sender unit that I have seen requires the ue of t into the vacum lines and from the ""T" to a sending unit. I am sure that getting the boost signal from the boost sensor located in the intercooler outlett pipe is possible but it will take some work, also it does not measure vacum only boost.

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You can you an electrical boost gauge but every gauge and sender unit that I have seen requires the ue of t into the vacum lines and from the ""T" to a sending unit. I am sure that getting the boost signal from the boost sensor located in the intercooler outlett pipe is possible but it will take some work, also it does not measure vacum only boost.

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Pete

I think he is talking about the boost signal in the dash that people use to install the IMP integrated boost gauge on the DBW models.
but there is no vaccum signal there you are right.
 

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Yep, that's what I was thinking ... but I think I'll just go with the regular guages, because I couldn't find anything that'll work with it and I guess you are right about the vacum ... and they cost alot less too.

Thanks for the advise!

Alex
 
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