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Old 5th February 2011
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Did you tap into constant or switched for your gauges? My gauge calls for tapping a constant and switched to keep color choice in memory. That being said I was going to tap the green/white in the dash dimmer for switched power, and well I have not figured out what constant I am going to pull.
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i have a sunpro sport series 0-100 psi oil gauge, electric. how do i install it? i didnt get instructions with it, im rather good with electrical work. ive done alot of interior lighting and whatnot, so getting it to light up wont be a problem. but how do i find a signal for it to work? im petty sure this has been answered, but i didnt see it. so just incase im asking again.

PMme. i also need to figure out where to get a gauge pod. i cant find a saab 900 gauge pod ANYWHERE online. and im not getting a crappy autozone pod because i dont have a heatgun or the time to try to mold something.
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The light switch is where you should tap into i have done the same thing for my A/F gauge just play around with it, that's what i did until i got the correct power source.
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finding a power source isnt the problem, i have no idea where to tap for the pressure signal. eventually i want to get a A/F and boost gauge. but its only an automatic.. i doubt i can put much power through this transmission.
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finding a power source isnt the problem, i have no idea where to tap for the pressure signal. eventually i want to get a A/F and boost gauge. but its only an automatic.. i doubt i can put much power through this transmission.
http://www.glowshiftdirect.com/oil-f...-adapters.aspx


You need one of these.
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oh thats just sick.. dude.. thanks!!! that will make my life way easier. seriously. thanks. im gunna order one in a week or so.
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which one is it? this is my first saab, i dont know any of the thread sizes or anything yet. im used to working on toyotas and nissans.
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Im not sure.. tbh i have not bought one but i plan to all i know is members have used this product before there is a DIY with this but im not sure were, im still confused how the one connecting to the block works and if its really good.
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Nice job BUT... l would never plumb pressurized oil out of the engine to a gauge, l`ve seen total engine failures from doing that. The best method is electrical sender/electrical gauge, race car style. Yes,more expensive but ultimately superior in every way. Keep an eye on things and if installed correctly you should be fine, yours looks good.
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Electric Auto Meter oil pressure gauge for 39 bucks at auto zone.
oreily has them in stock and will price match autozone. SWEET DEAL

COMPLETE with sender!! Never pay retail, To hell with waiting.


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In my opinion, the ultimate oil pressure gauge setup is something like:

Electric gauge

Sensor/sender combo (single unit with two leads, one to the dummy light on the dash, (preset @ ~7psi), and one lead to the gauge).

M14x1.5 to 1/8 NPT adapter (allows you to run cheap senser instead of $$$ unit with M14 threads)

The sensor/sender combo is what makes it great since you can retain the light on the dash without a stupid T fitting to clutter things up. And those sandwich plates are a last resort option IMO.
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Where are ya'll finding the A-Pillar Pods at? I have been looking and have not found any that look like they will fit. Is there anyone making them for Saab cars or will I have to get a universal fit and mold it?

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Where are ya'll finding the A-Pillar Pods at? I have been looking and have not found any that look like they will fit. Is there anyone making them for Saab cars or will I have to get a universal fit and mold it?

Thanks.
Yeah, I tried reading through some other threads to see if anyone mentioned in there about which pod they're using, but the best I came up with was an Excursion pod. I remember using a fox body pod in my 97 900, but I can see the pillars are different shape.
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