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Originally Posted by Mechanic
Yes...there's tons of room for the cable and you will never see it once the trim piece is back in the dash.
Is the space in the trim where you cut the opening for the gauge large enough to run the cable through? Then you can run the cable along the steering column and over to the OBDII port?
One additional part that will be in the more detailed instructions...
After you cut the wedge into the trim piece, you have to cut a small relief area in the rear of the wedge for the cable to connect to the rear of the Scangauge. This isn't absolutely required, but you will have more flexibility with positioning the unit once it is in your dash if you make this relief area for the cable connection.
Here is an example of what I'm talking about...
The top image below is a template I made of the wedge I cut in my trim. Notice the little 3/8" wide additional area on the back edge of the wedge (yellow arrow is pointing at it). That's to accommodate the cable connection.
The bottom image shows the Scangauge inserted into a cardboard mock-up with the cable connected. This shows you what the relief area is for.
By the way...you can't see any of this once the unit is installed in the dash.
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