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Custom Mounting / Re: Forum no longer Active?
« on: June 06, 2018, 12:02:28 AM »
Thanks for the opportunity to share and support!

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Custom Mounting / Re: Custom DIY UG Pillar Pod Mount
« on: December 17, 2012, 06:38:56 PM »
Great job!  You might consider doing the touch pad mod...that way you don't have to lift the UG out of the case...you would just press on the appropriate corner.  :D

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General Discussion / Re: OBD1 to OBD2 adapter possible?
« on: December 09, 2012, 07:57:12 PM »
OBD1 to OBD2 adapter possible?  Can Ultra read info ok then?

I'm asking cause i just bought a 95 Geo prizm and i sure would hate to lose my ultra gauge info.
Like RPM since no RPM is on the dash in this car.

If not possible is there some other ultra gauge like scanner i can buy for OBD 1?

thanks!

Different type of computer language and lack of sensors that report back to the ECU...plus the lack of an available market will make any conversion reader (if they even exist) very expensive.  You might be better off doing an ODBII coversion from a later Geo Prism model or even buying a newer Geo Prism.  :(

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General Discussion / Re: Service mileage display counting backwards...
« on: September 12, 2012, 02:35:12 PM »
So now I'm curious...will it start counting back up when it reaches 0?  :D

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General Discussion / Service mileage display counting backwards...
« on: September 12, 2012, 01:31:32 AM »
Had been tracking my service mileage ever since I installed my UG EM last year.  It was counting up just past 21,000 miles. Just noticed the other day that it's now counting down.  Anyone else have this same situation?  Haven't reset it yet but I wonder if there's a counting limit?

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General Discussion / Re: New gauges w/em upgrade?
« on: July 28, 2012, 11:47:44 AM »
You would get HP, but not UG voltage.  UG voltage was added to UG EM v1.2 and an older unit can't be upgraded to v1.2

This applies:
http://www.ultra-gauge.com/ultragauge/TEN/gauges_Classic_EM.htm

What older unit can't be upgraded to V1.2?  Is there any way to find out before one sends in their unit to be upgraded?  For the ones that can't upgraded, could possibly be a trade-in option?  ;)

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Do you have stock tires/rims on yer car?  If not, did you adjust fer the bigger/smaller size?

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Did you set it up properly?  Engine size?  Fuel tank size?  ;)

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Custom Mounting / Re: Custom mount...
« on: June 12, 2012, 01:28:25 AM »
Actually I have become accustomed to my supplied windscreen mount, as I don't have to take my eyes off the road, I mount it so that it sits just above my hand at the 11 'o' clock position on the steering wheel and it doesn't obscure my vision.

It still gives me the 'schitts' to have to remove it every time I park in public, it drives my wife mad each time I mount and remove the windscreen mount when leaving the car, but it's 'mine' and I'll do what I like with it.  ;D  ;D  ;D

So does this mean yer interested in the touchscreen mod mount?  ;)

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General Discussion / Re: LCD
« on: June 12, 2012, 01:25:53 AM »
I don't want to pay the $18 plus shipping to send the unit into them, wait for them to repair it, then pay shipping back when the thing is already disconnected and requires 30 seconds of work.
Contact them and see if they will ship the bare LCD to you and let you DIY the repair...  ;)

Don't fergit that the A and K pins are soldered to the main PCB.  ;)

Since yer LCD is broken...any chance you have taken it apart to see how the LEDs are soldered in?  What's the possibility of replacing those with different ones?  :D

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Custom Mounting / Re: Custom mount...
« on: June 09, 2012, 01:53:06 PM »
Calculated the diameter of the Tetrax Fix to use a 15mm hole.  Just ordered a 15mm Forstner bit to cut into the mount so it the Tetrax can be secured.  Should be able to show a working model within 2 weeks.  :D

Should be able to fabricate an inclusive lower support guide into the mounting faceplate so I can lose the wire hanger setup I'm using to keep the UG from rotating on the mount.  ;)

In the meantime...I'll be working on cutting the cleat mount opening so it will work with the windshield mount.  It's gonna be fun working with just a 1/8" drill bit and some file work.  ;)


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General Discussion / Re: LCD
« on: June 06, 2012, 04:32:40 PM »
The only part number I was able to find on the LCD screen was TX1464.7.00.  Not sure that's worth anything to you at all...  ;)

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General Discussion / Re: LCD
« on: June 06, 2012, 01:08:22 AM »

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General Discussion / Re: Ultagauge shutting down
« on: May 14, 2012, 09:21:53 PM »
How hot has it been gitting in yer vehicle?  Is the UG in direct sunlight?  :(

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Custom Mounting / Re: Custom mount...
« on: May 14, 2012, 09:20:09 PM »
I think I'm gonna make the cleat mount 1" wide by 1 3/4" tall.  Same fer the Tetrax Fix shims.  Should be able to keep the "thickness" of the touchpad to just one 3"x2" sheet and the rest will be the shims (2 fer the Tetrax and 1 fer the mount) and the mount.  This comes out to about 9/16" thick.  Not too shabby.  :D

I should be able to bond the Lexan together with some Methyl Ethyl Ketone, IPS Weld-on #4, or PVC cement.  I think I will stick with the PVC cement as I already have that on hand.  ;)

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Custom Mounting / Re: Custom mount...
« on: May 14, 2012, 07:29:53 PM »
This is the measurement of the cleat opening:

Box width 5/16"
Box height 9/16"

Slot width 3/32"
Slot height 7/16"

Total length 1"

The thickness of the Lexan is a perfect fit!  Not sure what the thickness is though...  ;)

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Custom Mounting / Re: Custom mount...
« on: May 14, 2012, 05:14:21 PM »

Currently working on designing the backing plate to mountable on the factory windshield mount.  The mounting plate will have enough space between it and the touch pad mod plate so the cleat will clear the back of the touch pad mod plate.

Will you posting picture DIY of this mount?

As soon as I git it done...yes.  :D

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Custom Mounting / Re: Custom mount...
« on: May 13, 2012, 03:34:43 PM »
Since my first touch pad mod prototype seems to be holding up, I decided to make the mod replicable.

Okay...here are some measurements:

Button spacing:
width = 1 15/16" x height = 1 5/16"

Minimum backing dimensions (w x h): 2 1/2" x 1 5/8"
Maximum backing dimensions (w x h): 3 5/8" x 2"

I went with a backing dimension of 3" x 2". I cut 2 pieces from some scrap Lexan.  I'm using 2 pieces so the Tetrax Fix magnetic base will fit.  I used a 1/2" hole to fit the magnetic base on my prototype.  :D

Currently working on designing the backing plate to mountable on the factory windshield mount.  The mounting plate will have enough space between it and the touchpad mod plate so the cleat will clear the back of the touchpad mod plate.  I'll still be mounting mine to the dash instead of the windshield mount though.  ;)

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Custom Mounting / Re: cutting the ug cable
« on: May 02, 2012, 12:51:41 PM »
No brave sould have done this yet...  I have had my scangauge for about 2 yrs now. 
What does this update do?  Mine is working fine  thanks

The update allows up to 7 pages of data now.  Pages can be configured separately from 4-6-8 items per page.  The same gauge can be installed on multiple pages instead of just the single page on yer version.

The EM default page 3 is an auto reset trip page...I use this to track trips.  You just have to remember to either take a picture of the gauge or write everything down that you want to keep before you turn off the engine.

The EM default page 2 is fer HP/torque values.  I don't use this one at all...fer now.  :D

I really like the update compared to the original version.  There is a projected update this summer fer transmission temps...not sure which vehicles will be supported though.  ;)

With my current UG mounting setup, I don't worry about removing it from my vehicle.  I just remove it from my custom magnetic mount and store it.  ;)

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Custom Mounting / Re: cutting the ug cable
« on: April 30, 2012, 11:58:43 PM »
You could...but I'm sure it will void any warranty you have and Ultragauge may not choose to update it if you send it in that way.  :(

You could terminate the cable with some RJ-45 connectors like Scangauge did.  I haven't pinned out the Scangauge cable and cross-referenced it to the Ultragauge wiring yet.  I have pinned out the Ultragauge wiring though.  :D
http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/3732003-post39.html

I would probably terminate it as close as you can to the Ultragauge vs by the ODBII connector.  You can disassemble the Ultragauge and unsolder the cable and solder in a female RJ-45 connector.  :D

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