Just got a scanguage and installed it to the left of the instrument cluster. It's velcro'ed to the top of the storage cubby.

So far, most trips average 42-46 mpg without the air conditioning and the top rolled back! One run with the AC blasting gave 38 mpg, but that was a lot of stop and go. I'm still on the first fill-up!

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Comment by Bob Hodgen on March 25, 2009 at 11:24am
It's mounted high enough that I don't have to take my eyes that far from the road to read the Scangauge. I was afraid to take a dremel to my overhead console. I wanted it closer to my line of vision.
Comment by Bob Hodgen on March 25, 2009 at 10:11am
Here's the back of the scangauge:
Comment by Bob Hodgen on March 25, 2009 at 9:58am


Remounted the Scangauge.

The old mounting was a little out of the way and I couldn't see all the gauges without moving my head.

I salvaged (took apart) an old iPod gooseneck adapter and mounted the scangauge to the left of the instrument cluster. The gooseneck had a 90 degree fitting which I tapped into with a screw from the back of the sangauge case. At the bottom I used a right angle piece of scrap and tapped into the side of the left cubby. the cable runs into the back.

As you can see it's easy to see from the driver's position and isn't in the way of the vent.
Comment by DendoRacing on March 21, 2009 at 6:38am
I put mine there but I found that the glue on the velcro doesn't stick to the dash fabric very well - especially in hot weather. I eventually got 4 small rare earth magnets and put two inside the Scanguage case. I then popped off the air vent above the storage cubby and dropped the other two in whilst holding the Scanguage in place. They were attracted to the two inside the Scanguage and hold it firmly to the dash. A few drops of PVA glue stops the magnets in the air vent from walking around.
Comment by Bob Hodgen on March 20, 2009 at 7:07pm
I got mine from Amazon, $159.

The wiring is easy. The plug is under the dash and I routed the wire up the left side of the dash.

Bob
Comment by Toi Benz on March 20, 2009 at 6:26pm
How much wiring is involved? Where does it plug in too?
Comment by Craig S. on March 20, 2009 at 6:06pm
Roy,
Here's a link to get it from TerraPass.com for $160:
http://www.terrapass.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=CR-0006001-A&Store_Code=TerraPass&gclid=CKz4rI2-jpQCFQytGgodekSkfQ
They have lots of other interesting energy (money) saving items too. Most notably something just like the scangauge but for your home! The Home Energy PowerCost Meter only cost $110 and gives you instantaneous readouts of the dollars/hour you are spending on electricity.
After owning a Honda Insight myself w/ the instantaneous mpg bar gauge right in front of you I know the power of that kind of visual information. That car would average 70+ mpg on the highway for 3 hour trips and one at over 80 mpg for a one hour trip all up and down US95 (east coast).
If all new cars simply had a dashboard display to always show drivers their real time mileage there is now doubt that our county's consumption of transportation based fossil fuels would drop by a few %. As you know from thinking of a scangauge, all the new cars have that information in them its only a matter of adding 6 more digits of information on the dash. Simple saving solution.
Have a good weekend, Craig
Comment by bill on March 20, 2009 at 5:58pm
looks like a cool gadget--- same question--- where can you get one ? and how much ?----i'm scheduled for a service i'll ask them about it --- thanks , bill
Comment by roy knox on March 20, 2009 at 4:46pm
where did you get the scangauge and what was the cost? Thanks, Roy Knox

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