Installing CTS, removal of side dash piece - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.0L Powerstroke Interior Discussion This Section is for interior discussion

User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 Old 09-04-2011, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 34
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Installing CTS, removal of side dash piece

Hey all, I just got my truck back from the dealership I bought it from, with new oil cooler and EGR cooler(crapped out at 59k). I'm installing the CTS and have already run the wiring for the EGT and Turbo timer, and everything seems to be working fine. I'm now at the point where I need to route all the wiring for the CTS, and am wondering what the easiest way to route the connectors up to the CTS dash mount. It suggests removing the side panel in the instructions...is this panel screwed in, or will it pop out? Just curious what the easiest way to route the cabling is.


THANKS!
Rugger is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 Old 09-04-2011, 12:58 PM
Serving Our Country!

 
macoyle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: League City, TX
Posts: 1,245
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
that little side panel just pops out on the dash side and is tucked in on the weather stripping

06 F-250 ccsb King Ranch, 2011 KR interior AC seats, door panels, 3" RC lift, SCT X3, WILDMAN tune, bumpers, Edge CTS, AMSOIL bypass kit, pillar gauges, ARPs, Warren 155s, egr delete, 4" exhaust...the list goes on and on

2004 Toyota 4runner 3" lift Shrockworks bumper and 285's

macoyle is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 09-05-2011, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 34
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by VenomHP View Post
that little side panel just pops out on the dash side and is tucked in on the weather stripping
Thanks! Got all the cabling routed and the CTS mounted yesterday....looks pretty good(pod isn't bad, but it could be contoured better for a more flush fit).
Rugger is offline  
post #4 of 12 Old 09-05-2011, 11:23 AM
Premium Member

 
SandawgK5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 453
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rugger View Post
Thanks! Got all the cabling routed and the CTS mounted yesterday....looks pretty good(pod isn't bad, but it could be contoured better for a more flush fit).
Got any pics? I am trying to decide if I want to go with a pillar pod or with the dash pod.

Dik
SandawgK5 is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 09-05-2011, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 34
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Attached should be a photo of the install
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	CTS mounted.jpg
Views:	247
Size:	96.4 KB
ID:	28417   Click image for larger version

Name:	mounted 2.jpg
Views:	271
Size:	95.7 KB
ID:	28418  

Last edited by Rugger; 09-05-2011 at 05:37 PM.
Rugger is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 09-05-2011, 05:37 PM
Premium Member

 
SandawgK5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 453
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thanks that looks nice. Where would you recommend it being tweaked for fitment issues?

Dik
SandawgK5 is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 09-05-2011, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 34
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
overall it's not bad...the mount is secured pretty well, and the adapter and cabling hold the CTS in pretty tight. If I had the patience, I would have trimmed the pod so it fit more flush with the dash and get a better "stock" look. One small issue I had when installing was the proximity of the grab handle. The top of the CTS is actually touching the grab handle, and it made it kind of a pain to get the gauge in. I could have moved it a little, but then the pod wouldn't be sitting nearly as flush.
Rugger is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 09-05-2011, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 34
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by SandawgK5 View Post
Thanks that looks nice. Where would you recommend it being tweaked for fitment issues?

Dik
I wish the pod was about 1/4 inch shorter, and the bottom fit more flush and followed the countours of where the dash pieces are. But at a glance it looks pretty good...and the gauge works awesome where it is. Doesn't block any view, and unless a thief knows these trucks, they would just pass it by as a stock piece. The color matches the Ford plastic pretty much spot on.
Rugger is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 09-05-2011, 05:46 PM
Premium Member

 
SandawgK5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 453
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thanks, is there enough material to trim 1/4" off the bottom with some patience?

Dik
SandawgK5 is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 09-05-2011, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 34
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by SandawgK5 View Post
Thanks, is there enough material to trim 1/4" off the bottom with some patience?

Dik
Oh yeah....the majority of the pod isn't used...the CTS has an adapter that mounts to the back of it, which is in turn mounted into the gauge face and a rubber grommet. So the gauge pod could be trimmed with a dremel or something...if you had the patience(my ADD acts up after about five minutes).
Rugger is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome