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Exclamation Gauge Pod Installation ???

Hi ! i just bought a three gauge pod that goes on the left pillar beside my windshield, can anyone plz help me with the installation, how can i make it hold there tight ?



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Your local parts store should have some interior screws that should hold it, I had to do this on my OBS


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you should have to drill 4 small holes in it and then put these little plugs in them to hold the two together.


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You do understand the gauge pod is just a overlay, it fastens to the old a pillar trim piece, you drill holes in it to pass the wires through.

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I have installed several sets of gauges and I always remove the factory pillar and save it incase there is a need to put it back stock later. I install 1 screw in the top of the gauge pod and screw it into a metal lip in the roof area, being careful that the screw isn’t long enough to go too deep. I have drilled and tapped for a 10-32 and I have used a self tapping screw. This works well, saves the stock pillar trim, is quicker and easier to do that cutting up the stock trim, is easy to access or remove in the future.

You can see the silver screw in the top left of this pic;


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I have installed several sets of gauges and I always remove the factory pillar and save it incase there is a need to put it back stock later. I install 1 screw in the top of the gauge pod and screw it into a metal lip in the roof area, being careful that the screw isn’t long enough to go too deep. I have drilled and tapped for a 10-32 and I have used a self tapping screw. This works well, saves the stock pillar trim, is quicker and easier to do that cutting up the stock trim, is easy to access or remove in the future.

You can see the silver screw in the top left of this pic;

I bought an extra A-pillar on Fleabay for $10 and saved my stocker so that if I ever sell the truck and want to keep the gauges I can without leaving huge azz holes in everything. You could probably grab one from a junkyard for that much cash or less- color doesn't matter, just shoot it with the same paint you use on the gauge pod.
Diesel Manor has a very complete set of instructions on installing gauges, the online version isn't quite as detailed but will surely help you out- clicky.

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I have had 5 PSD's from 95, 96, 97, 99, 01 and everyone of them has had gauges installed... When I sell the truck the gauges have always been left inside....

New truck, I want new gauges... IMHO overlay the stock piece and be done...

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A stock a pillar trim from Ford new isn't that expensive. I just bought a pre-assembled one from ITP and was done with it (which comes with a factory A pillar with the pod overlayed already.) And I still have my stock one.

And I must say Dennis did a helluva job. Looks factory, barely even see the plastic rivets and the paint is perfect.

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