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    welcome. another good resource for vw carputers is http://forums.vwvortex.com . If you find your way into the mk4 section and find the faqs there are some pretty awesome little writeups on dismantalling your car.

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    just be ready to wade neck deep through all of the bull **** that's over there...lol

    you think this place is bad?

    HA!
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    Thanks I was reading about the gauge, the thing is how am I going to connect it from the battery and run it to the trunk, I was think it would go out to the dash and then run along the carpet under the seats to the back. I frequent vwvortex but that place gives me a headache but I will check over there. thanks

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    Well I used a ring terminal on the end of a long wire and screwed that to the battery's actual positive terminal. Then it goes to a fuse (Always recommended), and then it runs down through the firewall (the metal between engine and cabin), and into the trim, where I loose it and it pops out by my pc. Since it is a 2001, it should be pretty easy to rip apart. My car, I just pull real hard in different areas of the plastic and it pops up.
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    wait a second - you are lost as to how to physically run a wire from the front of your car to the trunk?

    if this is the case, you REALLY don't need to even be considering a CarPC at this point
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red GTi VR6
    wait a second - you are lost as to how to physically run a wire from the front of your car to the trunk?

    if this is the case, you REALLY don't need to even be considering a CarPC at this point
    Well I knew nothing about cars (I'm a computer guy ), so when I installed mine, I learned a bunch of new stuff. I took my time, and I did it pretty well. Same with my remote start/door locker thing. Never even thought to look under the steering wheel, until I read the book thing. I know, sounds like a n00b, but I still think I am because I don't know much about cars, but this is forcing me to learn. I think with the help of some pictures and a Haynes manual, he'll/she'll be able to figure it out and do it blindfolded the next time (lets hope there's not though!).
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