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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-22-2012, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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Volt meter inside speaker grill installed

I got the idea from this board, I liked the one in the mirror the most but I went the easy way and put it in the speaker grill. It cost $12 on Ebay and is waterproof. Easy install.
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I got the idea from this board, I liked the one in the mirror the most but I went the easy way and put it in the speaker grill. It cost $4 on Ebay and is waterproof. Easy install.
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Looks great. Clever idea.

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Looks good. Were instructions with it and how long did it take to install.
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/120815079790...84.m1439.l2649

I was wrong on the price, it was $12. I looked at so many that I forgot how much the one I got was. Above is the link. There are only 2 wires, red and black, I ran to the acc. post at the top of the fusebox. I used black silicone to hold in place but if I were to do it again I would just drill 2 little holes in the speaker grill and use 2 little black machine screws to hold it in.
I just wanted it to be where it would be seen alot without thinking about looking for it and I was not happy with any other place: seemed to block the dash or navi or look really out of place everywhere else.

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I got the idea from this board, I liked the one in the mirror the most but I went the easy way and put it in the speaker grill. It cost $12 on Ebay and is waterproof. Easy install.
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Cool..Looks good and when you check it -your vision is still good with the road...
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They're cheap!

I just had 2 delivered for $9 (yes, that's NINE dollars for two). I'm probably going to put it behind the mirror like was suggested a week or so ago.

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Nice Mack, I bet we'll start to see a bunch of these.

Just curious, if (when) you have to remove the meter panel where do you un-hook the wires?

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This works for me; same height as my main gauges. It's through the accessory circuit so the reading is the system voltage. My Battery Bug is hooked directly to the battery.
I have a picture in my profile on the 2nd page of the back side wiring to show how it unplugs when removing the Meter Cover.

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I like to looks of it behind the spesker cover. Clever idea.
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