1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Gauge that does everything, but i dont know what it is.

BriggsJ Nov 17, 2012

  1. BriggsJ

    BriggsJ Third Gear

    22
    1
    1
    Hi everyone
    was just parked up in my car and 2 very nice S3's turned up that ive never seen before. I went over for a chat and after talking about the cars one lad had a small electronic gauge fitted in his air vent. I asked him what it was because it was just a blank screen. He turned his car on and showed me.

    He could select loads of different views showing boost pressure, BHP, fault codes that may pop up on the car, all sorts. He told me who made them but in the excitement of seeing something new, ive compleetly forgoten what he said. I think me mentioned racetech, and he said it cost over £200 from what i remember.

    I was wondering if anyone on here might know what it was and where i could find one?

    it was obviously sat inside the air vent, was all digital and the screen was a bit smaller than half an i-phone screen. To look through the menus there was a small black bit that acted like a d-pad.

    Anyone have any ideas. Cheers
     
  2. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

    13,237
    465
    83
  3. mjr901

    mjr901 Guest Gold Supporter Audi S3

    3,595
    1,062
    113
    one of these mate?

    Not mine - i dont have one
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Brodster

    Brodster Well-Known Member Team Ibis VCDS Map User Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group

    3,548
    882
    113
  5. chris1988brown

    chris1988brown Member

    575
    7
    18
    where can you get these from ?
     
  6. Brodster

    Brodster Well-Known Member Team Ibis VCDS Map User Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group

    3,548
    882
    113
    You can get them on Ebay mate.
     
  7. mjr901

    mjr901 Guest Gold Supporter Audi S3

    3,595
    1,062
    113
  8. BriggsJ

    BriggsJ Third Gear

    22
    1
    1
    I mannaged to find them on the internet, and your right they are Liquid Guages. They are pretty expensive though, but when i saw one in action they do enough to justify the money i think.
    cheers everyone.
     
  9. JPK

    JPK Active Member

    303
    28
    28
  10. MrLapou

    MrLapou Well-Known Member

    1,233
    121
    63
  11. Marshallman

    Marshallman New Member

    13
    0
    1
    THat looks a quality bit of kit and very in keeping with OEM :)
     
  12. Dan-1981

    Dan-1981 Active Member Team V6 quattro Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group Black Edition TDi

    308
    62
    28
  13. Trevor Locke

    Trevor Locke Stockton on Tees

    76
    4
    8
    [​IMG]

    Scangauge on mine, it is now on the sun flap above the rear view mirror though.
     
  14. Dan-1981

    Dan-1981 Active Member Team V6 quattro Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group Black Edition TDi

    308
    62
    28
    Easy to install?

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
     
  15. CheeseGrater89

    CheeseGrater89 New Member

    10
    1
    3
    Just throwing in my 2 pennies.

    Google: Torque android supermini OBDII bluetooth adaptor

    One of my work colleagues has this in his Leon FR.. its pretty cheap (and a bit naff imo) but it seems to work ok . It runs live data to an app on your phone. Good for quick diagnostics I suppose.

    Personally, I dont think you can beat a good mechanical gauge!:playful:
     
  16. kash_v

    kash_v Active Member

    280
    62
    28
    I have the torque app, for some reason doesnt show boost on my S3.
     
  17. Dan-1981

    Dan-1981 Active Member Team V6 quattro Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group Black Edition TDi

    308
    62
    28
    I also have the Torque app, I had to select the Boot gauge from a sub menu, i'll try and get a snapshot.
     
    S. likes this.
  18. Trevor Locke

    Trevor Locke Stockton on Tees

    76
    4
    8
    I used to use Dash command on the head unit (until i broke the connecter on the head unit when pulling it out) that worked really well
    I can still use it but just on my phone
     
  19. downtothebone

    downtothebone Active Member Team Scuba Audi A3 Audi Cabriolet Owner Group S-line owners group

    606
    104
    43
    Was that on Android - Apple don't want to approve them for use on CarPlay :(
     
  20. Trevor Locke

    Trevor Locke Stockton on Tees

    76
    4
    8
    No, on my Iphone
     
  21. Trevor Locke

    Trevor Locke Stockton on Tees

    76
    4
    8
    [​IMG]

    broke this connector off, so can't use it on the head unit now :-(
     
  22. downtothebone

    downtothebone Active Member Team Scuba Audi A3 Audi Cabriolet Owner Group S-line owners group

    606
    104
    43
    Ok - can you give a heads up of how your setup did work? I can connect my iPhone to my head unit via USB but then the unit just goes into CarPlay which won't show Dash Command. I can of course just have Dash Command show on my iphone but that's not very elegant. Thx.
     
  23. tcardio

    tcardio Well-Known Member

    961
    275
    63
    +1 for P3cars. look oem and air still goes through vent. Just a note...do not use the vw/audi obd splitter on eBay. It does not communicate with all the modules. order the gauge with the white output and red bar
     
  24. Trevor Locke

    Trevor Locke Stockton on Tees

    76
    4
    8
    You need the cable that plugs into the yellow connector at the back of the unit and it also plugs into the USB port. The cables are about
    £10 on ebay. Then you change the setting to iphone in the menu.
     

Share This Page