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Jays90240SX
03-13-2003, 10:18 AM
Ok, My car is at the shop, so while it's getting built, I wanted to do some interior work, I bought the 2 gauge Pod for the A-pillar, the box says 89-94 240SX, the part has the corresponding part # on it that matches, but it DOESN'T even come close to fitting. I took the A-pillar out of my car earlier, and just tried it now, check out the pic. I'm a little confused.

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blk90S13
03-13-2003, 10:46 AM
looks like it would fit to me push it in
it needs to clip on a little snug any way

Jays90240SX
03-13-2003, 10:52 AM
looks like it would fit to me push it in
it needs to clip on a little snug any way



Trust me, It doesn't fit, it's not even the same shape! http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

MAYBE if I put the pod in the oven to heat it up, and then mold it, then MAYBE it would work.

92_S13
03-13-2003, 11:33 AM
looks like it would fit to me push it in
it needs to clip on a little snug any way



Trust me, It doesn't fit, it's not even the same shape! http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

MAYBE if I put the pod in the oven to heat it up, and then mold it, then MAYBE it would work.



Do you live in Canada? I had the same problem with my 92 because the US models (which the gauge pod is designed for) has electric seatbels and the A piller is much thicker than the Canadian cars which have mechanical seatbelts.

You need to get creative and shave down the edges, then heat up the pod to make it fit properly. I was in denial and ordered 2 of them to make sure, both were the same thing.

**DONOTDELETE**
03-13-2003, 11:38 AM
MAYBE if I put the pod in the oven to heat it up, and then mold it,



use a heat gun to mold it, just don't hold it too close

Jays90240SX
03-13-2003, 12:13 PM
looks like it would fit to me push it in
it needs to clip on a little snug any way



Trust me, It doesn't fit, it's not even the same shape! http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

MAYBE if I put the pod in the oven to heat it up, and then mold it, then MAYBE it would work.



Do you live in Canada? I had the same problem with my 92 because the US models (which the gauge pod is designed for) has electric seatbels and the A piller is much thicker than the Canadian cars which have mechanical seatbelts.

You need to get creative and shave down the edges, then heat up the pod to make it fit properly. I was in denial and ordered 2 of them to make sure, both were the same thing.




Yeah, I'm in Toronto. DAMN!! I never thought of that! http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

That makes sense though, I knew the part I had was correct for a 1990 240SX, I almost thought that when I went to the shop last night to pull off the A-pillar, I pulled it off the wrong car! lol but I guess I'll have to deal with this one, I was going to mould it into the a-pillar anyways, guess it will just be a little more complicated.

92_S13
03-13-2003, 12:16 PM
Its a pain, because even after you heat mould it, it still does not fit properly. Not much you can do about it.
Good luck.

Jays90240SX
03-13-2003, 12:21 PM
WEll, maybe I will just return it and get creative and install the gauges somewhere else.

I have 5 gauges to install. 3 were going into the middle A/C vents, and the other 2 in the pod, but i don't want it to look stupid, I'll have to check it out some more.

Thanks for the help though.

d240t2
03-13-2003, 12:33 PM
Back in the day (2+yrs ago) Autometer didn't make a gauge pod for 240SXs. We all used Mustang gauge pods and heated them to fit.