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    Clean Cobb AP V3 Install

    Yesterday, I took delivery of my Cobb V3 and must say it is a very nice upgrade over the V2. The multi gauge feature is very cool! The mount is a very nice added feature as well so I figured I would put it to good use.

    In the past, I had just plugged in the cable to the OBD port and ran it over the steering wheel and into the cup holder. This time, I had a vision for something cleaner. I ran the cable under the footwell panel and into the center console. I decided to remove the cigarette lighter socket that I never use and feed the cable through there.

    When I'm not using the AP, I can just feed the excess through the hole and close the cover so it will be completely hidden. I'm very happy with the way it turned out!

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    Looks great!
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    I like it! How difficult was it to fish the cable behind everything? And did you just plug the normal cable into the OBD2 port, move the OBD2 port, or did you get one of those 90deg cables?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sered Click here to enlarge
    I like it! How difficult was it to fish the cable behind everything? And did you just plug the normal cable into the OBD2 port, move the OBD2 port, or did you get one of those 90deg cables?
    The only difficult part was getting it to the center console. Other than that, it was get easy. I just used the standard cable that comes with the V3.
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    You don't feel that the cable is going to get smacked by your left leg? I'm worried I'd hit it from the side and break something when exiting the vehicle. :/

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sered Click here to enlarge
    You don't feel that the cable is going to get smacked by your left leg? I'm worried I'd hit it from the side and break something when exiting the vehicle. :/
    Not at all. There is only a few inches of cable exposed. The only thing that could possibly happen is my foot hitting the connector when I get out of the car.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JStang Click here to enlarge
    Not at all. There is only a few inches of cable exposed. The only thing that could possibly happen is my foot hitting the connector when I get out of the car.
    lol I did just that ! now its pushed in enough I don't hit it with my leg any more .

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    Can you take a few close-up pictures? I'm probably going to try and mimic it, since I want a clean setup that utilizes the mount.

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    Sure. I will try to get some this evening.
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    V3 looks like a nice unit. Almost like a cell phone, lol.

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    Here are a couple photos to make the install make more sense. There is a small cutout where the cable feeds through perfectly.


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    Remove these 3 screws and run the cable under this panel.


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    From here, you need to have the center console trim removed and fish the cable through. Let me know if you have any more questions.
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    Was there a specific DIY you followed for the center console trim removal?

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    This is a 90deg cable, the standard Cobb v2 is a straight cable, which can easily hit the feet when embarking/debarking Click here to enlarge I'm guessing Cobb changed the v3 to include a 90deg cable.

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    Nice install. Add me to the group of mongols who broke the OBDII connector with my feet getting in/out. The 90* cable would make it far more reasonable. When I had my subaru I re-routed the OBDII cable through to the glove box via a simple OBDII extension, and it was very convenient/clean for logging/flashing. Confused the &%#@ out of the dealer when they wanted to do a diagnosis and the OBDII port was missing. lol

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    Glad you're happy man that's a nice install. So far all V3 talk is very positive and that's what I like to see.
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    Hi all...I've mounted mine in a similar fashion and it looks and works great. I do have a question though - has anyone noticed a difference in boost readings between the V3 & V2? I think the max boost readings are similar, but at idle the V2 used to show 0.0 to -0.5 PSI boost (vacuum), where the V3 reads around -6psi. Cobb really had no explanation for it when I contacted their support team.

    Thanks!

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 5driver Click here to enlarge
    Hi all...I've mounted mine in a similar fashion and it looks and works great. I do have a question though - has anyone noticed a difference in boost readings between the V3 & V2? I think the max boost readings are similar, but at idle the V2 used to show 0.0 to -0.5 PSI boost (vacuum), where the V3 reads around -6psi. Cobb really had no explanation for it when I contacted their support team.

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    No idea either that's just weird. Maybe just a software glitch?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 5driver Click here to enlarge
    Hi all...I've mounted mine in a similar fashion and it looks and works great. I do have a question though - has anyone noticed a difference in boost readings between the V3 & V2? I think the max boost readings are similar, but at idle the V2 used to show 0.0 to -0.5 PSI boost (vacuum), where the V3 reads around -6psi. Cobb really had no explanation for it when I contacted their support team.

    Thanks!
    Are you looking at 'Boost' or 'MAP'? Traditionally we have used boost to only show positive pressure and not vacuum (negative numbers). We've had some changes going on recently with the monitors to make everything a little more user friendly, so that definitely could have changed. Either way, it should be reading the same as far as the positive values since the scalars used are identical. The only difference you may be seeing would be vacuum at idle instead of those values being rounded/truncated.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 5driver Click here to enlarge
    Hi all...I've mounted mine in a similar fashion and it looks and works great. I do have a question though - has anyone noticed a difference in boost readings between the V3 & V2? I think the max boost readings are similar, but at idle the V2 used to show 0.0 to -0.5 PSI boost (vacuum), where the V3 reads around -6psi. Cobb really had no explanation for it when I contacted their support team.

    Thanks!
    I've found they need to be regularly calibrated due to changes in temp, altitude, etc.

    Was this done?

    Neil

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MDORPHN Click here to enlarge
    I've found they need to be regularly calibrated due to changes in temp, altitude, etc.

    Was this done?

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    What would be calibrated?
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    It ought to read approx -6 psi. Your car is in vacuum when at idle. A/C off should be around 20 in hg, A/C on about 15 or so. -6 psi is around 17.5 in hg. That's ballpark correct. Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Josh@Cobb Click here to enlarge
    What would be calibrated?
    Oops, I was thinking about reading boost off my P3 vent gauge.

    Sorry for confusing the issue!

    Neil

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MDORPHN Click here to enlarge
    Oops, I was thinking about reading boost off my P3 vent gauge.

    Sorry for confusing the issue!

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    Haha, no worries. I was just curious what you were calibrating.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MDORPHN Click here to enlarge
    Oops, I was thinking about reading boost off my P3 vent gauge.

    Sorry for confusing the issue!

    Neil
    Great, thanks, and of course it makes sense. That's what the new V3 reads, the old V2 was always around the 0 to -.5 mark.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MDORPHN Click here to enlarge
    I've found they need to be regularly calibrated due to changes in temp, altitude, etc.

    Was this done?

    Neil
    Maybe this is a dumb question but how do you calibrate it? is there a DIY?

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