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So I was debating where to put my scangauge for the longest time. It did not seem to fit above the mirror, and I didn't like the look of it up on the dash. I realized I have that tiny little pocket in front of the shifter that I never use and realized I can fit the wire in there. Seems to be the best spot I could find for it. Pictures below


 

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Nice Job! I just cannot figure why the Scangauge website says the SGII will NOT work on the Cruze! I have mine mounted underneath the mirror on our Sunfire. The Sunfire is gone when the Cruze arrives....then I'll have to figure something out.
 

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FWIW -- the good people at Linear Logic are working this issue and hope to have a solution soon.
 

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Nice Job! I just cannot figure why the Scangauge website says the SGII will NOT work on the Cruze! I have mine mounted underneath the mirror on our Sunfire. The Sunfire is gone when the Cruze arrives....then I'll have to figure something out.
FWIW -- the good people at Linear Logic are working this issue and hope to have a solution soon.
That expception note on the website is new since I bought mine. I've been using an SGII for about two weeks and haven't noticed any issues that would make me think it was incompatible, but this is the first one I have owned so... I might not be the best judge. The only thing I noticed, and posted, was all of the pending codes that aren't real OBD "P" trouble codes. I just filled up again today (first since calibration) and it was dead on for fuel used (+5.8% for me).

FYI, I mounted my SG to the left of the cluster in front of the dash vent right where the dash color changes from black to grey. The routing was so simple when I used the fuse box cavity right above the OBD port. I will post a picture when I get a chance.
 

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So I was debating where to put my scangauge for the longest time. It did not seem to fit above the mirror, and I didn't like the look of it up on the dash. I realized I have that tiny little pocket in front of the shifter that I never use and realized I can fit the wire in there. Seems to be the best spot I could find for it. Pictures below



Looks good Eric, and you're right, that cubby is almost usless. Question for you, what is that floor mat on the passenger side?
 

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...well, my SGII is working on our LTZ, but I'm only displaying: MPH, RPM, MPG(avg), MPG(inst).

...and I haven't yet messed with trying to display MAF or MAP numbers (ie: digital manifold VACUUM-PRESSURE guage for turbo boost info)
 

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...actually, yes, the DIC can display some of the same information, one display at a time; but the SGII can display four (4) different informational values at once, and they can include many, many "other" types of information that the DIC doesn't include...for instance, MAF and MAP, etc.

...additionally, the SGII allows you to "calibrate" for errors in both MILES (tires) and GALS (fillup differences), something the DIC doesn't.

...the DIC is "good" but SGII (as well as UltraGauge and others) is "better," much better, and it can be moved from car to car.
 

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Ive said it in other SGII posts, but just again regarding the SG being incompatible. I had a 4-5 year old scangauge that i used in my Subaru that I put in my cruze and had all kinds of wonky problems with it freaking out the ECU and throwing strange errors.

I contacted them and they swapped me out with a new one and i havent had any problems since but maybe the note is because other people have had issues?
 

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Let me know if you get a boost gauge sorted out. That would put me into the "i need one" category. :D
The new scangauges come standard with boost gauge. They have to be running 4.0 software to display it. When I purchased mine it was one from a supplier who had old stock so it was running version 3 software which did not have boost gauge. However using the Xgauge features it was easy to obtain and I now have the reading. I've also been told if you have older versions you just contact linear logic and they swap it for one with the current version. I'm considering sending mine but it doesn't gain much.

Looks good Eric, and you're right, that cubby is almost usless. Question for you, what is that floor mat on the passenger side?
They are WeatherTech floor mats. They seem to work very well and fit very well. My only complaint is they do not snap into place.

does it work with the cruze? cause im tempted to buy one of those
Yes it does... it works great for saving on fuel.

doesnt the cars displays give you the information that this gauge gives you? if not, what is this good for as i have never seen anything like this before??
No this gives you a lot more information

Boost Pressure
Engine Load
Throttle position sensor
Instant Fuel Economy
Trip Fuel Economy
Tank Fuel Economy
Cost per mile
Water Temperature
Intake Temperate
MAF sensor
Voltage
Engine timing
It clears/shows trouble codes
Fuel Pressure
Gallons per hour
Fuel Remaining
Fuel Used
Hours Remaining
Hours Used
Average speed
And more...
 

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Nice mounts both locations. I use the little cubby, so mine will be on dash. I contacted ScanGuage and here is response to my question about working with Cruze:

We've received reports that the ScanGauge works fine for a short period of time, then the Cruze has error lights come up with various warnings. No damage is caused, but they warning lights clear when the ScanGauge is unplugged.

This is only occurring in the 2011 Cruze. Do you know if the other Cruze owners that are not having any problems are using the ScanGauge on a 2011 Cruze?

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Nice mounts both locations. I use the little cubby, so mine will be on dash. I contacted ScanGuage and here is response to my question about working with Cruze:

We've received reports that the ScanGauge works fine for a short period of time, then the Cruze has error lights come up with various warnings. No damage is caused, but they warning lights clear when the ScanGauge is unplugged.

This is only occurring in the 2011 Cruze. Do you know if the other Cruze owners that are not having any problems are using the ScanGauge on a 2011 Cruze?

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Linear Logic LLC
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Yes it seems that someone with an older scan gauge may have issues but all the newer ones work fine. My scangauge II with version 3 software works fine. All the news ones now have version 4 so they definitely works.
 

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...per Linear Logic, the most current ScanGaugeII™ firmware version is 4.05:

"Thank you for your enquiry. Yes, there is a new software that was released a couple months ago (version 4.05). There are benefits to upgrading to our new software. The following additions that have been made to the ScanGaugeII:

- The ScanGaugeII now has a performance feature that allows you to record your vehicle's short trips and lets you go back and view 0-60 times, stopping times and distance.
- The engineers have designed a new menu systems that is easy to navigate and also a new user manual which is much easier to understand than the original
- The new software has corrected some minor bugs that were in the previous software, such as finding certain trouble codes (on rare occasion, some vehicles would display a P0000 code reading on the ScanGaugeII).
- There is now more enhanced X-Gauge capability
- Changes were made to units and now the ScanGaugeII can display KPL (kilometers per liter) and inches of mercury for the manifold reading.
- Currencies were added and now the ScanGaugeII can display Pounds, Euros, Yen, US dollars, and Yuan
- A feature was added that allows you to calibrated the ScanGaugeII in order to figure out boost [(if you vehicles reports MAP (Manifold Absolute Pressure)] and horsepower.
- A minor protocol (CAN long ID) glitch was fixed
- The compatibility issue between the SG2 and Mercedes Benz vehicles was resolved.

You are more than welcome to send in your unit for a software upgrade. The cost is $25 per unit. Here is the upgrade form http://www.scangauge.com/support/pdfs/UPGRADE%20FORM.pdf. "
 

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The people at linear logic emailed me saying that the scangauge works good with the Cruze for a while, after that it stops working or it doesnt read some gauges. The guys at Linear Logic are working out a solution for all of us so that the gauges continue to work! Hope this helps!
 

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...not fixed as of yet.
 
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