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Old 04-25-2015, 05:30 PM   #1
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Focus SE aftermarket temp gauge?

I dislike the inaccuracy of the stock temp gauge, it just seems to sit a little below half and not move. Has anyone installed an aftermarket temp gauge in their mk3 yet?


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I dislike the inaccuracy of the stock temp gauge, it just seems to sit a little below half and not move. Has anyone installed an aftermarket temp gauge in their mk3 yet?
Yup, UltraGauge OBDII Scan tool & Information Center

Digital but still a gauge :)
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Old 04-25-2015, 09:05 PM   #3
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If you go with the SCT device for your tune, the x4 does digital gauges too.
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I dislike the inaccuracy of the stock temp gauge, it just seems to sit a little below half and not move. Has anyone installed an aftermarket temp gauge in their mk3 yet?
Yup, UltraGauge OBDII Scan tool & Information Center

Digital but still a gauge :)

Exactly what I'm looking for. Do you have one yourself? How's the install??
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Just did a little reading and the ultragauge drains battery and is incompatible with the focus se.
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Seems like a phone running Torque with a custom dashboard. $5.00 for the app and $20 for a BT adapter.
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Or you can just put the car into test mode (sure you'll lose all the other gauges at the same time), and read the same coolant temperature sensor from OBDII, or you can get a generic OBDII bluetooth reader and use Torque or similar on Android or iOS.
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Just did a little reading and the ultragauge drains battery and is incompatible with the focus se.
Fixed since version 1.2 of the ultragauge a while ago 2012..

Works great with my 2012 focus se
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Compatible with 2015 SE?
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Old 04-25-2015, 11:11 PM   #10
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Compatible with 2015 SE?
Should be it's an ODB2 reader after all...

It's not in the incompatibility list...

Ford has been using CANBUS for awhile... 2015 should not be different (it's just a mid-gen refresh)

I'd say go for it... 60 bucks ain't gonna break the bank...
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