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#1 Old 02-18-2012, 04:47 AM
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Just looked over the forym and found that I not alone in that fact there is no gauge for coolant temp. Looked at some aftermarket gauges - they are good, but they have their own sensors, that should be inserted in coolant pipe. I`ve take a look under the scope, and the stock temp sender with 3 pins. Does any body know how it work and what singnal goes on every pin? And if it`s possible to connect aftermarket gauge to stock sender to get real time data, not a light at last moment?
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Here's a good quality gauge and it comes with the sensor. It's a pretty straight forward install.
Black 7 Color Water Temperature Gauge
And here's a link to the different sized adapters they got, I forget how big the hoses are
Water Temperature Sender Attachments
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If you want full ECM data, look into the scan gauges, you can get them from auto zone now.

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Here is a good one

V-Checker A301 Car Diagnostic Trip Scanner Error Code Reader Display OBDII OBD2 | eBay

Not a bad price and a decent amount of features.
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I`m just asking if stock sensor can be used to connect to gauge like glowshift one? Just not to insert another host with temp. sensor, cause stock one already installed. If all sesnsors work in some standart so may be just connect wires from gauge to stock sensor and get all info that I need?

And OBD scanners not bad, but where is in forte OBD port to connect it?
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The OBD port is just under the dash, to the left of the steering column as I recall.
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does that v checker only have metric measurements ?

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Nevermind found out the v checker is only metric .. Boo

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Have you tried to look at kiatechinfo.com and find the diagram to where the coolant temp sensor signal goes, and try and piggyback off there to your aftermarket gauge.

Im sure its a 4 pin and 2 ground and 1 likely goes to the Idiot light on the dash and 1 to the ECU for fuel and timing controll.

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Have you tried to look at kiatechinfo.com and find the diagram to where the coolant temp sensor signal goes, and try and piggyback off there to your aftermarket gauge.

Im sure its a 4 pin and 2 ground and 1 likely goes to the Idiot light on the dash and 1 to the ECU for fuel and timing controll.
Thanks. I`ll try to find smth on kiatechinfo.com
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Not what you were looking for but I have a UltraGauge in my truck that would work in the Kia. It displays around 8 items on each screen and a total of 3 screens. Runs $70. What is shows is what the OBD system reports.

In my Kia I run a bluetooth OBD adapter and Torque on my smartphone. This reports the coolant temp and a drove of other information as well.
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hii guys...does that v checker only have metric measurements ?
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maybe i am responding to the wrong thing after a quick scan but i would get the ultra gauge setup from ultragauge.com. thats what i did. if you want pics hit me up and ill send you some if you want.
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maybe i am responding to the wrong thing after a quick scan but i would get the ultra gauge setup from ultragauge.com. thats what i did. if you want pics hit me up and ill send you some if you want.
What did you use as a sensor for the coolant temp, the stock sensor tapped into or a new sensor?
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Have you tried to look at kiatechinfo.com and find the diagram to where the coolant temp sensor signal goes, and try and piggyback off there to your aftermarket gauge.

Im sure its a 4 pin and 2 ground and 1 likely goes to the Idiot light on the dash and 1 to the ECU for fuel and timing controll.
I found the diagram I believe for the coolant temperature. So if I try to piggyback off that wire to the aftermarket one, will that work???

Also I don't know where this pin is located at and need help with that please!!!

Id really like to have a temp gauge on my forte. Thank you.
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