I'm having some real issues with my gauge, basically it doesn't work at all.
It is wired and fitted correctly, this I have checked over 3 times now to absolutely make sure and I've been an aircraft engineer for 26 years now so hopefully I'm ok with wires
Ok so my problem, the gauge does nothing, no start up no movement, it just sits at 0.2 vacuum and doesn't budge!
It lights up and and the light turns off after I turn the car off but no movement of the gauge.
Any ideas for this, I've waited a year for this gauge to get here and if I'm honest, I'm massively disappointed in both the finish and the quality. The needle doesn't match, the dash trim doesn't match and the gauge doesn't work!
Anybody considering this gauge, save your money. The needle doesn't match, I would hardly call it "true"... Also appears that in the process of changing the needles they may have damaged other internal components (gears, maybe the motor?). Overall, extremely disappointed with the purchase, and now I'll have to find something else. Like the idea of the column mount, but don't see any other stepper motor gauges that at least have a blue/white color option. May have to settle for a vent mount.
2002.5 Jetta 1.8T - TOTALED (dodging deer)
2002.5 24v GTI - TOTALED (rear-ended by a Jeep)
1992 Corrado SLC - The toy & DD
2012 Golf R - The weekender
If you've not already talked with Winston might I suggest you give him a call or shoot him an email. He was very quick to reply to my issue with the gauge and sent me a replacement sending unit that was calibrated for high altitudes. He will work with you 100% to make it as right as he can.
I think I may have some battery drain going on with the Podi gauge. Haven't driven for a week, and wouldn't start this afternoon. Had to recharge the battery for 30 mins, and then all ok.
VCDS logs showed battery related faults. I didn't think one week of no driving would drain a battery this much. Possibly related to accelerated drain from one of the after market accessories.
Anyone had any low voltage related issues after installing the Podi?
Just finished installing mine last night only to get a CEL an hour after install. I looks like the boost tap cover popped off and now I'm throwing code P0507 - Idle Air Control System RPM Higher Than Expected. Is it something I'm missing, was there supposed to be another line going into the 2nd nozzle? If not any suggestions on what to use to cover it, I'm thinking a rubber cap and a zip tie.
'12 Golf R - APR Stage 2+ l APR RSC TBE l VWR Intake l Diesel Geek SS l KW V2s l APR HPFP
My APR tap didn't have the second connection either, but like cloors said, you definitely want to cap that. Be sure to zip tie the cap just like you did with your vacuum/boost line connection.
2012 Rising Blue Golf R (Build Thread)
2012 Night Blue Tiguan SEL w/ Premium Nav
MK6 GL I (Autobahn) DSG--Hoen fogs/lows|Solo Werks|GIAC Stage 1|USP inter. LEDs|25% tint|Wolfsburg center caps| Red "GLI" rear emblem
Point the remote straight at the gauge, hit the boost button. The gauge should blink. Then you hit the RGB button. It should blink again. You adjust brightness by clicking the up or down button. Hitting the RGB again will change colors. When you are done, either hit SET or don't push anything for 5 seconds.
The instructions for all the settings are on the back of one of the 2 papers that were in the box. You can also adjust the 'warning' level, or recall your max boost level as well.
2012 Rising Blue Golf .:R - GIAC Stage 2 - 42DD Downpipe, APR HPFP, EVOMS V-Flow Intake, H&R Street Performance Coilovers, H&R 26mm Adjustable Rear Sway Bar, HPA Dog Bone, Diesel Geek Sigma 6 Short Shifter, OEM Smoked LED Tails, Podi Boost Gauge, ESC Defeated, and more...