Autometer Single Steering Column Pod - Auto
Does not replace upper steering console, the pod only covers it.
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This pod looks good when it is all done, but a Dremel really comes in handy as there is considerable trimming to shorten it and enlarge the opening so the shift lever doesn't hit when shifting into park.
The gauge fits tightly in the opening which is good as it is necessary to cut off the standard mounting screws.
This pod works fine on the Excursion despite the manufacturers website saying it doesn't. You do NOT need to trim the hole for the shifter anymore. I don't know if Clay is trimming them now or the manufacturer fixed this problem, but it slides right on with a little wiggling and angling just right. It will not stay all the way down without the tape or plastic rivets, so pick your poison on those two. It rides up with vibrations over a short time.
Love the placement and look. You need to trim the hole for the shifter not to hit it when you put it in park and the stick pads don't work the best. But all in all I'd recommend it
The pod is ok, the plastic needs to be trimmed about 1/2 inch to keep the shifter from hitting it when returning to park. This will do for now but if I had two more gauges I would have gone with the triple setup that mounts under the dash by the cup holder.
Don't get wrong it sits my hpop gauge right where I can see it without looking away from the road. Just takes a little effort to make it fit the right way.
It fit perfect, but the stick tabs to hold it in place are a little tricky to put on without them moving on you as you put the pod on.