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post #1 of 6 Old 08-23-2002, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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How do you hook up a shift light w/o monster tach

I would like to have a shift light but I do not want to drill into my dash for a ridiculously oversized tach. How can I hook up just the shift light? How accurate will this be? And lastly, which one do you recommend?


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Look through this thread. All of your answers should be here:

https://www.corral.net/forums/showthr...hreadid=152456

As far as accuracy, that depends on the quality of the light that you buy. Most of them are pretty accurate. I would buy one of the Autometer ones if I were you.

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Any recomendations of which one to get? Part No? Price? Place to order from?

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from Summit part #atm-5340 $67 and pill kit #atm-5355 $25 is what you'll need.

you could always do like I did and mount it upside down on the A-Pillar and run your wires through the space between the dash and pillar. I used a small piece of black plastic wire sheath to cover the wires going to that spot. the lite is so big and bright you will have no problem seeing it and it flashes in a position that you can see without looking down or to the side yet its not blinding your vision at night by being directly in front of you.

the shift lite wires up the same way the tach does. It has Power, Ground and Coil leads. Real simple installation and just as accurate as any tach.

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Thanks so much! I think I'm going to install on my cluster bezel. I have a hole there from a LED (Past alarm) I think Im going to try and poke the lite through there. That should look sleeper and good.

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I mounted my AutoMeter Shift Lite on my steering column, and ran the wires down into the column. Running the wires and installing was pretty simple since the column comes off.

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