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Sep 9, 8:23am - #270684 
Auto Meter Tachometer Install

Auto Meter Tachometer Install


By Celicamaniac (Tomas H.)


[color:"Red"]***Note: Install tachometer at your own risk***[/color]


(Before performing installation, disconnect positive battery cable)



Materials Needed:

1.Black Electrical Tape

2.Fuse Holder 30 Amp (*caution).
(*As a safety precaution the RED wire of this product should be fused before connecting it to the positive (+) side of the 12V DC battery. We recommend using a 4 Amp, 3AG fast-acting type cartridge fuse (little fuse #312 004 or an equivalent) inline with the RED wire of our product.)

3.Soldering Iron

4.Rosin Core Iron.


Procedures:
(Remember to remove positive battery cable)


Step #1: Remove Cluster Finish

Remove Cluster Finish Panel by unscrewing two screws.
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Step #2:Removing Combination Meter

Unscrew the three screws that hold the Combination Meter
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Carefully,unplug Blue and White Plug connected in back of combination Meter. Set aside in a secure spot
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Step #3:Removing Upper and Lower Column Cover

Unscrew screw, left side of steering wheel, right side of steering wheel, and bottom of of steering wheel.
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Step #4:Mounting Tach

Find a place to mount tach. I decided to mount mine in the center cluster by drilling two holes. I was going to mount my tach on the left corner of the Pillar Garnish but I decided not to because I'm planning on adding more gauges on this side. Once you found a spot, mount tach.
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Step #5:Wiring Tachometer


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Run Green Tachometer cable to Blue plug that was plugged into Combination Meter.

In the Blue plug with all the wires, find the White/Brown Cable. This cable is the Tach Terminal. Carefully with a razor, peel off about 1/2" of the White/Brown cable avoiding cutting the wires from the inside. You can cut and peel ends of cable (White/Brown) at your own risk.

Carefully, solder Green wire cable with White/Brown cable. Insulate with Black electrical Tape
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Red

Before you start running the Red Cable, make sure you solder the 30 Amp Fuse Holder (see*caution) to red wire. See picture
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Run Red Tach cable to bottom of steering wheel. Find the White Cable (12V Ignition Switch)located in the ingition cylinder.See arrow.
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Carefully, once again peel the White cable with a razor, also about 1/2", avoiding cutting the wires.

Solder White and Red wires together. Insulate with Electrical Tape
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White

Run White Tach cable to Upper Console Panel.

Find Red Cigarette Lighter Cable (12V Dash Lighting).

Peel Red Cable with razor, also about 1/2" avoiding cutting wires.

Solder White and Red cable. Insulate with electrical tape.
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Black Wire.

Run Black Tachometer cable to this area. This will be our ground area. You will need a shop light down there. Got to the Home page of EverythinCELICA.com. Go under Tech Info. Then scroll down to Electrical. Go to Grounding Locations - Inside. See Diagram. Look at IE. This is were I found out a good source of ground.

Unscrew upper screw (Ground). Looks like a purple cable that is screwed in this area. Screw back in Purple and Black tachometer cable.
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Step #6:Clipping Loop cable on Tachometer.

Carefully, clip blue loop cable in back of tach (Do not push wires into case). Then insulate the blue loop that you just clipped with electrical tape.

Connect Shift-Lite Connector.
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Step #7:Making Sure Everything is Right.

Go over procedures one more time. Make sure cable that you insulated with electrical tape are taped and secured.

Put everything back together. Connect positive battery cable back and burn test the baby!!!.

If procedures where followed, tach should be up and running (Hopefully I explained my self clearly). It will take you about 2 to 4 hours. It all depend how good you know your car. Have Fun!!!


Finish Product.(Couldn't get better pix, Fuji Film denied them. These are all the pix they approve.)



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Sep 9, 9:31am - #270685 
nice dude

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Sep 9, 9:41am - #270686 
very thorough after including the pics - thumbsup

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Sep 9, 11:26am - #270687 
very good. But I wish there was a thread like this for installing a water temp gauge.


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Sep 9, 11:32am - #270688 
Originally Posted by l2pdrums
very good. But I wish there was a thread like this for installing a water temp gauge.


After you figure out how, that will be your job. grin

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Sep 9, 1:10pm - #270689 
Cool, that will be my next project. I'll post in the future. thumbsup

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Sep 9, 1:55pm - #270690 
Originally Posted by celicamaniac
Cool, that will be my next project. I'll post in the future. thumbsup


You mean tach or water temp gauge?

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Sep 9, 3:18pm - #270691 
Water Temp Gauge cool

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Sep 9, 3:49pm - #270692 
^^^Awesome. Ill wait till you install and post pics. Hey, so will you do it yourself or get it done somewhere? Ive had my water temp gauge for a while now, but didnt know how or where to install.


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Sep 9, 7:38pm - #270693 
I do my own installs. Its better if you try doing them by your self because you learn from it. Then later you can share it with everyone who wants to learn. I have never use d a soldering Iron until know. After this install I learned how to use one and I learned something out of it. thumbsup

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Sep 9, 7:54pm - #270694 
Very nice guide man. Looks like you put a lot of time into that and it looks really good.

Keep it up. thumbsup


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Sep 9, 7:54pm - #270695 
Nice guide but I dont get the point of havin a huge tach when you have a tach already... idunno


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Sep 9, 7:55pm - #270696 
^^

Shift light maybe?


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Sep 9, 8:02pm - #270697 
u can get those without the tach, I saw one that plugs into your cig lighter idunno


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Sep 9, 8:04pm - #270698 
that looks like hard work
<---not good with electrical stuff) rofl

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Sep 9, 8:12pm - #270699 
Originally Posted by DJ_Curtiz
u can get those without the tach, I saw one that plugs into your cig lighter idunno
I guess because people are always complaining that the tach is not in your line of sight, so this way, you can kinda keep your eye on the road and see the tach at the same time.

Although, I have never had a problem with the tach location, but others have.


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Sep 9, 8:14pm - #270700 
isaac should put this in the install section thumbsup


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Sep 9, 9:23pm - #270701 
Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by DJ_Curtiz
u can get those without the tach, I saw one that plugs into your cig lighter idunno
I guess because people are always complaining that the tach is not in your line of sight, so this way, you can kinda keep your eye on the road and see the tach at the same time.

Although, I have never had a problem with the tach location, but others have.


i like the tach on the Mini cooper, its the only gauge in front of the steering wheel... and how well would a shift light work, if it was in the cig lighter, i couldnt keep my eye on the lighter if i was flying down the road trying to shift, id place it behind the air vent or something

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Sep 9, 9:37pm - #270702 
nice...

although i like how most honda's just have it mounted and it doesnt function... i think that adds the real "tuner" effect laughsilly

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Sep 10, 8:08am - #270703 
Originally Posted by CelicaRacer05

Originally Posted by slidr

Originally Posted by DJ_Curtiz

u can get those without the tach, I saw one that plugs into your cig lighter idunno
I guess because people are always complaining that the tach is not in your line of sight, so this way, you can kinda keep your eye on the road and see the tach at the same time.

Although, I have never had a problem with the tach location, but others have.


i like the tach on the Mini cooper, its the only gauge in front of the steering wheel... and how well would a shift light work, if it was in the cig lighter, i couldnt keep my eye on the lighter if i was flying down the road trying to shift, id place it behind the air vent or something

LOL I never said its "IN" the cig lighter I said it plugs into the cig lighter which means it draws its power through the cig lighter, damm where is that thread now deal


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