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Old 13 Oct 2007, 03:57 pm
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Default aftermarket tach and shift light for 1998 honda civic?

I bought it from a friends whp lost the instructions i got the tach and stuff figured out since i have put in tachs before. What do i have to do to get the shift light to work? Do i have to run a wire to the tranny? (Ihave a 5 speed) , or does a wire have to go to the ecu? (I have a 1.6 |4) ?? Help needed!!
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Old 13 Oct 2007, 04:00 pm
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you might laugh because i am a girl but you probably need the wire to go to the ecu because the computer tells your car when to switch gears now. Well atleast in my car thats how it works. I have a 1991 Honda accord.You can buy performance books at auto zone or advanced. Its a haynes manual but tells you how too hoolk up all performance parts to your car. Costs about $18.
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Old 13 Oct 2007, 04:04 pm
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Actually the shift light runs off the tach not the ECU. If your tach is hooked up properly then all you have to do is program the RPM at which you want it to light up at. What kind of tach is it? does it have a turn knob on the face? Is the light blown in the shift light? Is the tach even hooked up? If the tach is reading RPM's then all you need to do is adjust the shift light. the signal wire is right on the back side of your instrument cluster.
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