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Hey has anyone ever tried to wire up a mini AutoMeter shift light?
 

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Re: Shift light (CM2RAS)

you're not sure when to shift? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Shift light (MagoonR)

Interesting how I was thinking about that today. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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why ? <p>going to mount it on your hood ? <p>
 

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Re: Shift light (chinaonnitrous1)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chinaonnitrous1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Interesting how I was thinking about that today. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Perhaps he wants to optimize fuel economy? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Shift light (MagoonR)

Shift light is a pretty neat idea, you don't need to look down at all when banging through the gears. You can see the one I had in my rsx for a second in the video <A HREF="http://videos.streetfire.net/video/My-02-RSXS-doing-15125mph_26129.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://videos.streetfire.net/v...9.htm</A>. I turned the shift light off because it would blind the camera, it would light up the whole car really. That thing also recorded the highest rpm.
 

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Please don't put a shift light on your practically stock engine. Put it in that beautiful SS, Actually, I'd love to see pictures of it.
 

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Re: Shift light (MagoonR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MagoonR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">you're not sure when to shift? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Okay guys here's the thing, I am an old drag race guy and being consistent is key. A shift light gives you consistency and as noted before you do not have to take your eyes off the road/track when your hammer down. I did contact Auto Meter and they had to look up the schematic for our cars, it can be done but not real easy. Here is what Auto Meter had to say on the install:<p>We have not done one of these here, but looking over the wiring diagrams for your car, it is possible with a little work. You'll need to use a 9117 tach adapter to get a proper tach signal due to the distributorless ignition system. This is installed by wiring the adapter in series with the power supply for all of the ignition coils. From there, you will have a 2.5 ppr tach signal that can be read by any of the shift light modules (like the 5312). This will process the engine rpm signal and complete the circuit to light the 5330 shift light when the rpm level reaches the level you set. Hope this helps, please let me know if I can be of further assistance.<p>Best regards,<p>Joseph Mills<br>Auto Meter Products, Inc.<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cmurphy2266</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Please don't put a shift light on your practically stock engine. Put it in that beautiful SS, Actually, I'd love to see pictures of it. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Stock or not knowing when your at peak power and then shift to stay in that power band is what the light is truly for, and yes I do have a shift light in the Camaro. Here are a couple pics as requested:<p>
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Very nice Camaro!<p>I completely understand the purpose of a shift light. But lets me honest here, the S60 is not a race car, it's a daily driver. It's just tachy to have a shift light on it.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Rues R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The S60 R is a race car if you drive it like one!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thank you <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Your reply from Autometer is promising, but sounds like a lot of work.<p>I remember at the track that I would stare at the tach more than I wanted. I remember on one run that for some reason I had a retarded moment and I stared at the tach from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd. I remember looking up in 3rd gear at the strip and I thought to myself "awesome, I am still going straight." <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CM2RAS</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Thank you <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yup.<p>Its a race car, since when I put on the helmet, All I can see is the mirrors, the spedo, the tach, and the people behind me.<p>Seems race car enough.<p><br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GiRaff3</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Your reply from Autometer is promising, but sounds like a lot of work. <p>I remember at the track that I would stare at the tach more than I wanted. I remember on one run that for some reason I had a retarded moment and I stared at the tach from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd. I remember looking up in 3rd gear at the strip and I thought to myself "awesome, I am still going straight." </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I am going to follow up with Auto Meter and see what they say about installing it. It does sound like a lot of work but oh well.
 

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I'm down for a parts order, as well as guinea pig too. The wiring doesn't seem too far fetched for me.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chinaonnitrous1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'm down for a parts order, as well as guinea pig too. The wiring doesn't seem too far fetched for me.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>If I can get a wiring diagram from them I will pass it along and we can give it a try. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<A HREF="http://www.autometer.com/productPDF/0561B.pdf" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autometer.com/productPDF/0561B.pdf</A><p>Seems easy Page 4.<p>Top of it shows something similar to ours.<p>If there is a wire that is common to all the coil packs which is its power supply. THat is the one that needs to be interrupted and wired into the 9117 Tach adaptor.<p>The other wires will be Switched power ( + 12 v ), Ground (negative / black) and the output to whatever shift light used.<p>Then after that we can use any autometer shift light.
 
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