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Old 11-03-2007, 03:33 AM   #1
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How hard is it to install a tach?

My metro didnt come with one. Im guessing maybe some other cars didnt and some of you guys installed an aftermarkert tach. How hard was it?
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Old 11-03-2007, 09:51 AM   #2
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Shouldn't be to hard. One wire to power, one to ground, one to the tach signal.
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Old 11-03-2007, 10:14 AM   #3
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I know that the gauge clusters with tachs are a hot item on ebay for metros. I believe if you can find one they should be plug and play.
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Definitely a good move.
I put an oem tach into my car, from self service junkyard.
I wouldn't want to be without one now.

In my car, the tach replaces a large clock that used to be in the instr. cluster (OEM was to have either a clock or a tach in that position). If yours is that way, see what the oem design did to provide a clock for cars with tach, and get that for your car too.
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Definitely a good move.
I put an oem tach into my car, from self service junkyard.
I wouldn't want to be without one now.

In my car, the tach replaces a large clock that used to be in the instr. cluster (OEM was to have either a clock or a tach in that position). If yours is that way, see what the oem design did to provide a clock for cars with tach, and get that for your car too.
okay... the image of a giant clock where the tach is cracks me up.
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Old 11-03-2007, 11:31 AM   #6
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Old 11-03-2007, 08:20 PM   #7
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This is the cluster, doesnt even have a trip meter

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Sunpr...QQcmdZViewItem

that is the one I have in my car. I just used drywall screws to attach it to the pillar. Just a few wires to hook it up so it takes longer to get the wires down the pillar and inside the dash than it does to hook them up.

I just gave that link as an example of the type I have. I am not sure if that is a good price or not.

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Most parts stores (autozone, napa, lee, oreily, kragen, farm n fleet, etc) sell them too. cheapo works fine and start around $35. 3-4 wires, batt+, batt-, signal, illumination (optional)
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Hello -

I have one of these for my ammeter, but I haven't had time to install it :

UNIVERSAL SINGLE GAUGE SWIVEL MOUNT METER POD gauges
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/UNIVE...QQcmdZViewItem

It seems like a good idea to me because it needs only a little space to mount and can be aligned to your line-of-sight.

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