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tach install.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by 98yota, May 11, 2009.

  1. 98yota

    98yota [OP] Mean Green Machine

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    hey guys. i just recently got a free tach, so i figured since my truck didnt come with a tach i would just install it. I'm having troubles figuring out where to run the green wire to. being a 98, the truck doesnt have a distributor, but the 2 seperate coil packs. it says run the green wire to the negative side of the ignition coil, but i have 2 seperate ones! which one does it connect to...coil pack (cylinders 1,4) or coil pack (cylinders 2,3)?
     
  2. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    Usually, they are connected to the pack fireing cyl. #1.
     
  3. 98yota

    98yota [OP] Mean Green Machine

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    well, i hope thats right haha. hope i dont mess up the wiring for it.
     
  4. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    Never know until its hooked up. :)
     
  5. 98yota

    98yota [OP] Mean Green Machine

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    appreciate it bud. ill definitely give it a shot. if anyone else has any suggestions or has done an aftermarket tach installation, just holler at me
     
  6. jeff6001

    jeff6001 Well-Known Member

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    Did it work?
     
  7. 98yota

    98yota [OP] Mean Green Machine

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    yeah it did. but it was so gawky looking sitting on the dash that i had to remove it haha, it looked ridiculous. im just gonna find a cheap tach that i can put on my steering column
     
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