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tachometer needs lighting

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jbaguam, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Jul 8, 2010 at 5:25 AM
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    jbaguam

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    Hi Everyone,

    I installed my tachometer in my 97 tacoma 4cyl the tach signal is on and reading perfect the only thing I dont have connected is the illumination wire (color white wire) from the tachometer. Does anyone know how to connect that wire to the light switch on the truck ? Any tips or advice would be great.

    Thanks

    J
     
  2. Jul 8, 2010 at 4:35 PM
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    BRP27

    BRP27 When I grow up I want to be just like Me

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    Be careful not to do something and pop a fuse or other wise damage your truck

    Get a Volt ohm meter (VOM)

    Turn on the headlights

    Use a pointed VOM probe to lightly poke thru the insulation on wires you suspect are hot when the headlights are on until you find 12V


    Turn off the headlights make sure the 12V goes away

    Splice into this wire to power the light on the tach.

    A trailer wire splice kit is available at the auto store, or splice the wires together, solder and tape the connection with Scotch 33 elec tape
     
  3. Jul 8, 2010 at 10:04 PM
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    jbaguam

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    will try today .
     
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