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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by emglishe30, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. Mar 5, 2010 at 6:28 PM
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    emglishe30

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    Has anyone added an aftermarket tachometer to there Tacoma?
     
  2. Mar 5, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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  3. Mar 5, 2010 at 9:48 PM
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    I got one in my 96
     
  4. Mar 6, 2010 at 8:24 AM
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    Is it hard to do? are there directions somewhere?
     
  5. Mar 6, 2010 at 8:33 AM
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    is there not one in first gens?
     
  6. Mar 6, 2010 at 9:42 AM
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    not on my base model...
     
  7. Mar 6, 2010 at 9:44 AM
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    only_K

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    i put one in my old s10. you just have to find the right wire to splice it too.
     
  8. Mar 6, 2010 at 4:52 PM
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    Anyone have any pics of a tach in a base model?
     
  9. Mar 7, 2010 at 12:21 PM
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    here is mine
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Mar 7, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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    emglishe30

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    what model taco do you have? Curious if you could help me figure out what wires to splice into...
     
  11. Mar 7, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    Mine is a 96 regular cab 4wd. The wire that you splice into comes from the ECU. look for the 26 pin plug and locate the black wire with yellow strip(usually thats the one for the rpm signal)
     
  12. Mar 7, 2010 at 5:22 PM
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    ECU is behind the glove box right?
     
  13. Mar 7, 2010 at 5:28 PM
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    yea there is no way you will miss it just look where all the wires go
     
  14. Mar 9, 2010 at 5:02 PM
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    Installed the tachometer...I had a 3" Tach that I got when I got my taco over a year ago. Super easy install the hardest part was running the wires...oh and the rpm wire was light green with black stripe
     
  15. Mar 9, 2010 at 5:07 PM
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    Looks a tad overkill due to size but I like it...I replaced the white bulb that came with it with a red led bulb
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Mar 9, 2010 at 6:16 PM
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    SEXY....i just bought the scangauge for my tach.
     
  17. Mar 9, 2010 at 6:57 PM
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  18. Mar 9, 2010 at 7:33 PM
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    for power maybe...you need to find the rpm signal wire. Someone correct me if I'm wrong I am far from an expert..
     
  19. Mar 12, 2010 at 3:59 PM
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    Based on the pic it would have to be the RED/IGN wire. I think. I guess I will find out soon enough. :eek::confused::eek:
     
  20. Mar 17, 2010 at 3:21 PM
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    I have an '02 base model w/o a tach and I intend to add one.

    I'm new here, but the first thing I did was check out the FSM.

    Looking at this diagram, could you not just tap the wire at connector A pin 4 for the tach signal?

    http://ncttora.com/fsm/2003/Repair_Manual/03tacoma/be/commet/circ.pdf

    This is assuming Toyota didn't build two completely different wiring harnesses for the tach/no tach vehicles...
     
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