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Old 10-06-2015, 08:48 PM   #1
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2006 ZX3 - Tach Install Help

Alrighty everyone! I need some help installing an aftermarket Tachometer in my 2006 Ford Focus ZX3. The Tacho I have is this one: GlowShift Elite 10 Color Tachometer RPM Gauge

Ive looked at things here and there and I know the basics. Solder each wire to where it needs to go and vwala! Or so I think...

For one I cant find the Tach "signal wire" anywhere in the engine bay, don't honestly know what I'm looking for or if the car even has it. Ive looked all over the manual that came with the car and the internet and I cant turn up anything.

Secondly, from the looks of things I need something else, a Tach Driver? What? Is It necessary?

I know this is probably a relatively easy thing but lets be honest, Im a noob. First time working on any car, whoops...



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I'm no expert on aftermarket tach gauges, but I know you can find tach signal at any injector or coil pack. On a Ford, you should shoot for a fuel injector.

If you have a multimeter (they're like 3 bucks at Harbor Frieght), you should be looking for a low voltage AC signal that increases with engine RPM.
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