No, not likely; I would have to look up the wiring for your specific vehicle next week (when I'm at work), these directions are for the 2005 Duratecs.Caleb said:ok, will all this info u just gave, which is very very good by the way, will it work on my spi. i need to know before i go pulling things out. thanks
Generally, installing a tachometer on a Focus is no big deal. Most tachs use the same basic electrical design and connect in the same manner. The tach in the link should work with no problems really. There appear to be three ways to get this tach to work from the description. The inductive option is most interesting because it could potentially make the install a breeze.
If the inductive pickup feature they list is any good, you can skip buying the tach driver completely. Basically, you put the inductive clamp around the coil (-)negative wire and it "reads" the electrical field to generate a signal. Same basic principle as a timing light.
Hard Wire Method:
To use a hard wire method, you connect directly to the coil (-)negative wire and the tach uses the direct signal from the coil. Remember, our cars are Coil On Plug (COP), and with COP, you have one coil for one cylinder, so the tach will see the engine as a one cylinder, not a four cylinder. If you choose to hardwire, make sure you can set the tach for a one clinder configuration.
Tach Driver Method:
Tach Drivers convert the 36 minus 1 crank trigger signal into a readable tach signal. Here's the catch, the tach signal replicates a V8 with a single coil. Installing a tach driver is not too difficult, and it's a guaranteed way to get a tach working. The only downfall is that it does add to the cost of the tach install.
Without knowing which tach the person is going to install, it's hard to give generic directions.Foci_Fosho said:I felt obligated to post this from [Focal-Jet]
You have to be more specific. What shift light do you have? What does the instructions for your shift light say?DareDevil03 said:What about for the 02 SVT? I just installed a shift light. I'm running it off the stck tach and having a hard time finding the signal to set it off at the right RPM.
The shift light that you listed basically has the tach built in. It counts PPR (Pulses per revolution) and when it matches the RPM setting of the "pill" it lights up.DareDevil03 said:It's an Autometer Pro-Shift light. It's a one or two pulse light. It uses a "pill" to tell when to light up. I bought it used. The 2002 SVT Focus does not have that dummy shift light that you mentioned.
Here is the link to Autometer's instructions:
I doubt it, the light is governed by a combination of sensors that concludes that you are running at an inefficient throttle setting for the load you are pulling. That is why it is telling you to upshift.bledandbeaten
is there any way to make the "idiot shift light" light up for performance, jw cause in my opinion it would look much cleaner than having some random light turning on and offsporadicaly in my car