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tach wire for monster tach install

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Hi guys,

I am installing an autometer monster tach, and I have a question...
Do I plan to run a wire through the firewall to get to the coil signal negative, or can I tap this from somewhere in the dash?
Can't I just tap it off whatever signal is sent to the stock in-dash tachometer?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Also what about the physical mounting? I want minimal damage to the interior, I am planning on drilling two holes on the side of the center consol dash cover (hard plastic) and fixing it there so it hangs right over the center vents. Any comments?



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You can tap into the gauge feed at the back of the gauges. Should be a dark green/yellow wire if I remember right. But just check the wire at the negative side of the coil, and match it to the correct wire at the gauges.

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yea just tap it from the dash cluster thats what i did
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thanks

thanks guys much appreciated.

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