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shift light in the cluster by mmeyer86gt/gtp
Started on: 05-23-2014 12:09 AM
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how does it wire up to light up? is the computer grounding the wire to complete the path?
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Originally posted by mmeyer86gt/gtp:

Is the computer grounding the wire to complete the path?


Yes
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so just ground pin 1 and it turns on correct?
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The shift light is only good if you want to drive for maximum fuel economy. If you want to drive for maximum fun, the light will be on most of the time.
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Originally posted by TopNotch:

If you want to drive for maximum fun, the light will be on most of the time.


That's been my experience as well.

The shift light is nothing more than a distraction. IMO the fewer flashing red lights in the cluster the better.

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I always just remove the bulb for that thing. I agree it's just a distraction.
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Report this Post05-23-2014 03:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CC RiderClick Here to Email CC RiderSend a Private Message to CC RiderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Not for economy in this case.
Used as indicator that sport shift is engaged

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Originally posted by CC Rider:

Not for economy in this case.


???

What case?

 
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Originally posted by CC Rider:

Used as indicator that spot shift is engaged


What is "spot shift"? Who has it?
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Report this Post05-23-2014 04:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Purple86GTClick Here to Email Purple86GTSend a Private Message to Purple86GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I think he meant sport shift. (like in the GTP trans).

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Yup yup so us pin 1 on the cluster positive or a ground
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just ground pin 1 and the light turns on!! worked like a charm
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Yep, power from the fusebox comes through another pin (don't remember which number). So, for example, you could use an RPM activated switch to ground pin 1 and have a "real" shift light, while keeping a stock looking gauge cluster.

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Originally posted by Blacktree:

...you could use an RPM activated switch to ground pin 1 and have a "real" shift light


Hey, I like the sound of that. So, who's got instructions?

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2 relays needed
One for the ground and one for the light
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Originally posted by Blacktree:

Yep, power from the fusebox comes through another pin (don't remember which number). So, for example, you could use an RPM activated switch to ground pin 1 and have a "real" shift light, while keeping a stock looking gauge cluster.



That's what I did.
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