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do all the US or CAN clusters have this???



i think i want one.
(just like that right side mirrorglass:E )
 

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I dont think so, just a few DX and LX. Ive never seen a GT with it.
 

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That's awesome... does this come on the US DX/LX between 88/92, or a can/euro thing only?
 

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I dunno... but I want one. :) My buddy's geo metro has one, and his brothers 87 TII RX-7 as well...

(on his geo, it still says "shift up" in 5th gear... LOL..)
 
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That spot is used to indicate what gear you are in on the ATX, and in my car is just dummyed over with a plastic panel, You should be able to pull out the shift up light and splice it into the harness without a problem.

I'll check my local yard for you dutch...And do you still need a mirror glass?

BTW, I built a homemade A/F guage using a 10 LED bar and mounted it in the dummy panel, It looks OEM....Pics someday if I ever get a digital camera.
 

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Its nothin special, it tells you to shift up at like 2500rpms. Its just like the Focus. The Focus also dont have a redline located on the tach??

Not many got it, I think it was mostly 88-89 as magik8 said
 

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yea, many of the newer fords don't have a "redline" on the tach... dunno why, but anyway, is it just a wire that's hooked up to something like the 02 sensor? My friends jeep had something like this as well...
 

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I dont know how its hooked up, it might be hooked up just like a regular aftermarket tach with shiftlight. I wouldnt mind having it only if you can set the light to a sertain rpm to come on at??

My friends got a Focus ZX3. I asked him what he shifts at. He told me that he just revs the hell out of it. I think the rpms end at 7, so its not that high:p
 

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FYI the Focus ZX3 has a 7K red line (not on the tach) and a 7300 rpm engine cut.

~Chris
 

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ive got the shift light on the 88 dx, but it doesnt always tell you to shift at 2500 rpm, its not that simple, but i have yet to figure out what it bases it timing on.
 

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There was a post about this a LONG time ago.

I think it was mostly a canadian thing but I'm not SURE on that.

It just tells you when to shift for best gas mileage.

The ones on the RX series vehicles though is a light/buzzer for redline, not gas mileage. Hmm, another subtle hint you're supposed to redline rotaries? I think so :E
 
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hey Flyswat how did you wire your
Air/Fuel ratio gauge up so they
come on one by one ?
And did you just splice into the
O2 sensor wire or what?
 
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I used the schematic and parts list from here:

http://www.scirocco.org/tech/misc/afgauge/af.html

I used a 10 LED bar strip from Newark Online (Excellent electronic parts distributor BTW), the rest of the parts I got from Radioshack and National Semiconductors.

National Semiconductors will treat you like your buying 1000 of them, and will even send you up to 5 parts for free (Shipping and all)

Changing one lead on the circuit will make it light only on LED up instead of the entire bar, I soddered a mini dip switch into the circuit board to control this, but I leave it on bar style all the time.

However, I etched my own circuit board instead of soddering all those jumper leads, so its much neater than the one at the webpage.
 

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my old 88 dx I drove in high school had that little shift light and it drove me nuts! It seemed like it was ALWAYS on! The dx is sitting out in a row of old cars at the back of a field on my fathers' farm (tucked away on the "North 40" so we don't look like total ********) If anyone wants the gauge cluster I could remove it. Possible trade for a spoiler for my 89GT? (the old one looks like I put it in an oven for a few days.)
-Britt-
 
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