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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-25-07, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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Question Tacho

I have a fiest azura, i am trying to fit a tacho but i can't get anything to read, any ideas.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-28-07, 04:17 AM
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Re: Tacho

i guess wiring.
years ago i changed the instrument cluster on a escort mk4 diesel to one with a rev counter. this was done by rewiring the connectors at the back of the instrument cluster.
i dont know what a fiesta azura is but i can say if it really old (pre 1990ish) and its a diesel then sender wire for the rev counter wires to the alternator if petrol then it goes to the coil. if its slightly new (1990ish to 2007 any thing with a ECU) i would guess the sender wire for the rev counter goes to the ECU (this is only a guess as ive never wired one in to a car with a ECU)

last thing i can say, im quite sure that on the old cars (pre 1990) a diesel rev counter is different to a petrol rev counter because when i was trying to find the sender connection on the alternator (diesel) i was testing it with a old petrol rev counter and could not get the it to work but when i got a rev counter from a diesel car it worked fine.

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Re: Tacho

just another thought if your car is 2000 year or newer then this should work Find ScanGauge II OBD 2 Scanner Tool Trip Digital xgauge on eBay within, Diagnostic Tools Equipment, Garage Equipment Tools, Cars, Parts Vehicles (end time 15-Nov-07 21:15:02 GMT)
i was looking at those the other day for my fiesta 1998 mk4 as i really want the trip computer (how many miles to the gallon etc) but this does have a rev counter on it also but i emailed the seller and he reckons it wont work on my car so i wont buy one, but my searching on the internet im sure i found that EEC V ECU is obd2 compliant can anyone shed any light on this? cos i still think it will work but dont want to buy one after the seller has told me it wont.

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