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Re: rev counter in a mk2 escort
Originally Posted by TruBlu351
Welcome to Ford Forums ratboy!
Does your rev counter (tacho) come with wiring instructions?
Most have 4 wires that need connecting. I'll have a guess at the colours which may vary depending on brand. You can buy a set of crimping plyers and various plug ends that make wiring everything nice and tidy.
1. Red: wire into 12V ignition wire.
2. Black: connect to earth/chassis frame
3. White: connect to dash lighting
4. Green: Connect to coil negative terminal (tacho signal input)
Happy rev counting
that pretty much covers it.
the green ( tacho signal or pick-up ) goes out and conects to the coil on the engine.
the coil should be marked with a + ( positive ) and - (negitive ).
you need to conect to the - ( negitive ) side .
good luck and take care of the scort.
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