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xd ute spac dash rev counter wont work

Hi people i just took what i think is an spac dash out of my 6 cyl xd and put it in my 351 xd changing only the oil sender as everything else seemed compatible but the rev counter wont go so i thought i would pop in and see if anyone has had to sort this in the past as my book with wiring is at work.

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Re: xd ute spac dash rev counter wont work

i think the six cylinder tacho will be different to the 8.

you might be able to get it reprogramed by an instument specialist.

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Re: xd ute spac dash rev counter wont work

The standard tacho wire is pink and light blue and runs off the coil "-" negative terminal. The tach will need recalibrating due to it being set up for a 6 pack.

You'll see a small hole in the back of the tacho (removed from dash). There is a small calibration screw inside. Just get a handheld workshop tacho and wire it up, then adjust the screw until it matches.

There are 2 plugs in the back of the dash where all the wires feed in. The position of the wires on the plug may? be different between the 2 dash cluster types. You can unscrew the back of the dash, it will be quite easy to see which terminal runs to the tacho. Just make sure the pink/light blue wire runs to that plug point.

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You'll see a small hole in the back of the tacho (removed from dash). There is a small calibration screw inside. Just get a handheld workshop tacho and wire it up, then adjust the screw until it matches.

is it that simple.

i must remember that.

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is it that simple.

i must remember that.
Yeah! The XD electronic speedos have a small screw to adjust the speed reading too! Diff gears and big tyres are easy fixed at the turn of a screw. No fussing with different speedo cogs in the gearbox.

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