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i ahve a 1.2 vauxhall corsa and am wanting to buy an aftermarket rev counter but before i bought one i want to know how i can install it and if it will actually fit on my car. can someone help please?

posted by  craig_dixon1986

Aftermarket rev counters work of the distributor usually, I've never had to install one myself, but a friend of mine hooked one up to his '86 1.4 Escort and it fit ok. What year is your Corsa? so that we can determine if the setup is standard... :thumbs:

posted by  Cliffy

it was made in 1993 (L reg) and doesnt have a tachometer already fitted (obviously)

posted by  craig_dixon1986

Ok, Corsa's in '93 had a standard distributor setup like most older cars tend to have. As I said, I'm not exactly sure how to fit one, but it's a simple enough job if you have a small number of tools. If you buy one, it should come with directions in the box. If you have any difficulties get back to me and I'll try to help! :thumbs:

Good Luck! :thumbs: :wink2:

posted by  Cliffy

thanks alot, uve been a great help!

posted by  craig_dixon1986

Rev counter.... :screwy:

posted by  DodgeRida67

You're welcome Craig!




What?......that's the comon term us Brits use for it....bit like you calling a gearbox the transmission lol

posted by  Cliffy

Oh, the across the pond stuff. Right. :thumbs: I'm an american and like I said before, we forget there is others on this planet.

We call a gearbox the steering gearbox here. Not transmission. We call transmissions "tranny"

posted by  DodgeRida67

A steering box?.....is that not to do with steering?....I think we have our wires crossed here :thumbs:

posted by  Cliffy

It must be that 50/60 cycle thing again :laughing:

posted by  HighWayMan

in other industries, we call trannys gear boxes. I am not sure most steering gears are called steering racks since most everything built in the US has rack in pinion instead of recirculating ball gear boxes

posted by  tbaxleyjr

We do call steering racks, steering boxes too, but we also always use the term Gearbox aswell, instead of Tranny :thumbs:

posted by  Cliffy

we ever get craig_dixon1986 tach hooked up to his 93 vauxhall?

posted by  tbaxleyjr

No...I left him in the knowledge that he just witnessed my infinate wisdom! :hi:

posted by  Cliffy

What I ment was, if you say gearbox here you'll be refering to the steering gearbox. Not tranny. :thumbs:

posted by  DodgeRida67

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posted by  Wally

have bought an aftermarket tachometer and am wanting to fit it to my 1.2 vauxhall corsa. the car was made in December 1993 (L reg).

the rev counter itself has five wires coming from it (red, white, green, black, orange)

the instructions say:

connect tachometer ground (black) wire negative (-) battery terminal or to a good chasis ground.
connect tachometer power (red) wire to a switched =12V circuit at fuse box or splice into any vehicle harness wire which is energised only when ignition key is on (run) position.
connect tachometer LED memory (orange) wire to batter and (white) wire to night lamp.
connect tachometer signal (green) wire to appropriate vehicle tachometer signal source.

these instructions are confusing and i have no idea where i need to connect the five wires.

some help would be brilliant

thanks!

posted by  craig_dixon1986

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