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post #1 of 10 Old 06-12-2013, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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Aftermarket Tach

I have a Sun Super Tach 2.
I bought it, and never used it. Now it's time.
I see the one green wire goes to the negative side of the coil.
This coil is quite different than what I am used to seeing.
Where is the negative side? I see a two prong plug that goes on it, is it on of those? And if so, which one?



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post #2 of 10 Old 06-12-2013, 09:47 PM
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What is the info on your jeep?
Your Jeep you have on your little info panel is incorrect.
a 95 Cherokee is not a FSJ-Full sized jeep

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post #3 of 10 Old 06-12-2013, 09:50 PM
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This link has great info!!
http://www.cherokeeforum.com/f2/wher...hometer-49533/

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post #4 of 10 Old 06-12-2013, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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Oops. I have to fix that. Its a 95 Cherokee. 4.0
Mine dont say sport or anything on it. Not sure what its considered.
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post #5 of 10 Old 06-12-2013, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks. I will check when I get on my pc. I see there are two wires plugged onto the coil. I need to know which one is the negative.
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post #6 of 10 Old 06-12-2013, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I just watched the video. I hope mine has a green striped wire like the video. For the negative side of the coil. I didn't know what would happen to the tach if I hooked to the wrong wire on the coil. There's two to choose from and I know my luck!
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post #7 of 10 Old 06-12-2013, 10:27 PM
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That link should explain it all
Your tac, if like mine should have 4 wires
Red-pos battery, under the dash in the kick panel- i wired it to accessory slot
White-light, i wired mine to my dash lights so it dims
Black-ground
Green-find the green wire on the coil, tap into it.

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post #8 of 10 Old 06-12-2013, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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That link should explain it all
Your tac, if like mine should have 4 wires
Red-pos battery, under the dash in the kick panel- i wired it to accessory slot
White-light, i wired mine to my dash lights so it dims
Black-ground
Green-find the green wire on the coil, tap into it.
Exactly! I just saw the new style coil, so to speak, and seen the two wires, and was wondering which was the negative wire. So I stopped before I went any further.
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post #9 of 10 Old 06-12-2013, 10:34 PM
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It is a little different than the older point style where you need the negative side, a little sensor in the distributor sends the signal via the green wire, so that is the one you tap into.
Glad i could help.

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post #10 of 10 Old 06-12-2013, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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It is a little different than the older point style where you need the negative side, a little sensor in the distributor sends the signal via the green wire, so that is the one you tap into.
Glad i could help.
I truly appreciate it. I want to mount mine tomorrow, and fix a few other things.
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