Q: I want to install tachometer what do I hook to in the ignition switch?

asked by on December 23, 2016

I want to install tachometer. What do I hook to in ignition switch

My car has 110000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hi there. Take the power wire to the tachometer (the input wire) and hook it into the return wire on the coil system. This will register the tachometer and make it work. Put the ground wire on a good source of ground and then start the engine. The gauge should work. If you need further assistance with hooking up a tachometer, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing


Experienced Mechanic?

Earn up to $70/hr

What others are asking

I believe a vacuum leak, maybe head gasket.

Hi there. If your vehicle tends to stall out when all of the vacuum lines are hooked up, then there is an issue either with the air coming into the engine or the combustion is not good enough to keep...

Car feels like it's going to stall.

This is a common symptom of a misfire or potentially a faulty idle air control valve which when faulty, can cause the misfire to happen due to an improper air/fuel mixture being supplied to the engine. The idle air control...

Rear differential temp light on - 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca

Despite the connector appearing OK, this is an indication of 0 (zero) resistance or a short in this circuit. It's possible the temperature sensor on the differential is itself shorted, or there is a short elsewhere in this circuit. This...

BlueTooth Announcing Texts

I would recommend looking in your 2014 Dodge Dart's owner's manual to see if there are any bluetooth programming options available to you. If so, I would just go into the settings menu and change the bluetooth system to not...

Why does my car shake at 60 mph

The tires, tie rods, and rack and pinion are the most common areas to look at for a vibration in the front end. The tires may be out of balance or have a stop leak inside one of them. The...

Daytime running light out

The HID controller may be bad. HID lights actually need the controller to turn the 12 volt DC from your car battery into 3 phase high voltage ac power. If it is not working correctly, the lights will not work....

Check Engine Light on.

It sounds like you have a bad misfire. While a faulty O2 sensor could be the cause, it is not the most likely. A misfire can be caused by anything that prevents the air/fuel mixture from igniting properly inside the...

Coolant leaking from engine head gasket

Head gaskets can leak in several ways. It can be an external coolant or oil leak, coolant can leak into the combustion chamber and vise versa, and coolant can leak into the oil. This is not a repair to delay....

Related articles

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Electronic Ignition Pickup
If your car has an electronic distributor ignition system and the engine stalls or car does not start, you may have to replace the ignition pickup.
How Long Does an Ignition Ignitor Last?
The The ignition system of a car is responsible for kicking off the combustion process. Without the ignition coil on your car giving off the necessary spark, the air and fuel mixture in your engine will not be able to...
How Does a Distributor Work?
In In older cars, a distributor is one of the central parts of the ignition system. Since the early 1990's, many automakers have moved to using ignition systems without distributors. Though the number of cars with distributors has declined over...