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MSD Programmable Digital Shift Light (79-18 All)

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    Features & Details

    • Six Bright Red LED's
    • Programmable from 100 to 15,900 Rpm's
    • Compact Size
    • Fits All Year Mustangs
    Programmable. The MSD Digital Shift Light can be programmed from 100 to 15,900 rpm's by as little as 10 rpm increments to assure precise accurate shifts. A powerful digital controller inside the compact housing gives you the ability to program the rpm activation points, number of cylinders, LED and display brightness all through a easy-to-view LED panel and two programming buttons.

    Application. The MSD Programmable Digital Shift Light can be installed on a single cylinder engine or up to 12-cylinders with a stock ignition or high-powered aftermarket systems.

    Fitment: 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Shift light
    • (1) Wiring harness
    Installation Info
    Will it fit my Mustang?
    • Boss 302 - 12, 13
    • Bullitt - 01, 08, 09
    • Cobra - 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 01, 03, 04
    • Cobra R - 93, 95, 00
    • EcoBoost - 15, 16, 17, 18
    • GT - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • GT350 - 15, 16, 17, 18
    • GT350R - 15, 16, 17, 18
    • GT500 - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
    • LX - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93
    • Mach 1 - 03, 04
    • Other - 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86
    • V6 - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

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    6 Questions / 6 Answers

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    Is it able to be set up for launching, and more then one shift points?


    • Yes, the MSD Programmable Digital Shift Light can be programmed for multiple different shift points.


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    This Shift Light has worked great since I installed it. Is there any way to add a Sound Alert to this. I react better to sound than light and think that this may cut my ET's.


    • The MSD Programmable Digital Shift Light does not have an audible output.

      Pat K

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    Had my shift light installed at the dealership and I can not get it to program. Can some one please help me?


    • Please contact our Customer Service department so that we may assist you in programming the MSD Programmable Digital Shift Light.

      Rob D

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    What is involved to hook up on 1994 Mustang GT?


    • If you follow the link below, it will take you to the installation guide. This will show you what is needed for a proper install.


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    Can this be installed in a roush vent pod?


    • Hi, This shift light is much smaller than a standard gauge it will not fit inside the mounting hole .

      Chris J

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    Will this shift light work with automatics with ratchet shifters in it?


    • The MSD Programmable Digital Shift Light (79-17 All) will work with both manuals and automatics as it will work off the RPMs.


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    Overall Rating 4.4

    out of 5 stars

    • 5/5

      March 19, 2018

      Shift light review

      Great product, fast shipping!!! Works like a charm.


      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      February 09, 2018

      MSD Shift Light

      Quality MSD product. Programming was a little tricky ... I set it for 8 cylinders, but it was actually only connected to 1. After the program change it works perfectly. It is easy to see and looks great on the dash. I like it's compact size also.


      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 1/5

      October 11, 2017

      Does not work with 2017 GT

      I was not able to get the sensor to pick up the RPMs on my 2017 GT. I called MSD and they were not help at all.


      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      April 23, 2017

      Easy install!

      Just put my msd shift light in no problem, the hardest part is running the wires through the grommet in the fire wall only took an hour and a half total, very pleased with how it went.


      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 3/5

      February 09, 2017

      Few things.

      The display on the side dims, the shift light doesn't seam to dim much. Every time you put power to the unit it flashes 21 times and it's a very bright light at night. If they made covers for the shift light it would be helpful. Autometer light covers might work.


      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 4/5

      October 26, 2016

      shift light

      great product.. I had a friend help with the install.. went very smooth. Very simple to figure out programming and set up.


      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      October 07, 2016

      MSD Quality

      This won't get installed until the winter but it looks like it will work great. It's the exact size I was looking for and ... have you ever gotten an MSD product that wasn't good..


      Year: 1990 Submodel: Other

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      September 29, 2016

      small and effective

      Purchased this for my wife's car that I recently finished building. She is not an experienced Drag racer, and was hitting the rev limiter in her shifts. This allowed me to set the shift points for 1-4th gears independently, and now she is banging gears like she has been racing all her life. it is small and compact and mounted perfectly above her gauges in her pillar mount pod. programming it was the longest part of the install. it could be priced a little lower though.


      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      September 29, 2016

      Easy install and works great

      The size is perfect to be mounted in most locations and even on the lowest setting of brightness it is easy to see, install was no problem, I recommend this shift light!


      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      September 26, 2016

      digital shift light

      very easy to install you only have to connect one wire to any coil lead and on the inside add a positive and a ground to switched positive. the unit works just like they say. the lead that goes to the coil does not have to be cut. the inducktive pickup just pass the wire in the hole of pickup and it will work.


      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      June 27, 2016

      Love it!!!!

      I fabricated a harness and mount the light to a suction cup which I place on the windshield. This way the car looks stock when not in use at the track. Love the inductive pick up rather than having to splice.


      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      May 31, 2016

      It's Really Bright

      This shift light could not have been any simpler to install. Three wires(power, ground and sensor) are all that need to be routed and connected. I used 3M tape to mount the bracket on top of the dash by the a piller and drilled no holes. I have the brightness setting at "1" and put a white plastic cap over the lights to dim it down to where I want the brightness. It works as advertised. I almost didn't buy this light because others had indicated that the mounting bracket was weak and a piece of trash, I have found those reviews not to be true. The bracket is designed to "slide" the light into it, not "snap" the light into it.


      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      April 18, 2016

      Good product

      I order this shift ligh great product looks great and works great very bright even in sun light well worth the money if you don't want to always hit the Rev limmter 80 bucks to install at local shop


      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      May 31, 2014

      Just what I needed.

      Nice piece of gear. Easy to install and works as intended. I like the size of the light, not in the way and still does the job.


      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT New Mexico.

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      April 17, 2014

      Awesome addition!

      Great item to mount on that is a quick and straight forward installation.


      Year: 2004 Submodel: Cobra Hatboro, PA, USA

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      February 21, 2014


      I love the MSD programmable shift light. Packaged nicely and super quick and easy to install.


      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT Alabama

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      March 19, 2013

      MSD Programable shift light

      I purchased the MSD Programable shift light on my street/strip 2002 Mustang GT. I was having trouble shifting at the correct time while driving and looking at the factory tach. I attached the GMR to the red wire coming out of the #7 cylinder Coil Over Plug. Make sure the two brass fittings on the GMR touch each other as you fit it over the wire. I fed the red, black and green wires through the firewall by plying the rubber fitting at the area that the steering wheel comes through the firewall. I attached the green wire to the green wire from the shift light and joined the red power wires together, splicing them into the power wire of a 12Volt plug, while doing the same with the black ground wires. I used a 12Volt plug because I don't always want the shift light powered for everyday driving and I can put it away when not being used. When I want to use it I just plug it into the power plug below the radio and since it keeps whatever you've previously programed into, it (use the 1cyl setting) you'e ready to drag race.


      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT St. Louis, MO

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    • 5/5

      January 22, 2013


      This thing works great easy to hook up and program.


      Year: 1999 Submodel: V6 sullavin county ny

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      January 18, 2013

      shift light

      it is nice , however , the mounting bracket broke , very cheap plastic . the light works GREAT. little hard to set the shift points , but after a few minutes with playing with it , it is simple.


      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT knoxville tn.

      Helpful (3)

    • 3/5

      July 12, 2011

      Over Priced

      To start for as much as this shift light cost compared to others I was expecting a lot. When it arrived the first thing I noticed was that it is made of low grade plastic and felt very cheap. Once installed my fears about the plastic were confirmed. Although the light did not break the supplied mounting bracket snapped upon install. The light itself works as advertised and install was fairly painless. I really like how easy it is to change what rpm the light flashes and that you can program each gear independently of each other. I also really like that it gives a digital read out of the exact rpm of the engine at any time. It is far more accurate than the stock tachometer. So I still feel that it was overpriced for a shift light made from cheap plastic but, it does work as advertised. On a side note I used the switched hot wire and ground from the rear window defog switch as it was already fused and very close proximity to the light. I recommend using that location for anyone wanting to install this light.

      Beau Buchanan

      Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra

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