1. Push and hold red button. Pointer will display the tachometer’s shift-point and the Shift Lite will activate.
2. To set your desired shift-point, continue depressing the red button, then push and turn the Shift-Set knob until the pointer reaches the desired RPM.
3. To double check, push red set button-- pointer will indicate your shift-point.
4. During normal tachometer operation, the Shift-lite will activate at the exact same RPM that the pointer indicates when red set button is depressed.
1. Two-Stage Shift-Lite Set Mode (For tachs with two shift-lite set points)
1. To enter this mode, apply power to the tach with the engine off (no RPM signal to the tach).
2. Press and release the SET button. The pointer moves from 0 RPM to 1K RPM. This is the indicator for the Low Set shift point.
3. Press and release the SET button to review and/or set the Low Set shift point.
4. Using the “erase” and “recall” buttons, move the pointer to the desired RPM for the Low Set shift point.
5. Once the pointer is positioned at the desired RPM, press & release the SET button to store the setting.
6. Press and release the “ ” button. The pointer moves from 1K RPM to 2K RPM. This is the indicator for High Set shift point.
7. Press and release the SET button to review and/or set the High Set shift point.
8. Using the “erase” and “recall” buttons, move the pointer to the desired RPM for the High Set shift point.
9. Once the pointer is positioned at the desired RPM, press & release the SET button to store the setting.
NOTE: If the Low Set shift point has been changed, the High Set shift point will also be changed to the same value.
2. Two-Stage Shift-Lite Application (For tachs with two shift-lite set points)
1. To accomplish changing the shift setting, a Blue lead is brought out of the tachometer to a switch that the driver may manually push. (See diagram in the wiring section.)
2. When the switch is closed (pushed), the Blue lead will be connected to 12V Power and the Low Set mode will be in effect. When the switch is open (released), the High Set mode will be in effect.
3. Some racers mount the switch on the transmission or shifter such that when in first gear the switch is closed, thus placing them in Low Shift set mode. When shifted out of 1st (Low) , the switch returns to open and places the shift point in the High Set mode.
NOTE: If you prefer to use only one shift point, do not connect the Blue wire as shown in the diagram in the Wiring section and only set the High Shift Point.
3. Memory Function (For Models with Memory)
1. Press “ERASE” button before each race. This clears the memory from your previous run. You are now ready to record.
2. Press “RECALL” button to display highest RPM reached. This can be done during or after a race.
3. Memory is retained even when power to the tachometer is off.
1. Mount tach base firmly to reduce vibration, wear and tear.
2. Avoid contact of the tach with windshield or other objects to maintain rubber shock absorbing feature.
3. A 12 V power source MUST be used to power this tachometer. A 12V motorcycle battery is a good alternative for cars without batteries. A battery with minimum 5 amp hour rating is recommended.
4. Avoid connecting tach power and ignition power leads together. Use separate battery leads for ignition and tach to avoid excess voltage drop.
5. Wherever possible, solder wire connections and avoid crimp-type connectors. This will minimize loose connections that could cause problems later.
6. Make sure you have a good ground to engine and battery negative terminal.
7. Wire installations should be neat and tied down to prevent tugging and fraying of wires at connections.
If your tach does not function properly after installation check the following:
1. Are all electrical connections correct and tight?
2. If neither tach nor dial light work, check ground and 12V power connections.
3. Disregard tach readings that occur before engine is started.
4. If problems persist try tach on another vehicle with the same ignition.
5. For changes in ignition type, contact a service representative from Auto Meter.
6. Ignition manufacturers recommend that the ignition and coil be matched according to criteria which they establish (often that the ignition and coil be products of the same company).
If they are mismatched, minor malfunctions may occur, showing as erratic readings on the tach. Mismatching coil and ignition types is often the cause of incorrect tach performance.