Installing a msd digital shift light

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  1. 96 blue moon

    96 blue moon Active Member

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    I do not have a monster tach in my car to mount the shift light. With my setup I have in my car I was thinking about mounting the shift light on the top part of my steering bezel. I do have a instument cluster pod that holds my oil and water gauges. you can't really see them in the picture. The MSD digital shift light is pretty small. What do you guys suggest to mount the shift light. I am open for suggestions. Here is a picture of the gauges set up in my car. Thanks

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  2. 9psi 98

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    You HAVE to mount that thing inside the left-center A/C vent in the middle of your dash. Leave the night cover off of it and aim the deflectors away from you if it's too bright for you at night.... But, 99% of the time you won't even notice it's there. Most importantly, no one else will know it's there either. Nothing says "I'll race everything including my own shadow" like a shift light mounted somewhere that everyone can see. I did the big 5" tach on the dash with one of my previous mustangs and regretted it every day....go with the clean/sleeper look Greg.
     
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    Thanks Tom, I will see what that looks like. I do have a dimmer switch built in the shift light.
     
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    Mine has a dimmer switch as well, but once you mount the light and re-install the vent you won't be able to get to it. You'll want the orange wire with a white stripe coming out of your ECU harness to tap into if you don't have something like an MSD ignition box with a tach light port on it.
     
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    i mounted mine on my steering column bezel and i like it right there.
     
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    Thanks scott 5. That is where I was thinking about installing the shift light also. I really don't have any where else to mount the light with my set up.
     
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    Definately follow his advice. O0
     
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    Thanks for all your help guys!