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post #1 of 25 Old 08-26-2012, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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Tachometer install

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I'm an owner of a 2012 sedan, model S. Why Nissan didn't install a tachometer in a manual car is beyond me. I have dealt not having one for about a year, and now it's time to install one. Question for the gurus: Is my car already wired for a tach? If so, any ideas on wire color and location? I'm contemplating a cluster swap or a small Autometer on the steering column. Um, without a shift light. Because, well, that would be silly. Thanks in advance!
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Thats a good question, i was gunna post it. But u beat me to it. I own a 5spd S model too, i've been wanting a tach ever since i got the car

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i really dont care to have a tach but a light coming on to know when redline has been reached would be nice. I just got a 2012 versa S yesterday so i havent revved it up much. the owners manual has a "max speed" for each gear but im wondering is this the speed in which the 6500 rpm reline is met? anyone know?
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Really? They didn't give you a tach?

One option is the scanguage. It plugs into the obdII port and should be able to give you an rpm reading. it is just a digital display though, so not a typical gauge. I have one and love it. I use mine to monitor the water temp and battery voltage as well as fuel economy. You can view up to 4 parameters at once.

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i really dont care to have a tach but a light coming on to know when redline has been reached would be nice. I just got a 2012 versa S yesterday so i havent revved it up much. the owners manual has a "max speed" for each gear but im wondering is this the speed in which the 6500 rpm reline is met? anyone know?
Owners manual for the automatic mentions not going above 4500 rpm during the break in period.
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12versaS thats a given on any new car..
But the scangauge sounds like a good idea, i take it the install isnt too hard. If it has back lighting im definetly gunna consider it.

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I have the scangaugeII, the tach works good on the scan gauge but it doesnt read out the rpm display fast enough to keep up with the engine. So if youre revving up the engine real quick the gauge doesnt register it quickly enough to be 100% accurate.




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Could I take the 2012 hatch back and install the dash in my 2012 s. also néed help I don't want to screw my warranty. I bought a new 6 speed transition form a 2012 hatchback I want to replace my 5 speed with the 6 speed. What do o think will it match up. I go tto start post pics. So far did cushion single din jvc head unit, 4 JL audio 6.5. And the Oem fog light kit.. I also want a small spoiler and lowering springs. Soon. Maybe after the snow. Since it it's ny. But any help with the tranny switch. What do ou guys think about the cold air intakes worth it or no
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ADD HUD OBD MPH head up display DASH CLUSTER gauge Plug & Play 1996 up | eBay

This could do that as well. There's a video on there to describe it at night. Really neat

EDIT: Plugs into the OBDII Port

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Dude that HUD looks pretty badass. I was also looking at another digital gauge like the "scangauge" called an "ultragauge" i beilive. If anyone has any exp. with them. Would it be practical for a tach and also how does it stack up to the "scangauge"

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