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Old 07-02-2005, 03:40 PM   #1
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does anybody know where i can get a step by step install guide with pics on how to install a shift light? i searched but nothing really helpful came up. thanks
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Old 07-02-2005, 05:37 PM   #2
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I hope u get it in ok. I Bought one a while back. It seemed pretty easy to install. I got the light to go on but i never got it to work. I then threw it at the wall. It sucks because i really want one. When u get it in , let us know how it goes. I would like to try again one day...good luck
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Old 07-02-2005, 05:41 PM   #3
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I've heard of some that use the cig lighter.
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Old 07-02-2005, 07:23 PM   #4
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was going to go with ProForm from Summit because i have store credit. its only 50 bucks anyway. this engine revs so smooth and quiet im afraid ill miss it one time. anybody got any ideas?
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Old 07-03-2005, 03:53 AM   #5
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get a catless UP/DP. it won't be seamless and quiet after that

no but seriously,

that one's only 40 and i'd trust it more than proform.

then again this one doesn't use pills so you won't have to switch them in and out to adjust it...


looks like it's a three wire install.
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Old 07-06-2005, 11:21 AM   #6
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ah yes but where the hell do they go???? dont worry im getting my downpipe today so thats that but i dont imagine itll be tooo damn loud because i just have the SPT cat back. no and i mean no droning what so ever i love it.
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Old 07-07-2005, 09:19 AM   #7
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no one has a shift light????? some help please......
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Old 07-08-2005, 09:54 PM   #8
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dude, anybody.......
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Old 07-09-2005, 07:07 AM   #9
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I bought two ProForms years ago. Never got them to work on Suby. I also felt like throwing them at a wall. Turns out, the signal is not a common signal, and we would need an MSD converter box to use most shift lights, or any other ignition product. Look at Summit or Jeggs for the MSD product I'm talking about.

I have heard of a product for our cars, like the cig. unit. But that sounds a little Micky-Mouse to me.

Signal is not square, but wave, or the other way around. MSD product will "convert" the signal, to use RPM window switches, different ignition, RPM guage, shift lights, etc.
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Old 07-09-2005, 07:35 AM   #10
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http://store.racinglab.com/piledshupinl.html


any thoughts the guys on the honduh forums were pretty confident about it.....

here is a bigger light....
http://store.racinglab.com/piaushupinli1.html
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Old 03-04-2006, 07:16 PM   #11
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How does the STi shift light work in the dash? There must be something for not terribly too much money that allows the use of an LED with some signal receiving device to get a shift light to work. I want one, but its not worth over 50-150$ to me.
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Old 03-05-2006, 07:34 PM   #12
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http://www.raptorperformance.com/ Has one. It just connects to a wire on the ECU. Thats all I know about them. Hope that helps.
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Old 03-05-2006, 11:38 PM   #13
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^^ i dont see subaru listed as an application
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Old 03-06-2006, 12:26 AM   #14
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^^ someone over on scoobymods did it in his. He just never really posted a huge DIY for it, and his links dont work anymore. http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/sho...ht=Shift+Light You just have to find the tach wire and tap into that.

The dude that wrote that said "for those with the USDM (CAN) cluster, it's the right cluster connection and the solid green wire..."

Here is another one made for us subies http://www.rpmalert.com/
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Old 03-06-2006, 11:03 AM   #15
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I have the Axas Combat Shift unit that plugs into the 12v outlet. It was $80 from RS Version, but I can't find it now. I've had it for over 2 years and love it. Four lights go in sequence and a controller lets you set the start and end RPMs for the sequence.

Although it uses the 12v outlet, I've made the install pretty clean, as follows:

1) Use strong double sided adhesive tape to mount the controller between the side of the center tunnel and the pasenger seat.
2) Remove the clock housing and cut a tiny slot in the side.
3) Run the shift light wire up behind the dash and out through the clock housing area.
4) Mount the shift light unit to the clock housing with tiny screws, right next to where you cut the slot for the wire. Replace the housing.
5) Route the power cable from the 12v plug by just pushing it behind the center column plastic trim.

I have the unit set so the first light (green) comes on at 5000 RPM for moderate performance shifting and the final light (red) comes on at 6200 RPM.
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Old 03-06-2006, 11:39 AM   #16
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I have a Pivot shift light. Similar to leecea's, it plugs into the 12v outlet or you can hard wire it. All I have is the shift light but pivot has a sequence light as well.

To set the shift point, rev to the desired rpm, push button and you're done.

I found mine on ebay.

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Old 03-06-2006, 12:01 PM   #17
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See, as cool as a shift light is, I just cant see spending $80 or $120 for an LED light and a resistor worth a total of $3 from radioshack. If someone sold a kit for $40 instead of 2x or 3x that I would be more apt to purchase one.
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Old 03-06-2006, 12:08 PM   #18
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I think it involves a bit more than an LED and resistor.

Either way, my time is money. I'd rather spend $80 and 5 minutes than, $3 and 4 hours.
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Old 03-06-2006, 01:03 PM   #19
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I wasn't saying you should go to radioshack and make your own. I was saying that the units cost them no more than $5 piece and that the mark-up is discusting. I'd rather spend the $80 on a part that is worthwhile. A shift light is nice but not nearly as necessary as a million other things. That's all. And for the most part, is it just an LED and a resistor. V = IR , and when the voltage is substantial enough due to reaching a certain rpm the current is great enough to activate the LED light. The reason many kits require a "pill" to change the rpm at which the light becomes active is you are changing the resistance and thus the voltage drop across the resistor.
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Old 03-12-2006, 09:27 PM   #20
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http://store.racinglab.com/piledshupinl.html


any thoughts the guys on the honduh forums were pretty confident about it.....

here is a bigger light....
http://store.racinglab.com/piaushupinli1.html
Racing Lab site shows a shift lamp that plugs into the cigarette lighter. Am I nuts or does this really work with just that?????

George
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Old 03-12-2006, 09:43 PM   #21
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Okay, what I've found out is that they arent all that accurate but they are close enough that in real time the difference between +/- 50rpm is only miliseconds. I'd love to find someone who has one and demo it before spending a dime on them though.
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