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If you had a sequential shift light, where would you mount it?

If you don't know what im talking about its something like this:

 

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I would totally relocate the LEDs to the inside the gauge cluster cover or something like that.

But I'm with the others. In the middle of the cluster. Except I say up at the top, between the turn signals (if you can see there).

What about by the shifter? Say... facing upward on the driver's side of the tunnel? They're LEDs so you know they're motherfucking bright, particularly at night.
 

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either on top of the hood, with a smaller wheel and angled up a little, or right in the middle underneath the gauges on the steering column
 

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On the top of the inside of the hood. It would be above the speedo, tach, oil press.. ect. , but still in your line of sight.

-Jeremy
 

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I'd put it on the visor plug since I don't have visors anymore.
 

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The FM one is programmable for when it comes on, how long each led lasts in RPM (I think) and mode. It can be a single flashing dummy shift light ALA Autometer, it can do something else, and it can light sequentially. And there's a memory feature that remembers your settings regardless of +12v presence. I was shocked at how much more it did than just act as a shift light.

Not that I'm defending my nifty new FM shiftlight purchase...
 

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Sigh... okay ill be nice.

If you don't solder and don't enjoy DIY electronics projects by all means buy something like the FM/Datatool. But there are wiring diagrams and instructions on the net so you can build your own for cheap.
 

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Your could easily order everything off Jameco.com

For Example:

http://www.niksula.cs.hut.fi/~mdobruck/siililand/mini/diy/alien/tacho/tacho.html

Note: He says his circuit isn't functioning correctly, but his is simple so it makes for a good example.

F-V Converter Components (I think this is unnecessary on the miata, because I think there is an ECU wire that already varies the voltage with RPM. I'm too lazy to research this at the moment.)

IC ($1.69):
http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/st...storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&productId=23341

Diodes/Resistors/Capacitors are dirt cheap. You cold probably build this circuit for under $4.


Bar Graph Generator

IC ($2.35)
http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/st...toreId=10001&catalogId=10001&productId=246625

Diodes/Resistors/Caps = Cheap

LEDs depending on what kind can be from $0.10 to $3.00 each.



Another circut I have in my bookmarks:
http://www.t-r-j.com/Auto/Tach/tachometer.htm
 
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