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#365138 - 02/03/04 07:32 PM Uni-Tech tach adapter install instructions?
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I bought a used Uni-Tech tach adapter. I finally got the guage pod today and wanted to do the install. Unfortunately, there are no install instructions included with the adapter.

I went to www.uni-tech.com and the site is gone. I went to www.archive.org and looked up uni-tech. I found their main page but the install instructions link didn't work.

Does anyone have a copy of the PDF install instructions, or a scan of the photocopy that originally came with the Uni-Tech tach adapter?

Thanks!

Erin.

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#365139 - 02/03/04 07:55 PM Re: Uni-Tech tach adapter install instructions?
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#365140 - 02/03/04 10:57 PM Re: Uni-Tech tach adapter install instructions?
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Erin,

The signal wire in the main harness below the brake master cylinder was R/G - Red with Green stripe - on my 98 GM.

JAM
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#365141 - 02/06/04 09:14 AM Re: Uni-Tech tach adapter install instructions?
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Sorry, I didn't renew the domain this year. Check attatcment. It's pretty staightforward. PM me if you have trouble.


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517572-Installation Instructions.zip (572 downloads)

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#365142 - 02/06/04 10:20 AM Re: Uni-Tech tach adapter install instructions?
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Ick, I hate splicing into factory wires, there is no cleaner way to do this? Ford really had No Tach output built into the system?? Arrgh, my dad's mustang has a tach, I am green with envy.
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#365143 - 02/06/04 05:06 PM Re: Uni-Tech tach adapter install instructions?
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Only 98 up need adapters.
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Hers:
2000 GM LX Limited
Monroe Sensatracs, won't let me add anything else!
Dual Exhaust from a 99 PI. (I'm wearing her down!) HPP rear sway bar.
Quote: A car's top speed is mostly limited by the nut behind the wheel.

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#365144 - 02/07/04 01:39 PM Re: Uni-Tech tach adapter install instructions?
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bc4e, you wouldn't happen to have an extra one laying around would you ?

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#365145 - 02/07/04 04:55 PM Re: Uni-Tech tach adapter install instructions?
Chevyguy Offline

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AHHHH, the COP system is the problem there!!

I would like to install a Tach, it would be fun!!
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#365146 - 02/07/04 11:40 PM Re: Uni-Tech tach adapter install instructions?
Anonymous
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Thanks very much guys!

I appreciate the help!

Erin.

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#365147 - 02/08/04 09:34 AM Re: Uni-Tech tach adapter install instructions?
bigcars4ever Offline
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Registered: 01/04/01
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When Ford Motorsports came out with thier own adapter I saw sales disapear so I never reordered. I still like my design since you only tap into the cam sensor. In the event of a short the car still operates fine. Cutting apart a coil pack wire and inserting the Ford unit seems a little more prone for failure. Just my $0.02
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Mine: 2003 Mercury Marauder 300B
Bone stock for now but not for long.
Hers:
2000 GM LX Limited
Monroe Sensatracs, won't let me add anything else!
Dual Exhaust from a 99 PI. (I'm wearing her down!) HPP rear sway bar.
Quote: A car's top speed is mostly limited by the nut behind the wheel.

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#365148 - 02/16/04 08:26 PM Re: Uni-Tech tach adapter install instructions?
Anonymous
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So, I don't have any pictures of either the "CID sensor" or the "main harness connector." I took some pictures and hopefully you can tell me what is what?

Is this the CID sensor?


If it is, I followed your directions for testing it. The wire on the right is red with a green stripe, and shows 0 ohms when tested with the multimeter. That would make the left wire, the green/yellow wire the signal wire, correct?

Also, where is the "main harness connector?" I took this picture of the area under the brake master cylinder:



There are three large electrical connectors beneath the master cylinder. Is the "main harness connector" in the red, blue or green area?

Once I have located the connector, then I should look for the green/yellow wire, correct?

Thanks again for your help!

Best wishes,

_erin

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#365149 - 02/16/04 08:45 PM Re: Uni-Tech tach adapter install instructions?
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This is a picture of the CID. I hope, because this is where I have my convertor hooked up to. And it's working. The connector is unplugged and sitting on top of the sensor in the pic. My signal wire was dark blue with a orange strip but I think they are different colors depending on the year.


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#365150 - 02/16/04 08:52 PM Re: Uni-Tech tach adapter install instructions?
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For my MSD adapter I had to splice into the R/G wire (Red with Green Stripe) - same color as the wires to the COPS on my 98 GM.

The connectors below the master cylinder are not color coded on my car, but I beleive it was the largest connector - the blue one in your photo. I'll go look to be sure.

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#365151 - 02/16/04 09:00 PM Re: Uni-Tech tach adapter install instructions?
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Here is a pic of the wires by the master cylinder. The CID wire I traced goes back to the large black connector. In your picture it looks like the large blue connector. The CID wire is the one with the pinch in it. I stuck a needle through it to test it.


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527714-CID 2.JPG (249 downloads)

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#365152 - 02/16/04 09:02 PM Re: Uni-Tech tach adapter install instructions?
JAM Offline

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Registered: 11/14/02
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OK - so yours aren't factory color coded either now that I look closer at your photo. But I checked my installation and my R/G tach signal wire is definitely going into the largest connector you coded blue - see attached - I pulled the wires out so can hopefully be seen clearly.

My MSD adapter required that I tap into that R/G wire for my 98 (used blue wire), but I am not familiar with the uni-tech requirements, which are apparently quite different, or wiring color schemes for subsequent years.

JAM


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527715-02130002.JPG (344 downloads)

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#365153 - 02/16/04 10:15 PM Re: Uni-Tech tach adapter install instructions?
Anonymous
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Great! Thanks for the help guys! Now that I know where the CID sensor is, I can use the multimeter to figure it out on my CVPI.

I will take pics of the install and post them all on my SuperFord page to help others out, too.

Best wishes,

_erin

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#365154 - 02/18/04 03:05 AM Re: Uni-Tech tach adapter install instructions?
Anonymous
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Thanks to everyone's help, the install went smoothly.

For those of you with 1998 CVPIs, the wire you're looking for is blue with an orange stripe.

Pictures and details available here.

Best wishes,

_erin

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