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1969 Z28 Tach Removal

It has been awhile since I've been on the forum, so I wasn't sure where to look for info on how to remove the tach from my 1969 Z28. The needle will only go up to around 2200rpm and no further. Can someone tell me how to remove the tach and a good place to send it to for repair?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Feb 16th, 08, 07:48 AM
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Re: 1969 Z28 Tach Removal

It's actually quite easy and can be done without removing the dash bezel. If your not 6'4" and 230lb you might be able to get under your dash to see the plug and mounting nuts. I found it easier to remove my front seat.
1st, remove the front clear tach cover, 2 screws on top and 2 on bottom. Pull straight towards you. May have to tilt slightly on top to get it out. You'll see once loose.
2nd, remove the plug in the center of the tach from behind that connects the 3 wires by pulling straight back. It's like the plug on your headlights. You can wiggle it slightly to help in the removal.
3rd, there are 3 mounting nuts in back holding it to the dash bezel. If it's original and never been taken out, it may still have the little caps on the ends of the screws. They just pull off. Here's a pic of the back so you see the configuration of the screw/nut location.

I've used these guys and did nice work. I would think there should be something closer to home.
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Re: 1969 Z28 Tach Removal

Thanks Dennis for the photo and information you sent me. I've heard like you said that it can come out from both the front and the back, but I was hoping that I could remove it from the back. I think I'll do what you suggested and remove the seat first because being 6'3" I'll probably need the extra space. I have a feeling that replacing it will be a little harder than removing it, at least that's the way it goes with most things. Thanks again for the reply, because I didn't think I was going to get any replies.

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Re: 1969 Z28 Tach Removal

Donnie,
Sorry if I misled you but it only comes out from the front. Once you get the 3 mounting nuts off the back, you just need to tap it forward from behind and it will fall into your hand. Hardest part of putting it back in is just getting the 3 nuts back on. You'll see, piece of cake.

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Re: 1969 Z28 Tach Removal

The plug is a pain! What size nuts? Not 5/16's and working by braille
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I hooked up my z28 tach for the first time Sunday and it smoked! Brand New from NPD. Going to TRY to exchange it...I bought it a few years back but finally got the car running. Just lit up in smoke immediately after touching the positive wire to 12v. Ground was to ground and Coil was to coil.

Take off the clear dash gage cover then to pull it out was simple 11/32 socket on the three nuts and pulled the three wires.
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Donnie - the search feature is on the top menu.

I personally find it helpful to remove the radio and get a closer perspective on the area.


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kudos to NPD they took back my tach and gave me a new one. Few minutes later installed and running. Easy to install as it was to remove
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Donnie any update for you to report?


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Re: 1969 Z28 Tach Removal

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It has been awhile since I've been on the forum, so I wasn't sure where to look for info on how to remove the tach from my 1969 Z28. The needle will only go up to around 2200rpm and no further. Can someone tell me how to remove the tach and a good place to send it to for repair?

Thanks,
Donnie
Hi Donnie
As far as your Question for Service, I brought my whole Dash Carrier/ Instrument Cluster to Instrument Specialties in North Kingstown, RI

Their work on my 69 stuff was fantastic, worth the Money I spent to have it done right.

https://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=283962

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