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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 25th, 14, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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Putting tach wire plug on tach,,,too big of OLD hands

Are there ANY secrets to putting the tach wire plug on the back of the tach??? Cant see it back there,cant hardly feel it cause it faces forward. hands are too big to fit in tight places and arthy comes to play.

Took it to couple repair shops,,,they dont do wiring,,,I am going to do the rest of the wiring after plug install. My dash pad and heater control install is waiting for me as well as the ash tray and glove box all out waiting.

Tried several times,,,would a mirror help?? Or park it outside in sunlight(its dark in there). Can you see back with head on the floor?

Such a dumb problem,,,back 40 years ago before trifocals was no prob,,,now like mountains to climb
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Re: Putting tach wire plug on tach,,,too big of OLD hands

What brand of tach are you working on? You might have to remove the dash panel and plug it in then reinstall dash panel.
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Re: Putting tach wire plug on tach,,,too big of OLD hands

Take the front seat out and pull the pins on the brake pedal and clutch rods so you can let them fall to the floor. That'll give you some room to contort under there and see it. If that doesn't work call in a ten year old.

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Re: Putting tach wire plug on tach,,,too big of OLD hands

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Are there ANY secrets to putting the tach wire plug on the back of the tach??? Cant see it back there,cant hardly feel it cause it faces forward. hands are too big to fit in tight places and arthy comes to play.

Took it to couple repair shops,,,they dont do wiring,,,I am going to do the rest of the wiring after plug install. My dash pad and heater control install is waiting for me as well as the ash tray and glove box all out waiting.

Tried several times,,,would a mirror help?? Or park it outside in sunlight(its dark in there). Can you see back with head on the floor?

Such a dumb problem,,,back 40 years ago before trifocals was no prob,,,now like mountains to climb

The easiest way to access the rear of the tach is to remove the radio. That's what I did and it made it so much easier to get to the connections. Good luck!

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 26th, 14, 05:37 AM
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Re: Putting tach wire plug on tach,,,too big of OLD hands

All great ideas except for the ten year old. They have to be a little older and preferably female (not because of the dirty old man thing), but because a girl won't force the connection breaking the tach the way a young man would.

I do feel for you. I gave up (I've been retired for nearly twenty years) trying to maintain or fix my cars now. I have always been too big (I'm really large, even though I have lost nearly two inches from compressed vertebrae in my spine, leaving me only 6'4" instead of my younger 6'6"), and arthritic to do anything any more (not even going to mention diabetic neuropathy that causes me to drop anything I put in my left hand).

I would try the radio and heater controls first because it is relatively easy to do. Failing in that I would remove the seats (also relatively easy if you are large enough to easily pick up the seat by yourself) and crawl under the dash. I would save removing the dash panel for last, because you have to remove the seat to be able to find the screws and other connections behind the dash to remove it.

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