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Anyone have pictures of your shift light? I'm looking for ideas for mounting and brands...that sort of thing... Thanks in advance :D
 

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A shift light like the one in the old S series? Man, did I hate that thing!

I'm so glad my Red Line doesn't have one.
 

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No kidding that thing was flashing at you all the time. I don't want that again.
 

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I did notice that the shift light is in the cluster, but it must be unhooked. Thank god, I hated that thing too. Made me feel like I was doing something wrong when it was on. According to the manual, it was supposed to be the best spot to shift for gas mileage. I wouldn't mind something like that, as long as I can turn it off when I don't care! It would be kinda neat to turn it on for the weekdays, try to get the best mileage possible back and forth to work, and then shut it off on the weekends.



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Just be glad it works. A friend of mine in college had a Jeep with a busted shift light. You could be tooling around in 5th gear and it would tell you to upshift...
 

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I think he means a shift light used in a racing application. One that can be dialed in to light when you want it to.

I dont have one, but some have been talking about them.
 

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EddieB said:
Anyone have pictures of your shift light? I'm looking for ideas for mounting and brands...that sort of thing... Thanks in advance :D
Sorry about that, I suppose no one answered your question in any meaningful way yet... I have been partial to the Autometer brand of gauges in general. I don't really know the differences between different gauge brands, I just know that Autometer has some good history. I prefer a gauge/shiftlight that is accurate above all else. I would just avoid the 'Faze' crap, and the other 'ricer' oriented 'looks 1st, function 2nd', type of gauges. Don't be afraid to pay some $$$ for a good one. Shiftlights aren't too expensive to begin with, MSD makes a few good ones too. Not sure if those are meant to work only with their ignition controls though.



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I did notice that the shift light is in the cluster, but it must be unhooked. Thank god, I hated that thing too. Made me feel like I was doing something wrong when it was on. According to the manual, it was supposed to be the best spot to shift for gas mileage. I wouldn't mind something like that, as long as I can turn it off when I don't care! It would be kinda neat to turn it on for the weekdays, try to get the best mileage possible back and forth to work, and then shut it off on the weekends.

Shift light in the cluster?
 

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Actually the one in the cluster on my Quad Coupe 3 (manual trans), was pretty sweet. Yes it told you to shift at weird times like when going up hill it want'd you to be in 5th gear...but rather then that for racing it was sweet. When i went to the track the light came on right before fuel cut off. I know cause in first gear the tach was slow like all GM's cars with the ecotec seem to be. And when i floored it, it would come on around 5900rpms and the a split second later would hit fuel cutoff. So when i raced the light poped on and i shifted.
 

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My girlfriend has a Q3 and I've noticed her light but I haven't looked at mine and it's too cold to do it now. Hers is just below 12o'clock if I remember correctly.
 

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JDRedline said:
A shift light like the one in the old S series? Man, did I hate that thing!

I'm so glad my Red Line doesn't have one.
Not like the stock shift lite in the eariler Saturn, a Red-line shift lite for racing.
 

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Raptor Performance shift light starting at $85. Easy to install and extremely accurate. Trust me, if you dont have one, you need one. The tach on the redline is extremely slow.

Here are some pics of mine installed
http://www.cardomain.com/id/redlininginblue
 

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dazednconfused75 said:
I stand corrected. On the QC it's yellow and just to the left of the speedo.
Yea, that's the same one I can see in the cluster of the Redline, it's just not hooked up. Not that I think it should be or anything, just noticed that the 'window' is in the dash for it.
 
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