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Shaun13GT/CS May 30th, 2010 09:25 PM

How To: Install a Raptor Shiftlight
 
I recieved my Raptor shiftlight w/ Launch Control from Casper on Thursday, who really really went out of his way to hook me up. The shiftlight was very easy to install, just uncomfortable.

I chose to mount mine on the cluster, between the Speedo and Tach, at the top, in front of the Directionals and Highbeam signals. Heres the write up

- Disconnect the Negative battery terminal.
- Decide where you want to mount your shift light.


http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/a...haun03GT/1.jpg

Remove the gauge cluster.

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/a...haun03GT/2.jpg

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Leave some of the wire so you can pull the shiftlight out if you want to change the launch or shift points. Just zip tie it.

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/a...haun03GT/4.jpg

Also remove the silk panel before you remove the Kicker panel.

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/a...haun03GT/5.jpg

After that, remove the bolt going to the PCM its a 10mm nut.

Then remove the black cover off the PCM, I forgot to take a picture of that. Just pry the 4 tabs with a flathead. So all the wires are visable.

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/a...haun03GT/6.jpg

For the launch control, the white wire goes off the white wire with the orange stripe.

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/a...haun03GT/7.jpg

I used 22 gauge wire connectors. I didnt feel like soldering wires, and they came out good.

Dont forget to ground the black wire.

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Finish product

You can find other helpful write ups on RaptorPerformance.com which may be more helpful.

Shaun13GT/CS May 30th, 2010 09:34 PM

Also, I drilled 2 holes through the Instrument belzel. One to mount the shiftlight, the other was behind to feed the wire through. Sorry for some of the typo's, I can't spell apparently lol.

JerseyTrueBlue May 30th, 2010 09:37 PM

Looks really good man, I want to do the exact same after I get my white faces. This will definatly help me when it comes time to install a light, reps for the good write up.

M.P. Cobra Fan May 30th, 2010 11:03 PM

Nice write up. You did more work then me. lol. I did not remove the cluster or the shifter bezel.


These are easy ass shift lights to install.

I will add this to the how to thread.

mell0 May 30th, 2010 11:48 PM

looks like you're more comfortable with electrical stuff now. i'm probably going to order a raptor shift light once my job kicks off.

Shaun13GT/CS May 31st, 2010 01:44 AM

Thanks guys, sweet now I have 3 stickys in the "How to" thread.

Yea it was very simple. Took me like an hour, but if I had to do it again, it would take like 20 minutes.

worrgp May 31st, 2010 12:57 PM

looks good would the wiring setup be the same for an msd tach adaptor?

casper gt May 31st, 2010 06:40 PM

good job bro. hope you get more use out of it than I did.

bandity2k00 May 31st, 2010 06:48 PM

Nice dude, props and reps for helping people!

I8ACMRO May 31st, 2010 06:49 PM

What color LED did you go w/? I can't decide between Red or Yellow in the silver aluminum housing...

0949er May 31st, 2010 07:29 PM

hey man make sure you put that top on there because you will go blind at night w/ it open like that. Those LED's are BIRGHT!!!!

I got a blue one, it lights up the entire car at night w/ out one of the covers that comes with it. BLINDs you lol

tbirdscwd May 31st, 2010 07:35 PM

Very nice, I can't wait to get mine

Shaun13GT/CS June 1st, 2010 12:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by casper gt (Post 2907041)
good job bro. hope you get more use out of it than I did.

Thanks man.

Quote:

Originally Posted by bandity2k00
Nice dude, props and reps for helping people!

Thanks.

Quote:

Originally Posted by I8ACMRO
What color LED did you go w/? I can't decide between Red or Yellow in the silver aluminum housing...

Its yellow LED's. I like it. I wanted the black house to match with the instrument bezel.

Quote:

Originally Posted by 0949er
hey man make sure you put that top on there because you will go blind at night w/ it open like that. Those LED's are BIRGHT!!!!

I got a blue one, it lights up the entire car at night w/ out one of the covers that comes with it. BLINDs you lol

Lol it is bright as hell. I leave the cover off though. Id rather, I know its retardedley bright but whatevs lol.

Kind of a crappy video, I had 3 people in the car with me when I shot this, and it was from a rest area going up hill. Car pulls so much better when its just me lol...but heres a video:


0949er June 1st, 2010 12:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shaun03GT (Post 2907874)
Thanks man.



Thanks.



Its yellow LED's. I like it. I wanted the black house to match with the instrument bezel.



Lol it is bright as hell. I leave the cover off though. Id rather, I know its retardedley bright but whatevs lol.

Kind of a crappy video, I had 3 people in the car with me when I shot this, and it was from a rest area going up hill. Car pulls so much better when its just me lol...but heres a video:

YouTube - Mustang GT 0-115mph Intercooled Vortech

what gears do you have? you shift pretty high... are you not worried about over-revin or anything?

Shaun13GT/CS June 1st, 2010 12:44 AM

4.10's. Not with the shiftlight lol. My rev limiter is set at 6,500. I shift at 6,300. My tuner told me too.

0949er June 1st, 2010 12:50 AM

damn id rather have 380 shifting as high as I want then 400ish and worrying about blowing my motor.... ugh ford why didnt you put better rods in our mustangs!!!

Shaun13GT/CS June 1st, 2010 12:53 AM

Lol yea sorry man. How bout u trade me the T-Trim for the S-Trim? Everyone wins :)

0949er June 1st, 2010 01:01 AM

haha Ill sleep on it.

car sounds sick btw in that video

Shaun13GT/CS June 1st, 2010 01:02 AM

Lol...You still have the powerpipe? Or did you sell it to someone?

Also, i feel bad more for the 5 speed Mach 1 guys. They got the steel crank, they should have atleast just thrown some better rods and pistons in them.

naza August 11th, 2011 09:03 PM

Quick question before I install. The red 12v wire and the light green with white stripes go to the shift light only right? No need to reconnect back to the saquare gray thing right??

How do you guys have the cylinder selection set?

Edit: Just read that I need to "splice" the wires =D


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