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Since 1957, AutoMeter has set the standard in performance, accuracy and durability with their legendary Tachometers. The absolute pinnacle of engineering and technology, it’s no wonder AutoMeter can lay claim to more motorsports victories than every other gauge manufacturer combined. The patented air core meter movement, wound in house to exacting standards, can move the needle from 0 – Maximum RPM in 333 milliseconds. An ultra-bright LED shift light guarantees you hit your shifts perfectly, every time. An inaugural inductee to the Hot Rod Speed Parts Hall of Fame, no other tachometer on the market has had anything approaching its impact on professional racing. Built for a lifetime of service under the harshest conditions, this is the no compromise tach for no compromise builds. When you’re ready for the best, there isn’t another choice.
Feature Points
  • Traditional incandescent lighting illuminates around the perimeter of the dial
  • Compatible with most 4, 6, and 8 cylinder engines (2 - 4 pulse per revolution ignition signals) with points, electronic, and most 12V high-performance racing ignitions.
  • 12 and 16 volt compatible, well-suited with nearly every street car or race car electrical system
  • Gauge kit includes bulb and socket assembly, red and green bulb covers, mounting hardware, and detailed instructions for installation
  • AutoMeter’s race proven air-core electric tachometers provide quick and accurate readings with a needle so responsive it can go from 0 - full scale in 333 milliseconds
Ships With
  • Bracket Included
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Product purchased complete gauge package, not installed yet. Excellent customer service
Date published: 2018-01-25
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Will this tach work with autometer #9112? Thanks

Asked by: mch48
Thank you for your question. The 9112 produces a standard tach signal compatible with nearly all of our tachs including the 2499.
Answered by: Alex at AutoMeter
Date published: 2023-05-01

Can this tachometer be installed in Autometer 5203 pod for steering column mounting? Thanks.

Asked by: tershombres
That pod will fit any 3-3/8" gauge so this will work.
Answered by: Steve from AutoMeter
Date published: 2022-10-28

Hi I live in New Zealand and was wondering how much to ship In Dash Tachometer(2499) cheers

Asked by: fefe69
AutoMeter is happy to accept international orders. We use UPS exclusively as our preferred shipper and charge a flat rate of $99.95 for international orders ($39.95 to Mexico and Canada). Please note, this does not cover applicable taxes, duties, fees, etc, which may be charged when the product enters your country. These are the responsibility of the purchaser and will not be paid by AutoMeter. If your country does not appear in our menu system, please call us at 815-895-8141 and we can assist you over the phone.
Answered by: Thomas From AutoMeter
Date published: 2022-04-11

I have the 2499 tach. It has the incandescent bulb. Can I install the T3 LED lamp instead of the incandescent. It appears it should work.

Asked by: Mark W
Thank you for your question. Yes, this will work.
Answered by: Natalia from AutoMeter
Date published: 2021-03-04

will this accept a shift light?

Asked by: meto
Thank you for your question. You will need P/N: 5312 in order to adapt a shift-lite to this unit.
Answered by: Natalia from AutoMeter
Date published: 2021-02-23

I would like same style but snmaller

Asked by: Anonymous
Hi, The closest we will have to this tach will be this 1477 in our Designer Black line: Thanks, Jim
Answered by: Jim from AutoMeter
Date published: 2020-05-12

I have four Autometer gauges. On 2421, 2532, and 2592, I am using red condoms on bulbs. Is there any way to change backlight on my 2499 tach to match? It did not seem that the bulb was as easiy accessible in the 2499 as it was in the other three. Thanks.

Asked by: Roby
Thank you for your inquiry. The 2499 has a light twisted into the circuit board. To access the light, first remove the plastic cap on the back of the tach, then use a needle nose pliers to twist the light socket counter clockwise and pull backwards. The light will look like this:
Answered by: Jim from AutoMeter
Date published: 2020-01-05

Will this tach work with a 0 to 5 volt pulse signal in place of a direct connection to the ignition coil? (Pulse width is approx. 100 microsec.)

Asked by: TomKeo
Thank you for your inquiry. A 5 volt signal is right at the trigger threshold. Please contact our Tech Support directly for more information: [email protected]
Answered by: Jim from AutoMeter
Date published: 2019-10-31
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