That is NOT Harlan's shiftlight. It has nothing to do with him. Harlan's light is for 2,4,6,8 cylinder engines only. It does not have a "coil on plug" or "1 cylinder" setting. The only thing similar about it is the size.
I don't know here, but how many ways can you stuff a bunch of LED's in a tube. And a circuit board. And have wires exiting from it? They are all going to look somewhat similiar from the outside.
You are going to have to go way beyond the external appearance before you can say someone is stealing something from someone.
Got Incon, why don't you get them both and give us a detailed analysis of the elctronic aspects of both and then we can decide if someone stole something from someone? Many tachometers and gauges look similiar from the outside. Application is going to be a determinig factor in their shape and design.
They look totally different. I had a Harlan on my TA. The Harlan was a plastic tube and you had to remove the circuit board from the tube to make any adjustments. This Raptor one looks like a nice step up.
Well, I have the Raptor shift light in my hands now. As far as I can tell without disassembling it, the only similiarity to Harlan's is the exterior color. I got the black case. Raptor's is smaller(3/4" dia. vs. 1"dia.), has more LEDs (7 vs. 5), comes with (2) brackets, and has externally adjustable switches. Not ever having seen Harlan's, I am relying on what was said here and on Harlan's web page.
I should be able to report on the install and performance tomorrow. Depends on how busy I am answering the door for Trick or Treaters tonight.
Here are the pics of the finished install of the Raptor Shift light.
Works like a charm.Everything was wired at or near the PCM.
If anyone needs the wire locations for this one or something similar, let me know.
The light is mounted with double sided foam tape for now, untill I decide if that is where I want it to be permanently.