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Actron Inductive Timing Light

Part No. CP7527 Warranty Details  
The Actron inductive timing light is designed for standard base timing.

Actron's offers a broad range of timing lights that can help anyone from the occasional do-it-yourselfer to the serious mechanic. Correct ignition timing maintains top vehicle performance by firing the spark plug at the precise instant to ignite air and fuel in the cylinder. Use timing lights to set the timing on any engine (computer-controlled or not) that has a conventional distributor ignition system. Timing cannot be manually adjusted on cars without distributor ignition systems, but it is important to check computer timing to see if it might be the cause of engine problems.

Product Features:
  • Easy On/off touch control
  • All metal inductive pickup
  • Super bright Xenon flash
  • One touch control makes it easy to use
  • Durable, plated ABS housing
  • Heat resistant over molding on battery clips

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Type of Gauge:Analog
Height (inches):7.5
Width (inches):2.5

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ActronInductive Timing Light
 
3.1

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Good value (10)
  • Good instructions / manual (8)
  • Reliable (5)
  • Time saver (4)

Cons

  • Not durable (5)

Best Uses

  • Regular maintenance (8)
  • Home (5)
  • Minor repairs (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (4), Auto enthusiast (3), Mechanic (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Gets the job done

Gets the job done. Price is right. Does just what I wanted.

Gets the job done. Price is right. Does just what I wanted.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Item broken, DOA

Item was broken, right out of the package. I got my money back and took the car to the mechanic and they charged half of the cost of the timing light to set the...Read complete review

Item was broken, right out of the package. I got my money back and took the car to the mechanic and they charged half of the cost of the timing light to set the timing.

Reviewed by 16 customers

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5.0

would buy again

By 

from lehigh acres,fl 33936

About Me Mechanic

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Instructions
  • Easy To Use
  • Good Value
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home

    Comments about Actron Inductive Timing Light:

    set timing on race truck, bright and accurate

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    5.0

    works good !!

    By 

    from pa

    About Me Mechanic

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Instructions
    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Value
    • Reliable
    • Time Saver

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily

    Best Uses

    • Minor Repairs

    Comments about Actron Inductive Timing Light:

    works good and easy

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    1.0

    worked for a little while and quit. totally disposable.

    By 

    from salisbury nc

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

    Pros

      Cons

      • Breaks Easily

      Best Uses

      • Disposable

      Comments about Actron Inductive Timing Light:

      Great for single use applications. They you can throw it away!

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      1.0

      worked for 5 minutes, then died.

      By 

      from Litchfield, CT

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Pros

        Cons

        • Breaks Easily
        • Instructions Not Helpful

        Best Uses

          Comments about Actron Inductive Timing Light:

          This timing light worked for the first 5 minutes, then stopped working. I heard a slight click the last time I pulled the trigger, then nothing. Don't waste your hard earned cash on this one.

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          (14 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Gets the job done

          By 

          from Birmingham, Al

          About Me Auto Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer
          Level 4

          Pros

          • Good Value

          Cons

          • Light Seems A Little Dim

          Best Uses

            Comments about Actron Inductive Timing Light:

            For the money, I don't think you can get much better. Sure it's made of cheap plastic and isn't the most appealing to the eye, but you are setting the timing on your engine. This isn't something you should be using on a regular basis unless you are a mechanic and then I'd suggest buying a better one. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because to me the light seems a little dim. As long as you are out of the bright sunlight, you won't have any trouble though.

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            (9 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            timed just right

            By 

            from colorado

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

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            Level 3

            Pros

            • Did The Job
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Feels Cheap Plastic

            Best Uses

            • Minor Repairs
            • Regular Maintenance

            Comments about Actron Inductive Timing Light:

            this light did the job, but i am afraid if i dropped it it would not hold up I would recomend this light for light use.

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            (9 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good product

            By 

            from Scottsville Ky.

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            Helpful Reviewer

            Pros

            • Clear Instructions
            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Value
            • Reliable
            • Time Saver

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Regular Maintenance

              Comments about Actron Inductive Timing Light:

              Does it's job.

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              (12 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Worked for 10 seconds, returning

              By 

              from Olathe, KS

              About Me Auto Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer
              Level 3

              Pros

                Cons

                • Breaks Easily
                • Poor Value

                Best Uses

                • Regular Maintenance

                Comments about Actron Inductive Timing Light:

                Started engine, disconnected vacuum advance, hooked up timing light, pressed button on light, flashed for about 10 seconds, then went dead. What else can I say? I assume they'll exchange it locally. Hopefully I'll have better luck with the second one.

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                (29 of 58 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great

                By 

                from Anderson SC

                About Me Casual Driver

                Ask me a question

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                Level 2

                Pros

                • Clear Instructions
                • Easy To Use
                • Good Value
                • Reliable
                • Time Saver

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home

                  Comments about Actron Inductive Timing Light:

                  Worked good

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                  (49 of 96 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Inductive Timing Light

                  By 

                  from Alabama

                  Verified Buyer
                  Helpful Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Value

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Regular Maintenance

                    Comments about Actron Inductive Timing Light:

                    Purchased this to replace an old/broken gun. Use it to to time my 68 Camaro and motorcycle, worked just fine

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                    • Q:

                      Is the bulb replaceable?
                      Asked on 6/14/2014 by Oz

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Hi Oz, good question! Because of this timing light is glued together, no replacement parts are available or offered.

                        Answered on 6/16/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      What is the warranty on the CP7527 model?
                      Asked on 1/29/2014 by woody

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Hello Woody! I'm glad to be of assistance. This CP7527 carries one year replacement warranty if fail due to a defect in materials or workmanship under normal use and service after proper installation, within the warranty period stated on your original sales receipt. Simply return the part along with your original sales receipt to any Advance Auto Parts store.

                        Answered on 1/29/2014 by Morgan from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Can this timing light be used to monitor RPM, like a tachometer?
                      Asked on 7/11/2013 by Bill from NC

                      2 answers

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        The required information of this Actron Inductive Timing Light - Part No. CP7527 has been sent to your email-id. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                        Answered on 7/11/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                      • A:

                        no, for that you would need a digital timing light with RPM function

                        Answered on 7/15/2013 by Sean from Schenectady, NY
                    • Q:

                      How much is it
                      Asked on 4/6/2013 by strtdagame from dayton ohio

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Please note that price of the items can vary from zone to zone as our prices are zonal based. Once you enter your Zip Code into the Advance Auto Part’s website you will see the accurate price for Actron Inductive Timing Light, Part No. CP7527. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                        Answered on 4/6/2013 by Aaron from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Will this light work on a 6v system?
                      Asked on 3/9/2013 by Rusty Shackleford

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        The Actron Inductive Timing Light (Part No. CP7527) works on a 12 volt system. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                        Answered on 3/10/2013 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      I need to check the timing on a 98 ford escort. Is this good enough. I also have a Haynes.
                      Asked on 8/5/2011 by Cindy from Martinsville IN

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Yes, it should work fine.

                        Answered on 8/7/2011 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Need to set the timing on ford 514 motor will this work?
                      Asked on 6/17/2011 by Anonymous from shippensburg pa 17257

                      2 answers

                      • A:

                        Yes it will work fine

                        Answered on 6/23/2011 by larry from Youngstown, ohio
                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Yes, this should work.

                        Answered on 6/24/2011 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      will this light work on a 2cyn outboard motor
                      Asked on 2/25/2011 by pup from pelahatchie miss.

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Yes, this should work.

                        Answered on 4/13/2011 by David the Dynamite Parts Guy from AAP
                    • Q:

                      how do you hook up the cable type
                      Asked on 2/2/2011 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        For help with your project, I recommend purchasing a Haynes repair manual specifically for your vehicle. This should be able to assist you further into detail on how to repair or replace specific parts.

                        Answered on 3/7/2011 by David the Dynamite Parts Guy from AAP
                    • Q:

                      do i need this for a 2005 pt cruiser
                      Asked on 1/10/2011 by G from Newfield

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        You do not necessarily need it unless you are trying to check the timing on it properly.

                        Answered on 1/12/2011 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
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