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Old 11-14-2013, 12:46 PM
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Default Clean inside the cluster

Is there any way to take off the lens on the cluster? My cluster is full of dust and dirt sitting at the bottom and really sticks out since I painted the dash black.
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Old 11-14-2013, 01:07 PM
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yea i was wondering the same thing....
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Old 11-14-2013, 01:10 PM
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I know 03 and back trucks you just take the dash apart then you can take the cluster apart.....like 6 stars holding the plastic cover on.....I guess its the same for 04 and up.
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Old 11-14-2013, 01:19 PM
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Can I take off the trim around the cluster? instead of taking apart the dash?
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Old 11-14-2013, 01:32 PM
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this thread is evidently for all rangers 1995 to 2009: How To:Instrument Cluster Bulb Replacement

so basically, you'll need to do all of this, plus remove the clear lens from the actual instrument cluster. it's not that bad of a job. just take your time & be patient. it all comes off & back together rather easily.
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Old 11-14-2013, 03:37 PM
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It's an easy job, the metal plate in there is a waste of space lol

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Old 11-14-2013, 06:33 PM
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this thread is evidently for all rangers 1995 to 2009: How To:Instrument Cluster Bulb Replacement

so basically, you'll need to do all of this, plus remove the clear lens from the actual instrument cluster. it's not that bad of a job. just take your time & be patient. it all comes off & back together rather easily.
This lol good luck! Like he said its not hard, just takes time and patience.
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:49 PM
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Hey thanks for the link. I read it but how do I pop that lens off to clean the inside? is their tabs or something?
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:17 PM
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this thread is evidently for all rangers 1995 to 2009: How To:Instrument Cluster Bulb Replacement

so basically, you'll need to do all of this, plus remove the clear lens from the actual instrument cluster. it's not that bad of a job. just take your time & be patient. it all comes off & back together rather easily.
This is the 112% accurate answer. And it's the only way to gain access to that part in order to clean it. 93-2012 basically.

93-03 trucks: takes a T15 or 5.5mm(????) to remove the 7 or so screws holding the clear lense to the gauge cluster.

04+ trucks: the clear lense actually just snaps into place with 6 or 7 plastic snaps. Once you have the cluster removed, it'll be pretty clear what needs done.

When cleaning it, be aware of what you're using. The lenses are very easy to scratch or put in swirls....use a terry cloth or microfiber with glass cleaner or interior detailer after blowing the dust out.
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:27 PM
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This is the 112% accurate answer. And it's the only way to gain access to that part in order to clean it. 93-2012 basically.

93-03 trucks: takes a T15 or 5.5mm(????) to remove the 7 or so screws holding the clear lense to the gauge cluster.

04+ trucks: the clear lense actually just snaps into place with 6 or 7 plastic snaps. Once you have the cluster removed, it'll be pretty clear what needs done.

When cleaning it, be aware of what you're using. The lenses are very easy to scratch or put in swirls....use a terry cloth or microfiber with glass cleaner or interior detailer after blowing the dust out.
Ok thanks, I figured there was tabs that need to be pressed or something
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