Was no Odometer now Not charging
96 Ranger Supercab 4.0 Auto, unfortunately stock...
My odometer was not working so I removed the instrument cluster. I wanted to verify the worm gear was bad, it is. I left the instrument cluster out so I don't have to remove it again to put the new gear in. I drove the truck to work yesterday and it was fine. Today the headlights were dim then there was a beeping like a UPS when the power goes out. The truck was losing power, I turned the lights and AC off to make it the last mile to work. The battery is drained, the alternator is not charging.
If you remove the instrument cluster (including volt gauge) will this make the alternator not charge?