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Old 01-24-2011, 03:38 PM
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Default Tach install

My truck does not have a Tach installed and I was thinking on buying one and mounting it some place. how hard is it to install one(just the wiring and hookup, not installation in dash or anything) Anyone have any thoughts on good aftermarket tachs that are cheap?
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Old 01-24-2011, 03:42 PM
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If you found a gauge cluster from a ranger that had a tach. Automatics do it is a direct install.

www.car-part.com search all salvage yards in your state.
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Old 01-24-2011, 03:44 PM
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I havnt found a cluster, but there is one at harbor freight that is just the Tach. Is it still a direct hook up?
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Old 01-24-2011, 03:48 PM
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No im talking like the actual gauge cluster in the truck that came with it from the factory.

Like this http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2000-...Q5fAccessories
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:19 AM
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it says it work on 98-00 ranger, but mines a 97. Would it still work? And how hard is it to hook-up a single guage Tach like this >http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...ter-98480.html
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:15 AM
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it still works for 95-97, a couple idiot lights are different. You could hook up an aftermarket tach, but I think they look "tachy" hahahaha lol it going to be a great day!
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:17 PM
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ha ha, nice one

Anywho, how hard is it to change it out and is there a how-to somewhere?
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:19 PM
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its just plug an play. You have to take off the lower panel under the steering wheel. take out the radio bezel. then take off the cluster bezel. then there are 4 7mm screws, take those out. This will free up the cluster. If you have a tilt wheel tilt it down. Pull the cluster out bottom first, unplug the three plugs. Plug in new cluster, re-assemble
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:59 PM
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ok, how hard is it to change the milage thats on the odometer?
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Old 01-25-2011, 03:19 PM
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real easy, theres a how to here http://www.fordrangerforum.com/how-s...03-trucks.html

Instead of acutally turning the numbers tho, just unbolt the odometer and install yours. Use the battery method for reinstalling the needle or use a gps to set it. Another way to set it is to drive and constatly press the cruise, cruise is set to go on at 30mph, once your in cruise then set the needle
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:54 AM
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Default Re: Tach install

I need to do this also, any up date on how it went for you? i have a 2000 3.0 manual.
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