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Old 08-07-2011, 11:33 AM
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Default Re: '98 Cab Probs+Battery over 20 amps!

I mean the 11 fuse, 11's wire is green/blue in color.
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:34 AM
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Default Re: '98 Cab Probs+Battery over 20 amps!

11's should be Red/Yellow
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:37 AM
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Default Re: '98 Cab Probs+Battery over 20 amps!

Hmm, coming out of the fuse box it is green/blue, same as what you can see going into the resistor.
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:42 AM
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Default Re: '98 Cab Probs+Battery over 20 amps!

Since you narrowed it down to the instrument cluster, you need to narrow it down to which of the three cluster plugs is blowing the fuse when plugged in. The best way to let me know which plug it is, is to count the number of wires on the plug and tell me the colors on each end (the first pin and last pin). Its either gonna be 9, 11, or 13 wires.
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:32 PM
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Default Re: '98 Cab Probs+Battery over 20 amps!

Thanks for all yor help through this, I really appreciate it. I found that it doesen't blow with 1 set in at a time, but it did with all 3. I reversed what I was doing and the fuse does blow with 1) Total of 11 wires, Yellow with White stripe, and White with Black stripe on ends; and 2) 9 total wires, Red with yellow stripe, and flat yellow on each end.
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Old 08-07-2011, 03:24 PM
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Default Re: '98 Cab Probs+Battery over 20 amps!

Do you think you have access to another gauge cluster to try and switch it out? The cluster wiring is pretty complicated and can be hard to pinpoint the problem within it.
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Old 08-07-2011, 03:30 PM
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Default Re: '98 Cab Probs+Battery over 20 amps!

Not at the moment, but I could pick a whole instrument/gauge panel out of a junkyard car, does it have to be specifically out of a 98 Ranger?
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Old 08-07-2011, 03:36 PM
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There are a few years that you can grab from. I think around any 97-2003 and most explorers 96-2001. I don't know for sure so I would grab one from the closest year to yours as you could find. At least a 98 up one. Actually I would go with a 98 up because I think the clusters from previous years had the blue lights instead of green.
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