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Old 03-04-2009, 10:18 PM
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Default Guage Cluster Swap

Looking for information on doing a guage cluster swap from w/o tach to with tach for a 96 ranger 2.3L M/T. What can i swap with and is it plug and play or not? Any electrical knowlegde needed?
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Old 03-05-2009, 07:32 PM
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unplug and plug new. the hardest part is the dash panel.
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Old 03-05-2009, 10:24 PM
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from what ive been reading some models require rewiring to correct the light position is this hard and what model is the best swap
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Old 03-07-2009, 05:35 PM
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do there is no change in wiring, do you think the rangers had different wiring depending on a tach? no they are all the same unless you start crossing some years and ODBI ODBII
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:36 PM
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I did mine and i had to pull a "chip" or "board out of the nontach dash and install in the tach dash so the fuel guage would work right mine was a 94 the one i used was out of a 93. the 94 is a 3.0l with 5 speed trans the donor was a 93 with 4l auto. no biggy
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Old 05-20-2009, 09:53 PM
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Ok so its been a while, and noticed this thread come back up. I managed to get a 98 2.5L guage cluster with tach and have already installed in my 96 2.3L. After a while I noticed 3 problems.

1) The Fuel Reset light comes on instead of Door Ajar.
2) My Check Enigne light wont work with new bulbs. I know there is a code.
3) The speedo reads faster than actual. consistantly get higher when faster.

Any ideas on how to fix this?
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:44 AM
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Default Re: Guage Cluster Swap

Read the "gauge Cluster swap" with interest. I am restoring a 1992 2.3 5-speed and would like to know if i can install a cluster with a tach. Is so, what will fit it and what has to be done.

Also, it seems that Ford no longer carries the circuit board that plugs into the cluster for the gas gauge. Anyone know what will fit?

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Old 06-10-2010, 12:25 PM
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Default Re: Guage Cluster Swap

Ok, thanks to you guys, I have installed a set of gauges with tachometer into my 1992 ranger 2.3 and 5-speed that did not have a tachometer.

it was a drop in as far as i can tell. I have not checked every light but all the gauges work as well as the tachometer. No pin to swap or boards to swap.

I was able to see that the high beam worked as did the turn signals. I will be able to check other bulbs after it get dark.

The one thing I can not tell you is what year or what the donor vehicle was. It was given to me by a mechanic that replaced the gauges because his sister said the gas gauge was not working right. so far, it works for me.

I was able to use my speedometer so the original 52K miles are shown. I could have used the head with the 45K miles on it because no won will believe that it only has 52K anyway. If anyone needs any help on theirs, just email me at allegro1@juno.com
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