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Old 10-06-2012, 09:00 AM
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But shouldnt I remove the neg battery cable first since I'm dealing with wiring/electrical
Yes....

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Old 10-06-2012, 09:02 AM
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So how do I put it to run and change the 1 st gear if I pulled the neg on my battery?
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:03 AM
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So how do I put it to run and change the 1 st gear if I pulled the neg on my battery?
Do it before. Common sense. Put the E-brake on
I didnt pull the negative when I did mine and it was fine
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:07 AM
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Okay so I put it to run
Change gear to 1
And pull the negative cable

When I'm done I just put neg cable back on and change back to Park and turn it off?
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:09 AM
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So how do I put it to run and change the 1 st gear if I pulled the neg on my battery?
It dosent matter that the battery is un done. Your not starting the truck, you're turning the key and pulling it into 1st

It's really not rocket science.

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Old 10-06-2012, 09:11 AM
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I'm sorry lol
I'm just paranoid
Thanks I will get to it later today
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:14 AM
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Okay so I put it to run
Change gear to 1
And pull the negative cable

When I'm done I just put neg cable back on and change back to Park and turn it off?
Yes. And the plastic where the gauges are is REALLY fragile. Dont break it like I did. I broke the middle spot where its screwed into the dash

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Old 10-06-2012, 11:48 AM
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Guys i tore everything apart already, except the cluster.
The stupid gear selector cable is in the way....
How do i remove the cable so i can pull the entire cluster out?
I pulled the white tab out but there is a red thin wire that goes into the cluster itself..
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:07 PM
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Guys... i just realized my cluster require 10 bulbs....
Does anyone know where i can buy these small led from?
Im located in houston tx.....
Im looking for some ASAP...
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:09 PM
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Guys i tore everything apart already, except the cluster.
The stupid gear selector cable is in the way....
How do i remove the cable so i can pull the entire cluster out?
I pulled the white tab out but there is a red thin wire that goes into the cluster itself..
You dont have to do that. Get it to where you can turn it around and do it. Thats what I did.

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Guys... i just realized my cluster require 10 bulbs....
Does anyone know where i can buy these small led from?
Im located in houston tx.....
Im looking for some ASAP...
Get the regular ones from advance then order the leds from Buggman

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Old 10-06-2012, 12:24 PM
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yeah, i hear that buggman (member on here) has the best products available AND he is extremely helpful
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:47 PM
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yeah, i hear that buggman (member on here) has the best products available AND he is extremely helpful
Yep^^

You heard right.

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Old 11-08-2012, 10:14 AM
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I just replaced the lights on my instrument cluster last night. The pics and descriptions were great all the way to the end where I hit a snag. The instructions don't mention how far out you can remove the whole cluster. The pics look like he took it completely out of the truck but there is a little cable which is not mentioned which works the indicator for the auto trans, (P,R,N,D,2,1). That cable keeps the cluster from being removed and I was really afraid I might break it. Anyway, I replaced the 5 bulbs but it seems like the light doesn't light up the top of the speedometer well. Maybe that bulb is still not working. should I take it all apart again and replace that bulb again? Ideas?
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:12 AM
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I just replaced the lights on my instrument cluster last night. The pics and descriptions were great all the way to the end where I hit a snag. The instructions don't mention how far out you can remove the whole cluster. The pics look like he took it completely out of the truck but there is a little cable which is not mentioned which works the indicator for the auto trans, (P,R,N,D,2,1). That cable keeps the cluster from being removed and I was really afraid I might break it. Anyway, I replaced the 5 bulbs but it seems like the light doesn't light up the top of the speedometer well. Maybe that bulb is still not working. should I take it all apart again and replace that bulb again? Ideas?
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Look behind where the kick panel mounts and follow the cable with your finger and you will see where the cable is mounted to the truck. It uses a 5.5mm screw and the cable is hooked onto the shifter so watch out for that. Other than that just make sure you screwed the bulb holder in all the way and that its contacts are clean. Also check the bulb. Sometimes you get a bad one.

Theres a vid on youtube of a guy removing one from an explorer. the same in a ranger
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:56 AM
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Thanks bigfisher,
I am not clear what you mean. Should a guy disconnect that cable? I don't know what a "kick panel" is. I think I may have a bad bulb. I will look for the video you mentioned. Thanks for your input.
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