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Old 11-22-2010, 02:46 PM
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Default '98 interior dash

I'm just looking for the interior part of a 98 dashboard, the portion with the spedo, fuel gauge, temp, and most importantly, a tach! It must have a tach.
I know it's a long shot part, but I figured if you guys didn't have it, you'd atleast be able to maybe point me in the right direction.

EDIT:
Just hopped around the site, I believe it's called a cluster?
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:22 PM
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Yes it is, I have a spare cluster from an 01, but I'm not sure it will fit
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:47 PM
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any cluster 98-03 should be plug and play, but 95-97 will work with minor tweaking as well.
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:49 PM
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Thank you Troy!
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:07 PM
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I have a black fafaced cluster and a white faced cluster and both have the tach.
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Old 11-24-2010, 12:01 AM
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I have a black fafaced cluster and a white faced cluster and both have the tach.
They make different ones? I'm assuming I have a black cluster, but I'm just surprised that they have alternates.

Does it matter what the mileage on the counter is? Or can I just set that to my number?
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Old 11-24-2010, 04:41 AM
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oh yeah. Black is the stock cluster. the explorer sports come with a white face cluster. then some 03 rangers have a silver cluster. imo, the 03 silver clutster is the nicest looking one. i have had one of each color is my 95.

black with tac:


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if you go with the silver, you can get the silver hvac panel from an explorer sport as well. compliments the cluster well.
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They make different ones? I'm assuming I have a black cluster, but I'm just surprised that they have alternates.

Does it matter what the mileage on the counter is? Or can I just set that to my number?
The mileage to me doesnt matter as long as you keep track yourself, but you can try this http://www.fordrangerforum.com/how-s...03-trucks.html

I was surprised to that they could be swapped out. It does give you an advantage of different prices and availability.
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Ahhhh, I see. Very interesting. I guess I'd just go with black though.

Any idea how to get the tach set up after I get it installed? The cluster that it came with didn't have one so I'm not sure if it has the stuff required to get it working.
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Old 11-25-2010, 12:09 AM
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Ahhhh, I see. Very interesting. I guess I'd just go with black though.

Any idea how to get the tach set up after I get it installed? The cluster that it came with didn't have one so I'm not sure if it has the stuff required to get it working.
you can just put your odometer in if you don't want to roll it back. The odometer is held on by a few bolts and takes seconds to swap.
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Old 11-25-2010, 05:08 AM
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Ahhhh, I see. Very interesting. I guess I'd just go with black though.

Any idea how to get the tach set up after I get it installed? The cluster that it came with didn't have one so I'm not sure if it has the stuff required to get it working.
plug and play on the tach.

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you can just put your odometer in if you don't want to roll it back. The odometer is held on by a few bolts and takes seconds to swap.
the swap is easy, but you still have to calibrate the speedo afterwards.
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