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Old 04-21-2010, 07:32 PM
TheRock'N'RollOutlaw TheRock'N'RollOutlaw is offline
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Default Ok .. So I might have messed up my Ranger !!!!

So i decided instead of going for the white face gauges I would stick with the black ones and just get red LEDs to make everything red ..... I knew i would have to sand off the green paint pn the back of them so I did .... when I put everything back together and started my truck ... My tach doesnt work, my oil pressure is now pointing to the left, and even when im not moving it says im going 10 mph. Did I screw myself here ??? I didnt want to buy whiteface gauges because I wanted to keep mine with my miles on it just in cases I would ever have to sell it. Is there a way to fix this ????
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:46 PM
drppdyllwrngr drppdyllwrngr is offline
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Default Re: Ok .. So I might have messed up my Ranger !!!!

you didn't set your needles back where they came off. reset your needles. make sure they aren't pushed down too far (your tach)
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:28 PM
99offroadrngr 99offroadrngr is offline
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Default Re: Ok .. So I might have messed up my Ranger !!!!

keep the clear cover off of the gauges and start your truck again and place teh oil one and other ones where they would be normally....doing the temperature one make sure you drive around a while before setting it in the middle or just wait over night and place it where it would be when its completely cold out. speedometer is a bit more difficult...you'll have to calibrate it.
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:12 PM
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Default Re: Ok .. So I might have messed up my Ranger !!!!

When I did this, I had to have the clear cover off and my buddy in the truck. I hooked up my gps and it told me how fast I was going. My buddy took the wheel and i calibrated based off the GPS. Then completely fill my gas tank to calibrate the gas.
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:52 PM
TheRock'N'RollOutlaw TheRock'N'RollOutlaw is offline
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Default Re: Ok .. So I might have messed up my Ranger !!!!

So do I want to leave all the needles off start up my truck and the just push the needles on where they should be ????
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:55 PM
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Default Re: Ok .. So I might have messed up my Ranger !!!!

Thats exactly what you want to do. Leave the ones that are right, snd put the others where they should be while the trucks running. If you dont have a GPS the speed is gonna be tricky
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Old 04-22-2010, 08:13 AM
99offroadrngr 99offroadrngr is offline
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Default Re: Ok .. So I might have messed up my Ranger !!!!

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Thats exactly what you want to do. Leave the ones that are right, snd put the others where they should be while the trucks running. If you dont have a GPS the speed is gonna be tricky
I didn't use a GPS for mine and my cluster was on my shop table when i calibrated the needle on the speedometer but this way also required a reading before taking the needle off to begin with, so its useless now haha.
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Old 04-22-2010, 08:14 AM
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Default Re: Ok .. So I might have messed up my Ranger !!!!

Im not sure, but if he needed to recalibrate the speed couldnt he just stand still at 0 MPH and move the needle to 0 MPH? Just a thought
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Old 04-22-2010, 12:22 PM
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Default Re: Ok .. So I might have messed up my Ranger !!!!

That would work, if the speed went down to zero. On my gauge, at least, it goes down only to 10, so there would be a little difference.
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Old 07-27-2010, 08:42 PM
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Default Re: Ok .. So I might have messed up my Ranger !!!!

use a friend that has a car and a cell phone (these are hard to find....) and follow them while talking on speakerphone of course because talking driving and sticking needles might be dangerous. but anyhow that would get you close enough as long as you don't use that extra 9 over driving style
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:05 PM
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Default Re: Ok .. So I might have messed up my Ranger !!!!

How would I go about to recalibrate the tachometer ? I'm doing the gauge swap so I can't just put the needle back to where it was, someone help!
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