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Old 08-28-2010, 09:54 PM
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Default Need help replacing Dash Lights 2000 Ranger Stock Model

Hello all,

Let me start off with, I know zip about vehicle repair.

The light responsible for illuminating my Fuel Gauge on my dash has burned out, and I am looking for some pointers to get started on replacing that light.

I've attached some pics of my dash just so you have an idea of what I am working with.

Now the only visible attachment points I can see are two nuts just under the lip of the dash on the top of where my speedometer is. I assume I just need to unfasten those to get at the lights behind it?

Any help anyone can provide would be appreciate.
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:02 AM
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Default Re: Need help replacing Dash Lights 2000 Ranger Stock Model

Here ya go! How To:Instrument Cluster Bulb Replacement
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Old 08-29-2010, 08:57 AM
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Default Re: Need help replacing Dash Lights 2000 Ranger Stock Model

Thank you very much.

Also.....................

Holy crap that is a lot to do for just replacing a bulb. hehe.

This is def going to be a week end project when I am sure I don't have to be anywhere. Might take a while since it will be my first time.

Thanks again.
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:07 AM
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No problem! I actually figured it out on my own and took it apart before that thread came out. I ended up calling the dealership and they told me not to touch the back wiring panel with bare hands or you will short the board out.....by then it was too late but it worked fine.
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:53 AM
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Cool man, thanks again. I'll let you know how it goes.
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:47 AM
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cool!!!!!
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:24 PM
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Default Re: Need help replacing Dash Lights 2000 Ranger Stock Model

Same bulb in the 06 models?
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:51 PM
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HOLY SHIT! he doesnt have rpms!
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:08 PM
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HOLY SHIT! he doesnt have rpms!
i got the same thing basically i got a 99 manual trans... some reason that model doesnt come with a tac?
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:26 PM
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Default Re: Need help replacing Dash Lights 2000 Ranger Stock Model

While your at it, change all 6 of them at once so u don't have to open it all up again. Just did mine last month. Followed the guide to a tee and it took me about 1.5 hrs (that's with cleaning all the sh$t that was in behind the panel and all of the air vents.

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Old 09-11-2010, 10:28 PM
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While your at it, change all 6 of them at once so u don't have to open it all up again. Just did mine last month. Followed the guide to a tee and it took me about 1.5 hrs (that's with cleaning all the sh$t that was in behind the panel and all of the air vents.

Good luck
Thanks for the advice. I still haven't gotten around to it just yet.
Waiting for my week end
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:41 PM
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It wont take long at all, These trucks are like big legos!
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Old 09-14-2010, 02:51 PM
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Default Re: Need help replacing Dash Lights 2000 Ranger Stock Model

It usually takes me like 10 minutes to take it all apart and another 10 min. to put it all back together. Practices makes perfect.

I agree with you changing all the bulbs at once.
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Old 08-12-2012, 02:05 AM
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Default Re: Need help replacing Dash Lights 2000 Ranger Stock Model

haha neither do i. Im buying a face plate with the tachometer.
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:27 AM
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Just wanna highjack this thread for a moment since its already being discussed. I have the same truck and the same issue with burned out lights... but my gage cluster is ugly.. will a newer year ranger Gage cluster fit with the 2000? And if i get one with a Tachometer will it actually work?
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