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Old 11-17-2010, 07:01 PM
carl milo carl milo is offline
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Default cluster swap dual plug

i have a dual plug and i couldnt seem to find anything about swapping the cluster out for one that has a factory tach in it. anyone know if it will be plug and play?
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Old 12-31-2011, 11:27 AM
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Default Re: cluster swap dual plug

Can't help, but would be interested if you find anything. Thanks
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Old 12-31-2011, 11:35 AM
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Default Re: cluster swap dual plug

i think if you find one from the same generation truck it may work..... but someone with more experience will chime in.....
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:53 PM
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Default Re: cluster swap dual plug

I swapped in a tach cluster on my 99 2.5 truck from a 99 explorer that had a V6, the biggest part I will warn you about is the speedometer since I recommend retaining your old speedometer/odometer setup. I know in the full size trucks a different speedo wouldnt work outside of the original vehicle I just swapped them out. The only problem I had was the calibration of the speedo afterwards. (since you have to remove the needle) Theres a procedure you can find on youtube that requires the use of a AA battery, I suggest if you want to try that check into it before you take anything apart. The other way is to drive down the road with your cluster apart and use gps to determine your speed and then shove the needle on in the right place. Other than that little problem it's a pretty straightforward procedure and only requires a few small metric sockets.
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:12 AM
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I swapped in a tach cluster on my 99 2.5 truck from a 99 explorer that had a V6, the biggest part I will warn you about is the speedometer since I recommend retaining your old speedometer/odometer setup. I know in the full size trucks a different speedo wouldnt work outside of the original vehicle I just swapped them out. The only problem I had was the calibration of the speedo afterwards. (since you have to remove the needle) Theres a procedure you can find on youtube that requires the use of a AA battery, I suggest if you want to try that check into it before you take anything apart. The other way is to drive down the road with your cluster apart and use gps to determine your speed and then shove the needle on in the right place. Other than that little problem it's a pretty straightforward procedure and only requires a few small metric sockets.
this has nothing to do with 94 and older, only 95+. OP has an 89
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:15 PM
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Default Re: cluster swap dual plug

i also have a question about my temp gauge, it moves but does not work a all at start it goes down but when stopped its at the c, ive changed i dunno how many sensors both temp and ecu and no go only once about 3 months ago that i changed one and it didnt work so i gave up and whent to the gym and ass soon as i got to the gym it started working after a week it stopped again and has not come back on, i over heated it a weak ago when my radiator busted and noticed that it the gauge was moving but at extreme temps so i know for sure that the gauge works but im at wit end to what is the problem im almost to put an aftermarket gauge old school that has the mercury in it no electrical what should i do..... please help
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