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Old 12-13-2010, 09:26 PM
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Default why do some rangers have vents by radio bezel and others don't ?

why do some rangers have small vents by radio bezel and others don't ?

I am talking about the small vent to the right side of the radio center dash piece. some have it and some don't. whats that vent for?

i am talking about the newer rangers like 2000 and up....
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:57 PM
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Every ranger I've seen from 1996 up have had that little vent, I've never seen one that didn't. The exploders have them too.

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Old 12-13-2010, 10:05 PM
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Default Re: why do some rangers have vents by radio bezel and others don't ?

I believe I read where the Expo & Ranger dashes are basically the same... the Expo's have a sensor behind there for the auto climate controls & the Rangers have nothing.
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Old 12-13-2010, 10:11 PM
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Default Re: why do some rangers have vents by radio bezel and others don't ?

I don't know what its for, or why it's there....but I knocked it off somehow when I was cleaning the dash a few weeks ago. It has two prongs on the back of it, and one broke. So I did what any good Ranger Man would do.....I super-glued it back on. Its on there nice and tight now.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:31 PM
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Default Re: why do some rangers have vents by radio bezel and others don't ?

my 2010 ranger xl regular cab does not have it.
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Old 12-14-2010, 12:37 AM
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lets see a pic?
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Old 12-14-2010, 04:53 AM
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Default Re: why do some rangers have vents by radio bezel and others don't ?

I have wondered what the vent was for. My 2001 had it but my 2010 doesn't.
Don't know what years they started and stopped though.


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Old 12-14-2010, 04:56 AM
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I believe I read where the Expo & Ranger dashes are basically the same... the Expo's have a sensor behind there for the auto climate controls & the Rangers have nothing.
yep, the exact reason it's there.

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Every ranger I've seen from 1996 up have had that little vent, I've never seen one that didn't. The exploders have them too.

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95-06ish i think got them. after the explorer stopped sharing interior stuff, they changed the dash to not have them.
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Old 12-14-2010, 04:56 AM
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yep, the exact reason it's there.



95-06ish i think got them. after the explorer stopped sharing interior stuff, they changed the dash to not have them.
i was thinking that, makes sense. i was trying to remember when the exploders changed interiors.
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Old 12-14-2010, 05:13 AM
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i was thinking that, makes sense. i was trying to remember when the exploders changed interiors.
2001 was the last year for the Explorer 4-door to have a Ranger style dash. I believe Explorer Sports used it through 2003 and Tracs through 2005.
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Old 12-14-2010, 05:21 AM
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Default Re: why do some rangers have vents by radio bezel and others don't ?

i gots it still
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Old 12-14-2010, 10:20 AM
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Default Re: why do some rangers have vents by radio bezel and others don't ?

I do not have it.
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Old 12-14-2010, 10:46 AM
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Default Re: why do some rangers have vents by radio bezel and others don't ?

I got it. 2005
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Old 12-14-2010, 04:35 PM
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Default Re: why do some rangers have vents by radio bezel and others don't ?

LOL, I always thought it was a vent for the heat from the radio.
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Old 12-15-2010, 12:25 AM
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Default Re: why do some rangers have vents by radio bezel and others don't ?

my moms sport trac has it, its an 01. my 2010 doesnt.

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