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Old 01-16-2013, 10:37 PM
GibsonAT794 GibsonAT794 is offline
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Talking New Instrument Cluster

Hey I have a 1997 with manual trans and was wondering if i could swap in a newer (cooler looking) one with a tachometer and better colors. Currently i dont have a tach (which is beyond me why a manual doesnt and and auto does) so i was wondering if i already have the wiring to just "plug and play" or if it would be way to much work. Also if this is possible and not TOO hard what years/kinds of cluster panels fit? Thanks!
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:27 AM
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Default Re: New Instrument Cluster

95-03 ranger will work, along with 95-01 explorer, 95-03(4) explorer sport/sport trac will work. anything above 98 will require a couple simple swapping of wires. the tach will be plug and play. there are tons of threads about this on here.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:23 AM
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95-03 ranger will work, along with 95-01 explorer, 95-03(4) explorer sport/sport trac will work. anything above 98 will require a couple simple swapping of wires. the tach will be plug and play. there are tons of threads about this on here.
Cool. I kinda figured they have a basic wiring setup and just don't plug in the tach at the factory.
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1997 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab
2.3L 4-cyl.
5-speed Manual
F-150 Coils w/ 2" Coil Spacers 2" Rear Chevy Shackles
SkyJacker Hydro 7000 Shocks
33X12.5 R15
Cut off muffler. Exits before rear tire.
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