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pcityranger 11-14-2013 01:46 PM

Clean inside the cluster
 
Is there any way to take off the lens on the cluster? My cluster is full of dust and dirt sitting at the bottom and really sticks out since I painted the dash black.
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Koda22 11-14-2013 02:07 PM

Re: Clean inside the cluster
 
yea i was wondering the same thing....

leotheclown 11-14-2013 02:10 PM

I know 03 and back trucks you just take the dash apart then you can take the cluster apart.....like 6 stars holding the plastic cover on.....I guess its the same for 04 and up.

pcityranger 11-14-2013 02:19 PM

Re: Clean inside the cluster
 
Can I take off the trim around the cluster? instead of taking apart the dash?

RoberticusMaximus 11-14-2013 02:32 PM

Re: Clean inside the cluster
 
this thread is evidently for all rangers 1995 to 2009: http://www.fordrangerforum.com/inter...placement.html

so basically, you'll need to do all of this, plus remove the clear lens from the actual instrument cluster. it's not that bad of a job. just take your time & be patient. it all comes off & back together rather easily.

Vblueranger 11-14-2013 04:37 PM

Re: Clean inside the cluster
 
It's an easy job, the metal plate in there is a waste of space lol

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leotheclown 11-14-2013 07:33 PM

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Originally Posted by robertmcclure (Post 1809301)
this thread is evidently for all rangers 1995 to 2009: http://www.fordrangerforum.com/inter...placement.html

so basically, you'll need to do all of this, plus remove the clear lens from the actual instrument cluster. it's not that bad of a job. just take your time & be patient. it all comes off & back together rather easily.

This lol good luck! Like he said its not hard, just takes time and patience.

pcityranger 11-14-2013 09:49 PM

Re: Clean inside the cluster
 
Hey thanks for the link. I read it but how do I pop that lens off to clean the inside? is their tabs or something?

Fx4wannabe01 11-14-2013 10:17 PM

Re: Clean inside the cluster
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by robertmcclure (Post 1809301)
this thread is evidently for all rangers 1995 to 2009: http://www.fordrangerforum.com/inter...placement.html

so basically, you'll need to do all of this, plus remove the clear lens from the actual instrument cluster. it's not that bad of a job. just take your time & be patient. it all comes off & back together rather easily.

This is the 112% accurate answer. And it's the only way to gain access to that part in order to clean it. 93-2012 basically.

93-03 trucks: takes a T15 or 5.5mm(????) to remove the 7 or so screws holding the clear lense to the gauge cluster.

04+ trucks: the clear lense actually just snaps into place with 6 or 7 plastic snaps. Once you have the cluster removed, it'll be pretty clear what needs done.

When cleaning it, be aware of what you're using. The lenses are very easy to scratch or put in swirls....use a terry cloth or microfiber with glass cleaner or interior detailer after blowing the dust out.

pcityranger 11-14-2013 10:27 PM

Re: Clean inside the cluster
 
Quote:

This is the 112% accurate answer. And it's the only way to gain access to that part in order to clean it. 93-2012 basically.

93-03 trucks: takes a T15 or 5.5mm(????) to remove the 7 or so screws holding the clear lense to the gauge cluster.

04+ trucks: the clear lense actually just snaps into place with 6 or 7 plastic snaps. Once you have the cluster removed, it'll be pretty clear what needs done.

When cleaning it, be aware of what you're using. The lenses are very easy to scratch or put in swirls....use a terry cloth or microfiber with glass cleaner or interior detailer after blowing the dust out.
Ok thanks, I figured there was tabs that need to be pressed or something


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