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rednex269 05-11-2011 07:14 AM

Instrument Cluster
 
I have a 96 Ranger.. XLT Single Cab - 3.0.. I think my odometer has fell off the deep end.. it randomly works.. the speedometer works fine... I feel that replacing the instrument cluster is my best bet? (But taking other suggestions)..

My next questions, if i get a cluster with a TAC (mine does not have it) will it work with my current setup, or is there another wire/sensor to connect?

Either way, I think replacing is a good idea! Fuel gauge doesn't work, so I depend on milage, but if THAT isn't working either.. I thikn I could be in a bind..

Thanks again for your help!

JS

pooleo 05-11-2011 07:20 AM

Re: Instrument Cluster
 
yes you can swap in a tached cluster. Its all plug an play. clusters from 98+ have a few lights different, door ajar and fuel light I think...? but will still work

STL 05-11-2011 07:22 AM

Re: Instrument Cluster
 
1995-2003 will work
1998-2003 explorer
also sport trac will also fit.

TomN 05-11-2011 11:19 AM

Re: Instrument Cluster
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pooleo (Post 418109)
yes you can swap in a tached cluster. Its all plug an play. clusters from 98+ have a few lights different, door ajar and fuel light I think...? but will still work

Mhmm. I wish I would have known that, but i sodered a light from the old door ajar light to the new spot so i dont lose that. Everytime my door would open, CHECK GAS CAP would light up and drove me crazy.

mfernandes 05-13-2011 04:07 PM

Re: Instrument Cluster
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TomN (Post 418259)
Mhmm. I wish I would have known that, but i sodered a light from the old door ajar light to the new spot so i dont lose that. Everytime my door would open, CHECK GAS CAP would light up and drove me crazy.

Can you please explain how did you do that??? I have the same problem together with no "CHECK ENGINE" light... can you help me???

04Green 05-14-2011 08:00 AM

Re: Instrument Cluster
 
On this topic, I/son have a 1997 Ranger, 2.3L, we wish to upgrade to a Tachometer. We have been through 2 of them. In both cases, the odometer does not work and the temp gauge is out of calibration (reads low). Both clusters were from Explorers.

The rear PCB is different on the tach one, the connectors match up, but something else is wrong.

Thoughts?


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