Hey guys I hate to post yet another thread about gauge clusters however I just picked up a nice white faced 2003 ranger cluster with tac(57K) that I plan to install in my 2000 ranger(73k).
Anyways I've been doing a lot of research on the subject and still have some questions:
First off I'm planing on converting to blue LED. I was wondering what everyone's thoughts are on which is the current best method to use? I've seen it done by using led components(resisters + leds + solder), oznium ribbon strips , and plug ins. I'm looking to have the most even light possible.
Also I'm thinking about changing the orange needles to white ones if I can light them up blue. I'm concerned about day time visibility though. Has anyone else done this?
Then what about the gauge lights that are red like brake, security, etc. How can i keep those the same color?
Also how the heck to you get the shift indicator wire off when pulling out the old cluster? I know there is a plastic clip but the wire still goes into the cluster after you remove it.
Lastly I'm concerned about gauge accuracy. I've heard some people having issues with speedometer being off after changing the odometer to match the correct mileage. Is that really a problem as I have no way to check for correct speed readings?
Thanks I'm looking forward to finishing my new mod