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Old 08-16-2007
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Gauges with Tachometer installation

To install gauges with a tachometer, I had to do a re-pin job.

Since I was going from a 4-cylinder to a V8, I had to pull the BK/YE wire from the smallest connector and put it into the largest connector's position #16 (vacant pin position at the end of the connector).
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Since the 4-cylinder didn't require this ground wire originally, I had to ensure it was grounded by splicing in a stretch of wire and grounding it properly.
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Special thanks to Bob W. for his assistance and instruction.

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nice, yeah i have to convert mine too. I'm gona wait till i hook my a-pillar temp gauges back up to the 5.0 stuff... I'm only going in that dash once hah
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That's exactly what I did. I had to change the gauges, wire the A-pillar gauges in, re-wire for the tach, and install PATS....so I took the dash apart and did it all in one afternoon.
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needforspeed, I'm wanting to get an indiglo cluster setup with the rpms gauge, and install it on my '95 ranger manual 4 cyl. It currently has only the three gauge stock setup. is it possible to install the setup you have there with the rpm gauge on my truck? thanks.
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Yes most indiglo faces are sold as "with tach" or "w/o tach". This cluster came from the Explorer I gutted. I have yet to get indiglo or aftermarket faces for this yet, but I know they're out there.

I had to specify in my order "no tach" when I got my first set:
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I want these:

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Guys Im running into this problem but in reverse. I have a 4 cyclinder 95 Ranger, old dash cluster had no tach, and I'm adding a 01 cluster WITH tach. I'm assuming that this cluster came out of a bigger engine Sport Trac as the tach is acting very weak and the mechanic told me I needed a grounding cable. Any way to tell which cable I need to fix? Someone got wiring diagrams?
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