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it is easier at hot becasue the gauge doesnt actually have a "zero" it just rest on the pin so you could really be setting it at some temperature
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the difference is there is a resistor on some temp gauges, and none on others. it's only been seen on some 95-6's, but no real reason as been determined. as long as it works, that's all that matters.
Alright guys, got my instrument panel out today while awaiting UPS. Here are some photos of the dash and my poor little ranger.







Is this the resistor? And does this mean I can use the 01 dash temp gauge or that I have to swap it with this one on my old dash?
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you will probably need to swap that gauge over to the new one. to make sure, pull the other one apart to where you have that one and check.
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you will probably need to swap that gauge over to the new one. to make sure, pull the other one apart to where you have that one and check.
Ya I did, I've got updates in this thread too:

https://www.ranger-forums.com/f59/ho...62/index4.html

Anyways the old temp doesn't seem to be working in the new cluster. I swapped it back and will be trying the new temp in the new cluster but not until tomorrow.
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i was gonna say it could be in upside down, but i see you already covered that. are you sure the needle was put on in the right area?
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i was gonna say it could be in upside down, but i see you already covered that. are you sure the needle was put on in the right area?
I'm not sure I understand the question. I actually put a drop of whiteout on the side of the metal shaft the needle sits on and ran the truck for about 10-15 minutes. It never rotated or moved. The whiteout stayed on the left side of the needle.
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thats what mine did. I dont know why but it just doesnt work with the older/newer (dependent on what you have) models.
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thats what mine did. I dont know why but it just doesnt work with the older/newer (dependent on what you have) models.
So did your newer cluster/temp gauge work in your older vehicle? how did you resolve it?
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Well got it all working. Turns out the new temp gauge worked in the new cluster. I simply replaced the entire cluster and kept nothing of the old cluster. Everything works and after plugging everything back in the Fuel Reset light went off. Now I've got a tach, and working speedo. Wewt!
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glad you got it figured out. it's hit and miss with the ones that have to be swapped. on mine, if i didn't swap it, the temp gauge would peg hot in about 2 minutes. did it on all the clusters i swapped in. but everyone of them worked with the old temp gauge as well.
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Odometer Change out…
Has anyone just changed the whole speed-O over instead of just the odometer ?
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