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so i bought some new gauges from ebay or what ever and i took my hole inside apart to put them in and they dont fit... i thought this was for all rangers but must be different from xlt's...so upset y cant it work out... any idea or other guages that look like this? with the green/blue glow?



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Well, for one...that's isn't a Ranger dash/Gage cluster...

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Actually, it does look like one -- only as a "1 piece" part instead of 3 pieces. This is a crappy picture, but the first one I could lay my hands on, but the normal overlays are 3 pieces. This is from my original Gen-Edge how-to on changing dash color using glass paint.
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yeah i noticed after i bought it... it does look just like mine just bigger...where is a site that has lots of guages so i can choose...
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I guess you're SURE there's no way it could fit? If you used it, you'd want to peel the overlay off the auto tranny block in your existing dash probably. Don't know. Here's the standard Ranger overlays from the front side -- not a good picture, but I can't find a better one at the moment.
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i unno if i can since the direction lights are at the top.
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Actually, it does look like one -- only as a "1 piece" part instead of 3 pieces. This is a crappy picture, but the first one I could lay my hands on, but the normal overlays are 3 pieces. This is from my original Gen-Edge how-to on changing dash color using glass paint.
Where is this 'how-to'.

I couldnt find it.
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The turn signals are in the wrong place, the indicators for 4wd are on the wrong side, our gauge face is 3 separate pieces, just to name a few differences. Not to be an ***, but how did you mistake that gauge face for the one in your truck?

That looks like it could be an older Ranger gauge face, maybe. But the gauges are the same through all the Rangers and some Explorers, except for maybe the lack of a tach.

The how-to should be on his cardomain page, which he shamelessly plugs everywhere:) EDIT: Well the old how-to he had linked on his page is gone, the how-to was not carried over to the new site, hopefully its not lost.

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i dont even know
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I'd sell you mine, if I hadn't torn it to shreds. Someone probably has one for sale and you can probably put that one back on Ebay when you figure out what truck it goes to.
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It looks real similar to a Ranger dash but I have never seen one like that before, I suppose it was just unlucky. Did the site not say what it fit?

While on this topic does anyone know of a gauge overlay that is made for standards? I hate having the Automatic gear opening in the bottom of it. It looks so silly... or does anyone know of a way to put an overlay across it or anything? thanks...
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nope it said fit all ranger/exploer 2003 models
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Where is this 'how-to'.

I couldnt find it.
Probably "gone" from Gen-Edge. They were being re-edited to a new format by SoundPer4mance (Bob) but he's behind on them. I'll have to see if I still have it and post it on my CarDomain site. I'll post when I have it done. Sorry, I thought it was still over there.
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yeah those are definately not from a ranger

here is a Pic of the overlays I used


I would email who you got them from and tell him they are not for a ranger (they might have screwed up)
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I found my original how-to text and photo's. I'm working on a Cardomain page for this now. My gauges look like this:



Gauges are red, blue highlights and auxillary switches, all warning indicators have been made yellow. Cost me $8.00 using the method of the how-to to do the gauges.
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I have never seen one without the gear opening in the bottom.
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i just wanna know where i can buy something like that i like how the middle things glow anyone have any ideas of where to get them?
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Here are what my EDGEs look like...gimmie a few and Ill post the link, gotta do some searching for them



Blue


Green


EDIT: heres the link, these should work

http://www.procarparts.com/store-det...98RG%2D4303RG1

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i found some that i like but it says for 2001... is the gauges in 2001 and 2003 the same?
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Okay, the how-to on changing your gauge color dirt cheap is up on Cardomain:

http://www.cardomain.com/memberpage/296394/24
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Okay, the how-to on changing your gauge color dirt cheap is up on Cardomain:

http://www.cardomain.com/memberpage/296394/24
Thanks John!
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i found some that i like but it says for 2001... is the gauges in 2001 and 2003 the same?
yes
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thanks for the help... is there way to change the P R N D.... lights to blue?
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