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changing the gauges in a 04

I was thinking about changing the gauges in my 04 and I was just wondering if the mileage is stored in the cluster or does the computer just update the miles in the new cluster.
or does anybody know of a company that makes overlays for 04+ rangers.
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i dont think they have overlays for 04s yet if i remember correctly.
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The 2004+ cluster has its own microprocessor that stores the odometer in non-volatile memory. The PCM does not record miles.
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Is there a way to adjust miles on an 2004+ or can you just swap the odometer out.

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I was thinking about changing the gauges in my 04 and I was just wondering if the mileage is stored in the cluster or does the computer just update the miles in the new cluster.
or does anybody know of a company that makes overlays for 04+ rangers.
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What do you want to change out the gauges for anyways? They're already white and fairly nice.
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What do you want to change out the gauges for anyways? They're already white and fairly nice.
only the EDGE's have white gauges.
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Is there a way to adjust miles on an 2004+ or can you just swap the odometer out.

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No easy way to do it at the consumer level. Even the dealer tools cannot change the odometer display (for obvious reasons!!!). I believe that Ford, GM and other manufacturers have a procedure for sending clusters to a speedometer service center for digital odometer adjustment when necessary.

The above doesn't mean that there is no way to do it though. Google "digital odometer adjustment" to see a variety of aftermarket tools for odometer adjustment. I have a mental image of a guy with one of these programmers "rejuvenating" a long row of rental cars......
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only the EDGE's have white gauges.
Oh, I didn't know that.
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No easy way to do it at the consumer level. Even the dealer tools cannot change the odometer display (for obvious reasons!!!). I believe that Ford, GM and other manufacturers have a procedure for sending clusters to a speedometer service center for digital odometer adjustment when necessary.

The above doesn't mean that there is no way to do it though. Google "digital odometer adjustment" to see a variety of aftermarket tools for odometer adjustment. I have a mental image of a guy with one of these programmers "rejuvenating" a long row of rental cars......
Yeah, when we get a replacement instrument panel at work we have to call Dodge & give them the mileage and they send it to us programmed.
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Well you may not have the white faced gauges, but I do believe the FX4 Lvl 2 comes with the silver around the gauges, which looks pretty good to me.
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thanks Bob, I guess I will have to do some research.

I do have the silver around my gauges, I just want something different. I think the silver and white would look good.

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