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Cluster compatibilities

The Ford Ranger,the Explorer and Expl.Sport Track cluster look the same,as i see in many pictures in the forums,ebay and the web,even with the pass of the years still the same shape. Configuration is probably the x factor in where many things can change the panorama.A friend of mine have a 1995 Ranger Splash with the cluster of an Explorer but he don't know the year of the explorer cluster but is working pretty nice.
Is my problem now discover the correct cluster for my Ranger.,my cluster is not working properly mileage counter (odometer) is dead,MPH is not working right and temperature is dead(i'm using a mechanical gauge for temperature).
What years did you think is compatible with my 1995 Ranger?
I want a cluster with RPM .Mine never comes with this function.
I think that years 1993 and 1997 are almost the same cuz every time i buy a replacement part covers those years even the Haynes book cover the years 93' to 97.
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1995 is when the rangers and explorers got the newer style dash, so i'd say you need a 95+ cluster. If you want the same year, try looking for a 95 4x4 cluster, they had the tach.
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hmmm so is your dash the squared off angular one or the newer rounded style?
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hmmm so is your dash the squared off angular one or the newer rounded style?
like this one as you can see it has the same shape:


and i want to upgrade to this one same shape but with tachometer:

in the back of the cluster look identical ;3 rectangular connections

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So is probably that my Ranger is compatible with newer Ranger version since even inside are the same thing my friend have Ranger Edge 2002 and is identical to my Ranger 1995.,looks like if nothing had change.
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It is the same cluster, although some of the dummy lights and such will be in different places. But try to get one closer to 95..
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Good i'll try Ebay
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You can't use 04 and up Ranger clusters.
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04 and Up can't be use! Why not?
p.s:there are a lot of Explorer cluster on Ebay.

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04 and Up can't be use! Why not?
p.s:there are a lot of Explorer cluster on Ebay.
they use different wiring and have the digital odo/tripometer which uses the computer, the 95-03 Ranger/95-01 Explorer used analog odo/tripometer- It just wouldnt work electronically.
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