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Old 09-29-2012
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Gauge swap question

Alright so I'm almost finished with my new gauge cluster, but I have a couple questions.

1. I was planning on just swapping the entire cluster in place of the new one, but I didn't take a picture of the needle locations before I took them off. No big deal right?

2. Won't the needle positions only matter on the cluster currently in the truck? Will I have to wait and place the needles after the cluster is in the truck?

3. I'm going to swap the speedo/tach internals so the mileage will match but should I swap all the internals since they will already be at the needle locations?

It's been so long since I did my first swap that I don't remember what I did
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see if anything in here helps you.

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I'm more concerned about the other needles, I can do the speedo
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I can't remember if they need to be in the exact place or not. I think if you just stuck them on at the same place they were when you pulled them off, they should be fine.
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for water temp, fuel level, etc, i start the truck, let it get warm, place the water temp on where it usually runs. with the engine running, i put the oil pressure in the middle of the range, as it's not really reading pressure. the fuel level will be at how much you have, and the ammeter will be mid range as well with engine running. speedo i use my gps to set at 60mph. tach, set at idle.

it make take a few times to get them where you want them. place them lightly, let go, look at them, adjust if needed.
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That's a good method Troy. Thanks
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I did an explorer sport white face swap on my 2000 and I didn't change anything except the odometer (took the disks out and set the right mileage). Its a direct swap.
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