Speedometer,Cluster Questions - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Technical & Electrical General technical and electrical discussion for the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-03-2016
Bob C. of Indiana's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Central ,Indiana
Posts: 217
Speedometer,Cluster Questions

If I swap clusters on my 2004 Ranger, will the mileage reading be what was on the donor cluster or what was on my original cluster?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-03-2016
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 7,615
Odometer mileage is stored in the Cluster's microprocessor, so it will show mileage that is in the cluster being used.

Read here, post #7: 2004 White Gauge Instrument Cluster Swap / Need Info - The Ranger Station Forums

Last edited by RonD; 01-03-2016 at 01:14 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-03-2016
Bob C. of Indiana's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Central ,Indiana
Posts: 217
Thanks Ron that answers that question.
Next question is, how do I get the replacement clusters speedometer reprogrammed to my original mileage?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-03-2016
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 7,615
Assume you mean odometer :)

The electronic odometer can be reprogrammed to any mileage when it is out of the vehicle, but you need the software and cable to interface with the cluster's processor.

I would call local repair shops and see if any have that software, it can run $2,000-$4,000 to buy, so it would have to be a fairly busy shop to warrant that expense.
And see what they would charge you to change your new one.
I don't think Ford Dealers can do it, they order new clusters with odometer preset to the old clusters mileage, but worth a call some may have the software to save time.

Odometer is a "legal" type device and there are laws that apply to people who commit "odometer fraud" in most states.
So you may need to provide info before anyone will reprogram anything, i.e. bring your truck in with the old cluster in place, so they can see mileage on current odometer, and leave them the new cluster to reprogram it to that mileage.
May also need registration showing last "legally" recorded mileage.

I have never done this so just speculation on my part.

Last edited by RonD; 01-03-2016 at 03:20 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-03-2016
Bob C. of Indiana's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Central ,Indiana
Posts: 217
Quote:
Originally Posted by RonD View Post
Assume you mean odometer :)

The electronic odometer can be reprogrammed to any mileage when it is out of the vehicle, but you need the software and cable to interface with the cluster's processor.

I would call local repair shops and see if any have that software, it can run $2,000-$4,000 to buy, so it would have to be a fairly busy shop to warrant that expense.
And see what they would charge you to change your new one.
I don't think Ford Dealers can do it, they order new clusters with odometer preset to the old clusters mileage, but worth a call some may have the software to save time.

Odometer is a "legal" type device and there are laws that apply to people who commit "odometer fraud" in most states.
So you may need to provide info before anyone will reprogram anything, i.e. bring your truck in with the old cluster in place, so they can see mileage on current odometer, and leave them the new cluster to reprogram it to that mileage.
May also need registration showing last "legally" recorded mileage.

I have never done this so just speculation on my part.
Sorry Ron for not being clear on that,yes I meant odometer.It is looking like I just might switch the face from the donor to my original face,seems to be the least expensive and simplest way to go. I am going from the white Edge face to the FX4 black with trim ring face.Thank You for your help Ron.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-03-2016
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 7,615
There are a few companies that make custom faces as well
here is one: 2004 Ford Ranger Custom Gauges & Gauge Face Kits ? CARiD.com
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-03-2016
Bob C. of Indiana's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Central ,Indiana
Posts: 217
Quote:
Originally Posted by RonD View Post
There are a few companies that make custom faces as well
here is one: 2004 Ford Ranger Custom Gauges & Gauge Face Kits ? CARiD.com
Ron you are one of the members on this forum that goes out of your way to actually help the members,really I want a oem cluster that matches my black truck like this.I'm now think just keeping my cluster and moving the black stuff over to my white cluster then the odometer would not be a issue.


Last edited by Bob C. of Indiana; 01-03-2016 at 05:57 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Removed cluster to replace burned bulbs now issues with speedometer! iponnet22 General Technical & Electrical 7 11-23-2012 02:51 PM
2001 cluster to a 2004+ cluster swap? J's Ranger General Technical & Electrical 1 10-17-2011 05:30 PM
eBay / Craigslist Find: cheap Silver speedometer cluster - Canada mikerider eBay & Craigslist Finds 6 11-05-2010 03:39 PM
For Sale: Or Trade: Silver Gauge Cluster aka 03 XLT Cluster/Chrome Chambers(VA) RangerNDog Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 9 10-21-2009 01:58 PM
Gauge Cluster Install Questions 00RANGER00 General Ford Ranger Discussion 7 02-12-2005 12:21 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:26 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.