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would this work in my truck?

alright i know it will fit, but i was wondering if it would plug into and work with my stock wiring in my '97....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Clima...QQcmdZViewItem

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im not sure about the 'plug and play' part but you can just take the silver face off
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the face will come off huh.....interesting.....can the faces come off of the white and silver gauges also?
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yeah, its got 8 clips on it (4 on top and 4 on the bottom of the ac)




yeah, they can come off.. but you gotta mess with the needels.. i took mine off and changed the glow color from green to blue (on the gauges and the ac panal)
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how hard is it to get the needles off? i am looking at a white faced gauge cluster from an explore sport......would it plug into my truck without having to change the faces to my old gauges?
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how hard is it to get the needles off? i am looking at a white faced gauge cluster from an explore sport......would it plug into my truck without having to change the faces to my old gauges?

they arnt hard to get off, the hard part is to align them back where they are suppose to be

dont quote me 100% but im pretty sure that they will fit.. plug and play..
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alright.....the only 3 that i will have to worry about re-aligning is the speedo, tach, and fuel gauge........well not really the fuel gauge after i get my AutoMeter fuel gauge hooked up.....

maybe i will put a small pencil mark on the faces by the tip of the needle and then re-align them to that and then erase the mark....

what does it take to get the needles off?

is $100 too much to pay for a white '03 cluster?
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some of your dummy lights will be at different places on the cluster if you just do that..
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some of your dummy lights will be at different places on the cluster if you just do that..

oh, forgot about that lol


btw, i got the efan.. gotta leave a + feedback
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what lights would be off?
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Hmm nice find man....i would love to buy that thing....i have the silver gages in my truck that would match that!
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use a fork... slip it under the needle and pry up and off.

pencil marks wont work. once you take the speedo off, the little post doesnt have the needle there to keep it from going haywire, so it spins back past 0mph. to recalibrate it, youll basically need to be in motion, with a gps or someone clocking you, and keeping in contact with you via via cell phone. match speeds, then place the speedo needle back on while youre driving, pointing at the correct speed and youll be gtg.
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no no.

you can hook a AA or AAA a battery to certain pins on the back of the speedo motor and the needle will go to a certian speed, do that from zero several times and record where it goes.

pull the needle off then do whatever you need to do.

once you are ready to reinstall it hook the battery up let it run a few times and place the needle back at that speed you wrote down.

unhook the battery and rehook it back up and see where the needle goes, keep pulling it and putting it back on til you get that number you wrote down.

its pretty easy and accurate. mine is right on. mine went to 69 mph too.

the instructions are in this link too

http://www.rangerpowersports.com/tech/?p=131
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no no.

you can hook a AA or AAA a battery to certain pins on the back of the speedo motor and the needle will go to a certian speed, do that from zero several times and record where it goes.

pull the needle off then do whatever you need to do.

once you are ready to reinstall it hook the battery up let it run a few times and place the needle back at that speed you wrote down.

unhook the battery and rehook it back up and see where the needle goes, keep pulling it and putting it back on til you get that number you wrote down.

its pretty easy and accurate. mine is right on. mine went to 69 mph too.

the instructions are in this link too

http://www.rangerpowersports.com/tech/?p=131
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Hmm nice find man....i would love to buy that thing....i have the silver gages in my truck that would match that!
go ahead and get it....i aint gonna now...
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