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Old 02-19-2007
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Dash gauges.....

here is my idea......

since i have all aftermarket gauges that monitor the same things the stock gagues monitor mounted remotely, I am wanting to put a 3-5/8" tach and speedo in my dash with maybe some different color LED's as warning lights (turn signals, check engine, airbag, 4x4, 4x4 low, high beams, and so forth).....

now my questions are as follows:

1. are their wires behind the dash to tap into for the LED's to come on when the lights they are replacing would come on (turn signals, check engine, airbag, 4x4, 4x4 low, high beams, and so forth).....?

2. would this tachometer work on our trucks and if so how would i wire it up?
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...&view=1&N=700+

3. would this speedometer work on our trucks and if so how would i wire it up?
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

4. would there be any way to set the actual miles on the odometer on the AutoMeter gauge to match my trucks miles on the stock odometer?

5. I have a fuel level gauge now, will it work with my Ranger? (P.S. - I will have to get the ohm readings that it takes when i get home)

i know this will not be a 1 weekend project. I am closely getting to were i can have all my other gauges up and running hopefully by this weekend....everything but the tach and speedo.....i am working on a custom radio bezel to house 3 of my 6 gauges in spot were the air vents go.....

here is the gauges i will be running: (all 2 1/16 AutoMeter Sport Comp series)
- water temp
- trans temp
- volt meter
- diff temperature for the rear (since i use it more than the front )
- oil pressure
- fuel level (if i can find one that works with our readings)
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the fuel gauge i got is 16 ohms empty and 158 ohms full....will that work with our trucks?
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good luck, i just posted the same thing yesterday, no one answered.
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i always wondered about this but i dont know enough about it yet.

might try over on rps.... but i would like to see the answer here.
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what about the guy with the lowered truck whos putting in a v8. he has all aftermarket gauges. cant remember who it was tho. i too have been thinking about this. i have a plate i designed at school to put in place of the stock stuff. im thinking sometime after the Ex.5.0 swap i might do it
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i just want something different that will set the interior off when i hit the shows this year.......i dont want to settle for just "Best Mini-Street" again this year.....i want to win a little more in the "Street" category.....
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bump because no one seems to have an answer! here or on RPS....
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it'll cost you a pretty penny, but i recall seeing an 02 or 03 that had a custom gauge pod filled up with dakota digital...

and i know that dakota builds custom gauge pods to suit your needs...

you could always sit down once you have all of your ideas in your head or on paper and give Ford Corporate a call...9 times out of 10, they'll be able to put you on the phone with an engineer...you can pick his brain and see just how in depth you're gonna have to get as far as bypassing or integrating with the PCM you're gonna have to go...

just my .02 though
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true^^.......i bet i could almost tap into the wiring harness somewere for the lights i want.......there has to be power going to the lights when they would come on........

the biggest expense is the gauges themselves i think......they will be over $300 just for them....Dakota Digital is expensive!
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http://www.dakotadigital.com/index.c...rod/prd214.htm

$900 to redo your factory cluster with digital gauges? na......i will leave it stock before i do/pay that much...
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i know on my 04, the bulbs for the gauges just 'twist into' the gauge cluster and theres no real individual wires going to them. there are also two big fat harneses on my 04 as well...
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well the back of the gauges is a circuit board, but that board has to get a signal from somewhere...
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