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explorer clusters

i got 2 explorer clusters out of a 2002 sport and a 1999 sport it all works great but the temp goes real hot but only with the explorer cluster my 1996 cluster works great has and one run in to that
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yep. your 96 temp gauge has a resistor on it. swap the temp gauge to the new cluster and it'll be good.
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i did the temp gauge swap and it dont move but worked good in my other cluster and i put the needle back in the right area and the gauge get real hot and i have a check engine light on in my other cluster but not the explorer cluster need help
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did you put the needle on too far? did you install the gauge the right way? it will attach to the board two different ways, but one way shouldn't work, and the other would be the right way. I've swapped mine between three or four clusters with no problems.
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i did all of that and it can only go on one way and i put it back in my ranger cluster and it works great do you have pictures or something dont now why this is doing this i had a 94 ranger and put a explorer cluster and had no problems did not have to change anything hope you can help you have been a help thanks
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if the temp gauge works in the ranger board, it should work in the ex. they are pretty much the same. i don't have any pics of mine apart. well, none that show the back of the gauges.

can you post some pics of yours?
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i found why the 98 cluster did not work its not just the gauge its the board and the wire hardness is differnet too the 98 and newer cluster will not work in a 96 or older i found a 96 cluster and the gauge has a resister on it already put it in and everything work and my check engine light is on just like the ranger cluster so if you want it to work get a explorer cluster for the year ranger you have or do what drppdyllwrngr i just cant get it to work but he was a great help
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my truck is a 95, and i've had 98+ clusters without any problems after swapping the temp gauge.

here is my current set up.
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can't remember what year it is, but i know it's 99 or newer.
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i dont know im just happy that i got one to work but yours looks great how did u do the ford on the delete panel and the blue lights i want to do red
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I like the ford thing in the cluster. Looks good
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I don't understand why you can't get one to work in your truck. i didn't do any rewiring. i plugged it in and went to town.

but the delete panel was a pain. had a piece of vinyl cut out with the logo, and it was placed on a piece of clear plexi glass. the plexi then went on a cutout delete panel. little black paint on the backside to keep the light from shining through the area it didnt' need to and that's what i ended up with. the blue was done following the how to on here. blue model paint and blue leds.

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no i find a 1996 cluster out of a explorer that pluged right in and works great but i like what you did with your s looks alsome
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if memory serves me right, the 02 wouldn't work as it isn't the same style as ours. but the 99 should work.
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yea i cant wait to do the led know that i got a cluster to work
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how did you do the led lights and where did you get them
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https://www.ranger-forums.com/f59/ho...rt-leds-62796/

ebay. got 100 leds and 100 resistors for about $6. used over 60 of them between the cluster and the hvac panel.
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he drppdyllwrgr i have a question about the shackle flip how low does it lower the truck and what size bolts do i need cant get a answer from the other forum and i seen u did it to your ranger and you have been a help in the passed thanks
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it flips the hanger over. good for about a 2" drop. i think i used 3/8" grade 8 bolts, about an inch long. get some lock washers and nuts. grind off the rivets and flip them over.
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ok thanks man im doing it this week end want to do it before my kmc nova wheels come in
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it's really easy with the bed off.....
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yea thats how i did my fuel pump so thought to do the same things its not like its hard
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do you have any pictures of your trucks lowered the truck to day in the back and it still needs to go lower just would like to see lower like yours are thanks
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where did you get the bed cover on the one on the right
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i bought it from a guy in south carolina. but it's a checkmate cover.
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