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Explorer gauge cluster, plug and play?

Ok, I went back to the junk yard that I bought my seats, center console, etc, I had snagged the panel for the AC that is silver from it and put it in, now I went back and got the Indaglo gauge cluster from it also for $50! My question is can I just take my old one out and plug this on in in its place? If so can i change the mileage on the new cluster? If not how hard is it to get the gauge plates off out of the other cluster (glued in or just sittin there chillin or what) so I dont damage them?Im really stoked about these but am kinda intimidated, know what I mean, I dont wanna f$&% something up that bad as of where I can fix it myself. Any help would be EXTREMELY appreciated. Thanx
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Try a search...it will answer ALL your questions!
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Thanx for the help....I would have searched but Im off work with a bummed knee for a while so no high speed, Im on dial-up and its taken me half an hour to get this far, so bare with me, ok? Anyways, Idk if I wanna swap odometers or not, I think I will just swap gauge faces bcause thats deals with alot of crap I dont know anything about. How hard is it to remove the gauge faces? Thanx
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Anyways, Idk if I wanna swap odometers or not, I think I will just swap gauge faces bcause thats deals with alot of crap I dont know anything about. How hard is it to remove the gauge faces? Thanx
Did you lok at the link I provided?? It has a post near the end with a link to a How-to that discusses disassembly of the cluster and how to avoid creating speedometer errors in the process.
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^^^ Yes I did read your link, verry informative but still sounds like more work then I feel like putting into it. I think I would rather remove the gauge faces and place them into my pre-existing gauge cluster. Thank you for your information, I may change my mind.
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^^^ Yes I did read your link, verry informative but still sounds like more work then I feel like putting into it. I think I would rather remove the gauge faces and place them into my pre-existing gauge cluster. Thank you for your information, I may change my mind.
You can install the entire cluster or each complete gauge segment without disassembly. However, if you want to install just the face plates, you must remove the needles. Removing the needles requires that you use some calibration method or the speedometer will be incorrect on reassembly.
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