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RED Gauge Needles - What Years / What Models

i am looking for RED Pointers for my Gauges, anyone have any input as to who/where/actual color after install ?

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Only stock option is '01-03 Explorer Sport/Sport Trac orange needles and '03 Ranger XLT orange needles. I can't remember the year cut off, but I believe 01-03 or maybe just '03 Mazda B-series clusters also have the same orange needles as the earlier mentioned rigs, but on a Black gauge face...





Aftermarket, there may be options, but I havn't a clue.
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My 03 has the orange needles.

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Thanks guy, making a JY Run and will look at the Ex Sports...
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Isn't it possible to scrape the original colour off and repaint? I think I read that somewhere...

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Sandy if you dont find any i can get you a set like the white faced gauge ones from a junkyard
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I swapped out my stock Ranger cluster for an ST cluster, but I kept my white needles. The orange ones off the ST cluster were gross.
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I didn’t like the orange ones and I really want RED so I will keep looking, thanks for the input and the offer.

I heard the Expedition has RED needles, not sure if they would fit.
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I don't know about an expedition. I know all the explorer parts fit for older models and an expedition is just a bigger explorer. I'm sure someone will chime in.
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Hey Sandy...I was driving tonight and noticed something....

the orange needles found on RBV's actually illuminate red. They match the red 'hot' dashes/marks on my gauges. (BTW....i'm running '03 xlt silver facers with stock lighting...no more blue led's in mine..back to normal 194's stockness.)
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Are the needles the same as the White Faced Gauges ?

Ok on the lighting, my Gauge Cluster Faces will be RED and some BLUE but the lighting in the rear will be white so the needles should show up RED, IF I use the same ones you have.
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my 07 has red needles... i'll see if i can dig up a pic
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What are we all up this AM… ?
Thks that would be good.
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it's 2.....i'm a night crawler!





anyway....yeah. The needles are the same......Sport/Sport trac, '03 XLT ranger, and 01-03 MazB share the same orange needles. They really are an orangeish/red hue in the daytime and with white or clear bulbs behind it, they light up red and match the red hash marks on the cluster face.

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it's 3 here, i'm getting payed a lot of money to stay awake... :D and talk to you fine people... here's mine, the only daytime shot i've got

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weel, they appear red and EX4wannbe01, those look red too.
The 03 and back will have to do because I was thinking that there is a difference in the way the needles come off of the gauges and that would mean a different mounting method.

The JY I have been going to has a couple of the white faced Sport Ex setups, I will have to be happy with them or buy some of that red florescent needle paint from eBay.
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Hey forgot I don’t usually stay up for this stuff but couldn’t sleep for some reason.
You did say you got paid a lot to this, joking or not ?

Also, the last pic, nice !
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this one looks more orange in the pic than in person, i would pick up a set of these from the jy and see if you can make them fit...

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Thks, I will keep it in mind.
Thks for the pics too.
I ordered my new Gauge Face and Lighting from the same guys hoping to get an even lighting effect BUT he doesn’t sell Needles, go figure.
Doesn’t make sense to me, if you sell Gauge Faces and can custom build any gauge face to spec, why not needles.
US Speed-O doesn’t have them and two others that I can’t thin of their names don’t have the needles either, why.
Every time I come up with an idea it always is more work than I planned.
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weel, they appear red and EX4wannbe01, those look red too.
The 03 and back will have to do because I was thinking that there is a difference in the way the needles come off of the gauges and that would mean a different mounting method.

The JY I have been going to has a couple of the white faced Sport Ex setups, I will have to be happy with them or buy some of that red florescent needle paint from eBay.
I got a couple sets of orange/red whatever you wanna call 'em needles if you're interested....

top = superduty/excursion (will fit ranger gauges)
bottom = ranger/b/expo



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USSPEEDO.com sells any needles you want. 2004 and newer rangers need reworked GM needles because the ford ones don't fit.
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USSPEEDO.com sells any needles you want. 2004 and newer rangers need reworked GM needles because the ford ones don't fit.
I just went on line to USSPEEDO.com and nothing comes up.

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I just went on line to USSPEEDO.com and nothing comes up.

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GAUGE FACE KITS | DESIGNER KEY FOBS | REPLACEMENT CLUSTERS | BADGING / CHROME LETTERS | CNC MACHINING | US Speedo 810-244-0909

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you must talk to "rusty" - the Ford needles will not work, you need GM ones that have been reworked to fit the ranger.
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