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Old 04-18-2005
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Sport Trac Instrument Cluster

Just wanted some more information on the sport trac instrument cluster because i couldn't find any on eBay at the moment. How much do they usually run for? Anyone have any night time pics of it?

Scott's new install in the 99:
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When you install a new cluster like that how can you make the odometer read correctly.
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When you install a new cluster like that how can you make the odometer read correctly.
You have 2 choices when dealing with the odometer. The easiest way is to switch out your odometer from your cluster. But then you will not have a matching white odometer, not that big of a deal though,

Your 2nd option is to remove the odmemter from the Exp Cluster and you will have to pop out the milage dial and manually spin the dial to get to your current mileage. I did it with a drill, i started at 0 and had to go up to 32000. It took me about an hr and 1/2. If the new cluster is over your mileage, that it will take you forever and a day to get to your mileage. You will have to go all the way up to 999,999 and start over again. It would probably be better to either find a cluster with lower mileage or wait until you get the mileage on the new cluster.
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Also isn't there an issue with some of the lights not being in the same place? Those white gauges really look sharp I just wouldn't want to have the wrong lights lighting up.
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Also isn't there an issue with some of the lights not being in the same place? Those white gauges really look sharp I just wouldn't want to have the wrong lights lighting up.
I am pretty sure that 1998 & Up share the same setup as 1998-2003 Ranger. The only time you would have a problem with the lights not being the same is when you are dealing with a cluster from 1995-97.
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I've also been looking for a sport trac cluster. I found a 4x2 cluster on ebay, but I want a 4x4. Here's what I found.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...spagename=WDVW

Hope this helps.
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So will this cluster fit in a 2003 Mazda B3000?
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So will this cluster fit in a 2003 Mazda B3000?
Yes it will!
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I've also been looking for a sport trac cluster. I found a 4x2 cluster on ebay, but I want a 4x4. Here's what I found.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...spagename=WDVW

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I believe they are the same cluster. The 4x2 may be missing the lamp and socket back, but you can swap them in from your cluster.

Edit: Okay, I see what you're saying. They may use different overlays, I suppose. Where would the 4x4 light be on the other one?
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I believe they are the same cluster. The 4x2 may be missing the lamp and socket back, but you can swap them in from your cluster.

Edit: Okay, I see what you're saying. They may use different overlays, I suppose. Where would the 4x4 light be on the other one?
Either Cluster would work but the 4x4 does say 4x4 and 4Low on it where the 2WD is just solid. Like you said John, they just use different overlays.
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[sigh] Why does it have to be so complicated, lol.
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[sigh] Why does it have to be so complicated, lol.
One word. FORD.. lol
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I wouldn't mind not having the 4HI and 4LOW lights, but I'd rather wait and find one with the right overlay. I'd need help swapping them anyway. I've read the directions on different sites, but I could still probably manage to screw something up.
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I wouldn't mind not having the 4HI and 4LOW lights, but I'd rather wait and find one with the right overlay. I'd need help swapping them anyway. I've read the directions on different sites, but I could still probably manage to screw something up.
As far as switching out the cluster, it is very easy. There are a lot of bolts to remove to get to it, but actually doing it is just plug and play. If you plan on switching or adjusting the odometer then it gets a little more in depth, but still not hard.
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How hard is it to change the burnt out lights in the cluster.

The one behind my gas gauge is out (seems loose it came back on for a day)
And yesterday the one behind the 0-40mph section went out (still out)

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How hard is it to change the burnt out lights in the cluster.

The one behind my gas gauge is out (seems loose it came back on for a day)
And yesterday the one behind the 0-40mph section went out (still out)

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Its not hard at all. Its just time consuming to get the cluster out and then put it back in. Once you have the cluster out, the bulbs just twist out from the back. You dont have to take the cluster apart at all.
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Is it newbie friendly to R&R the cluster?

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Hate to burst your bubble on this one but the cluster shown in that ebay auction is EXACTLY what I have STOCK in my 2003 FX4.

The Explorer Sport Trac Cluster is COMPLETELY different and it WILL NOT fit in our trucks. The shape is different as is the gauge placement as well as its the SVT style WHITE FACE with electroluminescent green backlighting of the entire gauge surface.

However the one in the auction will correctly fit our trucks so whoever bought it lucked out...
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My bad...my friends father has a Sport Trac but I forgot it's a 2004 model...they changed the entire setup of the gauge cluster then...so I'm intrigued I have an OLDER Sport-Trac gauge cluster in my Ranger...how interesting of Ford to do that...the only difference is my odometer is black!

If you look here you'll see my source of confusion...I DEFINITELY like this gauge cluster the best...very smooth looking!

http://www.fordvehicles.com/suvs/explorersporttrac/

Just view the different interior pictures and you'll see the one with gauges.
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^^ Thats a nice new cluster. Bet theres a way to put it in the newer Rangers...
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My bad...my friends father has a Sport Trac but I forgot it's a 2004 model...they changed the entire setup of the gauge cluster then...so I'm intrigued I have an OLDER Sport-Trac gauge cluster in my Ranger...how interesting of Ford to do that...the only difference is my odometer is black!

If you look here you'll see my source of confusion...I DEFINITELY like this gauge cluster the best...very smooth looking!

http://www.fordvehicles.com/suvs/explorersporttrac/

Just view the different interior pictures and you'll see the one with gauges.
That looks good but I want them seats and center console in my truck
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^^ Thats a nice new cluster. Bet theres a way to put it in the newer Rangers...

If there is a way N3elz knows
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Probably couldnt fool the digital odometor though... You would have to deal with it being incorrect...
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I just purchased the 4x4 version for my 4x2 and hopefully it will work. I got it for $113.89 including shipping.
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i just bought one too... i paid 40 shipped...

dont know if it will work because it is from a 04... and its way different

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