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Old 01-20-2012
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No tach 2.5L

Wanna put a tach in my 98 xlt that didn't originally come with a tach. How do I go about doing this? What do I hook to?
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the instructions are included in the kit. i have an aftermarket one sitting around somewhere. it has three or four wires i believe. power, ground, one that goes to the engine somewhere. it'll also have a switch for 4,6 or 8 cylinders. mine never got installed as i got rid of the vehicle and all the other ones i had came with a tach.

as for swapping instrument clusters idk what that entails but i am sure others on here have done it.
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I did a search the other day for another member and found two pages of hits that will have the info you're looking for.
Click the search button at the top of the pane
Enter tach in the search by keyword box
Enter rwenzing in the search by user box
Click the search now button at the bottom
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Yeah i have a 99 ranger and i oo wanna ad an in dash tach. i dont wanna have an ugly bolt on one, you know?? can i go to the junk yard and get one off another ranger??? and if so which one???
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You could get the gauge cluster from one with a tach and then swap harnesses too. My 98 had a tach. Might be easier to do versus wiring a whole new tach. It should be plug and play.
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in theory any ranger instrument cluster between 98 and 03 that has a tach should just be a bolt on replacement and would not require any wiring or modification to the truck. try checking your local junk yard!
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oh but make sure it comes from a 4cyl ranger or it will not read the correct rpms!
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Ya, just get a cluster from either a Ranger or Explorer with a tach. Preferably '98 and up because something about the older ones have different wiring for the temp gauge. I put one in out of an Explorer Sport with no issues. All plug and play. Just have to change your mileage.
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