1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks1987 - 1996 Ford F-150, F-250, F-350 and larger pickups - including the 1997 heavy-duty F250/F350+ trucks
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The two trim peices in the middle of the shroud pop out and there are screws under them. The rest of the whole shroud just pops out with clips. The trim peices I am talking about is the trim that runs from the drivers side of the dash to the pass. side.
Take the headlight **** off and then the two silver strips at the bottom (they have a slot on the bottom of them to pry them off with) to expose the two screws, one on each side. Then just pop it off the top spring clips.
Thanks for posting this. All I needed to do was get the cluster surround off so I could clean the plastic lens. I always wondered about adding a tach. Since it's just a drop in, I guess I might as well do that at the same time.
Thanks for the reminder to get the same year. That might be the hardest part. I've got a couple of 'u pull it' scrap yards close by so I'll just check them periodically until I find one.
Couple of questions:
1. Is there any identification on the part that will tell me the year? Sometimes the scrap trucks aren't identified with the year.
2. I know i have to keep my current speedometer module. Can I use the same back plane (white part) and just swap in the new tach and oil/water/fuel/temp modules? I'm thinking the scrap yard will charge me more if I show up with the whole instrument cluster than they will if I just show up with the two modules.
I found a '95 cluster at the scrap yard yesterday and decided to give it a try in my truck (a '94). They said they'd give me my money back if it didn't work.
I saw in another forum that the 94-96 clusters might be interchangeable and the 92-93 are. Don't know if that's true but I figured it was worth a shot.
I followed these directions and it worked great. I'll drive it a while and make sure it looks ok.
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