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1996 Instrument Cluster Help

 
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Old 06-12-2009, 09:09 PM
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1996 Instrument Cluster Help

i've been looking for a cluster with tach for my 96 F350.

i found a guy parting out what he says is a 1996 bronco with the tach'ed cluster. the build date on the sticker in the door jamb says 09/95. there is a white sticker on the bottom of the cluster with a date and time stamp of "18 Sept 1995 17:55". so it looks like the cluster was produced on Sept 18th 1995 at 5:55pm.

is this in fact a 1996 cluster?
 
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Old 06-12-2009, 09:20 PM
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It should work fine, pre 94 would be a problem.
 
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Old 06-12-2009, 09:26 PM
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It should work fine, pre 94 would be a problem.
actually from what i've read here, i need a cluster out of a 96. 92-93 are interchangable with each other, 94-95 are interchangable with each other, and 96 is on its own.
 
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Originally Posted by Old93junk View Post
It should work fine, pre 94 would be a problem.
actually from what i've read here, i need a cluster out of a 96. 92-93 are interchangable with each other, 94-95 are interchangable with each other, and 96 is on its own.
 
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Only difference should be air bag and possibly anti theft.
 
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Originally Posted by Old93junk View Post
Only difference should be air bag and possibly anti theft.
The main issue is the difference in the wire connections. There is 2 or 3 wires in different locations in the plugs. A '94 cluster will not allow the alternator to charge in a '96 truck.
 
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The main issue is the difference in the wire connections. There is 2 or 3 wires in different locations in the plugs. A '94 cluster will not allow the alternator to charge in a '96 truck.
Gotta be a way to use a jumper wire to make it work?.
 
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Old 06-13-2009, 12:17 AM
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i was able to use a 94 in my 96 by repinning the plugs slightly unfortunatly i cant remember what i did with the diagram i made on which wires to move were.
 
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i was able to use a 94 in my 96 by repinning the plugs slightly unfortunatly i cant remember what i did with the diagram i made on which wires to move were.
See if you can remember, thats good info!.
 
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well i think even if i can remember i aint gonna have asses to it cause im in this crap hole they call iraq at the current moment but let me look up a couple wiringf diagrams and see if i caint figure somthin out for ya.
 
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well i think even if i can remember i aint gonna have asses to it cause im in this crap hole they call iraq at the current moment but let me look up a couple wiringf diagrams and see if i caint figure somthin out for ya.
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THANKS. ok wire diagram search not going so well is there any way i can get some of you guys to take a couple good up close large pictures of the back of a 96 and also a 94-95 then i can be able to make one up for you
 
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I am wrong. It's the '92-'93 cluster the will not allow the alt to charge in the '94-'96 truck.
The '92-'93 are a fair bit different than '94-'96. They are missing the lights for the Airbag and Theft. The wiring is completely different. Major repinning.
The '94-'95 are the same. The only difference from the '96 is, the '96 is missing the Theft light and the '96 has a Brake Fluid level light.
 
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Here's what I have.








 
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freakin sweet man exacly what i needed
 

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