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89-94 dash swap??


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Didn't know to put this thread.

Looking for general information on this. Let's use my 94 ranger for example. Have done research and still have not found any good information, I ask the ones who have done. Is it hard to remove the entire 89-94 dash to install another one?

How about removing the entire dash harness? For the alarm and a few audio additions to the current wire harness i have done..I would need to reuse the current wiring. Reinstall it onto the donor dash.

Again just looking for information for those who have done these

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Here are pictures of a 92 dash I found for reference, it looks like alot of work.
 

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1993-2011 Ranger bodies and beds are 2" wider than 1983-1992 bodies and beds, not sure what the fitment would be
 

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I think he's talking about swapping to say a '95ish dashboard. I'm sure it's doable, I prefer the '89-94 dash myself but the last 6ish years with the newer dash it's growing on me, still think it sticks back to the driver like 3" more than the '89-94 dash...
 

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If you’re looking to just swap in the same style dash to replace yours…



If you want to go to the newer 95+ dash, that will require a lot more. The easiest way is probably to cut out the firewall and swap in a newer one for the HVAC system.
 

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I replaced the dash in my 93. It wasn’t a bad project. I removed the dash and left the wiring in place. Pictures in my build thread. I’ll try to put a link here when I get a chance.

 

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I would put in another 89-94 dash, no 95+ dash.
 

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I replaced the dash in my 93. It wasn’t a bad project. I removed the dash and left the wiring in place. Pictures in my build thread. I’ll try to put a link here when I get a chance.
You left the harness in the truck? It’s SO much faster to pull it as an assembly and remove it from the dash when it’s sitting on the tailgate.
 

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Dash removal on 89-94's is like a 20 minute deal if you know where all the fasteners are. And I agree, leave the wiring attached and then remove it once it's out of the truck.
 

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Dash removal on 89-94's is like a 20 minute deal if you know where all the fasteners are. And I agree, leave the wiring attached and then remove it once it's out of the truck.
I didn't know where all the fasteners were. It still didn't seem like a bad job.
 

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