Ford Contour Gauge Cluster Replacement Question

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  1. sanchezcruz_20

    sanchezcruz_20 Member

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    I recently purchased a 96 Contour GL 5 spd. as my daily driver to absorb some of the miles I drive back and forth to work so the Mustang doesn't have to.

    It didn't come from the factory with a tachometer, just a speedo, temp, and fuel gauge.

    I was wondering if anybody had any idea as to whether or not I could just simply replace the cluster with one out of another Contour/Mystique that has the tach gauge?

    I wonder if my car even has the connection/wiring for a tach since it didn't come with one from the factory?

    I'm obsessed with knowing my engine speed! Haha, but I don't want to spend the money on a dash-mounted tach, nor do I have the know-how to install it. Plus I found one at a local salvage yard for $5. There's just no point in buying a nice tach for my daily driver, when that money could be better spent on the Mustang.

    Thanks!
     
  2. scarface

    scarface Guest

    for 5 bux I would get it and try...I know my old cougar was like that, and I took the cluster out of a tbird and it worked fine, tach and speedo.
     
  3. sanchezcruz_20

    sanchezcruz_20 Member

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    Did the Cougar originally have a tach though?
     
  4. scarface

    scarface Guest

    some did...just the one I had didnt. It actually had a digital dash, and it went out. So I put the normal tbird cluster in, and it worked great.
     
  5. sanchezcruz_20

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    Sounds good then, I'm definitely gonna pick this cluster up.

    Thanks
     
  6. scarface

    scarface Guest

    yeah, its 5 bux...what could it hurt?
     
  7. sanchezcruz_20

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    Scarface,

    The gauge cluster was installed in like 10 mins... and works great! Thanks for the advice! $4.99, what a buy!
     
  8. scarface

    scarface Guest

    NP bud, Im very happy it worked for you :)
     
  9. SRT Handz

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    Scareface FTW!!!
     
  10. scarface

    scarface Guest

    actually that SCARFACE...lol