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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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2004 polaris sportsman 400 speedometer

I have one question, that hopefully you guys have the answer to. I have a 2004 Polaris sportsman 400 with a bad gauge/instrument cluster and found cheap used 2013 midsize Polaris ranger 500 speedometer/gauge cluster, that looks like they have the same kind of plugs/connectors. Hopefully you guys can help me, thanks.
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The part numbers don't match up but that may just be the color or other minor differences. They do appear to have the same connectors and general design though. I suspect it would probably work but can't say for sure.
The first link is the 400. Second is the Ranger.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Polaris-New...oAAOSwUP5cCCBi

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2011-2012-2...cAAOSwIildH-QW
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I suspect they might interchange, but curiously the 400 instrument retails for $370 and wholesales for $271.55
The Ranger instrument retails for $435 and wholesales for $266.06

Bigger markup on the Ranger parts, but initially a cheaper product - my guess is the Ranger instrument has a higher rate of failure and therefore a higher demand or they sell more Rangers than Sportsmans - kind like the LH headlight of a Ford F150 costs more than the RH - higher demand for the LH because it is damaged more frequently in accidents than the RH side. Demand drives the cost.

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I suspect they might interchange, but curiously the 400 instrument retails for $370 and wholesales for $271.55
The Ranger instrument retails for $435 and wholesales for $266.06

Bigger markup on the Ranger parts, but initially a cheaper product - my guess is the Ranger instrument has a higher rate of failure and therefore a higher demand or they sell more Rangers than Sportsmans - kind like the LH headlight of a Ford F150 costs more than the RH - higher demand for the LH because it is damaged more frequently in accidents than the RH side. Demand drives the cost.
thank you so much and I also found used ranger speedometers for 179 dollars and the cheapest sportsman 400 speedometer i could find was like 260$
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The part numbers don't match up but that may just be the color or other minor differences. They do appear to have the same connectors and general design though. I suspect it would probably work but can't say for sure.
The first link is the 400. Second is the Ranger.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Polaris-New...oAAOSwUP5cCCBi

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2011-2012-2...cAAOSwIildH-QW
Thank you so much that speedometer is cheaper than the one I originally found, I couldn't find no cheap used 2004 Polaris sportsman 400 speedometers for cheap.
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Uh... I just noticed something about the link I posted for the used Ranger speedo. According the description given, that speedo would have clocked an average speed of 50+mph! That can't possibly be correct! With 5000+ miles showing it would more likely have around 500-600 hours on the clock... Not 104 hours as advertised. Regardless, if it works and you need it then all that is irrelevant.
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