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Old 08-26-2009, 12:08 AM
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Aren't there better upgrades you could be making to your GT than spending that kind of money just to get a different gauge cluster?

You could get full CAI, tuner and more for the same $$$.

Not to mention the possible warranty effect this could have
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:24 PM
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i talked to a Ford Rep and he said it wouldent affect the warrenty because it would be installed by Ford Rep, but trying to get the dealer to say it wouldent would be a different story he said they will tip toe around everything and try to use any excuse to not fix something on your car if they know something has been changed! But I think I might just wait and do leather seats and Exhaust! Already got my tuner and love it I actually was very suprised I chirped tires all the way through 3rd gear on my auto tranny the other night! Love that plasterd Smile!!!!
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Old 03-10-2018, 05:02 PM
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Default Better option.

You can get the cluster on eBay for less than $200
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Old 03-11-2018, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by GT2fast View Post
You can get the cluster on eBay for less than $200
Nine years on, he may have sold his Stang long ago.
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Old 03-11-2018, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by GT2fast View Post
You can get the cluster on eBay for less than $200
Yeah, nine years ago...

Less than that now. I just found one for $58.00 with 68000 miles on it's clock...

I also have the harness for the menu/info/reset buttons. Those cost more than
the cluster, and you need it for the upgraded cluster.
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Has someone done successfully the cluster gauge swap? I've got a 2007 Mustang Base Convertible 4.0L, with basic cluster, and I would like to install the premium one, with the 4 little clocks and display for Onboard Computer. I've already checked I've got the cables behind the 3 buttons cover, on the central console, but I think I've read somewhere that you can just swap the exact P/N cluster. Is there kind of ECU that can be reprogrammed or changed?
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Old 03-02-2019, 06:36 AM
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I did the six-gauge cluster swap into my GT Deluxe a long time ago and it was as easy as pie. All you need is a 7mm socket with ratchet and swivel extension to remove the four retaining bolts. Just move the steering wheel down to its lowest setting and gently pull away the gauge bezel to gain access.
It literally takes no more than 20 minutes to remove one cluster and install the other. The info/setup/reset button panel takes only seconds to install, and the wiring pigtail for it is already there behind the dummy panel.
You'll need to have the new cluster reprogrammed with the mileage from the old one by a Ford stealership unless they're both very close.
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Old 03-02-2019, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Dino Dino Bambino View Post
I did the six-gauge cluster swap into my GT Deluxe a long time ago and it was as easy as pie. All you need is a 7mm socket with ratchet and swivel extension to remove the four retaining bolts. Just move the steering wheel down to its lowest setting and gently pull away the gauge bezel to gain access.
It literally takes no more than 20 minutes to remove one cluster and install the other. The info/setup/reset button panel takes only seconds to install, and the wiring pigtail for it is already there behind the dummy panel.
You'll need to have the new cluster reprogrammed with the mileage from the old one by a Ford stealership unless they're both very close.
Great, thanks! I'll give a try!
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