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Old 08-17-2011, 12:55 PM   #11  
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I actually like the base model cluster more than my premium cluster. I'm a fan of the black with lit up numbers. The white faceplate with the skinny old-timey looking numbers just doesn't do it for me. I'm waiting for some company to come out with aftermarket faceplates for these things. I absolutely love the gauges on the Boss 302 and GT500, but unfortunately those won't work.
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I actually like the base model cluster more than my premium cluster. I'm a fan of the black with lit up numbers. The white faceplate with the skinny old-timey looking numbers just doesn't do it for me. I'm waiting for some company to come out with aftermarket faceplates for these things. I absolutely love the gauges on the Boss 302 and GT500, but unfortunately those won't work.
To each his own, right?

I will upgrade to the premium gauges one day..
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I actually like the base model cluster more than my premium cluster. I'm a fan of the black with lit up numbers. The white faceplate with the skinny old-timey looking numbers just doesn't do it for me. I'm waiting for some company to come out with aftermarket faceplates for these things. I absolutely love the gauges on the Boss 302 and GT500, but unfortunately those won't work.
I will trade you and pay shipping!

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To each his own, right?

I will upgrade to the premium gauges one day..
Me too!

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it only says 6 gauges ones for 3.7 and 5.4 I want my 5.0!
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I care enough to bitch about the gauges, but I don't care enough to actually go through the hassle of swapping them out, lol.
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I care enough to bitch about the gauges, but I don't care enough to actually go through the hassle of swapping them out, lol.
It is VERY easy...
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Yea, it's really easy to take them out.
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I really want to grab a premium cluster, I looked at partsguyed, I see that there is a 4 gauge for the 5.0 but not a 6 gauge? And even if I do get ahold of one, the installation seems easy its the matching mileage and stuff.. if the dealer cannot do it, ill be slightly doomed? its the only car I have hah, can't set it aside and wait for a mail-order milages match.
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The cluster will fit, the dealer needs to program the cluster to the PCM which will adjust transmission and speedo for gears. The dealer CAN NOT program the mileage, so you should find one with similar mileage or you can purchase from a dealer and they send it out to a place that is certified to calibrate mileage
The mileage is stored in the PCM not the cluster.
The gear ratios are also stored in the PCM.
Tuners cannot change mileage amounts.
The new module (cluster) will need to
be configured by the dealer so it will display
the parameters it was designed to display.

Avoid clusters out of 05-06 models as the
stepper motors like to go bad on those year
models.

http://iihs.net/fsm/?dir=343&viewfil...ster.pdf<br />

https://mustangforums.com/forum/2005...ght-place.html
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The mileage is stored in the PCM not the cluster.
The gear ratios are also stored in the PCM.
Tuners cannot change mileage amounts.
The new module (cluster) will need to
be configured by the dealer so it will display
the parameters it was designed to display.

Avoid clusters out of 05-06 models as the
stepper motors like to go bad on those year
models.

http://iihs.net/fsm/?dir=343&viewfil...ster.pdf<br />

https://mustangforums.com/forum/2005...ght-place.html
Really? I could have sworn I read that you had to have it programmed.......
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