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Member Since 03 Aug 2012
Offline Last Active Apr 12 2013 10:13 AM

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In Topic: Instrument Cluster Replacement

11 April 2013 - 03:05 PM

Hi Jay,

I have now sorted some new clocks but not had the time to try the reprogramming yet. My local dealer said they would do the final reprogramming for an hours labour if I can get all the prep work done before.

As Art said when you plug the clocks in (they are a straight swap) they physically work, however the car will not start! This is where ford come in.

I still intend to try this just need to the time to rewire my OBD2 reader so I can change the mileage to match my existing clocks.

I think getting this to work may be a first on this forum! 

In Topic: Mk2 Cluster And Centre Console Updates

12 March 2013 - 04:33 PM

It isnt the same procedure from what I understand. I am not programming a new key, I am using my existing key and then programming the new cluster to communicate with the ecu. It is some sort of coding between the cluster and the ECU. This needs to be done by ford.

I have spoken to my local dealer and they agreed to give it a go for an hours labour, sadly I dont think I have a guarantee of success!

The only conditions they gave were that I had to have the cluster ready to remove, e.g. just unplug and that they had to see the old cluster in the car to verify the mileage matches. 


I have the new cluster and when it is plugged in it all works fine, all the lights etc work, the display works fine just nothing happens when I turn the key. The idea is obviously to stop people very easily clocking it by changing the cluster.

In Topic: Mk2 Cluster And Centre Console Updates

12 March 2013 - 11:00 AM

I agree Stoney, there is no publicly available software out there as it would allow anyone to reprogram the immobiliser! As you can imagine that would cause somewhat of a security risk!

In Topic: Mk2 Cluster And Centre Console Updates

11 March 2013 - 12:31 PM

Hi Dan,

That is the strangest coincidence ever! I have just received my new cluster this morning! I had some trouble with a misleading ebay listing so that is the reason for the delay. Gonna try and fit soon and report back!

the elm config is all explained in a different tutorial thread. Good bit of software but it cant do the key programming required so it is sadly a dealer job.

In Topic: Instrument Cluster Replacement

06 December 2012 - 01:45 PM

I have done my scientific test and the results prove that the mileage MUST be stored on the cluster. When I reinstalled the new cluster after driving 60 odd miles it still shows the same mileage. I have contacted the seller again and he is very adamant that it came off his 29k ST and has proof.

Does anyone know for certain if a ST cluster in a 1.6 car could interpret the mileage differently?

Starting to wish I hadn't bothered TBH!