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When replacing a cluster, do you need to replace whole ecu etc and does it need reprogramming?


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I've recently bought a 2006 (55plate) 1.6l ford focus LX (petrol) and the cluster is basically fried, the car drives and works ok but the throttle is only putting out at 21% and after driving for a while it can go into a "limp-home-mode" ... Kinda scary when you go from doing 70mph on the motorway to 20mph all of a sudden. After a lot of messing we worked out it was the cluster but now we arent sure if we can just replace the cluster, if so, do you NEED it reprogrammed because of the immobilizer etc or if you can just find one with similar milage, swap the cluster and away you go or if you have to replace the whole ECU set ....

Any help?


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The cluster is an integral part of the immobiliser system and is matched to the ecu and transponder chip in the key.
Have you thought of sending the cluster away for repair?


Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)

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