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[MK3] Upgrading instrument cluster

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So slowly slowly my list of mods have been increasing! Trying to keep it all factory and not go over the top. 

Now that my sync3 upgrade is done, I was thinking of doing the instrument cluster but from what I have read they are a few different types. 

I have a small blue screen in my 2013 Titanium which has the following options:

Trip, Settings and System check

So would like to upgrade to face-lift version. I have forscan license etc so should be able to match the milage as long as the one is I get is less than that mine is at the moment. 

Anything I else I need to look for? Would I need to run firmware update? Can I get any version or does one have more features? 

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I recently did this on mine and my partner's cars. I used the ones from the pre-facelift as I believe that using facelift ones will stop either the sound or visual display for the parking sensors, I can't remember which and also the light dimming won't work.

I updated the firmware on both with a ucds clone, I wouldn't attempt with an elm327 cable as it will take the best part of a day to update.

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I have a ELS27 which I used to update firmware on APIM and ACM would that do? 

Is there much difference between the mk3 and mk3.5 cluster? 

I don't want to lose any features as I have just got my sync3 system all up to date and working correctly

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I am not 100% sure with an ELS27 cable to be honest. I haven't used one myself.

In this thread there's some great info by Wilco regarding the clusters along with some info about MK3.5 and MK3.

https://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/75747-mk3-instrument-cluster-swap/#comments

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20 minutes ago, jlawes20389 said:

I am not 100% sure with an ELS27 cable to be honest. I haven't used one myself.

In this thread there's some great info by Wilco regarding the clusters along with some info about MK3.5 and MK3.

https://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/75747-mk3-instrument-cluster-swap/#comments

Thanks looks like I need a mk3 2012-2014 level 3 cluster to save time changing the software. 

If I find one at a decent price I think I will do it. 

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I got lucky with the two I purchased as I didn't check the mileage on them and they were low enough for my needs and I got them for £25 and £30.

I did have this one in my eBay watch list, not sure of the mileage as I didnt ask.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254624900224

May be worth checking out?

 

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The problem I have is my car is low mileage so need to find below 35k

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