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Old 10-11-2008, 05:19 PM   #1
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2001 Instrument Cluster swap

Hey, just bought my first FORD PRODUCT (I've been a GM fanboi for like 10 years). 2001 SE Focus sedan.

Now I used the search function and read about gauge cluster swapping, and seems straightforward. I have done them before on other cars, but only with analogue odometers.

This Focus has a digital one, so I thought if I swap my non-tach cluster for a tach cluster that the odometer reading would stay the same.

Why would it not? Is the data stored in the cluster itself, and not in the cars ECU? If I get a tach cluster and put it in, is there anyway to reset my mileage to what it should be? With the digital output, I assume there must be some kind of way to do it.

Sorry if I couldn't find this answer on forum search, but I tried many different terms.

Oh, and are they the same for Automatic/manual trans?

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The data is stored in the cluster. You cold get the cluster reprogrammed, but thats pretty spendy (like +/-$300.) Most people who do a cluster swap buy a cluster with a bit more miles on it than on their cluster, so when they reach that mileage, they just swap them, and keep going.
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