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08-17-2016 01:08 PM
IC swap reprogramming possible

Do a search for ForScan and ElmConfig they will let you read then reprogram the IC using a cheapie ELM OBDII reader. You can roll odometer forward (but not back) so if you get an IC "younger" than yours, you can match the odometer.
06-10-2016 06:37 PM
Originally Posted by pcordes1979 View Post
One plus to that method is it would keep the mileage accurate as well.
Man, if I knew that was available when I went through this... I had a hell of a time finding a cluster with a high enough mileage, and on top of that, ended up swapping it out in the middle of a road trip at a rest stop - within 3 miles of my original mileage, at least
06-10-2016 05:59 PM
pcordes1979 Depends, if the car you get the cluster from had ABS (or also traction control) then you will have the lights lit if your car does not have those, however if the car you get it from doesn't have ABS then you won't have the lights.

Of course there is another option, it has been said that some FF Forum member can clone the current cluster to the new one, but he would need both clusters to do the work, which means if you are not in his area there would be some downtime of the car. One plus to that method is it would keep the mileage accurate as well. Also cloning would allow the shift light to work if the donor car has an auto trans and yours has a manual.
06-10-2016 04:12 PM
Slimester I would love to have a tach but I heard or read that if I did the swap, it would make the ABS light come on because my car did not come with ABS brakes. I wonder if that is true?
06-10-2016 03:46 PM
what i would like to know is whether the 6s4z ones will work in my 2005 focus.
Good question. On my 2007, I ended up using a 6S4T-10849-BA, worked without issue.

I'm not sure whether that parts site is correct, though - the 6S4T I got came out of a 2007 model, not a 2005.

I'd say give it a shot and see what happens. It's simple enough to swap back
06-08-2016 11:45 PM
Originally Posted by raptordrew View Post
MPH, ID 6S4T-10849-FA - this one perplexes me. Some results on eBay mention tach, some don't.

Anyone have any thoughts/knowledge?
Information below is from these three URLs:

2005 Ford Focus Instrument Cluster -

2006 Ford Focus Instrument Cluster -

2006 Ford Focus Instrument Cluster -

The ones with an -FA appear to be different for 2005 vs. 2006/2007. The 2005 ones start with 4S4Z and the 2006/2007 start with 6S4Z (note Z, not T).

If you compare all of the available options between the years, the -XX codes that repeat are the same; except for -FA. The the 4S4Z (2005) it is with tach. For the 6S4Z (2006/2007) it is without tach. I can't vouch for the accuracy of what the web pages say, but that's the content.

What I would like to know is whether the 6S4Z ones will work in my 2005 Focus.
09-10-2012 11:45 PM
raptordrew No problem, gotta love email notifications :D

The install was super easy; just follow the steps in this thread; it doesn't have pictures, but it's verbose enough you should be able to figure it out. Basically 10 screws/bolts to remove, and that's that. I replaced my panel while on a road trip, at a rest stop, haha... 2 miles before the old tach would've lined up with the "new" one. Takes all of 10-15 minutes, if I recall.
09-10-2012 11:41 PM
matmatician Wow, thanks for the quick reply man! How was the install? Not too hard I take it? I've got an aftermarket stereo coming so I figured now would be the time since I'm gonna be tearing into the dash anyways.
09-10-2012 11:37 PM
raptordrew For the most part; -BA is in fact tach cluster (ordered one and installed), -DA is speedo only, and -FA I can't remember; will double-check my notes tomorrow and get back to you.
09-10-2012 11:35 PM
matmatician Bump for updates. I'm looking at doing the same thing as the OP. Raptordrew, did you get it figured out?
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