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Old 12-19-2007, 08:41 PM   #11
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Id Number?

Some of the tach clusters on EBAY say the are for a certain ID # and that the info is needed to make sure it will work. Where can I find the numbers? and NO NOT VIN
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Old 12-20-2007, 12:12 PM   #12
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Those ID numbers are referring to different builds. If you can find one that matches your build, (all the same options like TC, ABS, rear Discs,) then you might only have the mileage discrepancy to deal with. If you get the wrong ID number, all the gauges will still work, but you'll get warning lights all the time. I got mine from an '06 SES and put it in my '07 S... since the SES had rear discs and I have rear drums it tells me my parking brake is always on. Disassembled the cluster and electric taped it behind the lens, looks fine and no light, but no functionality now.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:16 PM   #13
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just got 07 zx3. i have 5 speed no tach. does it matter if new cluster with tach comes from auto trans or a sedan?
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Originally Posted by biscuit1414 View Post
just got 07 zx3. i have 5 speed no tach. does it matter if new cluster with tach comes from auto trans or a sedan?
It does not, just make sure it is from an 05-07. Be warned that the miles are stored on the actual cluster, so if your car has 80k and you find a used one with 30k, it will read 30k unless you have it reset by ford. I found one with a couple thousand more miles than my car and swapped them over when they matched up (if you go this way, install when you get it to make sure everything works!)

Also, if your car does not have abs but the new one does, the brake light will be on. Otherwise, its a pretty straight forward swap and great mod, i was really annoyed not having one myself on my '07.
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...or you could just listen to what your engine is doing and negate the tach altogether.
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