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Hi,

Forgive me if I sound new to this, I am and I hope someone can help me with this question. (I have looked around the forums and so far I hope your response to my question is as helpful as I have seen around :))

I have a 2003 Focus with the standard cluster, without the tachometer, only the speedometer. What I was wondering was how hard it is to switch this for one that has a tachometer. The car is automatic (I know [screwy] )so I do not really have a NEED for it however I much prefer the look and the feel of driving a car with it. I do know a little more than basic car knowledge, but my uncle knows a lot and I am sure he would be willing to help. That being said, is it a hard job? And how much would it cost for the piece?

Now lets say I am able to get a tach from a used 03 (or can I use any 00-04), is it a relatively simple job or is it hard, for a first time) Also is there any special wires or something I would have to change so that the tach will work?

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Justin
 

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00-04 will be a plug and play i do believe. just make sure you get 1 with the same miles ...or lower lol
 

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Oh, so if I do this it will change my odometer distance?! Damn ive got like 70k kms only so i doubt I would find one with less...

ALso another stupid question maybe, itsnt it illegal to change the odomoeter readings? :S

Thanks again,
Justin
 

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yeah you might be in a pickle ..you can get them re-programed but i herd this was like a 300 dollar job...i just called my junk yard and they want 100 for one. thats alot to pay to have a tach lol
 

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Ok, im in the same situation. Find a cluster w/ the tach that has a bit more miles than your car, and then when you reach the amount on the other one, just swap them.
 

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Ok, im in the same situation. Find a cluster w/ the tach that has a bit more miles than your car, and then when you reach the amount on the other one, just swap them.
Thats actually a super good idea. I didn't even think of that. I think Ill try it. From what I read it doesnt seem to be too hard. Is this correct?
 

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Are in T.O. ?? Did you call Standard Auto wrecks by any chance ?
No, I actually live in Montreal. There is a huge industrial sector in the east end of our city so I think ill make a pass by there today and go see a scrap yard and if I find one I like ill tell em that I found it across street for 15$ less than whatever they quote me :p

Ill check if there is a Standard Auto in Montreal though but i really doubt it, cause I would prefer from a known name.
 

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Man I am looking at the auto wreckers site (even though I dont live there) and they have a LOT to choose from. Which one would I want for my car? From what I can decipher I want one in KPH (since I live in Canada) but aside from that /shrug

Any help?

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Standard auto wreckers are expensive sometimes, often i should say.

Sorry i am not the person to ask :)) no idea...
 

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I know you can send it into Ford to have the miles set to the one on your current cluster, but It's not cheap. I like captcurt's idea, that's going to be your best bet.
 

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just search at junkyards, my svt for example has 76000km ive known of some with 50000, just look for them
 

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When I got my tach for my 06, I said F' it, and got one that had like 30k less than the car. The 05+ tachs are hard to come by, so I took what I could get. Lucky for me, later on, a guy on here popped up that had one which had about 1k miles more than mine, give or take a little, and my cluster had dang near close to his. Even better, we lived only 20 minutes apart, lol. We met and switched and all worked out for the best!
 
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