Years ago I had a Jeep with the 'low end' dash panel. I went to a salvage
yard and picked up a new dash with all the instruments and plugged it in. I
figured I would have to at least change some sensors.
But the whole thing came right up and worked fine. The hardest part was
moving the odometer with all the antitamper stuff.
Anyway, I have a 4-gauge dash in my 2006 Mustang. Does anyone know if the
6-gauge unit will drop in? I realize I'd have to add the center console
switches, but I'm wondering if the project is do-able at all.
I did the swap in my 4.0 06. Went from the 4g to the 6g. It was plug and
play for me, no issues at all. I was luck enough to find one with the same
mileage I had and same options I had. Couple things to keep in mind....
1, The mileage is carried in the cluster, not in the computer.
2, The VIN is programmed in to the cluster to prevent tampering.
3, You "can" order everything new from a dealer, they will order it with
your options, mileage and VIN programmed in. It's about 450 from what I
4, Unless the options 100% match you will need to go to the dealer to have
it programmed. Supposedly they jack in, download your options from you old
cluster and upload it to the new.
5, The clusters are different in a GT and 4.0, speedo and tach are
6, Check to see if you can even upgrade... pop out the left side plug (above
the radio) and see it you have the harness there for the switch, it actually
plugs right in to the blank cap. If you don't you'll have some issues.
I actually have an 06 6g cluster (for a 4.0) sitting out in my garage with
the switch I could let go for a reasonable price, 63k mileage, abs and tcs.
If interested make me an offer.
Let me do some checking... I'll pull my panel later this week.
I just turned 70K on the mileage so it might be a good match.
I have the ABS and TCS systems. (I thought they were standard) Anything
else that needs to match?
How do I get the VIN into the cluster?
You can't get the VIN in to the cluster unless it's ordered new from the
dealership, it's burnt in to a chip in the cluster (at least that's what I
was told by mine). I don't think there's anything else to match except an 06
can only use an 05 or 06 cluster, 07+ all have TPMS.
There are plenty of aftermarket speedometer repair places.
Google "speedometer repair". Then see if they can do what you want
and its cheaper than the dealer. I think it takes a ford NGS or such
to do it.
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