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Old 10-10-2013, 08:22 PM   #1
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2012 to 2010 cluster

Am wondering if it is swap a 2012 gauge cluster into a 2010 stang i really like the new cluster i am just curious if this is possible
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I spent over a year and a few bucks researching cluster swaps for Ford F150 trucks (2005 to 2009). There were several clusters Ford used for them; some with full guages, some with partial, some with information centers, some with basic readouts, and the list went on.

Without having to explain what worked and what did not with the different models and cluster options, I'll simply say this: good freaking luck! A good 75% of the cluster functions are now controlled by the engine control managment (ECM) module, which simply put is going to be different between a 2010 Mustang and the 2012 Mustang. Different engines being the main problem.

How deep are your pockets? You can make anything work, it will just take the bucks to change management systems, either flashing the ECM or programming the cluster (if thats available yet). One guy (on another forum) liked the new information center of the 2013 and up Mustangs, and installed that cluster in his 2011; same engines, so you'd think it was a direct swap. Nope. Luckily, the guages worked, but not the newer information center functions. he paid a ton for that new cluster too.

You can be the "king" of cluster swapping if you decide to persue this and make it work.
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I spent over a year and a few bucks researching cluster swaps for Ford F150 trucks (2005 to 2009). There were several clusters Ford used for them; some with full guages, some with partial, some with information centers, some with basic readouts, and the list went on. Without having to explain what worked and what did not with the different models and cluster options, I'll simply say this: good freaking luck! A good 75% of the cluster functions are now controlled by the engine control managment (ECM) module, which simply put is going to be different between a 2010 Mustang and the 2012 Mustang. Different engines being the main problem. How deep are your pockets? You can make anything work, it will just take the bucks to change management systems, either flashing the ECM or programming the cluster (if thats available yet). One guy (on another forum) liked the new information center of the 2013 and up Mustangs, and installed that cluster in his 2011; same engines, so you'd think it was a direct swap. Nope. Luckily, the guages worked, but not the newer information center functions. he paid a ton for that new cluster too. You can be the "king" of cluster swapping if you decide to persue this and make it work.
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I spent over a year and a few bucks researching cluster swaps for Ford F150 trucks (2005 to 2009). There were several clusters Ford used for them; some with full guages, some with partial, some with information centers, some with basic readouts, and the list went on. Without having to explain what worked and what did not with the different models and cluster options, I'll simply say this: good freaking luck! A good 75% of the cluster functions are now controlled by the engine control managment (ECM) module, which simply put is going to be different between a 2010 Mustang and the 2012 Mustang. Different engines being the main problem. How deep are your pockets? You can make anything work, it will just take the bucks to change management systems, either flashing the ECM or programming the cluster (if thats available yet). One guy (on another forum) liked the new information center of the 2013 and up Mustangs, and installed that cluster in his 2011; same engines, so you'd think it was a direct swap. Nope. Luckily, the guages worked, but not the newer information center functions. he paid a ton for that new cluster too. You can be the "king" of cluster swapping if you decide to persue this and make it work.
Sounds about right to me!!! Simple to do in a old car but new cars everything is about the computer.
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:33 PM   #5
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Found this on another forum (28 pages of posts!, and the track aps is still not working):

13 guage cluster into the 11-12? - The Mustang Source - Ford Mustang Forums

Check it out to see what needs to be modded, changed, flashed, and reprogrammed to make the late model clusters work in the early Mustangs, then decide if it's worth it.
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