Ford Mustang Service Manual: Instrument Cluster Replacement

Principles of Operation

NOTE: A new instrument cluster must be reconfigured. Refer to Section.

The instrument cluster is a hybrid electronic cluster (HEC). The instrument cluster uses both hardwired and the standard corporate protocol (SCP) communication network to transmit and receive information. As a technician it is very important to understand:

  • where the input originates from.
  • all information necessary in order for a feature to operate.
  • which module(s) receive(s) the input or command message.
  • does the module which received the input control the output of the feature, or does it output a message over the SCP network to another module?
  • which module controls the output of the feature.

The instrument cluster carries out a display prove-out to verify that the warning/indicator miniature bulbs for monitored systems are functioning correctly. When the ignition switch is in the ON position with the engine off, the following warning indicators will prove out:

  • anti-lock brake (ABS) warning indicator
  • air bag warning indicator
  • BRAKE warning indicator
  • charging system indicator
  • fail safe cooling warning indicator
  • low coolant level indicator
  • low fuel warning indicator
  • traction control indicator
    Principles of Operation
    Principles of Operation NOTE: A new instrument cluster must be reconfigured. Refer to Section. The instrument cluster is a hybrid electronic cluster (HEC). The instrument cluster uses both hardw ...

    Inspection and Verification
    Principles of Operation NOTE: A new instrument cluster must be reconfigured. Refer to Section. The instrument cluster is a hybrid electronic cluster (HEC). The instrument cluster uses both hardw ...

    Other materials:

    Transmission Cooling - Integral
    Transmission Cooling - Integral This vehicle with an automatic transmission is equipped with an integral transmission fluid cooler. The cooler is contained inside of the radiator outlet tank and cannot be serviced separately. The cooler transfers heat from t ...

    Identification Tags
    Transmission Description (Description and Operation) The 4R70W has the following features: Wide ratio gears Four speeds Rear wheel drive Automatic Electronic shift Torque converter clutch control Line pressure controls The transm ...

    Temperature and Manifold Absolute Pressure (T-MAP) Sensor - Cobra
    Electronic Engine Controls (Description and Operation) The electronic engine controls consist of the following: powertrain control module (PCM) throttle position (TP) sensor idle air control (IAC) valve engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor ...