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:

    Fuel Filter
    Fuel Tank And Lines (Description and Operation) WARNING: Do not smoke, carry lighted tobacco or an open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel-related component. Highly flammable mixtures are always present and may be ignited, possibly resulting ...

    Crankshaft End Play
    Engine (Diagnosis and Testing) Special Tool(s) Commercially Available Leakdown Tester Quick Disconnect Compression Tester 134-R0212 or equivalent Dial Indicator Gauge Adapter 303-007 (TOOL-6565-AB) or equivalent Di ...

    Wheel Hub - Cobra
    Rear Suspension (Description and Operation)   Item Part Number Description 1 18125 Rear shock absorber 2 - Rear axle driveline vibration damper 3 5A649 Rear lower suspension arm and bushing (common LH and RH) ...