Ford Mustang (1999-2004) Service Manual: 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
    Instrument Cluster (Diagnosis and Testing)
    Refer to Wiring Diagrams Cell 60 , Instrument Cluster for schematic and connector information. Special Tool(s) Worldwide Diagnostic System (WDS) 418-F224, New Generation STAR (NGS) ...

    Instrument Cluster Replacement
    When it is necessary to install a new instrument cluster, contact the Instrument Cluster Program. Gauge Indication Systems Tachometer Engine rpm information is relayed to the instrument cluster f ...

    Other materials:

    Inspection and Verification
    1. Verify the customer concern by operating the engine to duplicate the condition. 2. Visually inspect for obvious signs of mechanical damage. Refer to the following chart. Visual Inspection Chart Mechanical Engine coolant leaks ...

    Unique Calibration
    The Emissions/CAFE/CO2 Compliance Department is responsible for assigning these calibration numbers. Unique calibration identifications are assigned to cover similar vehicles to differentiate tires, drive configurations, final drive ratios and other calibrat ...

    Lamp Assembly - Headlamp
    Removal 1. NOTE: Make sure that the headlamp switch and the ignition switch are in the OFF position. Raise the headlamp retainers. 2. Remove the headlamp assembly. Disconnect the electrical connectors and replace the lamp if necessary. Instal ...