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I have a 2005 Ford 500 with an instrument cluster problem.

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I have a 2005 Ford 500 with an instrument cluster problem. Ocassionally, the idiot lights and gauges go crazy. I'm told this is a common problem. I contacted my local Ford dealer and they want a ridiculous price of $700 to replace it. How I've heard that these instrument clusters can be repaired at a much cheaper price. Is this true?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 7 years ago.

Hello 87clevlandrd,

Thanks for coming to Just Answer to ask a question.



Can I get the current mileage and vin#?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I wiil have that info for you tomorrow
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 7 years ago.
Ok, I will wait
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
My VIN # XXXXX XXXXX The mileage is 35,000.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 7 years ago.

There is no repair guides for this concern on this cluster from ford indicating its not a repairable cluster. There is a TSB for this concern stateing this result requires a replacement cluster.


Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 7 years ago.

I have not heard back from you, so I assume you are needing more assistance on this matter, if so please do reply so I can finish this question. My goal is to have nothing but satisfied customers.

Thanks Hope to hear from you soon, Chris



Customer: replied 7 years ago.
There are a couple of questions I did have, first of all, Is this something I have to take to my dealer or can an independant mechanic do this job or is this something I can do myself. i've been told that changing the cluster is fairly easy.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 7 years ago.

hate to say this but the dealer is the only place which has the IDS scan tool to do the configuration for swapping the cluster out.


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