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2008 f350: super duty..diesel..wrecking yard saving major dollars

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question about 2008 f350 superduty pickup diesel. guage cluster panel was damaged during breakin with crow bar. In lieu of buying guage cluster panel from ford, I bought it from wrecking yard saving major dollars.
Problem is after installing truck wont start, seems to need a code as a light shows , red truck image with lock . I assume there is a code required?
If there is a way to make it work without having to pay the dealer to unlock?
If so I am willing to pay for that information.

Thanks
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Hi Customer this is lostrider, That instrument cluster is a programmable module that the PATs system works through, thats the security system for the truck, that cluster will have to be programed to the truck with the new cluster on the truck, and they will have to have all the keys so they can be programed also, but it will have to go to the dealer to have this done, they are the only ones with the proper equipment to do the programing, there is no special code to unlock the system, each key has a computer chip in it, and that code for the computer chip has to be programed to that vehicle for the security system to allow the truck to start, I know thats not what you wanted to hear but I hope it helps.
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