reading fg clusters

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reading fg clusters

Postby shadowgun » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:29 pm

hey fellas

recently brought an f6 fg cluster to put on an xr6t as a project and apparently only ford can reprogram these clusters again to link to pats correctly and start the car

was reading through here and found a way to get ford ids program working and link it with an openport 2.0 (ive got it all working and reads the car kinda)

my drama is it doesnt seem to pickup the instrument cluster whenever i scan for it, i can pickup the hvac, pcm, tcm etc but i noticed it doesnt pickup the cluster

has anyone found a way to relink the cluster, and if possible adjust the kms to match my old cluster

car is 09 mk1 fg xr6t im reading off, using ids 112.01 software on an openport 2.0 cable

cheers

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Re: reading fg clusters

Postby Whiteford » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:38 am

Hey Shadowgun,
I have seen this in the past. For some reason the openport is unable to switch effectively between HS can and MS can when working with IDS. The only option is to use a VCM/VCM2. I do this programming within Melbourne. Feel free to PM me for further details and costing.

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Re: reading fg clusters

Postby rolls » Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:10 am

As said above the openport cant do the low speed stuff and will fail. You need a genuine VCM2, about $1k off ebay second hand.

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Re: reading fg clusters

Postby Tazzi » Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:51 am

GM MDI can be used with older versions of IDS by swapping out the VCM2 dlls with the MDI dlls. MDI happily works at MS CAN (125000) and HS CAN (500000).
Never versions of IDS seem to block using MDI or any other j tool by doing the above method.

Cluster odometer programming will fail unless cluster is new also so bare that in mind. :thumbup:
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Re: reading fg clusters

Postby rolls » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:14 pm

What does an MDI cost?

I just assumed it would be the price of a VCM2

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Re: reading fg clusters

Postby Tazzi » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:30 am

rolls wrote:What does an MDI cost?

I just assumed it would be the price of a VCM2


Well... a genuine is $1500ish. A good clone is around $300ish :thumbup:
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