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HiI have a 54 Plate Focus C-Max.The Speedometer is

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Hi I have a 54 Plate Focus C-Max. The Instrument dashboard (speedo) is broken & car won't start. It powers up but dials don't move & I get bogus warning lights. I am told the instrument cluster has failed. I have looked around & replacements can be bought fairly cheaply but they need recoding. Is this a simple job?

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 3 years ago.
Hi there good morning to you and sorry for the delay
Ok the instrument clusters on the focus /c-max Varients must be programmed /coded in uding either girds ids software or software/diagnostic equipment that is compatible
The cluster holds the vehicles keys (main Immobilsor ) the cluster must be programmed , then 2 keys programmed to cluster then the clustering be paired to the pcm
When installing a new cluster you must have 2 keys available to complete programming
If you need anymore help or advice on this issue please let me know
If you are completley satisfied with my answer /advice
Kind regards ***** ***** and have a nice day
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Thanks - I have 2 keys (one remote & other standard).

As the car won't start I can't get it to a garage.

I don't suppose this is something the RAC could do for me either.

Is this something you think a decent mechanic should be able to do or does it require main dealer attention?

Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 3 years ago.
Hi thanks
Ok some independent garages or mechanics have the diagnostic equipment avaiable to complete the programming of the cluster /Immobilsor
Obivously fords ids software is the most compatible but there are mobile locksmiths/auto electricians that may be to come out to you and carry this out
Check online and phone a few to enquiry if they can arty this out for you as this would save you taking it to a main dealer and towing /transporting the vehicle
Regards ***** *****