(99 and 2000 models)
Photos and video
Digital speedo, Tach, Engine temp, oil pressure and Metric speedo ?
Ford decided to include a cool hidden feature in the instrument cluster
starting in 99 and also in 2000. With a simple press of the trip button
and turn of the key you could not only test your instrument cluster (gauges),
oil pressure and speedo senders, but get a real time digital readout of
your speed, tach and other info AS you drive your stang.
is based on the diagnostics procedure sent in a while ago from some cool
readers (Adam) located here off the main page.
We decided to give you a visual step by step, because the procedure is
fairly easy and you don't need to worry about messing up your stang or
changing the programming, only enjoy the feature for what it's worth..
and you can't beat the price (free).
to Steve 99 Cobra for posting all the trouble codes you could read through
the instrument cluster. Most having to do with the operation of the gauges
and ignition systems. NOT OBDII codes, though how cool that would be if
in the future Ford included a full diagnostic OBDII scanner in your stang..
oh well.. mabye in 2002 :-).
HERE WE GO!
see your digital speed / tach, etc.. as your stang drives
All you do is once in this diagnostic test mode, simply start your
stang and the display will revert to this mode again and you can scroll
through until the digital speedo is showing and see your speed digitally.
are the DTC trouble codes (thanks Steve 99 Cobra):
Fuel sender open circuit
9204 Fuel sender short to ground
9213 Anti-theft number of programmed keys is below minimum
A103 or 9232 Antenna not connected-defective transceiver
9317 Battery Voltage high
9318 Battery voltage low
9342 ECU is defective
9356 Ignition run circuit open
9364 Ignition Start circuit open
9600 PATS Ignition Key Transponder Signal is Not Received - Damaged
Key or non-PATSKey
9601 PATSReceived Incorrect Key-Code from Ignition Key Transponder
(unprogrammed Encoded Ignition Key)
9602 PATS Received Invalid Format of Key - Code From Ignition Key
Transponder (Partial Key Code)
9681 PATSTranceiver Signal is Not Received (Not Connected, Damaged,
A139 PCM ID does not match between Instrument Cluster and PCM
A141 NVM Configuration Failure (No PCM ID exchange between Instrument
Cluster and PCM)
A143 NVM memory failure
5284 Oil Pressure Switch Failure
D027 SCP Invalid or Missing Data for Engine RPM
D041 SCP Invalid or missing data for Vehicle Speed
D043 SCP Invalid or missing data for Traction Control
D073 SCP Invalid or missing data for engine coolant
D123 SCP Invalid or missing data for Odometer
D147 SCP Invalid or missing data for vehicle security
D262 Missing SCP message.
to do if you get a trouble code
First off don't panic, these are not OBDII codes, call your local
Ford dealer and they will give you more info. Some of these codes
are NORMAL like when the dealer needs to program a new key for your
stang, an unprogrammed key will be inserted for this procedure, you
may get a code 9601, this does not mean you have a problem with your
stang. You can clear codes by disconnecting your battery for a while
For the written
procedure showing the values and chart for each test see
the first article on the HEC instrument cluster diagnostics.
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