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#4115508 - 07/17/21 11:33 PM Digital cluster to analog. Tips?
SDHOUHK07 Offline
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Registered: 03/22/20
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Loc: San Diego, CA
I love the hell out of my 1998 Ford Crown Victoria LX HPP. It's been a great car to me. However, I'm not too fond of the digital cluster and would greatly consider going down to analog gauge cluster. Perhaps a Marauder style or a 1999-2002 standard analog gauge on Mercury GM or on the Crown Vic. How can I go about getting it successfully connected?
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1998 Ford Crown Victoria LX HPP
-Medium Wedgewood blue metallic
-Dark denim blue leather interior
-LX HPP "BBS style" wheels

Mods so far:
-03-11 Defroster duct retrofit
-Sony XAV-AX1000
-2X JBL Club 8622F 6X8 in front doors
-Noico sound deadening material applied in both front doors
-USMEI Dual QC3.0 USB Charger Socket in place of OEM cigarette lighter
-Vleds 5K rear license plate bulb.
-Natika WD-011 Back up camera installed to the left of my California license plate
-Mercury Marauder factory subwoofer enclosure
-JBL Club 6X9 Rear deck speakers.

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#4115570 - 07/18/21 03:03 PM Re: Digital cluster to analog. Tips? [Re: SDHOUHK07]
Bellwestern80 Offline

CVN Discord: Edsel
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Registered: 07/01/11
Posts: 4064
Loc: Evans, Georgia
Recommended it a wiring diagram to match up harnesses.

Parts wise, you’d need a donor cluster, the connectors to go with it, and a analog instrument bezel.

If you want the Marauders cluster, you’ll need a tachometer adapter to feed the input to it.


I have swapped from digital to analog in my ‘97, except I used a ‘90-‘91 police speedometer, but it is a doable swap if you desire.
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My Cars:
-1964 Mercury Comet 202 (116K Miles | 170 I6) - Restoration Project
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-1987 Mercury Colony Park LS (330K Miles | H.O. 302) - March 2017, November 2019, & September 2021 POTM Winner
-1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS (230K Miles | nPI 4.6) - The Daily Workhorse & April 2013 POTM Winner

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#4115576 - 07/18/21 05:06 PM Re: Digital cluster to analog. Tips? [Re: Bellwestern80]
SDHOUHK07 Offline
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Registered: 03/22/20
Posts: 76
Loc: San Diego, CA
Originally Posted By Bellwestern80
Recommended it a wiring diagram to match up harnesses.

Parts wise, you’d need a donor cluster, the connectors to go with it, and a analog instrument bezel.

If you want the Marauders cluster, you’ll need a tachometer adapter to feed the input to it.


I have swapped from digital to analog in my ‘97, except I used a ‘90-‘91 police speedometer, but it is a doable swap if you desire.


Sweet! I like the 98-02 Cluster. I saw an 03-05 cluster for $60 on ebay and I felt tempted to get it, but I heard 03-05 maybe a lot different than 98-02. The digi cluster is nice, but I much rather have the gauge cluster. I also consider maybe buying a marauder tachometer or tachometer that will fit in the analog gauge cluster since those gauges are removeable. But its not an urgent project that needs immediate commencement anytime soon.

But we know for a fact that 2006+ Panther cluster will take as my vocational teacher would say, the act of Congress to swap.

BTW where can I get the wiring diagram for the Crown Vic cluster connection?
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1998 Ford Crown Victoria LX HPP
-Medium Wedgewood blue metallic
-Dark denim blue leather interior
-LX HPP "BBS style" wheels

Mods so far:
-03-11 Defroster duct retrofit
-Sony XAV-AX1000
-2X JBL Club 8622F 6X8 in front doors
-Noico sound deadening material applied in both front doors
-USMEI Dual QC3.0 USB Charger Socket in place of OEM cigarette lighter
-Vleds 5K rear license plate bulb.
-Natika WD-011 Back up camera installed to the left of my California license plate
-Mercury Marauder factory subwoofer enclosure
-JBL Club 6X9 Rear deck speakers.

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#4115580 - 07/18/21 06:06 PM Re: Digital cluster to analog. Tips? [Re: SDHOUHK07]
Bellwestern80 Offline

CVN Discord: Edsel
Over the Hill

Registered: 07/01/11
Posts: 4064
Loc: Evans, Georgia
Usually for a wiring diagram, I'd suggest finding your model year's EVTM on eBay or the like.

I think there might be some on dRock's SuperMotor page, so I'll poke around since it has the pinouts you'd need. Those are what I used in conjunction with my stuff to make everything go.
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My Cars:
-1964 Mercury Comet 202 (116K Miles | 170 I6) - Restoration Project
-1986 Dodge D-150 Royale SE (112K Miles | 360 V8) - Waiting on a TorqueFlite
-1987 Mercury Colony Park LS (330K Miles | H.O. 302) - March 2017, November 2019, & September 2021 POTM Winner
-1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS (230K Miles | nPI 4.6) - The Daily Workhorse & April 2013 POTM Winner

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