HOW TO: Swap PP gauges into standard model

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Well guys I did it....

Swapping PP or OEM aux gauges into a standard non performance package mustang is indeed possible. Panels with gauges can be found on ebay for usually $250-350. You will also need a gauge wiring connector.

Once you have gathered all parts you can start the install process. The wiring consists of 4 wires, all of which can be tapped into from the OEM APIM (sync) connector. 2 are power, positive can be tapped into from pin 1 on the APIM connector while ground can be pin 37( for premium owners) or pin 38 (for base model owners). The remaining 2 leads are for HS1 CAN. These can be tapped into from pin 53 for high (pin 53 APIM to pin 2 on connector) and pin 54 for low (pin 54 APIM to pin 3 on connector)

Once the wiring is completed we now need to make room for the gauges in the center of the dash. This will require the use of a Dremel to remove the center panel between the two outermost ac vents. You will also need to trim the center AC vent back about 1 inch to make room for the connector. A picture below has more detailed information. Again do not worry, this will not prevent you from still using standard 3 vent dash panels.

NOTE: Oil pressure gauge will not work on V6 base models. PCM programming and a new sending unit would be required. Unfortunately the PCM cannot be easily programmed and no data exits on what would have to be modified in the programming. GT owners and EB owners can activate the oil pressure gauge by simply getting a tune update to include the aux gauges.


Gauge connector part number: 6U2Z-14S411-JB

For those looking for the GT350 Oil Temp gauge, part numbers below.

GT350 Gauges part number: FR3V-10B944-AC

GT350 Dash trim panel part number: FR3V-63044A92-AJSMRJ
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My completed install! :headbang:

For those wondering, I created my own brushed aluminum performance package dash. The OEM mustang panels are in fact real aluminum!
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its a GT one? lol
 

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Is the color of the dash trim black?
 

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I was wondering if I could just swap GT350 center gauges into my GT/PP
 
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Is the color of the dash trim black?
The color is more of a dark charcoal. The panel I ordered has some damage so I will likely wrap it in carbon fiber to match the rest of my dash.
 
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Carbon fiber wrap and harness connector are ordered! Just need for everything to ship now. If all goes well I should be attempting the install this coming weekend!
 

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Curious on the oil temp gauge. I really don't like the vacuum gauge in my PP.
 

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Have you checked to see if the V6 has an actual oil temp sensor on the block?

I know for a fact the EB is inferred and is 40-100F off.
You mean Infrared or inferred?

I have not checked no.... I assumed since the cluster LCD could read oil temp that it would have had a sensor.
 
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You mean Infrared or inferred?

I have not checked no.... I assumed since the cluster LCD could read oil temp that it would have had a sensor.
Inferred

That's what I thought as well.

On the EB the oil temp listed on the Lcd cluster is based off of coolant temp, head temp, ambient temp among other things.

The only true temperatures on the car that I have found that have sensors are oil pressure, coolant temp, boost/vaccum, intake air temp, charge air temp, cyl head temp and a few other ones.

In my opinion it's ridiculous that they couldn't put a real oil temp sensor.
 

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