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    Thread: Mk IV cluster swap: how close of a match is needed?

    1. 04-19-2012 02:17 PM #1
      I'm looking at replacing a faulty instrument cluster on a 2002 Jetta (2.0l 5-speed). I'm looking at used ones and want to know how close of a match I need to find. As I read it, even if I have the same part number, the internal software in the cluster may not be compatible if the cars are too different. I'm hoping for some clarification on that. In particular, if I find one with the same part number, what else needs to be the same between the new and old cluster:

      Model year
      Engine fuel
      Engine displacement
      Anything else?


    2. 04-19-2012 02:18 PM #2
      I should have mentioned that I own a VAG-Comm, so reprogramming is possible.

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      Kitchener, Ontario
      Passat Wagon 1.8t, Beetle TDI, 2002 GTI 1.8T, 1999.5 GTI VR6 <- all 5 speed
      06-14-2012 03:56 PM #3
      you cant just do it with a vag comm. its an easy swap manualy but theres computer stuff you cant reprogram with out special software and its expensive
      Last edited by 1999.5GTIVR6; 06-15-2012 at 10:20 AM.

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