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    2017/18 cluster swap into 2016 possible for LCD?

    Curious if anyone knows if the cluster from a 2017/18 Mazda 6 or CX5 would fit in a 2016 and be pin compatible with the wiring harness. Some coding would likely be required to set the mileage.

    Reason I ask is that I rented a new 2018 Mazda 6 when my 2016 CX5 was getting repairs (light rear end damage). The new 6 has a really cool color LCD display in the right circle, with a slick looking high resolution fuel gauge and live MPG virtual needle, which can be changed to a temperature gage and compass when pushing info on the steering wheel. I really thought it was nice to have a modern graphic display as opposed to the 1990’s style LCD segments in my CX5. Trouble is that it’s really difficult to find a cluster. I guess it’s not something that is replaced often. Even if you had a totaled 2017/2018 flood damaged or fire damaged car, the cluster may be toast in those cases.

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    Would be interesting if it was possible... maybe contact you dealer’s service manager via email and ask them..

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    Yeah as long as it physically fits and the plugs were the same, I don’t see why not. The VW enthusiasts were doing things like this for awhile. Apparently there is a new Mustang all LCD cluster that people have swapped out with the traditional needle gauges as well.

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    Wiring might be the same but what about the background software/modules etc

    Surely it isn't just a straight plug'n'play
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xeler8ing View Post
    Wiring might be the same but what about the background software/modules etc

    Surely it isn't just a straight plug'n'play
    Yeah for one I don’t have the sensors required for radar adaptive cruse control.

    I know on a VW Jetta if the sensor is dirty or unplugged it simply says “sensor error” on its LCD MFD when cycling through to the distance setting for cruse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kjstech View Post
    Yeah for one I don’t have the sensors required for radar adaptive cruse control.

    I know on a VW Jetta if the sensor is dirty or unplugged it simply says “sensor error” on its LCD MFD when cycling through to the distance setting for cruse.
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