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Police Instrument Cluster on My Civilian '13 Taurus SEL?

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Police Instrument Cluster on My Civilian '13 Taurus SEL?

Post by paktype » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:08 pm

This problem has been bugging me since I picked up my '13 Taurus SEL in late June. The instrument panel on my Taurus is not the same as the ones pictured in all of the Ford literature for the '13 Taurus. The literature has a large speedometer in the middle of the cluster, a driver's info center to the left of that and a smaller tachometer to the left of that. My instrument cluster has equal sized speedometer and tach at each end of the cluster and the driver's information center between them.

I have not been able to find another '13 Taurus anywhere on line with the same IC that I have. However, I did look at the police interceptor version, and lo and behold, it does have the same IC but the speedometer says "Certified Calibration", which mine does not have.

My vehicle is a fleet vehicle, owned by my company. I'm not complaining (I like the larger tach anyway) but why does my non-police car have a police IC? Thanks.
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Re: Police Instrument Cluster on My Civilian '13 Taurus SEL?

Post by jmr061 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:17 pm

Because it is a base model Taurus. That is the standard gauge cluster. Pretty sure if you don't have MFT (MyFord Touch) you don't get the enhanced cluster.

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Re: Police Instrument Cluster on My Civilian '13 Taurus SEL?

Post by paktype » Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:02 pm

But its not a base model, its an SEL. The base model is the SE. I do have MyKey and Sync but not MyFord Touch.

On all of the photos I can find of the '13 Taurus interior, either SE or SEL, the upgraded instrument cluster is always present. The exception was the police interceptor.

So you are saying that any Taurus without MFT gets the base instrument cluster? Wish I could find something in writing to confirm that.
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Re: Police Instrument Cluster on My Civilian '13 Taurus SEL?

Post by jmr061 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:04 pm

Yes that is what I would say. Don't think your going to upgrade either. Way too much of a change to add MFT, etc.

BTW the owner's manual lists the right side of the "type 2" cluster as controling the MFT items, nothing else.

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Re: Police Instrument Cluster on My Civilian '13 Taurus SEL?

Post by jmr061 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:12 pm

And I just did a quick search on Autotrader.com

Lots of SEL's with the basic cluser and radio.

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Re: Police Instrument Cluster on My Civilian '13 Taurus SEL?

Post by Domain » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:16 pm

Jason is correct, this is simply the base cluster.

SELs did not have MyFord Touch as a mandatory affair. If the MyFord Touch package was not packaged with the vehicle, they were bundled with a rudimentary (by comparison) dash cluster. The single analog gauge was only bundled with MFT vehicles.

The police IC's and base IC's have two differences that I know off the top of my head. One, you identified, is the presence of "certified calibration," the second is that the civilian models have "PRNDS," I believe the Interceptor cluster only has PRND and a low gear mode is enabled via the shift stalk.
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Re: Police Instrument Cluster on My Civilian '13 Taurus SEL?

Post by paktype » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:10 am

Thanks, everyone, that makes sense. As I said above, I like the base cluster better anyway - I really dislike that small tachometer and also dislike touchscreens because of fingerprints and smears. My iPhone screen has those issues.
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Re: Police Instrument Cluster on My Civilian '13 Taurus SEL?

Post by GhostRider » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:24 pm

I dont like the smears, fingerprints and stuff on my MFT screen either. I know the car comes with a cloth to clean the screen with.

I dont let my wife touch the screen because of the lotion she puts on her hands. Dont want that on there.
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Re: Police Instrument Cluster on My Civilian '13 Taurus SEL?

Post by 2011TAURUSSEL » Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:32 am

I have not seen many SEL's without MFT but Domain and JMR are correct it is the base SEL package. If you did a window sticker research it would show Rapid Spec Ordering Option package 200A

Enter the VIN in this link and it should show what option packages and stand alone options that were included when our company Fleet manager/clerk ordered.

http://researchmaniacs.com/VIN-Number-L ... /Ford.html

For the Taurus anyway the ordering packages are

SE 100A
SEL 20XX...............XX = 201 or 202A
Limited 30XX for 13 it is 301 or 302A
SHO 4XX 401A/402A
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Re: Police Instrument Cluster on My Civilian '13 Taurus SEL?

Post by 2011TAURUSSEL » Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:23 pm

There are two versions of My Ford My Ford base is the basic layout and MY Ford TOUCH That is the touch screen model.
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1986 Escort EXP

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