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I recently bought a 94 bronco. After a year my instrument cluster started giving me trouble. I lost the oil pressure gauge, fuel gauge and finally the speedometer. So I brought it to a shop and they couldn't fix so I bought a new one on ebay. Everything I read said it would be plug and play. When they went to install it the truck wouldn't turn over with the new cluster but it will with the old one. They said the anti theft system is not allowing it to turn over because the cluster isn't the original and they need a code to get it to work. So I waited a month for them to tell me they can't figure it out and gave me the truck back. Does anyone know what I need to do.
 

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The seller said it was a 92-96 ford bronco so I'm not sure. I didn't know that a 92 and 93 wouldn't work. Everyone that I looked at didn't give an exact year
 

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The seller said it was a 92-96 ford bronco so I'm not sure. I didn't know that a 92 and 93 wouldn't work. Everyone that I looked at didn't give an exact year
Look at the bottom left line of lights. If you don’t see an airbag light (I think it should be on the left close to the steering wheel), you have a 92-93 that won’t work on a 94-96 bronco.
 

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Look at the bottom left line of lights. If you don’t see an airbag light (I think it should be on the left close to the steering wheel), you have a 92-93 that won’t work on a 94-96 bronco.
I just called the guy how has been working on the truck. He told me it's compatible to my truck. It has to do with by passing the anti theft. He's telling me that he needs to get rid it or have some kind of computer to make it compatible. To be honest I don't know anything about these sort of things I'm just trying to figure out how to get my truck back on the road.
 

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I thought it was an issue with the charging system not working if you used a 92-93 cluster but repining the connector fixed it. I don't recall ever hearing about it affecting the security system
 
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One silly thing to check, the little plastic film/paper-like pieces that have the printed numbers/gauge readings on them (kind of hard to explain clearly) can slide around.

my volt and fuel gauge had this happen, the little plastic piece slipped down a tiny bit and it was enough to bind the gauges. I glued it back and they both read properly.

this doesn’t speak to your Speedo issue, I just sent my PSOM (the Speedometer centerpiece with the chip behind it) to Module Mechanics in Florida for repair, they re-solder and replace dried out capacitors etc on the whole unit, its really great (and fast) work, solved a different issue for me, but might be worth reaching out (its $129 for their service).

sorry I can’t help on the current replacement gauge but just some thoughts I’d share.
 

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Theft & indicator below the cluster to the L of the column are for '94-95 only.
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"Look at the top center of that cluster. :rolleyes: The engineering number on the film circuit starts "F4TF-...". That means it was engineered in '94 (F4). So look at that door sticker again, or check the 10th digit of the truck's VIN; it's undoubtedly a '94 model built late in '93. Make sure your eBay listing states that it's a '94"
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94 Bronco Factory Anti-Theft DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION
The anti-theft protection system provides two types of vehicle protection. The first is designed to provide the vehicle with protection from unauthorized entry into the passenger compartment. The second monitors the status of the ignition switch lock cylinder (11582).
The system is controlled by an anti-theft alarm control (19A366). When armed, unauthorized entry into the vehicle is detected by lamp switches (13713) (located in the passenger compartment door jambs). In addition, the system triggers an alarm if the ignition switch lock cylinder is removed from the steering column.
NOTE: The system immediately monitors the ignition switch lock cylinder upon removal of the key from the ignition. It is not necessary to arm the system for monitoring ignition switch lock cylinder.
Once triggered, the system flashes the low beam headlamps, the parking lamps (13201), the alarm indicator, and sounds the horn. In addition, the starter circuit is disabled to prevent starting the vehicle until the system is disarmed.

●System Arming
The system will be armed by the remote entry transmitter when the following input sequence is followed:
1. Turn off ignition switch and remove key.
NOTE: At this point the anti-theft system automatically monitors the ignition switch lock cylinder (11582). If the lock cylinder is removed, the anti-theft alarm will activate for 2 minutes and 45 seconds. To arm the system, follow remaining steps.
2. Close all doors (unlocked).
3. Press the LOCK button on a transmitter to lock doors. Alarm warning lamp will turn on.
4. Wait approximately 30 seconds for the anti-theft warning lamp to turn off.
The system will also be armed when the following input sequence is followed:
5. Turn off ignition switch and remove key.
6. Open a door. Alarm warning lamp will flash.
7. Lock doors with power door lock switches (14028). Alarm warning lamp will now glow steadily.
8. Close all doors.
9. Wait approximately 30 seconds for the anti-theft warning lamp to turn off.
Opening the driver or RH front door will activate the alarm after the alarm is armed.

●Disarming an Untriggered System
The system can be disarmed by performing one of the following procedures.
  • Unlock front door (20124) with a key.
  • Unlock front door by pressing the UNLOCK button of a remote entry transmitter.
  • If remaining in the vehicle, turn ignition switch to ON or ACC.
The rear door of Bronco is not tied in with the anti-theft system. Using the key on the rear door will not disarm or trigger the theft system.

●System Triggering
The armed alarm system will be triggered if either of the following steps is taken.
  • Any door is opened without using a key or a remote entry transmitter to unlock the door first. Opening the rear door on Bronco will not trigger the system.
  • Removal of the ignition switch lock cylinder.

●Disarming a Triggered System
Performing either of the following steps will disarm the triggered alarm system.
  • Driver or RH front door is unlocked with a key.
  • Driver's door is unlocked by pressing the UNLOCK button of a remote entry transmitter.
Two minutes and 45 seconds after the system has been triggered, the horns and exterior lamps will shut off automatically. The system will then reset to an armed state and will trigger again if another intrusion occurs. The vehicle's starter circuit will remain disabled until the system is disarmed.

Components
The system is composed of the following components:
  • Anti-theft control module (19A366)
  • Anti-theft warning lamp
  • Door key disarm switches (driver and passenger doors)
  • Remote entry module (15K602)
  • Ignition switch lock cylinder sensor (19A438)

The following components already exist on the vehicle and are also used in the anti-theft system:
  • Power door lock switches
  • Lamp switches (13713) (all doors except Bronco rear door)
  • Remote entry transmitter
  • Horn relay
  • Low beam headlamps
  • Parking lamps (13201)
  • Starter relay
The alarm system operating sequences are designed to be passive; therefore, the system can be armed or disarmed when following normal vehicle exit and entry procedures.

PANIC Alarm Activation
1. Press the PANIC button of a remote keyless transmitter. The exterior lights and horn will flash for approximately four minutes or until:
a. the PANIC button is pressed again, or
b. the ignition switch lock cylinder (11582) is turned on.
The panic feature is controlled with the remote keyless entry module and is completely independent of the anti-theft system.
Note that Theft is only optional on 94-95 trucks with RKE; the Theft system was not offered in '96" by Ford via Steve83 (BANNED)

ASAP, find out if speed control recall work, if equipped was completed. If you still have concerns about Recalls, please contact the Ford Customer Relationship Center:
US: 800-392-3673 | CA: 800-565-3673
Note: 3673 spells "FORD" on phone keys
For the hearing- or speech-impaired: Please contact the Telecommunication Relay Service by dialing 71
... have VIN ready.
"Summary: ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS, PASSENGER VEHICLES, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, AND MOTOR HOMES CHASSIS, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY, UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, LEAK INTERNALLY AND THEN OVERHEAT, SMOKE, OR BURN. THIS COULD RESULT IN AN UNDERHOOD FIRE."
See this guide by jowens1126 to confirm recall status @ 93 & 94-96 Cruise Control Recalls Repair
Note that the 93 recall is different than 94-96.

94 Bronco partial EVTM @ 1996 Ford Bronco '94 EVTM pictures, videos, and sounds | SuperMotors.net by Mikey350

1994 Bronco Dealer Brochure by Ford via Dezo's Garage @ https://www.xr793.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/1994-Ford-Bronco.pdf

1994 Bronco Brochure, Partial; Cover & Page 3; plus pics of EDDIE BAUER model accessories.
by Ford via BigRob at 1994 Ford Bronco Bronco Accessories pictures, videos, and sounds | SuperMotors.net

Haynes Red Manual for 80-95 Bronco & F Series @ Hanes guide 80-96 bko f series.pdf via BroncMom

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I thought it was an issue with the charging system not working if you used a 92-93 cluster but repining the connector fixed it. I don't recall ever hearing about it affecting the security system
Yes. I found this out a few months ago on my own
 
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