That's very interesting, in what matters should the car you use the VIN from be the same as yours? Buildyear, fuel type?Exactly u can't just activate it. Trust me I tried a lot.
But I have found out that u can reprogramme the cluster back to factory state. And to get the info u need the vin no.
Basically u put the vin no in and it tells u what functions u car came with from factory.
Now there is a trick
U could in theory reprogramme your clocks to a factory state of another car ie with trip comp.
But u have to find some 1 with same car as your but who had trip computer from the factory.
Okay so do I need to enter another VIN into "a" database, get the config file and somehow put that into the dials (via WDS I suppose tough I don't know the system at all). Or do I need to enter the VIN of aThe dial face is different but pcb and micro is same. Basically ford has a database of configuration files for each module in a car as it leaves factory. And to get the configuration data u need to enter the vin no into the database.
So once u got the configuration file u can programme it into the module.
ExactlyIt is (if I can find some'one who ownes a Ford IDS) much cheaper, the avg dash costs about 150-300 euro's. If you know cheaper ones, please point me in the right direction
And this way you save the original mileage.