Ford F-Series clusters are similar to the E-Series clusters and other Ford clusters where they will completely shut off and stop working. Both of these clusters look similar, but the shape and electrical connections are different so they do not interchange. The PATS security system is tied into the clusters as well so the truck will not start with a used cluster installed.
Programming can be done by your local repair shop to sync the security system to your replacement cluster. If you ship your cluster to us sometimes we are able to copy the security information over to your new cluster. If this is done then additional programming is not needed.