Some vehicles hold the immobilizer data INSIDE the cluster. What that means is that if you install a replacement cluster your vehicle will not start (because the immobilizer data is now missing…). You need to “clone” your replacement cluster to the old one and transfer the immoblizer data. This is a necessity in most models after 2001. Each vehicle manufacture uses their own unique version. As an example, Ford calls their security the PATS (Passive Anti Theft System). When a cluster is cloned it transfers the vin#, mileage, and all programming data to make the replacement cluster "plug & play"
Your cluster may or may not need to be in working condition, contact customer service to determine if your non-functioning cluster can be cloned. Please call us for pricing at 1-800-590-2716 or use our contact form.