4 Things To Consider Before Upgrading Your Instrument Cluster

Upgrading your instrument cluster is a great way to personalize your car or truck. If your current cluster doesn't offer all the gauges you want, you can upgrade to one that has all the information gauges you need. And if your cluster is dim or just difficult to read or see, you can upgrade to a cluster with brighter or even colored LED lights

Before you decide to make the change there are a few topics you should consider. In this post we'll cover:

  • Compatibility
  • Configuration
  • Price
  • Installation

We'll cover these topics and help you decide if upgrading your cluster is the right modification for you.


Aftermarket auto parts are sometimes reversed engineered to satisfy a 'one-size-fits-all' type of need. Some aftermarket parts suppliers and manufacturers focus on making their parts 'generic' in fitment, hoping that the part can be used across several make and model applications.

That's not the case at ISS Automotive. Aftermarket clusters from ISS are guaranteed to be compatible with your make and model. We specialize in clusters that are exact fit parts that won't need to be modified to work with your car or truck. If you're unsure about any of our clusters or electronics and how they might fit your ride, give our experts a call before you order. We can answer your questions and be certain you order a cluster that is compatible with your vehicle.


The next thing to consider when upgrading your cluster is configuration. Take some time to study what information your current cluster offers and decide if you'd like more (or perhaps less) data. ISS Automotive instrument clusters can be customized with your choice of LEDs, gauges of your choice, and matching bezels. There are many options that will make your instrument cluster a unique creation.


Installation of your cluster is another important consideration. Most aftermarket clusters can be installed in your own garage with a few specialty tools - check out the ones we recommend here. If you've decided you don't want to install your instrument cluster yourself, be sure you provide specific step-by-step instructions to the professional shop you choose.


Obviously, price is always a consideration when choosing to make upgrades to your vehicle. High-quality instrument clusters generally cost hundreds of dollars so it's important to choose one that fits your budget. Your instrument cluster is vital to operating your car safely and knowing what's going on under the hood. An instrument cluster is not an area where you want to cut corners on quality and reliability.

Summing Up

If you're ready to upgrade your instrument cluster, ISS Automotive is the best place to start. Because we specialize in clusters and interior electronics only, we do it better that the rest. Visit our site and shop for your replacement or upgraded instrument cluster today - and reach out to us here if you need any help selecting your cluster.