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1983-84 Base Instrument Cluster

Page Revised: 10 May 2019


1983-84 Cougar Base Instrument Cluster



Gauge / Light Description
FUEL GUAGE Indicates amount of fuel remaining. Most gauges will sweep past F when full. On E, approx. 2-4 gallons are left.
GEAR INDICATOR Displays transmission gear (for cars with column shifter).
SPEEDOMETER Indicates speed of car. Max speed indicator is 85 mph / 140 kph.
ODOMETER Indicates total miles/kilometers traveled. When distance surpasses 99999.9, will read 00000.0 (there is no 100,000, etc.).
TRIP ODOMETER Indicates distance since trip odometer was reset to 000.
TURN SIGNAL INDICATORS Display when the turn signal is activated; both light simultaneously with the emergency flasher.
SEAT BELT INDICATOR Displays upon ignition to remind driver to use seat belt.
BATTERY LAMP Lights when there is a voltage drop or a charging problem in the car's electrical system.
HIGH BEAM INDICATOR Displays when the high beam headlamps are turned on.
ENGINE LAMP Indicates a problem with the emissions system, cooling system, or oiling system; have EEC computer checked IMMEDIATELY.
BRAKE LAMP Displays upon ignition, when the parking brake is engaged, and when there is a problem with the dual braking system.



Note: wiring specs according to 1984 EVTM; however, some positions are unconfirmed. Use at your own discretion.

Position Function Circuit No. Color
1 Battery warning indicator 904 Light green/red
2 Battery warning indicator 16 Red/light green
3 Right turn signal 2 White/light blue
4 High beam indicator 12 Light green/black
5 (Speed input?) 150 Dark green/white
6 12v+ 60 Black/light green
7 Ignition to IVR 296 Light blue/pink
8 Fuel level indicator 29 Yellow/white
9 Seat belt lamp 450 Dark green/light green
10 (Low fuel lamp?) 215 Yellow/black
11 BRAKE warning lamp 977 Pink/white
12 12v+ 640 Red/yellow
13 ENGINE warning lamp 39 Red/white
14 IVR 5v + OUT 367 Dark green/white
15 Left turn signal 3 Light green/white
16 IVR 5v + IN 295 Light blue/pink
17 Cluster ground 57 Black
18 Cluster illumination 19 Light blue/red