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This idea was inspired by @jmr061 post. https://www.fordedgeforum.com/topic/22024-north-american-2016-ford-edge-sport-instrument-cluster-upgrade/?tab=comments#comment-165447 I reached out to JMR061 and he said that he was only doing the explorer swaps and that it too way to long to source the lens mask. iI asked if the lens/ mask could be modded and he said no. Which is understandable the lens mask could be modded to fit but it would take some serious fiber glass or or substrate skills To fabricate/ attach the mounting points for the top of the lens mask and for the curved sections Or if someone was so inclined to have a new lens/ mask created via 3D printing or other wizardry. I decided to put it on the back burner of the mod list as it seemed beyond reach for a time. The flames of passion for the Digital IPC has enflamed anew by this post by @DaMiFo https://www.fordedgeforum.com/topic/27048-2019-st-instrument-panel-update-to-2020-st/?tab=comments#comment-201541 Special shout to DaMifo, for introducing the concept of swapping the the Lincoln MKX cluster into a ford edge. Special shout to @TXFRDOwner for sourcing the lens/ mask required to fit the Lincoln MKX cluster. Special shout to DanMC85 (contact@Sync3programming.com) for answering all of my questions and programing my cluster for me. Notes: All the info that DaMifo has posted is accurate. The 2G forum post is a wealth of information regarding the cluster swap. Most people that have done it say that it can be done within a half an hour. This is my first cluster swap on my edge and I got it done within 45 minutes. The extra 15 minutes was due to finding a torx head socket and finding light. If you do not have a well lit garage that you can work in, it is easily to accomplish in your drive way. I decided to test the 30 min window by doing it just after the sun started to set. and It threatened to rain. The day after was 90 degrees and clear. Whats the fun if there is no challenge. Actually this has been more than a month worth of text and emails between Dan and TXFRDOwner coordinating the swap. Once I received it I knew it was going to go in that day. I had to run around looking for my LED light to complete the work. I also decided it is ripe time for a bathroom break and beer break. I also had to figure out how to swap masks. Nothing really to figure out when you have all of the pieces at hand. There are two torx screws and 7 clips. We all wish we could have more than two hands and, or be in multiple places at once. I ran out of flat heads that were thin enough to remove the clips. Good thing I decided to do this in my kitchen because my steak knives were put to good use! I needed to prop them up all at once to separate the cluster from the lens. Needless to say my lady was not thrilled. She decided to take her global steak knife set home. But I digress. Any changes that were previously enabled via forscan will need to be programmed by Dan prior to receiving your cluster. Alternatively you can reprogram them yourself. This is potentially one of your favorite/visual mods to do. You see it all time. The digital dash displays so much information, it really is worth having. Thanks once again to Jmr061, DaMifo and TXFRDOwner And DanMC85! Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) RI.pdf