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How to tell which Instrument Cluster I have? Gen 1 vs Gen 2

ndubes

New Member
Dec 29, 2017
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Phoenix, AZ
Tried to find this info on the forums before posting, but couldn't find my answer so I apologize if it's posted somewhere. I have a LOT of bubbles on our 2015 S 70D instrument cluster so I'm going to follow the procedure others have done to replace it with a used IC from eBay

Replacing instrument cluster

However, I'd like to know which version (Gen 1 or Gen 2) I have before I start opening up the dash, since I need to be able to drive the car while I wait for the part to arrive. Is there a simple way to tell which version I have, without opening up the dash first?
 

Bueno

Member
Sep 27, 2018
117
98
Fontana CA
Not 100% sure but if you have the old display with the circular speedometer then that would be gen 1. to be safe I would remove your currnt one and order the used or new based off of the TPN: on the back.
 

uscgreel

Member
Apr 7, 2019
41
15
Tampa, FL
Old post, but good information to have in the internet search!
This is one of the most common questions I get. I have found that the easiest way to tell without pulling the whole dash out is to look at the instrument cluster surround. If it has a thick aluminum band around the outside, then it is a GEN 1. If it has a thin aluminum band, it is a GEN 2 screen. Here are some images: How to tell what generation instrument cluster you have on your Tesla Model S and X — Reel Deal
 
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