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  2. Backup camera recommendations

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  3. I have the LWB XL wagon, no cruise control. Curious how it works also.
  4. Backup camera recommendations

    I have an XL also. My first inclination was to replace the AM/FM XL radio with something nice. I figured a double din deck, with a touch screen, bluetooth, WiFi, Android, GPS, and USB ports. I backed off the idea once I started sourcing parts. The dash trim replacement, and adapters needed for the harness & antenna would have added an additional Franklin to the cost. It was just less expensive to install a camera & monitor, and use the Garmin GPS that I already have. Not to mention that there is Google Maps on my phone, and the Waze APP. I couldn't justify the 5 Franklin expense to play movies on my dashboard. I bought an inexpensive camera, along with an inexpensive monitor, from amazon.com. Wired it the old fashion way, by tapping into the reverse lamp for power. Somewhere in this forum, I have some photos. In today's market, you could get everything that you need for about $20, if you are willing to do a little creative wiring.
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  6. It’s deliberate. They want to separate the Connect and full size Transit. They make more money on professional vans so they need to make sure the Connect is not fully usable for building contractors and such other than to haul tools and compressors around. It may feel too big of a jump in the US market but they actually have the Transit Custom in Europe to fit exactly between the Connect and fullsize.
  7. Hello from Minnesota

    I would love myself a barebone E-series van (no fiberglass conversion).
  8. Sometimes all of these electronic issues require an old fashion, mechanical solution.
  9. Yesterday
  10. Wonder if that might be a similar issue that I had with my Oldsmobile Aurora. The "smart stalk" on that one is known to have corrosion issues that can cause all sorts of weirdness with flashing lights and whatever. GM wanted several hundred to replace it, but I was able to get inside the column and use some DeOxit cleaner on all the contacts - no problem since.
  11. Backup camera recommendations

    My stock system had issues, and I'd been wanting to upgrade the factory radio, and I'd been thinking of a GPS ... so I got all three. Replaced the stock radio with an integrated double din head that has it all. Camera is a Metra unit that just mounts to the license plate holder. Works nice! The head also does the thumb drive thing so I can just load up a few hundred favorite tunes for trips. My only complaint is going with a somewhat cheaper head (Boss Audio) that could use a bit more contrast for better visibility in daylight. I found a shield that clips into the CD slot that helps a lot there, but still looking for an anti glare screen cover that actually works. The one I got is useless shite. PS ... stock backup camera is still in the TC. The mirror has a light on it to show it's powered, but nothing there. I hope to eventually get it working again, and just make it active all the time for a rear view mirror kinda thang. I did install windows in the back doors that help a LOT, but I still wouldn't mind the camera for extra visibility. Just picked up a replacement camera (the stock type that is also the license plate light) but haven't got around to swapping it in yet.
  12. Can anyone recommend a specific backup camera system for the Transit Connect cargo van? I've been poking around Amazon and there are some cheap systems with decent reviews. I have the bare bones stereo which is fine for my use, but no backup camera. My van ('17 XL) came with the backup sensors/beeper system which is helpful, and I like the mirrors that came on the van, but there are times I wish I had the camera. I've had backup cameras before and they can be very useful. Thanks
  13. I have a 2017 Transit Connect cargo van, LWB XL, no cruise control. I got it new back in May, got a great deal since they had 2 of them sitting on the lot. I've been thinking about adding the Rostra 250-9635 cruise control unit: http://www.rostra.com/manuals/250-9635_Form5506A.pdf Looks pretty simple. Found posts regarding adding similar unit to the Transit van and it confirmed how easy it should be to install. Anyone one here add one of these to a Transit Connect? Thanks.
  14. Hello from Minnesota

    Important part is that your family is safe. I worry about that with today's cars.
  15. Jacks

    Sears was done after KMart bought them. Since then, it has been 1 bad decision after another. KMart ran their own stores into the ground, and bought Sears, to run even more stores down. There are options. Management could change. Business strategy could change. They could get rid of everything that's not selling, and focus on what sells. They could change the price point of their offerings, and sell only high end boutique brands. They could partner with Amazon in a number of ways that could result in a merger. They can downsize the stores and pay for less square footage every month. They can franchise the tool section like they did with the auto centers. I think there is money to be made with a Sears tool store franchise. Especially if you also get a tool truck to sell at shops and job sites. You get to perform and charge back all of the warranty work, have exclusive distribution by territory, and corporate could support you with large bids, like supplying government and utilities. Sears outside salesmen could aggressively sell Craftsman, DieHard brands to factories and institutions. Same way almost every police car is a Ford. Every police car could have a DieHard battery. Every municipal shop could have Craftsman tools. Every government employees could wear DieHard boots. There are options.
  16. Use Forscan to reset each of the modules involved. Read and clear all DTC s. Relay 9 is for remote start (if I remember correctly). I think you have a software bug, not wiring problem.
  17. Update relay #9 on the Power Distribution Box is going nutz. I opened the glove box and dropped the lid and also heard a ticking there when I removed the #9 relay from the distro box if that is any help. I was able to get wiring diagrams and they come together several times. No shit. In the Steering Angle Sensor Module, AND in the BCM as well as sharing common wire paths in the harness where a possible short could be crossing them. I will start cutting after I get the relay issue sorted out.
  18. I am helping you shoot in the dark ... by giving you noisy targets, not by illuminating anything. What I mean by that, I know how the systems I work on, at my job, operate. When multiple control modules are involved, there is usually a central processor that all those modules connect to. Like a spider .... with the central control the body and the modules the "knees" on the legs. With all those separate components operating together (badly), there must be a common connection between them all. A wiring diagram should be able to pinpoint the common point, and that's the FIRST place I'd inspect.
  19. OK, I got Forscan. I scanned it. Nothing. I really wish that it had found something, then I would know what to fix, but I am shooting in the dark here. SO! Since I am doing surgery on a patient in the dark without knowing exactly what is wrong with it, what should I cut at?
  20. Jacks

    I don't think there's any 'speculation' left - You can stick a fork in them . . . . they're DONE The largest store in Chicago (where they began) has closed. The HUGE store at one end of our local mall has been completely torn down and they are building a big movie theater in it's place. There won't be a single store still open by 2020. I was gonna say "you heard it here first" but that's not true. It's been common knowledge for quite some time now. We're just watching the death throes as they sell off everything they once owned, piece by piece Don
  21. Hello from Minnesota

    The estimate was nearly $10,000 to repair the van. The damage is worse than it looks in the photos. I got $5700 from the other guy's insurance company.
  22. Jacks

    All the business periodicals have speculated on the survival of Sears. Truth is, nobody really knows what the future will hold. Everyone is just guessing. If Sears is to survive, there will have to be some major retooling. Have you been to a Sears lately? At least half of the store is full of clothes that they can't sell. They are out of the fashion industry by a long shot. No girl that I know would wear Sears clothes, shoes, perfume, jewelry... ..so that is a done deal. Sears will never recapture the fashion industry. There is a sporting goods department stocked with items that don't move at all. I never see anyone at Sears buying a treadmill, weight set, basketball, or golf clubs. When was the last time you, or anyone you know, decided to redecorate their home from Sears? So the living room sets, dining room furniture, housewares.......more of it gets broken by kids running in the store, than actually gets sold. Sears sells leading brand merchandise. Name brands. At competitive prices. So why are you buying your next microwave, blender, wrist watch, fishing pole, or whatever at another store? The Discover Card is a credit card issued primarily in the United States. It was introduced by Sears in 1985. At the time the Discover Card was introduced, Sears was the largest retailer in the United States. It had purchased the Dean Witter Reynolds brokerage organization and Coldwell, Banker & Company (real estate) in 1981. I still have a Discover Card. On November 17, 2004, the management of Kmart Holding Corporation announced its intention to purchase Sears, Roebuck and Co under a new corporation. The new corporation became known as Sears Holdings Corporation, simply known as Sears Holdings. On February 22, 2010, the Sears Automotive business launched a new Independent Sears Auto Center franchise program that offers automobile dealers the opportunity to operate licensed Sears Auto Centers. In 2017, Sears launched a pilot location in San Antonio for a DieHard-branded auto service franchise, DieHard Auto Center driven by Sears Auto. On January 4, 2018, Sears Holdings announced it would shutter 103 unprofitable Kmart and Sears stores, after 24 quarters of sales declines. These stores would be closing by April 2018, leaving Sears Holdings with 555 stores. According to an op-ed in MSN money, at this rate, Sears along with sister company Kmart, has an extremely high chance of disappearing and going defunct in 2018, and that 2017 will have marked its final holiday season as an independent brand. On January 14, 2018 their Canadian unit, Sears Canada, ceased operations with all stores closed. Sears had 3 brands that were bread & butter money makers. Kenmore, DieHard, and Craftsman. DieHard is still owned by Sears. The brand is owned by KCD IP, LLC, a special purpose entity created by Sears Holdings for securitization purposes. Kenmore is controlled by Sears Holdings, and owned by KCD IP, LLC, a special purpose entity created by Sears Holdings for securitization purposes. The name "KCD IP" is an abbreviation for Kenmore Craftsman DieHard intellectual property. Today the brand is sold at Sears, Kmart, and Amazon.com. Craftsman is a line of tools, lawn and garden equipment, and work wear. Originally owned by Sears, In March 2017, Stanley Black & Decker acquired the Craftsman brand from Sears Holdings. Sears maintains the right to manufacture and sell tools using existing supply channels under the Craftsman name for 15 years after the deal closed. Craftsman hand tools are advertised as having an unlimited lifetime warranty. This lifetime warranty program was instituted by Sears when they began selling the Craftsman line in 1927. This warranty program requires no receipt or dated proof of purchase. If the owner takes the item into a local retail store, it may be replaced or repaired free of charge. Amazon.com is now selling Kenmore appliances. Tires bought on Amazon.com can now be shipped to a Sears Auto Center for installation. The future of Sears retail stores? Sears Auto Center franchises will be around a little longer with the amazon.com tire deal. That could only lead to the Sears Auto Center franchises becoming the exclusive installer for all auto parts sold by amazon.com. Order brakes online, ship to Sears, and have them installed. Order an oil change online. There is money to be made there. With amazon.com selling Kenmore, the Sears appliance division and Sears parts division will stay busy with warranty service and installation. That could only lead to Sears appliance and parts servicing all Amazon.com customers for every brand sold online. Maybe Sears could clear out their old inventory by offering "buy one get one" specials, tied to what they actually do sell and make money on. Buy tires from amazon.com, installed at Sears Auto Center, get a free tank top for your girlfriend.
  23. New-ish Owner

    Modern cars are, for the most part, engineered to perform better and last longer. There are always exceptions. Everyone I know who had a Saturn, new or used, suffered catastrophic failure. Cooling system components, all of them....belts, hoses, fans, fan relays, thermostats, water pumps, radiators......kept breaking. This, of course, caused overheating, and eventually the engine fails. But none of that had anything to do with the oil, or the engine seizing by itself. A guy I know had a BMW which had a faulty sensor. The sensor failed to read the engine temperature, so the thermostat never opened. Engine overheated, without the computer even knowing that the engine was overheating.....the sensor was bad. I would bet that almost every car sold today, has an engine that is capable of being maintained properly and lasting 100,000 miles. Even Hyundai/Kia will go 100,000 miles. Too many of us are still reliving those bad car moments of yesteryear.....tapping the starter solenoid with a hammer to start the car, getting rear ended in a Pinto and the whole car blows up......I had a Mustang II that even with the climate control switches off, would heat up, the inside of the car smelled like coolant, and the windshield fogged up with steam.......drove it for years with the windows down, even in the rain. I suspect the light was on because of calendar days. First oil change indicator illuminated at 11 months. Second display was 11 months after that. Dealership service writer said that they recommend everyone come in after 5,000 miles, and that they would never advise anyone to drive 10,000 miles. But then again, they depend on you doing more oil changes to make double the money. Some people believe that once you "crack the seal", oil begins to degrade. Within a year, the lubrication and protection qualities are suppose to have diminished to a point where you do need to change the oil, even though it looks and smells clean. I really don't know what to believe about that. I've had cars that weren't driven daily, parked on the street, and only moved 1 or 2 times a week, no more than 1/4 mile. Longest I went between oil changes was 2 years. Nothing bad happened.
  24. Hello from Minnesota

    Nice Honda, by the way. All of the people that I know who bought Honda, chose the Honda Pilot over the Odyssey. But that may be an age factor. None of the girls are willing to admit that they're "soccer moms" now. I bought a Transit Connect instead of a Honda Odyssey because of price. The Honda Odyssey & Toyota Sienna are both really nice. If pricing was not a factor......well, money is a factor.
  25. Hello from Minnesota

    I don't want to be the one to say it. But I'll say it. The Honda Odyssey will not come out of a collision the same way the Econoline did. That E-Series van, with the body on frame construction, is tougher than most other cars on the road. It looks like the van could be refurbished and back on the road for someone willing to spend more $$$ than the Kelley Blue Book says it is worth at low trade-in value. What were the numbers like? $8K in damage, for a $3K vehicle?
  26. On the new body style, that passenger seat fold down and tucks right up to the glove box. The plastic back can be your work desk, laptop cradle, lunch room......or if you simply need to slide 10' lengths of pipe into the van. With the first generation, your option with pipe was to either have it sticking out the passenger window, or drive with the rear door open so that the pipe could hand out. I just wish the engineers could make the back fit 8'X4' of plywood, sheetrock, et cetera. At the dealership, they must hear that complaint all the time. With a few more inches, Ford could sell way more vans. But I'm also the guy who wants a small 1/4 ton truck, like a Tacoma, with a full bed.....despite conventional wisdom being that if they sold a full bed 1/4 ton, everybody would overload it and it would be unsafe. I guess if the Transit Connect were just a little bigger, then people would overload it and it would be unsafe. I constantly see our E150, E250, & E350 vans being overloaded. Just because it will physically fit, it doesn't mean that the suspension and braking will handle correctly.
  27. I wonder if your dealer can fix it under warranty. Or at least offer an "after warranty adjustment". There is no way that this is user error, or something you caused on your own.........unless somebody (you or previous owner) was tying to "mod" the vehicle electronics. Stranger things like that happen when people unplug harnesses or try to tap into different wiring circuits.
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  29. Because these wipers are phased by the BCM the Scanner is the only way to go, as Don Stated.
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