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  1. 1 point

    2014 TC Rear Blower Motor

    Little metal airplanes are even worse than legos. I've developed a serious case of dad shuffle. The static build-up is downright dangerous this time of year, but it keeps me from putting pointy little things into the soles of my foot.
  2. 1 point

    2014 TC Rear Blower Motor

    With the amount of problems they have it's absurd that they don't come with one. I've complained to the dealer but she says they're not lemons, but peaches.
  3. 1 point

    2014 TC Rear Blower Motor

    LOL what I learned from 4 kids is to never walk around the house without shoes - LEGOs hurt when you step on them. Now they are grown up and soon will have only one left at home.
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    Its been a little while since I did this install but I took photos and planned to write about it when the weather was nasty. today the weather is nasty. I have a '15 Transit connect LX cargo van with the very base package. I bought this model believing that it would be a great platform to build whatever I wanted. That's been true some of the time, but the very basic model has significant differences in the wiring harness and in fact some of the harness simply isn't there going to the cargo area. The "mechless" radio is a big difference. Mechless radios have only AM/FM, no CD player. There was no 4" screen above my radio and no steering wheel controls. Researching on the Crutchfield website said there were no radio install kits for my vehicle, I knew I could fab something, but that wasn't the only problem I would run into. Since I had no 4" screen and the install kit had no provision for not having one I decided to install a switch panel in that spot. I started with paper mach-up, then made one from Plexiglass. Why Plexiglass? I had some, and its easy to fab since you can see through it. Here's new and old next to each other. When you pull out the Mechless radio there's a big hunk of useless plastic. remove it. Now there's plenty of room. Before any of you comment, my van is filthy. It will remain filthy through out these photos and probably throughout its existence. I had to pull out the seat to run the wires for the backup camera under the floor matt, as well as pull the canter console and trim around the shifter. What a mess. The Nav and XM antennas tuck in nicely under the little visor piece. and I added a USB port that goes to USB2 on the radio for Android Auto. This is a convenient spot to plug in but very inconvenient when taking things apart, I would rethink this if I were doing it again. After getting all the wiring and hardware complete, with much excitement, I switched the power on..... and nothing happened. just a blank screen. talk about a sinking feeling. after a few phone calls that I should have made when I started this project I found that I had used the wrong wiring harness from Metra. While most of you will use the XSVI-5524-NAV CAN data interface, those of us with mechless radios need the simpler 70-5524. Even though I do have a CAN system in my van, the radio doesn't use it and the wires aren't there. The only thing that I don't have in the end is the speed signal. I think I could find it under the instrument panel, but I haven't tried so far. It works fine without it. final project working. so what do the switches do? on of them works these cargo area LED strips. I hope this has been helpful and inspires you to do your own custom install.
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    No, That is for the 1.6. That is what I was expecting on my 2.0 though. I did find it last night. It is a "cylinder head temp sensor" It is on the top of the cylinder head in the middle of the spark plugs. The connector to the sensor is corroded pretty good. I replaced the sensor and now it is even worse. I suspect the connector needs to be replaced. I tried starting it this morning at 14 degrees F. The coolant temp on my scan tool showed 60 degrees F. Cranked it and it did the same thing it has been doing- cranking and not wanting to start. Removed the connector from the sensor and the scan tool showed 14 degrees. Tried to start it, and it fired up like a new car. I suspect my connector needs to be replaced as I cant see how to remove the wires. I'm on the right track, just not use to working on this transit yet. Thanks for your response! Matt
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    2014 TC Rear Blower Motor

    Do you have a service manual for the Kids?