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Don Ridley

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  1. The Focus forum has this info: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/mk3-focus/430434-torque-pid-ford-focus.html#/topics/430434 Maybe it will work for the TC since they are similar platforms. I have the Torque app but have not researched how to add custom data. If you get it to work please share.
  2. Here's the part number,: 8A6A-13776-A You will have to add a jumper wire to route the switched 12v to the map lamps. It is simple and requires a female spade lug. I installed LED bulbs and recommend the Phillps 194LED bulbs over the cheap ones on Amazon. They have better color, are brighter and don't fail after 2 months.
  3. You can buy an OEM light with reading lights that snaps in. I found it on the Tasca Ford website. But there is not constant 12v power overhead for passenger use. I wired my light so all 3 lights go on when the doors open (switches have to be "on" at the light). This works well to add more cargo as area light. Let me know if you want the p/n and I will search for my purchase. It was less than $30 I think.
  4. What does the stock wireless do?

    If you upgraded to the basic SYNC it will play via USB and Bluetooth. SYNC will have the small screen above the radio controls, SYNC3 is the touchscreen.
  5. Mrtn is correct, if the TC has the factory trailer package. Your trailer lights must have running lights and turn signals or you will get bulb failure messages.
  6. I mentioned this on another thread: the backup sensors are disabled when you have a trailer connected. You should be able to connect a dummy load on the trailer plug to permanently disable the sensors. But this will require some wiring and testing to determine how much load (resistor size) is needed. You will also have to simulate all lights and and turn signals to avoid a burned out bulb message. This is may be too complicated, but it will work.
  7. Open 2014 Liftgate from Inside?

    Oh, I see the wiring diagram is in this thread.
  8. Open 2014 Liftgate from Inside?

    The latch and lock are both controlled by the body control module BCM. There is a motor in the latch that may be bad. The "lock" appears to be logic in the BCM that knows when to send voltage to the motor. You can check for voltage but you need the wiring diagram, pin outs and some electrical knowledge. Otherwise, try replacing the latch motor. If power is not getting to the motor, the switch on the lift gate may be bad (pushing the latch pulls the voltage to GND and the BCM responds). Hopefully the BCM is OK. Let me know if you want the wiring diagram.
  9. You will soon forget the wait. But if you didn't buy exactly what you wanted, you would have never forgotten that. Exciting week!
  10. Reverse camera wiring query

    The map lights on my 2016 XLT time out after a while (10 min I think) when the engine is off.
  11. 2014 TC Rear Blower Motor

    GBL, I think the Helm version is slightly better. I can tell mine (factory-manual version) has undergone some type of format conversion because there is a slight resolution loss compared to the Helm version. This is not a problem and I am satisfied with the factory-manual version but knowing the difference, I probably would have bought the Helm.
  12. Thanks for the update. Your TC looks great and has proven to be functional and reliable. I won't see 100k miles for a long time.
  13. 2011 Transit Connect XL Coolant Temp Sensor Location

    Does this help? https://parts.lakelandford.com/a/Ford__Transit-Connect/54562347__6479784/RADIATOR--COMPONENTS-COOLING/MB14050.html
  14. Excited owner of new to me 2014 Transit Connect XLT (SWB) wagon

    Welcome and congratulations on your purchase. The 1.6L SWB is indeed rare. I joke that there are probably only 10 of us in California. It is a great little engine and the mileage is impressive for a mini van. Check out the handful of posts for performance and aesthetic upgrades to this vehicle. I added the Flowmaster Turbo Transformer and it works great. Simple to install and does not cause any fault codes and will pass all emissions checks. You will have to quickly learn how to handle the torque steer when the turbo kicks in : ) Ford discontinued the 1.6L TC in 2016. But fortunately the 1.6L was popular in the Ford Focus so parts should not be that scarce. The rarity of our vehicle is confusing. When I ordered mine in 2016 the dealer (in Oklahoma) ordered another with similar specs and they sold it immediately (before it was even received!). Maybe the SWB wagon defies the American habit of buying the largest vehicle available?
  15. Maintenance Manual for 2010 TC

    I bought this for my Gen 2 TC. It is one, big PDF file. Works good enough. Hyperlinks and some electrical connector info not there, but it is very useful. https://www.factory-manuals.com/ford-transit/-connect&28&164