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Don Ridley

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  1. Global window close is apparently not approved/allowed for the North American market. Your TC is not faulty. You can add this feature and others by using Focccus or more Forscan. The dealership probably won't or can't make this modification.
  2. TC dash screen

    The small screen is the instrument panel cluster (IPC). I doubt it could be swapped without changing some programming in the ECU (actually IPC and BCM modules). BUT..it would be awesome if someone tried. You will be on your own because Ford won't help. Maybe a scrapped Focus can donate one. Who knows if they are even the same size?
  3. They are expensive for reflectors, but Ford makes them prohibitively expensive by charging a core charge equal to the price of the item. I am waiting for someone to return the black trim piece as the core to see if this is acceptable.
  4. Jacks

    Are you parked in a handicap spot?😨
  5. The advantage of reading DTCs is there are hundreds of codes that will trigger even when nothing is "broken". E.g. turn on the lights while you have a bulb out of the socket...this will set a code. Or pull a fuse to check where power is going and this may set a code. So you may find something is going on even when there are no noticicable symptoms. I use Forscan lite on my phone to check codes about once a month. Something is always triggered if I have been messing around with things.on the TC 😃
  6. This explains how the PATS key system works. You need to read the diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) to see if that is the issue. Use Forscan (free) but you need to by an OBD Mx scantool ($80). Otherwise you need to go to a Ford dealer or sophisticated shop with an equivalent scanner. https://www.amazon.com/ScanTool-426101-OBDLink-Bluetooth-Professional/dp/B006NZTZLQ/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1528487080&sr=8-4&keywords=obd+mx+bluetooth pats.pdf
  7. Door Sensors

    cargo doors.pdf lift gate.pdf
  8. Door Sensors

    Body Control Module BCM.pdf
  9. Door Sensors

    This should help also: sliding door 3.pdf
  10. Door Sensors

    It looks like you just need to bypass/overide the door ajar switch. My guess is the switch pulls the signal going to the BCM to ground. I don't have the schematic for the latch mechanism. It may be easier to modify the wiring at the BCM. It is behind the glove box and very easy to access. Maybe install a switch that grounds the door ajar signals.
  11. Door Sensors

    It looks like you just need to bypass/overide the door ajar switch. My guess is the switch pulls the signal going to the BCM to ground. I don't have the schematic for the latch mechanism.
  12. Door Sensors

    I assume you have the door modules. Try these: sliding door wiring 1.pdf sliding door wiring 2.pdf
  13. Door Sensors

    Which sensors? This post shows the door latch sensors. FYI, I actually used this modification while driving at night recently. Almost forgot it was there.
  14. Fuel filler security

    There is a sophisticated emissions control system integrated into the capless fill system. I don't know if you can open or depress the fuel fill flap without throwing CEL codes.
  15. Battery Jump Starter?

    From the GB40 user guide: Low Voltage Batteries & Manual Override The GB40 is designed to jump start 12-volt lead-acid batteries down to 2-volts. If your battery is below 2-volts, the Boost LED will be “Off”. This is an indication that the GB40 can not detect a battery. If you need to jump start a battery below 2-volts there is a Manual Override feature, which allows you to force “On” the jump start function. This may allow you to use the GB40 to power utility loads.
  16. Ecoboost Mods that Fit From Other Applications

    Nice. Keep us posted.
  17. disable global window down

    The configuration of the body control module needs to be changed. Go to a dealer or use Forscan.
  18. This discussion shows a firewall grommet on the driver's side.
  19. Patience... Patience

    Nobody every regrets getting exactly what they want.
  20. 2017 TC Titanium Impressions

    I agree, the 2.5 is marginal especially in a LWB Titanium with all the extra weight. But Ford apparently has decided to let Honda, Toyota and Chrysler have the mini van market. The 2.0L ecoboost would have been a nice option for the LWB wagons. But the 2.5 is simple and easy to maintain. Modern vehicles typically run and drive without any problems. Most consumers seem to be more disappointed with the electronics and programming than the actual mechanical hardware. I think the next generation of car buyers will expect and demand access to the vehicle's configuration. Here is a discussion on changing the configuration of the Sync3 module in a 2017+ Focus. It may work for the TC since they are built on the same platform. See item 17 and 18. Navigation while in motion has successfully be turned on in F150s, Fusions and now Focus. I don't have Sync 3. http://www.focusrs.org/forum/30-focus-rs-electronics/103801-forscan-mods-changes-info.html
  21. I think this is the adhesive tape/caulk https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000PEZ1L4/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1526660277&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=3m+strip+caulk&dpPl=1&dpID=41Q%2BZ6kHPjL&ref=plSrch
  22. Catch Can

    Check out the Focus ST or Focus RS forums. Those guys have a lot of experience with catch cans for the small Ecoboost engines.
  23. The black adhesive on the vapor barrier is a butyl rubber tape. Do not remove it. Slowly pull the barrier away from the door and the adhesive will stretch into a thin film. Cut the adhesive down the middle if the film with a razor as you slowly pull off the vapor barrier. You will be left with adhesive on both surfaces. Reinstall by sticking the adhesives back together. It will re-bond and be good as new. There is no good substitute for this stuff. Rubber adhesives fail eventually due to the harsh conditions and materials being bonded. Look for 3M PF5432 or equivalent if you want some for the back doors. It is hard to find. Some Auto Stereo sound deadening sites carry similar products.
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