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dinocarsfast last won the day on October 28 2017

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  1. I wouldnt worry about getting replacement parts. Conversions done by companies like this use generic parts and they are not specific to the vehicle and the conversion company makes fixtures and installs the part. If it has lithium ion batteries I wouldn't worry about needing replacement batteries, if it has lead acid you will probably need to upgrade them within a few years.
  2. what is in this picture? that looks like the low cluster but is that cruise control? I thought cruise control wasn't available with a low cluster
  3. I wish I had seen this before you bought it, I had difficulties using one of these. It wasnt able to upload the secondary boot loader, or something else for the as-built-data data transfer and I ended up getting a OBDLink MX wifi and havent had any problems with it since. https://www.amazon.com/ScanTool-OBDLink-MX-Wi-Fi-Diagnostic/dp/B00OCYXTYY
  4. I'm taller than your son and I didnt have problems sitting in either seat but I hear a lot of shorter people complaining about fitting places because of their height and my reaction is usually try a little harder. But I also cut up the passenger seat bracket and welded in a spinner to turn the seat around during winter camping. It shows you region as "US Great Lakes" I'm in the Milwaukee area if your close I could probably do a quick cut and weld to make it go back further if you still thought you needed to.
  5. CNG transits?

    I have a 2015 transit that was cng but I removed everything, it was the Westport system. I might be willing to sell everything then you could have it installed in a new vehicle as a cheaper alternative if you found an installer that would let you bring your own parts. But I didnt think that a transit conversion would qualify for California HOV plates because it is dual fuel, and to qualify the car must be CNG dedicated fuel only. But what do I know, I live in the midwest
  6. Winter Tire Thread

    I put nokian hakkapelitta 7 with a 60 aspect ratio sidewall I think. They have been good so far. I mostly got them because they had a 100 rebate, figured they would be a few years old but the production date was only 2016 if I recall correctly.
  7. Locking lugnuts....

    I have used things such as these; locking lugnut removal set these tool sets work well, its like a reverse threaded nut that when you spin the socket CCW it tightens down and grips the lugnut or you could try the 12 point socket and hammer it on like this
  8. Diagnostic tool VCM2 clone or similar

    I used a VXC nano, it worked ok, I reprogrammed a BCM and replaced the PCM. I had some errors with changing the car configuration but I think that was because of the IDS version. The version of IDS that I used must be run on VM and couldnt be installed on the host, this was a bit of a problem for me. I also use OBDLink MX with the open source software FORScan. I like FORScan a lot since the developer responds back if you have any problems and newer versions are always being released. Though I dont think you can program control modules with it and I had problems with changing central configuration but I think that will be corrected in the future.
  9. This directory has almost all junkyard listed that keep inventory of stock in North America, I always check here first. Car-part
  10. 2017 TC XLT simple camper

    Impressive build, I wish I could have finished mine in a week
  11. You said you programmed the new cluster but did you change the vehicle configuration "as built" in the BCM? I will be doing this next weekend or some time soon so I will let you know how it goes.
  12. Help please?? 😔

    If it snapped off you will have to take the assembly off from the inside, if it just fell off because the screw tightening it wasnt tightened you might be able to buy a handle and install it in 5 minutes. Its hard to explain but a small torx or allen covered by plastic cap near the door latch will release the handle. Sorry I dont have any pictures at this time but most small suv door handles are similar these days so you can just google how to remove a ford escape handle and it should be similar.
  13. I am in the process of doing the same thing but I travel a lot and I am barely home to work on the van. What are you using to program your van, IDS or FORScan and it says you installed the cluster in your van but did you program the cluster and change the Central Configuration in the BCM yet? Wow I just read the dates of the post and you have been working on this for a while
  14. it might be possible but you might not be able to program the key without inserting it into the ignition. I programmed my pats keys using Ford IDS software but if I were to do it again I would use FORScan its free and they have great support. Here is a link to programming the keys; http://forscan.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=839
  15. Sorry, to clarify the setup that I was describing I was assuming that you would be using a dc to dc charger like these; http://amsolar.com/rv-solar-panel-kit/charge-controllers/ These chargers are marketed for rv solar setups but a photovoltic cell is just a another power source and if you connect it to your vehicle battery the charger will charge your auxiliary batteries just the same as long as it is expecting a 12V source. Without a charger like this an auxiliary battery setup will be not be fully utilized and your auxiliary batteries will never get charged and store only a fraction of the batteries advertised current. Many people connect auxiliary batteries directly to the vehicle positive, this in my opinion will cost a more because the batteries will never fully charge and you will need multiple batteries. And being that they are usually kept at a low charge level they will need to be replaced more frequently. One difficulty with a charger like this is that you only want it to charge when the engine is running, so you will need a switch. Otherwise you could discharge your vehicle battery while trying to charge your auxiliary battery if the engine is not running. If my explanation is not clear or missing anything please let me know I will be glad to clarify.