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OLDSCHOOLFOOL

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  1. I hear Sesame Street is needing a corporate sponsor, you could sell to the kids before they make grade school.
  2. Patience... Patience

    If I had ordered mine I would have had to get a 2017. I wanted the most stripped down version I could get that had rear windows. The rest of it I would have been happier NOT to get. Might even have been willing to pay more NOT to get any bells and whistles.
  3. LIFT!!

    Make sure to post some pics. I'd be interested in seeing how you accomplish it.
  4. disable automatic door locking on 2010-2013 TC

    This is what I do with my pickup. I don't have any issues with wearing the seatbelt on public roads. None whatsoever. Looked up the steps in the manual and once again its a series of convoluted steps to do it. A simple user interface allowing the owner to change these parameters (virtually all parameters) would be so easy for the manufacturer to provide with todays technology.
  5. Help: What is this switch?

    It really does sound like it would be for the taxi light and probably dead ends in the ceiling somewhere. I wish I had one so I could retro-fit it to work the cargo light manually.
  6. disable automatic door locking on 2010-2013 TC

    After a big fat ticket, I have "learned" to drive with the seatbelt on. The chime has reminded me a few times that I should put it on so its not all bad. But if I'm just moving stuff around the yard and shop this could be useful. The seatbelt only really bothers me when I have the window down at highway speeds. The wind catches the top end of it and sounds a little like a buzz saw. I wonder if I couldn't relocate that end of it?
  7. disable automatic door locking on 2010-2013 TC

    My 2016 has only one keyed entry, driver's door. All the locks appear to only work in unison. One more reason that I think it should be legal to strangle at least one software engineer per day. When the key fob starts acting up its going to be a royal pain in the ass.
  8. It sounds a little hit & miss. Never going back to the stealership.
  9. See, I knew somebody had to go there..........
  10. Is it available with a separate handheld? i.e. not your phone? Will it change to "dark mode"?
  11. disable automatic door locking on 2010-2013 TC

    I am going to say I got it this time. User error. I wasn't pressing first one and then the other. My mind somehow said the unlock was for the auto-unlock and the lock was for the auto-lock. You have to press both buttons one after the other. The order seems to determine which feature you are changing the state of. Don't feel bad, I just got a bunch of WTF looks doing the same thing at work. HR may call later today to see if I need some sort of "counseling".
  12. Apparently I was wr...wr...wrong. I just took the van out at lunch and the auto-lock is NOT disabled. I must have hit the power unlock button while the engine was on this morning. If you do that it doesn't lock automatically when you begin to move. Nothing new there, that was always the case. Now I'm a little pissed.
  13. Now I just need to get the thing to stop automatically re-locking if I don't actually open a door within 45 seconds. My path to the truck can sometimes look like one of the old Family Circus cartoons.
  14. I haven't actually done this yet, but one day soon I'm going to shove a canoe in the back and the doors will be open. I don't want the auto-lock continuously trying to lock an open door. Not sure if that's the way it will go but I'm sure its going to give me some sort of heartburn moving with the doors open. Maybe that will be one less thing to deal with at that very moment. Besides, when I want the doors locked I know how to lock them. When I want them unlocked I know how to unlock them. I don't need Ford Motor Company trying to make that decision for me. And that is probably the biggest reason. When I can no longer think for myself, just change my diaper and lock all the doors. And it took me four attempts this morning to get the auto-lock feature disabled because that one doesn't chirp as it said it would. The auto-unlock did.
  15. disable automatic door locking on 2010-2013 TC

    I had trouble making the 30 sec time limit and trying to refer back to the manual. Thanks Don, cause I think I just may be able to print out what you have here and follow it without having to try and pick out from the manual the important parts. Don't you have to go through the whole sequence for each function?
  16. Wheel Size Question

    Actually, I can sort of relate to the smoke part. Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, used to date this chickie (young lady would be quite a stretch) and we would go to the drag races and her thing was watching the burnouts. Not the races. And Chevy II Novas in particular. When I say she had a thing with the burnouts, man I mean she had a THING! The real race was back to the apartment! Thank God there is no video evidence.
  17. Wheel Size Question

    I really don't get this one. To me it just looks like something is broken, I just can't figure out what the "goal" is. Is it to help with the "rolled fender" look? Maybe that's not the right term, I don't know. I have seen some really tight fits around the fenders and while its not my thing it has an interesting kind of effect. How some manage to even turn the front wheel without chewing up some fender has me puzzled. But not the camber thing, that just looks broke. And you know its just got to run thru some tires REAL quick.
  18. Wheel Size Question

    I was thinking more along the lines of a roof spoiler and leg pipes.......... And I shake my head every time I pass a vehicle with all rim diameter and no tire.....looking like a Conestoga wagon rolling down the road. But, to each his own.
  19. Help: What is this switch?

    Does your 12V power actually work WITHOUT pressing this switch? In other words, does it enable or disable the 12V outlet? Sorry, you already answered that earlier....I didn't see it.
  20. Wheel Size Question

    Indeed I do. So far I have only found two wide 16 inch tires (I don't really consider 245 or 255 wide) that I can get up under there without modification. I have the other one too waiting to go on but I have some work to get the front offset in a better place.
  21. Wheel Size Question

    275/45R16 on the back and 225/55R16 on the front. There is nothing remotely practical about this setup, but these things ride like silk and stick to the road like glue. Heavy rain....maybe not so much. They look really good on the Outback too.
  22. New Owner

    I'll take a SWAG at it and guess that it is........yellow?
  23. Is that a finned aluminum heatsink on the back of that thing?
  24. Nope, mine is like jrm223 describes. Pops right out with a gentle squeeze. I want to rewire this light through a switch to disable it or to turn it and it alone on when I want it on. At least I can turn the dome light completely off.
  25. Maybe I'm stating the obvious, but it looks like you need to remove the lens part first. That may allow access to the housing to remove it. It almost looks like a PCB under the lens but can't really tell. Maybe you have to take that out too. I don't think mine looks like that.
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