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AVguy2

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    2017
  1. Site keeps logging me out

    This is still happening - at least for me. I'm on a Mac 10.11.6 running Safari most of the time. Still requires a double login and logs me out after a short time. Other forums I use are OK. This is the only one that does this. Just wondering...
  2. I will be up there tomorrow night and will be testing on Wednesday - so not too much longer.
  3. My plans changed slightly and I did not get up there. I will be there over the holiday so I will definitely be testing. There is also a Ford dealer very close by that according to the reviews I can find online has a sterling service reputation so maybe if needed I can get them to do the programming. Hopefully for less than the $135/hr my local dealer wants to charge. Will update when I know.
  4. There is actually one more step needed I believe: Programming via a VCM 2 interface. I got a quote at the dealer I purchased parts through for a 1 hour appointment needed at $135/hr. I need to plug a trailer in to see if it is already active somehow - technically it is possible that it is but I doubt that it is. I'll be up at my daughters on Saturday so I will try it out as she has the trailer I used earlier in the thread. I have been thinking about a clone VCM 2 or similar interface as a purchase since it would be around the same cost as the dealer programming. As for the cost it certainly is more expensive than the crappy Ford aftermarket module which requires soldering ( Really it does - Ford has to rethink this in general) or a plug in harness from Curt, Tekonsha or others. WIRING ASY - TRAILER CONNECTIO Part #: DT1Z13A576B $20.94 1 $20.94 WIRE ASY Part #: DT1Z15436E $27.88 1 $27.88 MODULE - TRAILER BRAKE Part #: DT1Z19H332G $98.70 1 $98.70 SCREW Part #: W505253S450L $4.48 1 $4.48 NUT - EXPANSION Part #: W712900S300 $3.60 1 $3.6 With the same hitch as supplied from the factory which was this: KIT - TRAILER HITCH BAR Part #: DT1Z19D520A $212.14 1 $212.14 The hitch has pre drilled attachment points for the wiring harness clips. An aftermarket hitch could certainly be used for some cost savings - I just preferred to use the factory unit. The screw and the plastic expansion nuts were not needed for my setup but they were cheap and I was not sure so I got them to be sure I had them if needed. So the total without programming was $359.66 Add the screw at $4.48 if needed. So it costs from a hardware perspective about what the hitch setup would cost as a factory option which I am fine with as it will give me the Sway control function and the auto magic shut off of the rear parking sensors etc. Just have to get it activated - probably.
  5. I can happily report that this solution is a GO!, at least in my case. My TC wagon has a fuse pre populated into the AJC (rear fuse box) #26. If that fuse is not present the solution may not work. Commercial vans have the fuse in the front fuse box under the hood and the harness may be different. Some basic steps: Rear seat on right side need to be unbolted and moved to get clearance to remove trim panel Trim panel needs to be removed - Gaskets for sliding door and hatch need to be moved where they contact this panel - easy Use a trim panel tool to pry clips to minimize any possibility of damage to panel - some are hard to access. So here are some photos: Fuse Box Location of connectors for CanBus towing module (Circled in red) Connectors wrapped in factory tape Connectors unwrapped from harness Connectors plugged into module Module mounted - It uses 3M mounting tape (basically heavy duty velcro strips with adhesive) Harness to underside of car - it includes the grommet Under car section - there are two clips with no apparent mounting points - perhaps someone with factory installed wiring can clue me in.
  6. So all of the parts for the trailer wiring have arrived: Grounding screw Tow Harness Part 2 Tow Harness Part 1 Can bus towing module I hope to work on installing tomorrow if weather is OK.
  7. This site has searchable wiring diagrams: Click the TSB button. http://www.wilsonautoelectric.com/TechnicalHelp
  8. You could try this site. Free but requires some information. http://www.wilsonautoelectric.com/TechnicalHelp They also have pretty complete wiring diagrams available for many makes and models.
  9. Diagnostic tool VCM2 clone or similar

    Indeed, it would be exactly that.
  10. Diagnostic tool VCM2 clone or similar

    Our family fleet currently consists of: 2004 Saab 9-3 Arc Convertible 2005 Subaru Legacy Outback Wagon 2008 Saab 9-3 2.0 Sedan 2012 Hyundai Tuscon 2017 Ford Transit Connect Wagon Titanium My first car was a real oddball, a 1976 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega. First American production car with DOHC 16 valve engine + electronic fuel injection + aluminum cast alloy wheels. I still have a bunch of spare parts including a complete engine, wheels and some other items. I hope to find another one someday. Long story.
  11. Wondering if anyone here has experimented with or used a clone VCM2 diagnostic/programming tool on their TC? I'm thinking of getting one to be able to make changes that require this tool and was hoping to get some feedback. For my Saab's I have a similar device called the Mongoose Pro GM II that works very well. This is made by Drew Technologies. They also make a Ford version of the Mongoose but it runs more than double the cost of a clone VCM2. There is also another product called the VCX Nano that has some possibilities.
  12. Been a bit since I updated this thread. I noticed that the rear fuse panel has a 40A fuse in the correct location for the Canbus towing module which to me says that the wiring harness should be there for it to plug into the module.That fuse (#26) should not be used for anything else afaik. I went ahead and ordered the following parts that seem to be the correct ones needed for my model. List of parts: Items Ordered: 1. DT1Z13A576B WIRING ASY - TRAILER CONNECTION 2. DT1Z15436E WIRE ASY 3. DT1Z19H332G MODULE - TRAILER BRAKE 4. W505253S450L SCREW 5. W712900S300 NUT - EXPANSION I ordered them through fordparts.com and routed through a local dealer. The local dealer kind of sat on the order for over a week but I should have them by mid next week. At that point I will attempt to install. I will need to remove the large plastic interior rear panel on passenger side along with the rear seat on same side. I hope I do it with out damaging it. Next update with photos etc.
  13. Interestingly I have Sync3 with the Navigation and need to use the FordPass app on the phone to get even close to it working but I only see "Health Alerts" as an option not "Vehicle Health Reports". The person I text chatted with said with Sync3 that it was initially not doing the health reports but should be now. But it is not working as she said it should be. Seems odd on a top end equipped model that this feature would be hobbled since it seems to be working on lower trim levels. Link to Sync3 instructions: https://owner.ford.com/how-tos/sync-technology/sync-3/vehicle-health/how-to-receive-vehicle-health-alerts-and-reports-through-sync-3-applink-and-fordpass.html I can see everything but the Vehicle Health Report options.
  14. So I'm a bit confused about whether my 2017 Transit Connect Titanium Wagon has the ability to generate Vehicle Health Reports. This is "supposed" to be a "standard" feature of all Sync equipped Ford vehicles 2010+. I had a text chat with someone at Ford through their support web site and she says it is possible but I do not see the option for it when I set everything up with my phone etc. And I do get a pop up on the web site that says it does not have the feature. Getting two different stories is not really good customer support... Anyone else know?
  15. I just found a very interesting site that allows searching for wiring diagrams. It has TC diagrams up to 2016 it appears. https://www.revbase.com/BBBMotor/Wd An example: https://www.revbase.com/BBBMotor/Wd/DownloadPdf?id=1167953
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