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  1. 2 points
    Don Ridley

    Footwell Lighting?

    I added multi-color LED footwell lights to my 2016 TC. Amazon has dozens of these lights for $30-40. I chose a set that has a simple controller and (4) 9” tubes. I only used 2 tubes and modified the cigarette lighter power cord to connect to the interior light circuit. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000I04Z7Q/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I mounted one tube on the bottom of the glove box. Remove the glove box by carefully removing the pins on the bottom (you can see in my photos I was not so careful). I trimmed some of the plastic on the glove box to mount the tube flush. I verified the tube was not visible from the driver or passenger seat. I mounted the other tube under the steering wheel. This one simply zip-ties to the metal frame. Wiring: Cut off and insulate the wires for the unused light tubes. I added extension wire for the driver’s side LEDs (there are 4 wires). This made fishing the wire across the bottom of the dashboard easier. I installed the controller in the glove box. The controller is in the glove box and wire feeds over the back of the box. Power will come from the interior light circuit on the Body Control Module behind the glove box. Access is easy with the glove box removed. Connector C2280F (marked on the BCM) has 20 wires. Pin 12 is a brown and green striped wire. This is the power for the interior lights. Find the BRN/GRN wirefootwell.docxfootwell.docx coming off the connector. Use a POSI-TAP connector to splice into the BRN/GRN wire. The TC wiring is 18 or 22 awg. The red and grey 20-22 awg connectors work well unless your extension wires are larger. https://www.amazon.com/Custom-Dynamics-Posi-Tap-Wire-Connector/dp/B009TG686Q/ref=sr_1_21?keywords=positap&qid=1560916105&s=automotive&sr=1-21 Check if you have connected to the the right wire by measuring the voltage on the POSI-TAP with the interior lights on, then off. The GND connection can be any metal on the dashboard frame. I drilled a new hole and used a sheet metal screw. The controller has a lot of modes but I selected the dark blue color and never change it. The LEDs change color by applying voltage to different wires. If you ONLY want one color (e.g. green) you can omit the controller and connect power to the wire that gives you the desired color. Some colors require multiple wires to be powered (white=all wires powered). Don’t worry, the LEDs won’t be damaged if you connect power backwards. This is a simple upgrade and using the POSI-TAP connectors saves a lot of hassle. A nice feature of the connector is it won’t cut the wire being tapped. If you tap the wrong wire, just wrap electrical tape around the tiny hole it made. The LEDs will flicker at the end of the dimming function on the interior lights. footwell.docx
  2. 1 point
    G B L

    Citroën Berlingo

    It sounds like a good plan, I would have enjoyed real pictures of the rig with the doors.
  3. 1 point

    Aftermarket Transmission Cooler

    It's difficult at best, to negotiate through the process of buying. We all want the best "out the door" pricing. Sometimes, that can be found locally. My local O'Reilly's will price match against direct competitors. When Amazon has a low price, Home Depot & Walmart usually has a similar price. I go to O'Reilly's, and they will match Walmart or Home Depot's price.
  4. 1 point
    Don Ridley

    Footwell Lighting?

    BCM connector layout and pin-out
  5. 1 point

    MK2 Lowering Springs

    OK everyone, let's talk lowering springs for the MK2 (2014-2018). I've found three (four) different products: Mod Your Connect- UK based, comes out to $250 including shipping. Cheapest option. https://www.modyourconnect.co.uk/product/myc-connect-mk2-fr-lowering-springs/ AST Lowering Springs- $350, no reviews anywhere. Fairly known brand https://www.carid.com/ast-suspension/25mm-40mm-front-and-rear-lowering-springs-mpn-astls-17-045.html?singleid=688519468 Eibach Lowering Springs- $400, well known brand, also no reviews https://www.vividracing.com/eibach-prokit-performance-springs-set-springs-p-152634625.html The full coilover kit by Vmaxx-$754 includes shipping https://www.modyourconnect.co.uk/product/v-maxx-mk2-transit-connect-coilover-kit/ Opinions? Anyone have the AST or Eibach kit can vouch for them? I probably won't opt the full kit due to cost. Thanks in advance.
  6. 1 point

    Fifty150's Truck

    IMO, you ought to be thankful that it doesn't qualify as a stupid "bro truck", haha. Ridiculous fad that I can't wait to go away!
  7. 1 point

    Fifty150's Truck

    Just looking out at the truck & van parked out on the street. Just doesn't look like my truck is cool enough to qualify as a "bro truck". I don't have enough bling, lift, or the other things that would qualify. And actually looking at it; it's not really that much of a difference in size between the pickup & Transit Connect.
  8. 1 point
    Beta Don

    Upgrade instrument cluster 2016

    Well, I haven't quite done 20 mods yet, but this one is easily the very best thing I've done so far! The new color digital screen is about twice as large as the old one if you measure it - It's lots wider and taller too, and MUCH more readable. As Don mentioned, it shows data that I didn't know was available before, but the BIG difference (for me) is how much easier it is to read your speed . . . . and like he said, I'll pat myself on the back every time I drive it from now on Kudos to Don for all the work he's done on this mod and all the other cool things he's done with his van and posted here too - I did the inverter installation using his tips too. I really didn't think I'd be capable of doing this one by myself, what with reprogramming with Forescan and all, but this is truly a 'plug and play' mod - Remove the old IPC, plug in the new one and everything works! - No programming needed at all Big thank you to Don! Don
  9. 1 point

    Rallycross a Transit Connect? Yup

    OK.... Pretty nifty.