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  1. 4 points
    Fifty150

    Winter Tire Thread

    They don't make earthquake tire.
  2. 3 points
    mrtn

    Van wrapping fails, again

    Some of it are already well known bloopers, updated: https://www.sadanduseless.com/2018/01/car-ad-failures/ (this here is Finnish, clearly meant to be "REKKAPESU" (truck wash).
  3. 3 points
    I always wanted a "Hippie" van, so after I retired, I bought a Transit Connect and went wild. 1,148 RGB LEDs, two color organs to drive them, a 400 watt amp built into the upper cargo bin, an extra 550 amp battery on the passenger side, half inch foam on the cargo area floor, and 50 square feet of denim insulation stuffed everywhere I could put it. She rides a lot quieter now.
  4. 2 points
    Jiquay

    Patience... Patience

    Just a quick note to say hello while I'm waiting for Ford to build my wagon... (This may go on for a page or two...) I ordered an XL Wagon two weeks ago, after noticing them on the streets for over a decade. I'm in my mid-50s & so far I've only owned two cars. I figure I'll only own two more before I hang up the permit, so I want THIS ONE to be new. My first was a '69 Chevy & I loved the cameraderie of Old Chevy Owners waving to each other. My latest is a '04 Mazda B & I'd need one of those suction-cup wavey hands in the window to cover all the other B pickups I see... I rented a TC van to live with one longer than the 12 minutes the dealer gives you to "test drive," most of which is spent with the salesman yakking in your ear. I found it quite nice - it's not a truck but it's not a car, either. Passing semi-trucks don't blow it off the road and the Traction Control (on the '15 I rented) doesn't make you car-sick as it searches for asphalt in the snow. (I hope the traction control hasn't been updated in the last 3 years...) I camp in the back of my truck frequently, but I am also tired of going out with friends & having to wait for them to catch a bus when we change locations because the pickup has only 2 seats... And I didn't want "my father's" minivan. As I said, I like the "rare birds" of the road, & the other vehicles to suit my needs (Mazda 5, Volks Sportwagen) are all over the place. So are TCs, come to think of it, but they've all got a logo where I will have Windows... 8-) Keith
  5. 2 points
    Jiquay

    WISH LIST!!!!

    On my wish list is a button (a combination of buttons) on the remote that opens all the windows automatically as you approach the car in a hot parking lot. I say "combination" because Honda had this for awhile - a friend found his car packed full of snow when he pocket-dialled his remote in the middle of the night. GK
  6. 2 points
    This one gets decent reviews...still researching if it will work on a 16 gen2 TC. https://www.amazon.com/OHP-ELMconfig-compatible-interface-diagnostics/dp/B01F0GVBWY/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
  7. 2 points
    I'm on a Mustang forum and people are changing all sorts of things in the BCM using a program called Forscan.Its working with a lot of other Ford products NOTE: x's are not to be changed (ignore), just change the positions indicated by letters/numbers/? Description Module Line Action Contributor/Verified By: 12v Powerpoint Timeout (Default) BCM 726-39-01 : 1194 xxxx xxxx Enable (Default-74 minutes 44 seconds) 12v Powerpoint Timeout (Immediate Timeout) this changes the 12v power outlets on the dash and in the center console BCM 726-39-01 : 0001 xxxx xxxx Calculate different timeout periods DeltaNu1142 Auto-Relock - If you unlock your car by remote/fob, but don't open a door, then vehicle re-locks after 45 seconds BCM 726-15-02 : 0101 0101 01xx Enable solodogg Auto-Relock Option in Instrument Cluster (Note: must set Auto-Relock to enable in BCM also to get auto-relock option to work) IPC 720-01-01 xxxx ?xxx xxxx Change ? To: 1-Disabled (off-default), 5-Enabled (on) solodogg Base->Sync3 Swap, Enable Drive Mode Toggle EB&V6 ABS 760-02-02 : xxxx 1xxx Enable Base->Sync3 Swap, Enable Drive Mode Toggle GT noPP ABS 760-02-02 : xxxx 3xxx Enable Base->Sync3 Swap, Enable Drive Mode Toggle GT PP ABS 760-02-02 : xxxx 7xxx Enable Base->Sync3 Swap, Enable Drive Mode Toggle Part 2 IPC 720-06-01 : xxxx xxxx x8xx Enable Base->Sync3 Swap, Fix Hazard Toggle BCM 726-29-02 : xxxx xxx0 xx Enable Blindspot Option on IPC - Enable/Disable (if you have the driver/passenger Blindspot mirrors) IPC 720-03-01 ?xxx xxxx xxxx Change ? To: 2-Disabled (off), 6-Enabled (on) solodogg Cross-Traffic Alert (Note: This only changes what is displayed on the Instrument Cluster, you still not hardware changes for functionality) IPC 720-01-01 xxxx xxxx ?xxx Change ? To: 6-disable, 7-enable Door Ajar Chimes IPC 720-01-02 : xx?x xxxx xxxx Change ? To: 0-Disable (off), 1-Enable (on-default) gt_stang Double Honk Reminder (Engine On, No Keyfob) BCM 726-41-02 : xxx? xxxx xxxx Change ? To: 0-Disable (off), 1-Enable (on-default) AngelDeath Engineer Test Mode https://youtu.be/StYM-b8cos8 Press and hold Left 'OK' button on Steering Wheel, Start Car, Continue holding Left 'OK' button until Engineer Data shows on Instrument Cluster NasaStang Lights - Fog Lights Off with Turn Signal BCM 726-28-02 : xxxx x1xx xxxx Enable AngelDeath Lights - Fog Lights Stay On when using Turn Signal BCM 726-28-02 : xxxx 0000 xxxx Enable AngelDeath Lights - Simultaneous High Beams & Fog Lights BCM 726-27-01 : xxxx xxx0 xxxx Enable AngelDeath Lights - Simultaneous High Beams & Fog Lights BCM 726-27-01 : xxxx xxx1 xxxx Disable AngelDeath Line-Lock Enable/Disable (GT Only) ABS & IPC Must enable/disable on both modules Enable/Disable using the FORSCAN Drop-down menus dave- MFT - Navigation Enable (Note: You still need a Nav license file and the Nav SD card installed in your car-See separate Tab at bottom for steps) APIM 7D0-01-02 x?xx xxxx xxxx Change ? to: 0-Disabled (off), 4-Enabled (on) solodogg MyColor Power - Door Sills : Convertibles Only (allows you to control the color of illuminated door sills) BCMB 7B7-01-01 : xxx2 xxxx x3xx Enable Nemesis911 MyColor Power & Support BCMB 7B7-01-01 : xxx0 xxxx x0xx Disable MyColor Power & Support (hardware required) BCMB 7B7-01-01 : xxx2 xxxx x2xx Enable Navigation In Motion - Enable/Disable (Note: This will also disable Sirius Travel Link/911 Assist) APIM 7D0-02-01 : x?xx xxxx xxxx Change ? to: 5-Disable (off-default), 7-Enable (Non-US Region) Panic Alarm On Fob Disabled BCM 726-37-01 xxxx xxx0 xxxx Disable Panic Alarm On Fob Enabled BCM 726-37-01 : xxxx xxx2 xxxx Enable Panic Alarm On Fob Requires 2 Presses BCM 726-37-01 xxxx xxx1 xxxx Enable Police Dark (Stealth) Mode - keeps your interior (and Pony) lights off when you enter/exit/turn off vehicle BCM 726-32-01 : xxxx x?xx xxxx Change ? To: 0-Disable (off-default), 1-Enable (on) AngelDeath Rear Axle Ratio (3.15) BCM 726-12-01 : 013B xxxx xxxx Enable Rear Axle Ratio (3.31) BCM 726-12-01 : 014B xxxx xxxx Enable Rear Axle Ratio (3.55) BCM 726-12-01 : 0163 xxxx xxxx Enable Rear Axle Ratio (3.73) BCM 726-12-01 : 0175 xxxx xxxx Enable Rear Axle Ratio (4.10) BCM 726-12-01 : 019A xxxx xxxx Enable Rear Parking Aid Option on IPC - Enable/Disable IPC 720-02-02 ??xx xxxx Change ?? To: 08-Disable (off), 1A-Enable (on) solodogg Remote Window Open - Press and release unlock on fob, then press and hold unlock button (NOTE: Remote Window Close will not work due to hardware limitation) BCM 726-17-02 : x?x? x?x? x?xx Change ? To: 0-Disable (off-default), 1-Enable (on) Redraven571 Secure Idle - Enable (Automatics Only) BCM 726-42-01 : x1xxx xxxx xxxx If car is running and fob is removed, shifter can't be moved from Park Speedometer Correction - Change tires/rearend BCM 726-12-01 : xxxx ???? xxxx Change ???? To: value as calculated in the link to the right Spart Stereo Extended Play APIM 7D0-01-01 : xx?x xxxx xxxx Change ? To: A-Off, 2-20 minutes, 3-30 minutes, 4-40 minutes, 5-50 minutes, 6-60 minutes Sync 3 - Change colors of buttons on bottom of screen (volume overlay and music track progress bar colors also change) NOTE: You will now get 'Ford' shutdown screen APIM 7D0-03-01 xxxx x?x? xxxx Change ? To: x0x2 dotJake Sync 3 - Display Soft Climate Buttons (Seat Cooling & Heating & Heated Steering Wheel) on Home Page APIM 7D0-01-01 : xxxx xxxx x?xx Change ? To: 0-Disable (off), 1-Seat Cooling, 2-Seat Heating/Cooling, 3-Seat Heating, 4-Heated Steering Wheel, 6-All Sync 3 Startup Animation APIM 7D0-02-01 : xxxx x?xx xxxx Change ? To: 2-Ford, 3-Black Label, 4-Raptor, 5-Mustang Pony, 6-Mustang GT, 7-GT350 Gray, 8-Vignale, 9-GT350R Red, A-Ford Tire Mobility Kit Option on IPC - Disable/Enable IPC 720-03-02 ?xxx xxxx Change ? To: C-disabled (off), D-enabled (on) solodogg TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitor System) - Disable/Enable BCM 726-08-01 : x?xx xxxx xxxx Change ? To: 0-Disable (off), 1-Enable (on-default) Turn Signal - Hyper-Flash Disable (turns off the quick flash of turn signal if you have a turn signal bulb out/broken - great for folks upgrading to LED bulbs) BCM 726-27-01 x?xx xxxx xxxx Change ? To: 1-on (default), 0-off (no hyperflash) D24112 Turn Signal - Lane Change # of Flashes (quick/temporary movement of turn signal lever) SCCM 724-01-01 : xxxx x?xx xx Change ? To: 0-3=1 flash, 4-5=2 flashes, 6-7=3 flashes, 8-9=4 flashes, A-B=5 flashes, C-D=6 flashes, E-F=7 flashes Vehicle Chimes Location (where vehicle chimes are heard from) IPC 720-01-01 xxxx xxx? xxxx Change ? To: 0-Internal IPC speaker, 4-ACM/Vehicle Speakers (default) solodogg VIN # BCM 726-09-01 VIN #: (first 5 characters in ASCII converted to Hex) fionic VIN # BCM 726-09-02 VIN #: (character 6 of VIN in ASCII converted to Hex) fionic VIN # BCM 726-10-01 VIN #: (characters 7-11 in ASCII converted to Hex) fionic VIN # BCM 726-10-02 VIN #: (character 12 in ASCII converted to Hex) fionic VIN # BCM 726-11-01 VIN #: (last 5 characters in ASCII converted to Hex) fionic
  8. 2 points
    mrtn

    Isn't this the cutest van

    Never forget: https://youtu.be/537FDgzGv2A
  9. 2 points
    Hah, no problem BSUPC. We all have different goals and skillsets to accomplish them. As a quick follow up, the TC performed great throughout the season and at the Car Audio North American Championships in October I was able to get a podium finish in all 4 events I competed in: One 1st place, one 2nd place and (2) 3rd place finishes. The North American finals bring the top level of competitors who have received invitations based on season points earnings from Canada, USA and Mexico. Just goes to show the potential these TCs have. This 2018 season I will have some other crazy changes in the works and will be pushing toward my goal of winning the championship. Cheers .
  10. 2 points
    Timbo

    My 2010 minimalist TC camper build

    Here's a quick glimpse of my minimalist TC camper build. Yes, the leg to my folding table is resting on the inverter, but unless I stack 50 bowling balls or a couple of anvils on it, I don't think it's going to dent the case. (the table went in years before the inverter). The internal fan keeps the inverter from getting hot, if I even use it at all, and the crutch leg / foot is impervious to heat. But then, again, there isn't any heat to worry about. The kitchen counter stows under the bed when not in use. I used coat hooks, bolted to the underside of the bed to hold it in place, and used a piece of carpet to keep the fit tight and act as a friction source to keep the table from sliding out / off the hooks. It works great. The coat hooks have rubber tubing on them for added friction and slip resistance. The angled, wooden trim under the table eliminates bowing / drooping of the 1/4" plywood counter top. I use similar wooden angled trim, fastened to the insides of the rear doors, to mount the kitchen counter to. Metal pins through the counter and into the trim, hold it in place. Since the cargo area of the 2010 TC is just 6' and I am 6' 4.5", I installed a 10" folding leaf to make the bed 6' 10" long if/when needed. To be honest, though, I never use the leaf. If I fold the passenger seat forward and push it back, the worst that can happen is I wake up with my feet resting in a very comfortable position against the back of the seat. I'm seriously considering removing the existing leaf and replacing it with a 6' X 10" folding leaf, mounted on the side of the bed, that will work exactly the same as the current design. The only difference being that the leaf wouldn't fold all the way under the bed, but hang on the side. Since removing my bulky, Camco, flushing camp toilet and replacing it with a bucket-potty, there is now a lot more room to work with on the side of the bed. As you can see, I do not have a sink, but just a 3 gallon bottle with an attached pump. It works great. I really like it. 1st Gen. TC's come with so little extra horsepower, the less you can weigh them down, the better off you and your fuel economy will be. The last picture is of my driver and passenger side window coverings. I use Reflectix on the other windows, backed up with black curtains for when I want privacy but still a little light. The front windows, however, get indoor / outdoor carpet, cut to perfectly fit the windows. They attach using the "hook" half of adhesive-backed Velcro that I have stuck to the window frames. The carpet, being fibrous, acts as the "loop" side of the Velcro, completing the two halves. I like the carpet because I can roll the windows down to let fresh air in, without also letting flying insects in. The windshield has a custom fit, reflective sun shade to keep things cool inside.
  11. 2 points
    Timbo

    Got my new wheels!

    Oh yeah, that looks soooo much better than the stock hubcaps. In case you're wondering what all the crap on the roof is. It's a 190W solar panel, awning bar, and solar shower. You can't see the kayak saddles from this angle.
  12. 2 points
    photon53

    Transmission fluid change

    With regard to Beta Don's comment on the appearance of the Mercon LV fluid: "My old fluid didn't look all that great after only 25,000 miles - More brown than red. It didn't small that bad, but it wasn't nearly as pretty as the new stuff. I was a little surprised . . . . I thought with so few miles, the old stuff would still look pretty much new. I'll go 50K with the synthetic and change it again." This Ford mechanic says that is normal for this fluid, for what it's worth...
  13. 2 points
    Went to the dealer today to take a quick look!
  14. 2 points
    Zarticus

    Brake Caliper Covers

    Just Got these on ebay & put them on today. Very easy to install, About 5 minutes per Tire.
  15. 2 points
    What makes the 2014-Current Transit Connect such a versatile Camper van/vehicle? Let’s start with size, price, ease of driving, ease of storage, easy of cleaning in a drive through car wash, garage-able campervan, great gas mileage, low cost to insure, great daily driver, adaptability…. And they make a great TOAD / DINGHY! What? An adaptable vehicle? What’s that? For many it is a daily driver- sell or trade in a vehicle for a campervan that can be used not only to camp but for the all-around vehicle. For others, it is a Campervan that also has a large area to haul items that would not fit in the truck of a car, for others it is a Campervan that can get you to the grocery store for shopping- load the refrigerator and be able to run other errands before heading home worried about food spoiling outside of a refrigerator, how about the trip to the park- stove cookware, food and cold beverages already packed…..always ready vehicle! How about the place to take the afternoon lunch nap in the parking lot at work- even a lunch getaway is a nice getaway when a nap is in order. Hmm, tent on wheels that does not need set up, torn down or dried out as soon as you get back from a trip. How about the full timers, snowbirds, or folks with the big rigs that get parked for extended periods who pull a TOAD / DINGHY? The transit connect campervans are an excellent choice for a TOAD. Weighing under 4000LB these campervans are absolutely the most versatile TOAD / DINGHY’s available for those towing on a dolly. The only downside is they cannot be towed “4 down” for those who prefer the 4-down towing. DLM-Distribution ~ Campervans of Lake Crystal MN
  16. 2 points
    G B L

    Winter Tire Thread

    Nokian makes very good winter tires, The Fins know how snow tires work.
  17. 2 points
    I was frustrated that there was no passenger armrest in my TC. I built one using the factory cupholder, ABS pipe and caps, plywood, carriage bolts and some cheap armrests from Canadian Tire. Two fold down cup holders finish it off. It's sturdy and removable!
  18. 2 points
    mrtn

    Winter Tire Thread

    Then again, it’s a really cheap add-on for the added safety and convinience.
  19. 2 points
    I've been looking for a TC for a few months now. My local dealers didn't have anything new that had the features I wanted and I really didn't want to wait 6 months and order a new 2018 or pay full sticker either. I fly model airplanes and had rented a TC for a work trip last year and fell in love the TC and knew it was going to be my next vehicle. I wanted a 14-17 with Sycn 3 and Navigation, leather, LWB and it had to be in Red or Blue either XLT or Titanium. I figured the last car I compromised and got the color my wife wanted (white) and I was going to get the color I wanted this time. Plus I wasn't in a hurry and had been looking for a while anyway. I did find a hand full of used 2017 Titanium's locally but everyone was firm on their pricing and honestly asking too much and over my budget. About a month ago I found a 2014 that was perfect in AZ but the dealer backed out of the deal and demanded an extra $3k...so the hunt continued. I got my brother helping me look and he has a friend with a car lot and was able to help me look at auctions but nothing came up that was the right fit for me.. I finally found a 2017 Green/Gray one (color choice #3) but the dealer was into it way too much and wouldn't come down. I finally found a blue one locally and he was able to come down to the price I wanted to pay but there was an auction for another on the next morning. I decided to try on the auction but it ended up going for WAY more than it should have but the blue dealer sensing I was going to pass made me an offer that I couldn't turn down. Now the funny part is that I was about to head over the credit union to get the check and head up to the dealer to pick up the TC, my brother calls me and says "guess what I just bought?" He bought the Green one I had looked at earlier. Turns out the dealer was finally ready to make a deal too. So, my brother and I both bought 2017 TC LWB Titanium's with the exact same specs on the same day! He is a golf rep and it's a perfect fit for him and for me and my model airplanes I couldn't be happier!
  20. 2 points
    kdkool

    Speaker wires, Ford transit connect 2014

    It really depends on your current factory radio. Does your vehicle have the CD player? If it does, then there are 4 speaker outputs. If you have just the AM / FM radio like I did, it only has 2 channels. Anyway I have included a picture of an aftermarket harness that has the speaker channels labeled. The 4 channels are in the white / gray / green / purple pairs. The negative is towards the top near the mating release tab. White/White with black= left front Gray/Gray with black stripe= right front Green/Green with black stripe= left rear Purple/Purple with black strips= right rear
  21. 1 point
    Hey everyone, Just wanted to share I recently ordered a curt trailer hitch from etrailer.com for my 2014 LWB Titanium and am very pleased. Great pricing, shipped fast, packed well, tutorial videos for install, and great instructions included made the installation a breeze. Definitely recommend these guys... https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Hitch/Ford/Transit+Connect/2014/C13167.html?vehicleid=201422753 All the best, Justin
  22. 1 point
    I don't have the same problem but I'm just annoyed with so-called "improved" technology. I don't want my doors to lock automatically, I want them to lock when I CHOOSE to lock them. Give me some manual locks and I'm happy. Give me some manual window cranks and I'm happy. Seems you have to pay extra to get something simple theses days. KISS, Keep It Simple Stupid.
  23. 1 point
    strobz

    Removing wheel-well covers?

    Hey sorry I should have specified what I was talking about more. I'm talking about the black plastic covers on the inside over the wheel wells.
  24. 1 point
    One year ago I bought my 2015 TC titanium. It had right at 10,000 miles on it and now I'm at 51k miles so I've put a lot of time behind the wheel of this thing. Overall I'm super happy with the van. I am a sales rep and I always have a pile of samples, catalogs, etc with me. I also have two young kids so the roominess of the van is great for me. I took out the third row to give me a little extra room in the back and haven't needed to put them back in yet. I've tracked every tank and I averaged 24.2 mpg with a best of 28.7 and low of 22.7. I wish the mileage was a little better but I generally am going 70+mph and on trip I take has a speed limit of 75 where I'm doing at least 80 for 4 hours so really not too bad given the room it has. Still have the stock 16" tires and they still really look pretty good and I'd say I'll get another 10k or so out of them. No major issues so far either. I did have a leak from one of the roof rack plugs but they took care of it quickly. Mine has the touchscreen nav, heated windshield, remote start etc and all the features have worked great. I did crack a windshield and it took a few days for them to get the right one in but I don't think the heated windshield is super common. I'm hoping to get 200k or so out of this and I maintain it to a high degree. I do 5k mile oil changes with full synthetic oil and will get the transmission serviced soon as well.
  25. 1 point
    I don't have the exact figures of the spring ratings (im sure I will in the next few days), but it rides like pretty much every application specific coil over equipped car I have ridden in that wasn't bottomed all the way out. The way I went about parts cross referencing as well, the application I chose to shop shared the SAMe EXACT part number for Coil springs in the Ford Parts catalog as the Transit Connect LWB Van. I can't delve too far into what application just yet, considering the following: I posted the above pic to the MEGAN FB page and got a response inquiring about the application I used, and I expressed my concerns about improvements/changes that could be made to the rear to basically seal the deal on this being a TRUE "suitable for retail" application to be added to their catalog. For that I want to hold off for a few days on letting out the info. I actually tried contacting the folks at Fortune Auto considering they aren't but a 20 min drive from me, but the person on the other end of the message box either had no clue what I was talking about (doubt it) or didn't want to help me with info thinking I was up to no good,after free stuff, or either assumed I was a "BS'er". I really just wanted to be able to "put hands and eyes on" to measure/eyeball the items before I purchased. I even COMMITTED to buying whatever worked while I was there. Isuppose they didn't want some dude with a VAN coming around to help add to their product line up. I have noticed a lot of folks looking to "lift" ..... I can assure you that this particular set of coil overs in the FRONT will give AT LEAST 2" lift over stock considering how much of the threaded adjustment is left on the shock body when it was set close to "stock" ride height (approx 3.5/4". Not to mention, the pre-threaded aluminum perches leave just over an inch of stud left sticking out of the top of the shock tower. I'm sure that would be good to run a solid strut spacer without an sort of worry about failure. As for the bumper - I did have them painted (came as black), and they actually match perfectly. The reason they look a different shade is that the entire van received a decent wax before adding the painted parts. Tripping to PA/NY/FL over the past 4 months without bathing it has retained dirt better on the non-waxed parts. The van actually spends more sitting in between long runs than anything. it only has 10k on the odo in right at a year of use, but its been to West NC 4 times, FL once, PA twice , NY once, and a few other... really no where that wasn't over an 1:30 one way. I need to clean it lol Here's a few I grabbed today in the rain. Excuse the rake, I raised it up a bit to load a motorcycle and deliver across town, this was on my way out of the drop off.
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