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    Remote start workaround...

    I can't believe it's taken this long... but I found the answer!!! First, my dealer said it couldn't be done (security issue from Ford). Yeah, right. I found this on Youtube after another search:
  2. Congrats! I hope you will be as happy with your TC as I am. I haven't posted for awhile, but, after 5 noths of happy ownership, I am very glad I went with this van. The liftgate is perfect for protection from the sun/rain and I work on a slide-out bench from the rear of the vehicle. I custom-built and modified shelving/cabinets to make tool/stock retrieval from all doors to be most efficient. You won't believe what have shoe-horned into our TC. Have fun!!
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    Window VentVisor set for 2010-2013 TC

    The VentVisors have been sold. Thanks to the buyer!!
  4. I don't know (would have to look it up, perhaps in the morning). But, since I am a happy Amsoil user, I went to the website.... http://www.amsoil.com/mygarage/vehiclelookuppage.aspx?url2=2014+FORD%20TRUCKS+TRANSIT%20CONNECT+7| They are most helpful
  5. The TC is much better handling for the cargo weight than the Caravan was, which translates to better cornering, braking and ride. I took a risk in ordering a TC when I didn't test drive one, but have driven several Caravans and Town & Country's (as rental vehicles). They would have been my second choice, but I didn't want to buy a car twice (GM and Chrysler both took my tax dollars as bailout money). Plus, I wanted a mini-cargo van with a lift gate, so that left out anything from GM, Nissan, and any other mini-van with rear seats that I would have had to buy and store. We did use a product similar to Liquid Nails. My construction supervisor brother recommended it. The TC floor is a cushioned mat, but that didn't bother me. It has an interesting non-skid finish to it. I don't have enough room for crawling, so it's not been a concern.
  6. I tried to use the windshield shade from my '05 Caravan in the TC, and it was surprisingly too large! So, the TC windshield looks big (and is), but not as big as others. We used flat sheets from Home Depot, 2 layers, and the only places requiring any flexing was the 2 roof sections. My brother lightly scored the panels to form into the curvature and we bowed some scrap wood to apply pressure overnight for the adhesive to cure in the right shape. It worked! Not worried about the storms. we hunker down and ride them out like 85% if the locals do.
  7. Vehicles Affected: Nearly 370 model-year 2014 Ford Transit Connect vans manufactured between March 1, 2014, and May 15, 2014 The Problem: The affected vehicles may have a brake reservoir cap that does not have the required text advising owners which brake fluid the vehicle uses. This could result in someone adding the wrong brake fluid, causing damage to the brake system seals and, in turn, brake fluid leaks; this could lengthen stopping distances and increase the risk of a crash. The Fix: Ford notified owners on July 14, and dealers will replace the brake reservoir cap with the correct one for free. What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Ford at 800-392-3673, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info. Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.
  8. The window shield is a 'quilted' item, foil facing on one side, white on the other. I bought it online, made for the '14TC... autoanything.com. I recommend them for accessories. Free Shipping. Decent prices. We used 2 layers of home insulation in sheets, cut and glued to the roof/side sections that only had bare (painted), metal. It made a drastic difference. We didn't cover the insulation panels as they are acceptable in appearance for a fully-equipped cargo/service van. Hurricanes have not been a problem for us. We love KW!
  9. WindGuy, if you will be as happy with your purchase as I am with mine, the waiting is the hardest part. I am really pleased with the TC. REALLY! I'm into gadgets and the bluetooth, XM, GPS, back-up cam are all aces. My driving is more fun, so life is good. PS: I added extra tint to all windows but the windshield, along with insulation for the roof/sides of the cargo area. Finally, we have a 'quilted' reflective windshield sunscreen for when we need to park the van in the sun. They have made a world of difference in the FL heat.
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    Remote start workaround...

    I found online a post on another Ford forum that the dealer can disable the MyKey feature, which will allow the remote start to continue engine running when you open a door. I'll be doing that!
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    Waiting for my 2014 TC

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    2014 TC LWB Cargo, Race Red
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    Window VentVisor set for 2010-2013 TC

    Thanks Mustang... I'll check into this.
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    Waiting for my 2014 TC

    I update my info, thx. I work too much to have a single water-related passion. We hit the beach when we can, I snorkel and SCUBA when I have the time (and $$), and we usually only go fishing when guests come to visit.
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    New Owner

    Lookin' good. Congrats!