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  1. @r1alvin - thanks for the update and videos. Sorry your water tank box got messed up. It was pretty sweet looking. Inspired by you and another poster (can't remember name), I put together a small self contained and portable shower kit that's in an milk crate. After using the shower I turn the pump switch off and bleed the pressure of the spigot (just a little squirt comes out) and I haven't had a problem with any leaking or accidental turn-ons. Hope your new setup works out okay. Good luck!
  2. @CarlaCB - See the pics below showing the plug circled in red. I think this is what r1alvin is referring to. My van has a wire going through this plug. I think it's for the factory trailer hitch harness. My van is a 2015 Cargo model and r1alvin's is a wagon model.
  3. CarlaCB, You can download a PDF Owner's Manual from Ford using the link below http://www.fordservicecontent.com/Ford_Content/Catalog/owner_information/2014-transitconnect-owner-manual-version-1_EN-US_11_2013.pdf
  4. Thanks JRM223. Good to know. Will give this a try after I get scan tool.
  5. Thanks Don. On page 2 of this thread I posted what Ford ETIS provided for my van. The BCM version never changed after the two dealer visits but each time the tech said they updated the BCM. I did this a few months before my three year warranty expired. Sounds like yours is still under the three year warranty unless your mileage is over the 36,000 limit, so you can try to get your BCM version updated if you're interested. The first dealer gave me a hard time about doing this update under warranty on my second visit. The first time they didn't question it, but failed in getting it done correctly. The second visit they said Ford wouldn't cover it under the warranty. The second dealer I went to had no problems in doing the work, but again failed after two visits with two different techs. As I said in the earlier post, there must be a nuance to getting this enabled. Link for Ford ETIS is below in case someone else wants to check. https://www.etis.ford.com/home/about.do
  6. @Don R - would it fair to say that it would work for earlier Gen 2's as well, provided the BCM has been updated, per the SSM? I'm hoping that's the case for me. Numerous posters have shown that dealers seem to have trouble performing this process. Not sure if it's updating the BCM or setting the dark mode feature or both but something is hanging up the technicians. I'd venture to guess that more have failed in getting this done right than have had success. There must be a subtle step that is being missed.
  7. @phollenback - Thanks for taking the time to put together this tutorial. You did an excellent job. You're a skilled technical writer. You've given me the confidence to see if I can make this change to my 2015 TC, provided the two dealers that had tried to do this had actually updated the BCM as they said they did. Ford ETIS did not show any BCM updates but not sure that is accurate. If they got that critical first part done right but were unable to set the dark mode correctly, I might have a chance. Worth a shot to satisfy my curiosity keeping in mind the evil of good is better.
  8. windguy

    Hood Pull Broke

    Zeb - Your van should still be under warranty (3 years or 36,000 miles), yes? I realize you can't drive it over to the dealer to have them fix it with a dead battery, but perhaps you can consult with the dealer on how to fix it or remedy the situation under warranty work. You can ask if your new vehicle Ford tow coverage would cover the costs to transport to the dealer or if you have AAA or insurance coverage for towing. Just things to think of before you start busting into the van causing collateral damage. Good luck!
  9. windguy

    2014 LWB XLT - 38000 MILES!

    @MindMajick - Welcome to the forum. Congrats on your new van. Looking forward to seeing some pics. As Don said above, there are a other cyclists on this forum sharing their bike mounting methods. Two more links below. I'm sure there are others if you search. https://fordtransitconnectforum.com/topic/6110-2016-tc-xlt-lwb-wagon-project-mtn-bikerdog-haulercamper/?tab=comments#comment-18879 https://fordtransitconnectforum.com/topic/5796-vincent-vangoing-10/?page=5&tab=comments#comment-22296
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    New 16 TC LWB XLT owner here

    @bug512 - welcome to the forum and congrats on your new TC. Thanks for sharing pics - good looking van - I like the color. Great looking dogs too. Lots of room in the van for them. You're going to have fun with your TC. Enjoy!
  11. Nice update, thanks. Still a great thread with some decent battery information. Glad to hear you're enjoying your TC and that fridge is working out okay.
  12. Below is the SSM info. Guessing it applies to 2018 and 2019 vehicles as well. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TSB 12651D4 reprogram BEC module SSM 46321 test 9002 WF Dark mode SSM 46321 - 2014-2017 Transit Connect Battery Drain Due to Frequent Door Openings and Approach Light Strategy Some 2014-2017 Transit Connect vehicles may exhibit a condition that causes the battery to discharge. If normal battery drain diagnosis leads to no issues, it may be caused by the approach lights illuminating every time the body control module (BCM) receives a lock/unlock signal or opening any door. If the door remains open, the lights will remain illuminated for up to 10 minutes. If the vehicle was built on or before 11-Dec-2016, reprogram the BCM to the latest calibration using IDS release 103.05 and higher. For all vehicles, access the BCM Configuration Parameters. Select Module Programming, Programmable Parameters, Personality, Approach Light. Choose Disabled and follow the screen prompts to completion. Use causal part 14A068 and applicable labor operations in section 10 of the SLTS manual.
  13. Great news. Good work! Looking forward to seeing your notes. As written earlier, two dealers were unable do make this change on my 2015 following the SSM after supposedly updating the BCM. Is there a way to tell the BCM version using Forscan? I realize your 2018 already has a BCM version that has dark mode option available. I'm guessing if the option to toggle dark mode is available then the BCM has been updated. Been a while since visiting this topic.
  14. @r1alvin - where have you been stranger? Miss seeing your build and adventure videos. Sorry to hear about your water leak. Crap! I believe the clock on your warranty starts when you take delivery at the dealer, not when the vehicle was made. You should have a few extra months wiggle room but obviously you want to get this problem correctly quickly. Please keep us posted and good luck!
  15. windguy

    CARGO VAN JUMP SEAT

    You are right that an OEM seat would be safer than the jump seat and the better option if you plan to use the seat with some frequency. In my situation, the seat will rarely be used and it's an afterthought with the storage compartments already in place, which I'm not willing to redesign, along with height restrictions as well. The jump seat is also compact and easy to store.
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