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  1. @bullfreog and @Wild-surfwood - thanks for posting about your problem and providing the model year and mileage. Glad you were both able to get this fixed without incident. I wonder why the TC hasn't been added to FORD Safety Recall 18S20. Same bushing, same problem.
  2. @rodent66 - yes, very easy to install following instructions on video provided in the link below. I added my keypad before I had plates for the van, see pic in thread. Great amenity to add to your van if you have a use for it. My keypad has be active for 6 years now still on the original battery. Wondering when that will die and how to replace. Verify part numbers for your model year before ordering.
  3. @grindel - thanks for reporting. Glad you got home safely. What year is your TC and how many miles?
  4. windguy

    Shifter Stuck and Transmission Malfunction

    Sorry to hear about your woes. What year is your TC? Could your problem be related to the one outlined in the linked thread below?? Please keep us posted on what happens.
  5. windguy

    Upgrade instrument cluster 2016

    I'd give them a call. I checked to see the parts listing and I see the steering column but not just the steering wheel. If you find a vehicle that has a picture of the steering wheel style you're after, call them for a quote for just the steering wheel. Example links below. If you currently have cruise control then make sure this steering wheel also has CC. I think all XLT and Titanium trims come with CC but XL trim doesn't unless ordered as an option. My trim is black but it looks like one in the linked listing and pictured below is beige (could just be the sun) so perhaps there are a few color trims. Something to make sure before buying. I'd also try to source it from a vehicle with low mileage if possible so it's less beat-up. Check that out under the tab SOURCE VEHICLE. Also noticed that LKQ now offers warranty options. That's new since I bought my IPC. Good luck! https://www.lkqonline.com/2015-Ford-Transit-Connect-Steering-Column/-hS3mOPnc3Pm https://www.lkqonline.com/2015-FORD-TRANSIT-CONNECT-Steering-Column/-hS3mOPnc3Pm/-i~249152420
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    Upgrade instrument cluster 2016

    @don r - thanks for the additional input. Interesting. As long as the digital speedo is accurate I don't really care about the analog since I'm like you and never look at it anymore. @jrm223 - didn't realize the XL trim doesn't have a digital speedo on the IPC. Time to upgrade (if you can). You won't regret it.
  7. windguy

    Upgrade instrument cluster 2016

    @Don Ridley - Thanks Don. So you're under the assumption that the digital is correct and this has nothing to do with upgrading the IPC. That's good to know. Wonder what others are seeing both IPC upgraders and ones that haven't.
  8. windguy

    Upgrade instrument cluster 2016

    TO OTHER IPC UPGRADERS Have you noticed a difference between the digital and analog speedo after doing this upgrade? Maybe you're like me and never looked. I just noticed this after having done the upgrade in July 2019. I've been really happy with the new IPC since I primarily use the larger digital speedo and never look at the analog speedo. On a trip recently I by chance glanced at the analog speedo and noticed the difference: ANALOG = 69, DIGITAL = 65. Really? Which one is right? Hope it's the digital. I know the cruise control uses the digital value. TO OTHERS THAT HAVEN'T UPGRADES How close does your analog speedo match your digital? Please share your numbers. Thanks!
  9. windguy

    2014+ TC Camper Conversion

    @Justin TC - Sorry, I can't give you a precise measurement because I have a plywood floor covered with carpet. I came up with 54 5/8". Good luck with your project!
  10. @Justin TC - Sorry, I can't give you a precise measurement because I have a plywood floor covered with carpet. I came up with 54 5/8" Good luck with your project!
  11. @MLB - Keep in mind that the weight of your SUP isn't the determining factor in how durable the rack needs to be. It's the uplifting force the size of the board creates when driving, more so at higher speeds. One place not to economize is with a rack system while traveling 70 mph down a highway with a large object strapped to the rooftop. I wouldn't take that risk but to each his own. Good luck!
  12. windguy

    Greetings from the Wiregrass!

    Welcome to the forum and congrats on you new van. Sharing pics will make it official. In case you miss this in your readings, there is a great storage area hidden below the front cargo deck. Many of us have captured this area to use for storage. See the thread linked below for ideas. There are a few other threads sharing similar ideas for storage. It's a great mod to do and highly recommend it.
  13. That's exactly why I added a keypad to the rear door of my TC, so I didn't have to stash the FOB at the beach. Has worked brilliantly for the last five years. Have you experimented stashing the FOB inside different types of metal containers to block the RF signal? Just storing it in the trunk is not enough to block its signal. A quick google search found the items linked below. Not endorsing these products but something like them might work. Check the reviews. Good luck! https://www.amazon.com/Keyfob-RFID-Signal-Blocking-Bag/dp/B00Y3FLYWG https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081TNGCVS/ref=sspa_dk_detail_5?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B081TNGCVS&pd_rd_w=ptO1S&pf_rd_p=45a72588-80f7-4414-9851-786f6c16d42b&pd_rd_wg=hk5dC&pf_rd_r=8CB9DXXEBTYBNCJ0CPKY&pd_rd_r=8eff050b-8645-4ba9-aee5-0ad885e0a646&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyTENEUlhMSVNOM1RYJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNjM1NzgyMTM4NDNNWlJTTDBPSCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMjEzOTY4MThWU0w2UDFOUzhINiZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2RldGFpbCZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
  14. windguy

    2014 TC VAN - observations

    @'14 Connect - my 2015 TC does the same as well as others that have provided input over the years. All normal. And the heat is retained for a few hours sometimes. It's great when you get back in the van and want instant heat. I think the heater kicks ass in this van, maybe a little too well. The center console still gets pretty hot, even after getting the unused vent plugs fixed. Before the excess heat was affecting the sides and front plastic trim of the lower center console. Now all the heat pours out of the center vents and really gets cooking. I've never tested the van in cold environments so can't speak to how fast the radiator heat wanes when it's below 50ish outside.