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  1. It should probably be positioned towards 2 o'clock so that the wiper blade starts spreading the fluid out sooner. At 12 noon position, your wiper goes through half the window before finally getting to the fluid.
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    Locking lugnuts....

    After reading this thread, I'm glad my 2015 XL didn't come with factory locking lug nuts. People tend to ask a lot of questions about my lug nuts, haha. Technically, you could even call them "locking" because you need a 4" deep socket to remove them. Now I just need some better looking wheels to go with them.
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    2014 Transit Connect Front Wipers not working

    Gen 2 definitely does use individual wiper motors - and they have to be pulled out when you need to do front struts, so look forward to that one 😉 Guess how I know, lol. Anyway, when I put mine back in, I had a bunch of trial & error to get the arms lined back up on the motors & functioning properly. When you start the van, the BCM does a brief wiper self-test which verifies the down position, you could put the wiper arms into the up/vertical position on the windshield (make sure to offset them so the passenger side comes down first), then turn on the key to see if the self-test brings them to the down position like it's supposed to. I'm guessing y'all already checked every fuse just to make sure nothing is blown, yea?
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    Eliminating 4.2" screen on a 2015

    OEM cameras do not use RCA plugs like aftermarket cameras do, so y'all shouldn't expect the camera to just swap over to an aftermarket DIN radio. I suspect you'll be running a whole new camera with wiring.
  5. You might double-check for a ground issue on that side. I haven't seen the wiring in a gen 1, but my gen 2 has ground screws where the wiring connectors are in the back of the van. I'm also wondering if there might be a separate fuse for each side, too? Those are easy to check, lol.
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    "Configuration and programming" - ForScan Lite for Android: No - so it looks like you can read & clear DTC's and run some of the vehicle self-tests (Service functions), but not change parameters like enabling cruise control or disabling the perimeter lights.
  7. On that link, I selected my own vehicle info (2015 FTC) and it shows this image. Maybe plugs HP7, HP10, HP11; although I'm sure there's more like 6+ per side?
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    Toaster? Nah, couldn't be!

    That's a Cali plate, yea? Either it's not the same Toaster, or he & wifey moved. Those Jeep threads from 4-5 years ago have him living near Annapolis, Maryland - he surprised another member in a mall parking lot one day, along with his wife... That other member (handle Jeep Momma) reports that she's been carrying mace everyday since that "coincidental" parking lot meeting and some continued cyber-stalking of her blog...
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    Toaster? Nah, couldn't be!

    Ironic, since Toaster/Angry Red Birdie/et al had to join an Australian Jeep forum after getting banned from nearly all the American forums, back before his FTCF days, lol.
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    BARN DOORS to Lift Gate

    I've actually looked into it a little bit myself. I have a barn door cargo van (no windows at all in back) and there's times that I definitely wouldn't mind having a liftgate, instead. At one point, I had a loaner TC passenger wagon with the liftgate, so I had taken pictures of where the brackets mount on top, plus pictures of the side connections & wiring. On the top, you'll see the triangle pattern where the bolts for the liftgate brackets go, but of course they're not drilled-out on a barn-door van. From what I remember, the studs were welded to the brackets, so there would be nuts that get installed from inside the van. Then you'd need to install the hydraulic lift shocks & redo some wiring. The used liftgates that I've found were usually $500+, so not a worthwhile upgrade for me. Unfortunately, I don't seem to have the pictures anymore, unless I misplaced them in my USB hard drive in a folder that's not related to Transit Connect, lol. For shade, I'd just check your states tint laws and get the darkest legal tint installed, use high-quality ceramic tint for maximum heat-reduction, too. People doing camper TC's will make Reflectix shades to fit the windows and block sun/heat/peeping Tom's.
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    Toaster? Nah, couldn't be!

    I don't know what response to give this, other than "Wowww...." For reference, his reply was to a guy that had a steering pull to the left on a Jeep JK and it's post #311 in that 42-page (1047-post) link that MRTN put up above. Steering pulls to the left? Disconnect the battery for 15 minutes, it'll get cured right up! Fifty150, man, don't even joke about trying to bring him back here! lol
  12. Why not hit up a U-Pull-It or other junkyard nearby? Should be real cheap to buy a set of the plugs there. I'd be inclined to just get some Dicor self-leveling putty that's used on RV roofs around vents and other openings, they'll never leak again. It's also available in black, if you don't want white. A bit ghetto, but it's like $11 for a tube and maybe 20-30 minutes of your time, rather than chasing all over the place trying to find the OEM plugs for probably 10x the cost.
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    Toaster? Nah, couldn't be!

    I'm just befuddled how long this has been going on and he still does the same ole crap! These Jeep ones go back 5+ years already, then we had him like a year or two ago. One thing I noticed is his comments about his "username being hacked" blah, blah, blah - I remember him pulling that same crap here, too. Yep, hackers are just out to get him everywhere he goes; or maybe the same hacker has been obsessed with him for many years and hacks him at all the forums? lmfao
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    Toaster? Nah, couldn't be!

    This should provide for an amusing day... Hahaha! I can say that I don't miss having him around, having to explain simple things like 5 different ways and he still never understood!
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    Intelligent Oil Life Monitor

    It seems like I'm the only one going by the IOLM, then. Mine activates somewhere around 10K miles, I've never specifically tracked it. When the dash says "Change oil soon", I usually get it changed within a couple days of it first coming on. There's only been one time where the message changed to "Change oil now", of course I took it in after work that day (it just sits parked since I work in an office). My garage is too much of a mess currently to do my oil changes at home on this little low van; but my 2WD F350's are easy enough with a pair of ramps. But a lift would definitely be great, like y'all were talking about; or even just a pit in the garage so I can stand under it.