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  1. My 2016 came from the factory with 2 keys. Extra keys can be programmed without extra equipment. Keys need to be cut with a special machine.
  2. The voltage between Pin 1 and GND should be 12V briefly when the door is opened. The motor is working so there must be enough voltage to operate it so this is not the problem. The flickering headlights and clock problem are likely related to the lock problem. I don't have a schematic of the door locks. I think they are controlled by a module (computer) in the front door. It is possible that a voltage fluctuation is causing the module to act erratically. Check the battery connections. Check the ground connection to the frame (next to the battery). If your battery is 4+ years old it probably needs to be replaced. A bad battery or fixing a bad connection may be the cause of all these problems.
  3. The door is opening but not locking, correct? The problem is likely in the door lock. My TC has a liftgate and it doesn't have a separate door lock mechanism. But 3.9V is strange. You may be measuring wrong. Anyway, is there a separate door lock mechanism? I haven't found one in the service manual. I'll keep looking.
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    2014 LiftGate stuck closed?

    Here' the wiring diagram. liftgate latch.pdf
  5. Attached is the wiring diagram for a 2016 with barn doors. It should be the same for your 2014. I don't have barn doors on my TC but looking at the diagram here's how they work. Pressing the button on the door activates the Release Relay in the BCM. 12V is sent to the motor to open the door. The ground on the motor passes through the door lock. If the door is locked the ground is open and the latch won't open. I would troubleshoot by measuring for voltage and ground on the door latch. Pin 1 =+ 12V (when button pressed) and Pin 2 = GND. FOE on the drawing denotes European spec vehicles and FNA is for North American (I think). barn door locks.pdf
  6. The 3M Crystalline product significantly reduces IR heat without needing tint. It works very well but is expensive.
  7. Good work eggman14. You get bonus points for backing up ALL of your modules. And now you are one more example of why you should buy the recommended (and more expensive) ELM-327 adapter. Now you can leave the MX+ plugged in and use it to read data with your smartphone anytime.
  8. My homeowner's policy covers theft of items in my vehicle (like a bicycle). It also covered bicycle damage when I was run over by a car.
  9. This may help: https://forscan.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2894&p=12205&hilit=abs+error+u2300#p12205 One thing to try is remove the vehicle profile from Forscan when it boots. This will cause the program to read all the modules and configurations from scratch. Maybe this will help when re-loading the original configuration etc.
  10. Sometimes driving the vehicle for a while will reset some items that get mis-set using Forscan. It's not the driving per se, but cycling something that is wrong. My TC always gets stuck thinking a door is open or unlocked when I make a Forscan change. Simply locking and unlocking the doors using the button on the door fixes this. Focus owners have reported other mystery problems that were fixed by driving / operating the vehicle.
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    Trans Temp Gauge on 14+?

    The OBDLink is just the communication device. You will need a PC or smartphone app to do anything. Torque Pro and Forscan Lite are on my phone.
  12. I bought this one Astro Pneumatic Tool 1442 13" Hand Rivet Nut Setter Kit - Metric & SAE W/ 60pc Rivnuts https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003TODXQW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_M9FLDbE442X5J Another use on the TC is to install new nuts to raise the license plate on liftgate models.
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    Trans Temp Gauge on 14+?

    I also use the OBDLink MX. I have not had any problems. I leave it plugged in.
  14. This is how every expensive stereo upgrade starts...
  15. The Focus RS guys are also looking for a vendor that will easily ship to the US. The previous Ford supplier they used stopped shipping to the US. Looks like Ford does not want us to get parts made for other markets.
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