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  1. Fifty, The trunk button on the fob will unlock a lift gate without making any sound. Try it. I thought mine was useless but it does unlock the door. This is because the "lock" is voltage from the BCM, not a mechanical latch changing position.
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    Forscan has only one version. It differs from other "apps" because it guarantees nothing and the user is 100% responsible for learning how to use it. It's a step above hacking. But, it can save the user hundreds of dollars and more importantly, it allows options and features a dealer won't implement.
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    You must have a PC (not Mac) to make any configuration changes using Forscan. The phone app can read data and reset CEL and DTCs only. https://forscan.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6142
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    You probably don't need an additional transmission cooler. As Fifty points out, this vehicle needs service. The existing cooling system should be adequate. You can read the transmission temperature with an obII device to verify. This may save time time and money.
  5. The blank transponder keys (Gen 2) are easy to find on the internet for about $100. If you have both original keys you can easily program the vehicle to accept the new key(instructions in the owners manual). But I found out the hard way that getting the key cut to match the lock takes a special machine and my local locksmith charged $50. Probably cheaper than the dealer but $150 for a spare key sucks.
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    2014+ standard side mirrors

    This post shows how to remove the door panels
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    Locking lugnuts....

    The lock must be in the vehicle somewhere. Mine was in the glove box. Check the louvered panels in back. The dealers seem to be clueless about these. Here's info on how the dealer can but you a replacement. Need urgent help with security wheel nut removal https://www.focusrs.org/forum/showthread.php?t=119688
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    Broken red rear seat strap

    Fifty is 100% correct. Access to the inner mechanisms is not easy from my experience. But since I hate the hassle of dropping off and picking up cars from the dealer, I would try to repair this myself.
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    Focus compatibility?

    2014+ will be similar to a Focus of the same year. BUT, there are many, many differences also. Are you trying to modify a TC using Focus parts?
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    Upgrade instrument cluster 2016

    Removing the cover can be tough. Carefully pry with a tool that won't bend or mark the plastic. A firm tug will unclip it. The IPC connector self extracts by rotating the bracket on the plug.
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    Interior panels for 2018 TC LWB

    Check a local salvage yard.
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    Those Attractive Interior Panels

    Welcome. The volume and utility of the SWB is underappreciated. Nice choice.
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    Again, remove 3rd row

    Here is the wiring for a 2016. The seatbelt is shown as a simple switch. Forscan has an option to turn off the passenger seat belt minder. I don't know if it works or if it applies to a 2019.
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    Again, remove 3rd row

    The wiring diagram will not show the circuit inside the module. It is impossible to determine the circuit by taking measurements with a voltmeter or any other device. I do not understand why you can't leave a seatbelt plugged in or simulate the connection. I have not looked at the seatbelts so I don't know how they signal the connection status. But I would try to determine what is needed to simulate the signal by taking the seatbelt switch apart. Buy a used seatbelt from a salvage yard to experiment with.
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    Yes, Forscan shows the option to enable/disable approach lights but my BCM calibration does not support this function.