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  1. Don Ridley

    Turn on all interior lights (2016)

    Is that light from a newer TC? What year? Maybe it communicates on the CanBus to control the lights.
  2. Don Ridley

    Any SunPass Users in Florida?

    The heated windshield has a grid of very small wires across the entire windshield. You can see it if you look closely. It was an option on my XLT. At first the grid bugged me but I got used to it. It clears the windshield in less than 2 minutes. The heater does not stay on very long so the windshield does not get hot. It will not affect suction cups or stickers.
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    2014 Transit Connect With Continual Rear End Clunk

    The gas struts are applying very strong pressure even when the door is closed. If they don't wiggle or rattle when the door is open they are probably not the issue.
  4. HD radio update: The HD radio works but the small display is not programmed to display the HD radio status. I learned that some stations have HD 1 and HD 2 stations on the same frequency. I tuned to one station, 94.7 and got the normal station in HD. Then I pressed the + tuner button once. It switched to a new station but the display still shows 94.7. This must be the HD 2 station. I stored both and can navigate to them with the presets. So it is possible to tune to the secondary HD stations. But you need to know they exist because they don't always tune in immediately and it takes several tries to initially acquire them.
  5. The slots on the sides are for USB cables.
  6. Forscan has a learning curve. Read this tutorial and see if you are connecting properly. You need to get an extended license from. Forscan to make these changes. This is explained on the Forscan website. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-8dKaS_Spu4Zw4hV_CrKC4tLoP9G8yejqegF1wxIqxY/mobilebasic
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    Output to external Amplifier

    Good catch MRTN.
  8. Don Ridley

    Output to external Amplifier

    There are posts about upgrading the stereo system. You should find wiring and installation info with some searching. An external amp will use speaker level inputs because the head of unit does not have pre amp outputs.
  9. Don Ridley

    Switched power source up top?

    7ma is not a problem. Your battery will not be affected by this.
  10. Don Ridley

    Switched power source up top?

    Here's some possible power sources near the overhead shelf. GPS module is a good candidate. connectors.pdf gps module.pdf
  11. Don Ridley

    Power Liftgate kit available

    The installation was not easy and I need to work on some bugs with the manufacturer. Once everything is resolved I will post more details. liftgate 2-2.mp4
  12. Don Ridley

    New Member 2014 TC SWB Wagon

    2.5L or 1.6L Ecoboost? SWB is not uncommon but the Ecoboost is (only available in SWB through 2016).
  13. Don Ridley

    Turn on all interior lights (2016)

    Here is the wiring diagram for a 2016 without door modules. You should be able to put a switch in parallel with the door latch switch (similar to modification on the door module version). Locating the switch and wires may be a challenge. int lights_no module.pdf
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    Turn on all interior lights (2016)

    It's possible your TC does not have door modules. Mine is an xlt trim. If you have a lower trim model it may not have the modules.