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  1. Don Ridley

    Any way to kill all the lights?

    You will need a dealer to update the BCM programming.
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    Upgrade instrument cluster 2016

    Eddy, I figured out the part number and found a cluster in North Carolina. It will be here next week. FYI the PN is FT1T-10849-Ux where x=A to F. The "U" suffix designates the color LCD display. The monochrome displays have the same PN with a non-U suffix.
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    Tire size settings in Forscan

    Forscan has several options for tire size and circumference. I did not change any settings to see if they worked. I have 215/50R-17 this and the 16 inch wheel settings should work. Changing the setting should affect the speedometer, transmission and maybe other systems. Here are the settings:
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    Upgrade instrument cluster 2016

    Thanks. That's great info. Sync3 seems to be the key option. Removing the cluster is very easy. Pop the bottom trim piece by pulling straight toward you. There are tabs on each side going into the dash. Remove the top cover also by pulling (and slight wiggle) straight toward you. 2 tabs in the back by the windshield and 2 in front on the cluster. (4) t15 torx screws hold the cluster. Looking at the cluster dimensions and doing some math, you will probably need to raise the top of the cluster 5mm. This will also raise the cover. Maybe you can shim the 4 anchor points enough. You may have to mess with the clips going into the cluster if the angle changes too much. But the cover won't be flush with the dash. I need to ask a big favor....can you get the part number ( FT1T- xxxx) off the back of your cluster? This is key for my search. Tab slots on top are for the top cover.
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    Upgrade instrument cluster 2016

    I am trying to upgrade the instrument cluster on my 2016 TC XLT. Most 2014-2017 TCs have a monochrome center display between the speedo and tach. Titanium trim vehicles usually have a larger, color LCD display. I thought I could use color LCD Focus cluster and had limited success. The cluster worked, but it did not fit exactly. The bezels around the speedo and tach on the TC are very deep and this makes the Focus and Escape cluster incompatible. Too bad because these clusters are readily available at salvage yards for about $50. Attached are photos of my Focus experiment and an actual 2016 Titanium trim TC cluster (from a vehicle on Autotrader). So, I need to find a used cluster from a 2016 TC Titanium. I will work the internet and salvage company sites. If anyone has a lead on this very rare part, please let me know. Buying it from a dealer is not an option because it costs around $450 with a $300 core charge (another case where Ford does not want you to upgrade your vehicle). I think the part number I am looking for is FT1Z-10849-F. Plus, I am not 100% sure I can get the configuration file (IPC As Built) to work properly so I don't want to spend a fortune on something that won't work.
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    Factory jack needed

    Check a local dismantler. They should have them by the dozens. Focus, Escape and other cars should have similar jacks. Take some measurements for the storage location and/or check Ford part numbers on line to see if they are the same.
  8. You are correct Fifty. The programming in the various modules can only be updated via a dealer. But it may be possible to reset the learned settings. The transmission learns how to shift based on your driving style (or so the manual says). Forscan may be able to reset these learned settings.
  9. I looked in the service manual for PCM/TCM reset info. I could only find instructions on performing the adaptive learning drive cycle. The troubleshooting instructions for a hard shift seem to involve hardware issues only. The transmission is controlled by the PCM and TCM. There were instructions on how to reset the keep alive memory in the PCM but this would affect all the engine operating parameters so maybe this is not good idea. You can try searching the Forscan forum for info on resetting the PCM or TCM. Attached is the info from the service manual. trans adaptive learn cycle.pdf transmission shift problems.pdf
  10. Don Ridley

    Just checking in

    Another thing to check is your battery. Low voltage has done some strange things. One Focus owner said his wipers would turn on for no reason and a bad battery was the cause.
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    Just checking in

    Here are the rear wiper schematics. The rear wiper relay is in the battery junction box (BJB). The rear wiper operation: The BCM sends a signal to the wiper motor (blue wire). The motors turns and trips the internal switch that provides constant power to the motor independent of the BCM signal. As the wiper returns to the "park" position the switch opens and if the BCM does not send another "on" signal the wipers stop in the "park" position. So, if your wipers continue to run either the BCM is sending a constant "on" signal (by pulling the relay to GND) or the wiper relay is stuck in the "on" position. Or, as you suspect there could be a grounding problem somewhere. Worst case, you need to replace the BCM ($$$$). Good Luck! wiper barn doors.pdf wiper main.pdf bjb.pdf
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    Just checking in

    According to my 2016 schematics, power for the rear wipers is supposed to turn off when the key is not in the start or run position. Maybe yours is different? There is a relay in the engine compartment that operates the wipers and this may be the item that is temperature sensitive. Let me know if you want to look into this and I can post the schematics.
  13. There have been several posts about this. Try searching the forum. I know they covered various install kits etc.
  14. Installing a better Ford head unit (SYNC 1) would be very complicated and expensive. This assumes you want all the factory functions. It's much easier and cheaper to install an aftermarket head unit and backup camera. Some would say this is better than OEM since the head unit can have many features.