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  1. dinocarsfast

    Front seat swivel/reverse/flip for Gen2 FTC?

    I did it on mine also, I didnt need to cut or modify the center console but I do need to open the door to spin the seat. I then have it facing a sink and stove that is also the platform for the bed. I dont have any pictures though.
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    Charging Coach Battery with Alternator

    I think it would be fine but it would probably depend on things like like how you use the system, will you drain the battery fully down or is it only going to be topping it off, do you live in a hot area. But if you burn the alternator out because its to high of a load you can always put a higher capacity alternator in.
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    Charging Coach Battery with Alternator

    Now Im thinking you meant to connect the vehicle charging system to the ACR and then directly to the house battery, this would have worked but I didnt think it would be good enough for me because of the voltage drop in the lines to the house battery and the loss of charge capacity because of the lower voltage. I connected the two batteries through a charger so that it could step up the voltage so that it would fully charge. I also used a Lead Acid battery for my house battery. Back to the original post, I think the MPPT charger that was in the link would be a great option it is a "multi-Input charger" so you can connect the charger directly to the vehicle battery or alternator and it will not discharge the vehicle battery when the engine is not running so no need for a voltage sensing relay since it has an internal voltage sensing relay
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    Charging Coach Battery with Alternator

    I dont have a solar panel, only charging from the alternator, and I thought it would work the way that you describe also but when the engine is off the charger did not allow the house battery voltage to get through to the voltage sensing relay. So then I found that the voltage sensing relay would not close when the engine was on because it did not sense a voltage on the house battery side, maybe some sort of safety feature. IDK if this is the situation with all solar chargers not allowing voltage to the voltage sensing relay side or if having a solar panel connected will change the situation even when their is no sun but I had to get a relay and an on-delay-timer and my setup works
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    Charging Coach Battery with Alternator

    100ah lithium should be more than enough for small loads like lights, a power vent and a laptop. With a solar panel you will probably have enough power to keep it charged. But if you do decide to charge from the alternator dont worry about the alternator capacity to much because if the lithium battery draws to much it will just take what it cant get from the vehicle battery and eventually charge everything to full anyway. Just make sure you use adequate cable, you will need 6 or 4 awg wire to carry the current It might be a better option it get a laptop charger that can be powered from 12vdc that way you wont have to deal with the losses of an inverter, also get a battery powered shaver that you can recharge occasionally because depending on what type of shaver you might need a true sine wave inverter for it to work anyway.
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    Charging Coach Battery with Alternator

    A voltage sensing relay wont work with a MPPT charger, at least it didnt when I connected it with my setup because the charger did not show any voltage at the at the relay on the house side of the relay so the voltage sensing relay never turned on. I had a Blue Sea Systems ACR and Bogart Engineering charger and battery monitor. I ended up using a 60 or 100 amp relay with an on delay timer set to a minute or two connected to an ignition on signal
  7. You dont get a click from the relay? Sounds like that is the problem, test the voltage at the coil side if that switches from low to high when you pull or push the stalk on the steering wheel. Also maybe get an alligator clip or flat spade connectors on both sides of a jumper wire and take the relay out and jump the contact side of the relay to see if the lights will turn on.
  8. What happens when you turn the high beams on? do the low beams go out? Do you have a wiring diagram? If so test for voltage at the at the bulbs and trace the voltage back to the fuse and find the last place that has voltage
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    Swivel Seats?

    I welded in a swivel mechanism into my camper conversion. Mostly to access the sink and stove that I put behind the passengers seat. Its definitely possible and not as convenient as with a full size transit because I have to open the passenger door to rotate the seat but it can be done with a little welding.
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    11 Ford Transit Connect TPMS learn mode

    Wait you have a 2011, I'm not sure if this is the right procedure for 1st gen.
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    11 Ford Transit Connect TPMS learn mode

    if you just need to replace a sensor its easy, use a 2x4 lever system to break the bead or get a harbor freight bead break tool then replace the sensor. To initialize the sensors follow the procedure; 1) Make sure all tires are inflated to the vehicle’s recommended inflation pressures (found in the owner’s manual on the door placard). 2) Turn the ignition switch to OFF then press and release the brake pedal. 3) Turn the ignition switch from OFF to RUN (engine OFF) 3 times, ending in the RUN position. Do this within 10 seconds. 4) Press and release the brake pedal. 5) Turn the ignition switch back to OFF. 6) Turn the ignition switch from OFF to RUN (engine OFF) 3 times, ending in the RUN position. Do this within 10 seconds. 7) The horn should sound letting you know the vehicle has entered into TPMS relearn mode. 😎 Place the top of the TPMS triggering tool against the sidewall of the driver’s side front tire in the location of the valve stem. Press the left button, wait until the horn sounds, then press the right button to turn the tool off. 9.) Once the horn sounds, move on to the passenger side front tire and repeat the process. Each tire should only take 30 seconds or less. 10) After the passenger side front tire has been learned, continue on to the passenger side rear tire and finishing with the driver’s side rear tire. 11) You may now turn the ignition to OFF. If the horn does not sound, the sensors were learned successfully. If the horn sounds twice, then the process must be repeated because there was a malfunction. If you dont have the TPMS triggering tool people say you can trigger each wheel by letting air out but I just bought the tool, its like $30 or something. I hope this helps
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    Engine seized Euro5

    Did something happen to your oil? The turbo may have seized then the engine because of lack of pressure or it was diluted down with solvents and it lost its lubricating ability
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    Gen 2 Cannot put shifter in "S"

    I would check where the cable connects to the transmission. It might have some length adjustment there, and it sounds like the shifter handle doesnt have enough travel to get all the way to S
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    Upgrade instrument cluster 2016

    It looks like I wont be replacing this cluster yet, the ebay seller sent me this today; I went to pull your speedometer, and unfortunately mine was damaged and no longer usable. I checked to see if we had any replacements, but to no avail. I do apologize for the inconvenience, and will refund you promptly. If you need anything else in the future, I would be happy to help, as well as give you 10% off your next purchase with us. Thank you, Liz I think that means they couldnt figure out how to remove and and ended up breaking it
  15. LOL I think he means to spray soapy water or some sort of foam to find leaks
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