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    CD player removal

    "and would much rather have some cubby storage instead." Quite possibly a better use of the space.

    CD player removal

    Wish my 2016 did. Radio these days absolutely sucks. Who the hell listens to AM radio anyway? I was trying to imagine what sort of person that was. I ran an MP3 player through the aux connection but it kept breaking.

    center caps for a 2012

    Yes, I get what you did. I was a little confused at first, thinking you were placing them between the wheel and hub, which did not make too much sense to me. With the rim of the cap flared out.....have they all stayed in place?

    Disable Perimeter Lighting

    Until you mentioned it here I wasn't even aware there was a separate button to unlock the back doors. I guess I had seen it but didn't pay any attention to it since in general I can't think of why I might want to unlock the cargo area but have the passenger compartment still locked. Maybe the other way around, but I'm just in the habit of double clicking the fob every time I unlock anything even if I don't actually need into the cargo area. Finger just does it automatically. I'm going to be pissed off one day when the electronic lock doesn't work since the is no mechanical key back there. That might be the day before I sell it.

    Disable Perimeter Lighting

    It will be like a treasure hunt to find the action that trips the circuit. Then to mimic it.

    Disable Perimeter Lighting

    I was able to disable (most) of the auto-lock features on my '16 myself. Yours I believe is a '12?, but you should be able to do it yourself. I had to do the dreaded RTFM command before I got started.

    Disable Perimeter Lighting

    On the old switches I believe you would be correct. However, I don't believe the new ones are set up that way....purposely so I'm sure. The shade tree mechanic has been under attack for decades.

    Disable Perimeter Lighting

    You could "fake out" the doors by disabling the door switches. If the computer thinks the doors are closed the lights won't come on. Probably a lot of trouble. I'm not necessarily recommending it either since you kinda want to know if all of your doors are closed correctly. All that said, I do plan to investigate this at some point since there is no way in hell my truck is going back to the dealer. Especially not for Ford's stupidity.
  9. ALL exterior lights? On mine only the running lamps come on, not the headlights. For grins and giggles I did the F150 sequence in your screenshot and it actually honked the horn at the appropriate times but of course the lights still come on. To be honest I'm not sure if the headlights were coming on before I did the sequence or not. I did notice that turning OFF the headlight from automatic mode stops the dinging when you open the door. Which is annoying because I like to run my lights on all the time and have them shut off automatically when the truck shuts off. I don't like that you cannot manually turn on the headlights without turning on the ignition. This lights on crap is one of the stupidest setups I have EVER seen from a car manufacturer!
  10. They're call Software Engineers. Wouldn't you like to shoot one in the kneecap about right now? I know I would.😠

    2010 XLT Slammed

    Oooh! I had missed this! Here's hoping one day you will post a video with sound so we can all hear what that sounds like. Pretty please?
  12. I find two XLT passenger wagons at Battlefield Ford in Manassas, Va. Race Red. Have no Idea where you are and don't know what you consider "loaded". Ford is going to limit your search so they can keep the stealership in control. I suspect the salesman did not divulge the location of that "one Race Red Titanium". Decide how far you want to travel, be patient and search within that area.

    center caps for a 2012

    My '16 XLT cargo didn't come with any caps front or rear so I'm assuming it is a "sealed" system. Leastways I couldn't see any caps in the rear. but the view was partially obstructed with some spacers I have on there. Didn't look like it, but it was cold when I stuck the snow tires on and I was in a hurry. Anyways, the caps are purely for looks.

    center caps for a 2012

    Center caps arrived and look very good indeed. A little bit too small just as Bocephus205 says, but I have a different plan.

    16x8 Mercedes Wheels

    I remember looking at those as well, nice looking wheels. Problem was 16s are only available in 7" wide and I need wider for the rears. These Mercedes wheels are also in that price range....not exactly cheap. Looked at the 17s of those also but couldn't get enough tire under the wheel to make it look right. In retirement I have much more time to sit around dream up this stuff but a lot less money to actually do it! Budget, budget, budget. I am working on that aspect but the wife's theory is that tires and wheels are black and round and take you from point A to Point B, nothing more. But a Wheel Whore will prevail.