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  1. donuts

    speed limiter

    I'd try a different dealer. Pretty sure this can be done using Forscan if you want to invest in a OBDII adapter and some time learning how to use the software.
  2. My wife bought this sweet TC for me at Home Depot yesterday. I think she said it was 69 cents.
  3. donuts

    Drivers seat side trim broken?

    Sounds like mine minus the power seat controls. It's the side plastic piece that faces the door, basically the lowest trim piece on door side of the seat. Same deal on mine - it broke away at the front, otherwise the trim is still attached. If I weren't so tired I'd go take a photo... Maybe tomorrow, or maybe not as I plan to hit the bourbon (and the FOOD) for Thanksgiving.
  4. donuts

    Drivers seat side trim broken?

    I've got the same problem with the broken driver seat trim. My '17 XL LWB Van has less than 3k miles and was purchased new in early May 2018 so it's still under warranty. Just haven't had the time to take it to a dealer yet. I do have a few things on my list: - BCM update to turn off approach mode lighting - Driver seat trim broken - Sun visors don't stay tight to the headliner and bounce around all the time
  5. donuts

    Ford of Canada NONservice

    In the US owner's manual for my '17 van it shows where the recovery hook is stored but it also says it may or may not come with one based on the requirements of the country in which the vehicle is sold. It further states that if your vehicle doesn't come with a recovery hook, you can purchase one from your dealer. Here it is from the online HTML version of the owner's manual: TOWING POINTS  WARNING The screw-in recovery hook has a left-hand thread. Turn it counterclockwise to install it. Make sure that the recovery hook is fully tightened. Failure to do so could result in the recovery hook becoming loose. Recovery Hook Due to requirements in some countries, your vehicle may have a recovery hook. Recovery Hook Storage If your vehicle has a recovery hook, it will be in the luggage compartment on the left-hand side. If your vehicle does not have a recovery hook, you can purchase one from an authorized dealer. Front Recovery Hook Remove the cover and install the recovery hook. Rear Recovery Hook Remove the cover and install the recovery hook. Note: If your vehicle has a tow bar, you cannot install the recovery hook. Use the tow bar to tow other vehicles.
  6. I had some time today to poke around in Forscan while connected to my van. I found 1 useful thing and one I wish was useful. 1. I could set my locking to one step unlock so I don't need to press the remote unlock button twice to unlock all doors. I already had this following the instructions in the owner's manual, but if I disconnected the battery or used Forscan, I lost it and had to repeat it. Now it's my default for one click unlock. 2. Approach lights - this is the one I wish worked. I can change the setting but it does nothing and this is because my van was built 2 weeks before the date they started using the updated BCM firmware. This is going to take a trip to the dealer... and some luck getting them to make the change. I tried various other settings and they didn't do anything. One in the Instrument Panel Control was digital speedometer. I turned it on and when I drove the vehicle I still didn't have a digital speedometer so I set it back to the default. This is with the base cluster so maybe that has something to do with it. Oh, in the Trailer module (I have factory trailer package) it has a bunch of settings for LED lights. I don't have a trailer at the moment so I didn't do any testing. The settings for the LEDs were all set to No from the factory.
  7. Anyone who comes across this thread - jrm223 was correct, you can easily add factory cruise control to a TC that came without it. See details in the following thread - be sure to go back and read the whole thread there is a bunch of useful info there:
  8. donuts

    Rear License Plate Screw / Bolt Size???

    Luckily mine came with the correct screws from the dealer holding the dealer frame and paper plate on. Here in AZ we don't have front plates so I have no holes or bracket in the front bumper. My last car, a Totota, came with the front plate bracket and screws in a bag by the spare tire. This one came with nothing else - at least I haven't found anything else - maybe it's with the spare tire which I should drop and inspect. A couple weeks ago I ordered the following $10 front plate holder and used it to move my rear plate up closer to the lights. It worked perfect - used the factory screws to mount it to the vehicle and then used the included Torx screws to mount my plate. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RIVG814/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  9. A couple more details to share: 1. With the base cluster, the extra buttons on the steering wheel shown in the photo I posted above do nothing. I need to poke around Forscan when I've got more time to see if there is anything I can change to get the buttons to do something. 2. Earlier in this thread I questioned whether or not it would be possible to add the cruise control switch "pod" to my base steering wheel. After comparing steering wheels, I'm pretty certain that would be a big PITA. However, if you love a challenge, I'm sure it's possible, though you might need to break out the Dremel. 3. The steering wheel I used (from a 2014, not a 2015 as I said above) does not have the audio control buttons so I still don't know if I had those buttons whether or not they could control the base AM/FM radio. Feel free to contact me with any questions on this fairly simple upgrade.
  10. Cruise Control is working! This was done with a 2017 TC XL LWB Van + steering wheel from a 2015 XLT Wagon. Step 1 add steering wheel with cruise control switches. I used one that was definitely from a Transit Connect. I have no idea what other Ford model steering wheels will fit. I used my original airbag. Swapping the steering wheel is simple and no wheel puller was needed - mine practically fell off in my lap. Step 2 purchase OBDLink MX Bluetooth adapter and pair it with Windows laptop. My laptop has bluetooth built in. Step 3 Windows Laptop with Forscan installed. I used Windows 10 with Forscan version 2.3.18 beta with extended license installed. Step 4 Make changes using Forscan. This is a little scary at first, but it's easy: a. Connect to car - there are many tutorials on this. b. Go to configuration "tab" on left, the icon looks like a computer chip. c. Go to each of the modules that have "as built" in their names, start the service procedure, and use the "Save all" button to save your original configs. Do each module one by one and save each one with a different DESCRIPTIVE name just in case you need to go back to your original config. d. Go to the BCM (Body Control Module) that includes Central Configuration in the name and start the service procedure - you need to be connected to the internet for this. It will pop up a warning box about downloading and installing a secondary boot loader to do this and it's not safe. THIS IS WHY YOU SPEND EXTRA $ ON THE OBDLink MX. Go ahead and follow the prompts including turning off the ignition as it tells you. e. Once all of that is done, you will see all of the parameters in the Central Config for your vehicle. SOME MAY BE WRONG - mine said I have diesel engine and then the next line fuel type is listed as Petrol. Scroll down and find Cruise Control, click the edit item button, pull down and choose "With cruise control". f. Click the write button. g. Follow the prompts and cycle the ignition as requested. Voila you now have working cruise control.
  11. donuts

    Country of Orign

    Country of origin is coded in the VIN: https://www.carfax.com/blog/vin-decoding EDIT: This link has more comprehensive list of countries of origin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_identification_number
  12. Thanks Don. After I get the OBDLink and Forscan going I'll update here if I get cruise working and any details for those who want to do the same in the future.
  13. Thanks Dino. I got the new steering wheel installed today - easy swap. Now I've got to order that OBDLink MX...
  14. I received my "new" steering wheel from Beta Don the other day - big thanks to Don! Now I just have to order an OBDLink MX and find some time to do wheel swap and figure out the OBDLink, Forscan, etc. Dino - is the cruise control setting the only one you had to change?