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  3. kramf411

    Battery

    I guess it's time for me to replace the keyfob battery. No "low battery" warning yet but I have been experiencing a noticeable lag in (keyless) locking and unlocking and sometimes I need to take the keyfob out of my pocket and move it closer to the door. I can confirm that it is a CR2450 battery installed inside the keyfob.
  4. drolds1

    Key FOB Blocked

    In my last rental car (pre-pandemic), the fob battery died. That's fun, especially when you need to get back to the airport. No OM to consult for the emergency starting procedure. They never leave it in the glovebox. Thank goodness for YouTube! When all else fails, there's a universal method that might work in some cars: hold the fob up against or next to the Start/Stop button and give it a go,
  5. leftoverture

    Key FOB Blocked

    Ha! I used to be a competitive pistol shooter so I know about being under pressure. When this first happened to us, it was about a week after we had bought the car. We had no idea why the car wouldn't start, and thus didn't even know what to look for in the OM at first. We then saw the "no key found" message and started trying to find something about that. But we didn't find it in the OM before my wife found something on the Internet. I know now....3 years later....that when you are in a spot where the fob signal is blocked and turn the car off, it actually flashes a message right then, too. That is how I caught it the 2nd time it happened. Frankly, I'd be happy to go back to the old put a key in the ignition days.
  6. bbf2530

    Welcome light

    Hi bnewt. Thanks for the information. So that explains why the Explorer "puddle light" (it is not a "Welcome Mat" like the MKZ) illuminates whether the mirror is folded or not. It was a simple puddle light. Not a directional logo. My 2007 MKZ is the same way. It is a simple puddle light, not a logo. As we explained earlier, the Lincoln "Welcome Mat" is a horizontal Lincoln logo. The optics can only allow it to be projected properly in one position or another (folded or not folded), not both. Lincoln chose to have it illuminate correctly in the folded position. Hope that information helps. Good luck.
  7. bnewt

    Welcome light

    originally the puddle light on the explorer is just a light, then I switched to one that displays the Ford oval logo just plug in to replace the oem version
  8. bbf2530

    Key FOB Blocked

    Hi leftoverture. I find it helpful to hold surprise, once a week live-fire exercises. It improves performance under pressure. 😉 Good luck.
  9. leftoverture

    Key FOB Blocked

    Cool. I guess when we were trapped in the car with the alarm going off we missed that. Lol.
  10. 22K is a bit early for a trans fluid change but I'm sure you had a good reason. The location of the dipstick is described in your owner's guide under MAINTENANCE>AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID CHECK> 6F50/6F55 Transmission. If you don't have an OG, you can download one here. If you haven't done so, it would also be a good idea to register on the Lincoln Owner site.
  11. Cadetgray

    My newish BL baby

    Thank you all for the kind welcome. Over the last two decades I have learned to rely on the sage wisdom and expertise of people who own the same vehicle. Collectively, it has save me thousands in repair costs.
  12. Hi all 3.0 drivers. Is there anyone who can explain the dipstick location? I recently had a tranny flush and seemed it only required 6 quarts. The dealer quoted 12. I’m thinking they would not have shorted themselves. Don’t know what happed there. MKZ 3.0 22000 miles.
  13. drolds1

    Key FOB Blocked

    Pg. 140: The system does not function if: The key frequencies are jammed. The key battery has no charge. If you are unable to start the engine, do the following: Remove the rubber covering (A) in the cupholder. With the buttons facing upward and the unlock button facing the front of your vehicle, place the first intelligent access key into the backup slot (B). With the key in this position, press the brake pedal, then the START button to switch the ignition on and start your vehicle.
  14. Izzy3906

    Izzy's Showroom

    Mufflers installed at Kinney's muffler shop Fort Worth. Did not go with the tips I had because didn't like the space that it had without the frame.
  15. Izzy3906

    Izzy's Showroom

    My Borla Mufflers and Resonator
  16. Izzy3906

    My newish BL baby

    Congrats and welcome.
  17. leftoverture

    Key FOB Blocked

    We never did find anything about it in the OM. My wife found something on the Internet...that's the only way we figured it out.
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  19. fusionff

    New to me 2017 MKZ

    Hopefully those small issues will all be resolved soon enough. Welcome aboard.
  20. fusionff

    My newish BL baby

    Congrats, great choice and best of luck with it. Welcome aboard.
  21. drolds1

    Key FOB Blocked

    A good illustration of why it's so important to read the OM with modern cars.
  22. leftoverture

    My newish BL baby

    Welcome. Went for the black label. Very nice...and classy!
  23. leftoverture

    New to me 2017 MKZ

    Welcome and congratulations! I want a 3.0! Enjoy that 400hp.
  24. leftoverture

    Key FOB Blocked

    Interesting theory except we used my cell phone to call the tow truck the first time while my wife was searching the Internet on hers. My theory is that Holiday uses an unusually large amount of neon light at their stations and this might create some interference on our fob's frequency. But I don't know if that is possible or not.
  25. bbf2530

    My newish BL baby

    Hi Cg. Very nice! Welcome to the Lincoln MKZ Forum and congratulations on your new MKZ! Hope to see you around here on the forums and good luck.
  26. kramf411

    My newish BL baby

    Nice! Welcome and enjoy your new ride!
  27. kramf411

    Key FOB Blocked

    Perhaps the gasoline station is employing a signal jammer meant to discourage use of cellphone during fill up and so happens to include the frequency where the keyfob is transmitting.
  28. leftoverture

    Key FOB Blocked

    Yes, when it happens we have to pull the cup holder liners out and lay the fob in the designated spot. Of course...the first time it happened we did not know about that spot. It was really bad, too, because I didn't know why it wasn't working so I naturally tried to get out of the car and check under the hood but every time I opened the door it set off the alarm. So there we were at Holiday trapped in the car. Couldn't find anything about it in the owner's manual. We finally called a tow truck and just as he got there my wife found something about putting the key in the cup holder spot on-line. Started right up and we sent the tow truck away. We replaced the batteries in the fob thinking that would help but next time we went to a Holiday gas station it happened again. So now we just don't go to Holiday any more.
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