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  1. Chris109

    Rear Panel Side Lights

    Yes. Right behind the wheels. The ones that come on when you approach the car and when you close the door. I was surprised that the service guy knew exactly what the problem was and said it was a common issue.
  2. On my 2017 hybrid, I happened to notice this past weekend that the driver side rear panel light (the rear of the wheel) was flickering when I got out of the car. I opened and closed the door again and checked the passenger side. That light wasn't even on. Made an appointment and they checked it out today. Service manager told me that it was a common problem with Lincolns. They looked at it and told me that the harness (es?) were corroded and they needed to be replaced but needed to order the parts to do the repair next week. I'd never heard of this 'problem' before. If the car wasn't still under warranty, I wouldn't care. But, since it's a freebie...
  3. Chris109

    HD Radio

    So, on a couple of FM stations, I lost the HD feed a couple of months back. No biggie, I don't listen that much to radio anyway. Then, I figured I would do a refresh stations thing. They went back to HD. Had them for a week or so. Then, when I hooked up Android Auto, phone rebooted by itself, and now I lost the HD radio stations. Did another refresh but they didn't come back this time. I'm wondering if somehow AA is causing screw ups with HD.
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    Auto Climate Control & Air Conditioning

    I just checked my '17. Seems whatever I left it on when I shut the car off, is what comes on when I start it back up. If on AUTO, it stays on AUTO upon restart. Same with AC. If both are on when I shut off, they are both on when I get back in. And AUTO is disengaged also just by turning down the fan. I just play it by ear anyway. Some of us don't live on a canal, in a gated community, surrounded by armed guards and guard dogs, and only head into town with the AC on when they run low on umbrellas for their alcoholic beverages. Oh, hi, R2D2.
  5. Chris109

    Auto Climate Control & Air Conditioning

    That's it. Blame the woman. Guys get blamed for the world's woes as it is so it's about time they take the hit.
  6. Chris109

    USB Ports for Power

    I have had a camera hooked up to one of the power ports on the bottom storage area at the console, down near the pedals. There are 2 of them. I had no need to check the videos for anything. But I wanted to check out something today. Went through the videos and discovered that the camera was still on for about 1 hour and 15 minutes after I had shut the car off. Yikes. The only thing that I really ever noticed after letting the car sit overnight is that the hybrid battery level is at about 1/8 full when I start it the next day. So I guess those power ports stay active for over an hour after the car is shut off.
  7. Chris109

    The End of my 2017 MKZ

    Know how that feels. Like when I played my guitar for the first time in 3 years. OUCH!
  8. Chris109

    The End of my 2017 MKZ

    My cables were not that thick. Very easy to put behind any trim. I ran mine down the windshield side trim and then under the dash trim. I was thinking about the door side but it could get pinched. I looked at my car again and it seems like there shouldn't be a problem running the wire above the door. The rubber stripping moves so you have access to the trim. There seems to be plenty of room for wires under that trim. The only obstacle I see is the trim were the seatbelt attaches. That seems very secure but I'm sure with patience you could move it enough to get wire under it. From there, the trim to the back window seems accessible.
  9. Chris109

    The End of my 2017 MKZ

    I never even considered running it on the driver side. Things move under the dash and there are plenty of pinch points. Besides that, the steering wheel always gets in the way. And the fuse box isn't exactly in a prime area for access.
  10. Chris109

    Small Update Mod

    Those service bay guys are just happy that they don't have to wash their own uniforms.
  11. Chris109

    The End of my 2017 MKZ

    I went up and over and down on the passenger side. Stuck the wire in thru the panel on the glove box side. Behind the glove box and down behind plastic trim and into the outlet. I'll do a splice into the outlet from behind the panel sometime. It's not at the top of my list of things to do right now. Jam it under these pieces. Wrap it under the corner and down the dash board. Remove the panel on side of glove box. I shove wire way back there so when I put that panel back on, the clips wouldn't damage the wire. Just cram wire up anywhere behind the glove box and stick behind plastic molding. This was a PIA cause I didn't want to remove the molding. If memory serves, this is where I started so as to not totally remove that plastic. Any extra wire is up behind the glove box. Should take you about 5 minutes.
  12. Chris109

    The End of my 2017 MKZ

    No need to pop them off. You can just push the cables behind the covers. There is enough give in them to jam in the wires. Plenty of vids on Youboob.
  13. Chris109

    What’s your next car?

    Another CC question. When I have a set speed on a main road, not a highway, with limited traffic, if the car ahead of me takes a right hand turn, my car comes to almost a complete stop before resuming even though the car in front of me is no longer in front of me having already made the turn. And I mean as if I had slammed on the brakes. Doesn't matter what distance is set. Anyone else notice this?
  14. Chris109

    What’s your next car?

    I'll check again but I do not think mine does that. I need to press the Resume button. Looking at the speed control, when stopped, on the dash the mph cruise setting has a line through it, That tells me cruise is off and what the cruise speed is set for.