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Chris109

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    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.
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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.
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    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.
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    The End of my 2017 MKZ

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

    Those service bay guys are just happy that they don't have to wash their own uniforms.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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?
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    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.
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    What’s your next car?

    Stop and go works great unless you are stopped for more than 3 seconds. Then you have to re-engage cruise.
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    Climate Issues

    Found this. Not exactly for Lincoln but seems they are all in the same area. Looks like these actuators going is common on Ford products. A search will return plenty of hits. https://www.2carpros.com/articles/replace-blend-door-motor
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    What’s your next car?

    Munchers helping me drive. Notice the paw on the wheel. Now taking a nap cause she drove half way.
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    What’s your next car?

    You would have met both of them if you weren't one of those high class individuals that lives in one of them gated communities with armed guards and killer dobermans. 😸😸 Another duplicate. Trying to make a point.
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    What’s your next car?

    You would have met both of them if you weren't one of those high class individuals that lives in one of them gated communities with armed guards and killer dobermans. 😸😸
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    What’s your next car?

    I'm looking into that one also. The one thing that I can't have is the buttons near the shifter. Whenever I take long trips, one of my cats needs to sit on my lap (carrier is not an option). She may inadvertently press one of those buttons. I would need to actually sit in the vehicle to judge.
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    Intelligent Access? (not really...)

    There is a way to disable the horn honking by doing the Forscan bit. Here is a link to a tutorial: http://www.2gfusions.net/showthread.php?tid=4573 I know nothing about how it's done, but remember seeing it. Here is a list of what can be done. That double honk is in there. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yax6zfhZYj2joBczEeruqKh9X5Qhee3C0ngilqwTA7E/pubhtml?gid=0&single=true As an aside, I am one of those morons. However, I have a detached garage with garage doors and windows that haven't closed completely since the day it was built, which was almost 40 years ago. So CO buildup isn't really something I need to worry about.
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    Intelligent Access? (not really...)

    Whoa. Where are my glasses?
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    Ventvisors

    If that is what Tom was referring to, I had them on my 2013. Didn't really think much about them. They were on the car when I bought it. However, like every thing else, you don't realize what you have til you lose it. When I bought my 2017, just cracking the window for air during any type of precipitation is a wetting experience if you don't have them. I may buy a set but they are not on the top of my list at this time.
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    Ventvisors

    What is a ventvisor?
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    SiriusXM subscription offers?

    This is where it's messed up. As I've said previously, I get the Sirius Select. But I do not get the NFL, NHL, NASCAR, PGA or NBA. On the one page it says "What will I hear", these are listed. If you click on 'compare packages', NFL, NHL, NASCAR, are listed. NBA and PGA are not checked. My radio only goes up to 180 something. On the list, all of these other stations are 'streaming only'. So, to get streaming, I need to pay 'another' $5 a month? I think not. I'm wondering if it goes according to each individual. If that is the case, I will just go back to 'selling' the car and get 3 months free every time. I would call, but I have a problem with people who don't speak English very well.
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    RATS....

    Could be a fire hazard. I guess you really are lucky it wasn't a rabbit when you opened the hood.
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    SiriusXM subscription offers?

    Figured it out. Not sure if all radios are like this, but, XM Select may just be for separate radio purchases. On my old car, I bought a radio and the packages were for XM. That is why it was XM Select.
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    SiriusXM subscription offers?

    And something else I discovered was that there is XM Select and Sirius Select. Was gonna call them, but I just listen to certain stations that are on both. MLB used to interest me, but being an Oriole fan, possibly listening to only 47 wins again this year doesn't appeal to me. And listening to the play by play of the NHL on the radio?...uh, no. Sirius Select What will I hear? Compare Packages Over 140 channels ✓ Howard Stern ✓ Every NFL Game ✓ Every NASCAR® Race x Every MLB® Game ✓ NBA, NHL® Games and PGA TOUR® Coverage ✓ Up-to-the-minute traffic & weather for 8 major metropolitan areas XM Select What will I hear? Compare Packages Over 140 channels x Howard Stern x Every NFL Game x Every NASCAR® Race ✓ Every MLB® Game ✓ NBA, NHL® Games and PGA TOUR® Coverage ✓ Up-to-the-minute traffic & weather for 8 major metropolitan areas
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