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sam kahill

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  • My MKZ's Year
    2015
  1. thank you, this worked on 2015 MKZ H, did (dry run)activate and deactivate worked ok, but at the end of the deactivate it said something about " parking brake.limited function service required." however the parking brake holds ok, so what does this message mean ? thank you in advance.
  2. I installed my solar panel under the rear windshield, if you have a Hybrid it makes all the sense to install there since the 12V battery is in the trunk. my panel seems to be making a difference, as the car sat unused for 4 days and still did not die as it has done before,, the voltage dropped to 11.87V but still enough to start it. eventually will have to replace the battery, it is probably the original (2015 MKZ \hybrid.
  3. sam kahill

    Battery Drain?

    it is a Ford battery, didn't take it out to see the date stamp, even it looks very clean it can still be the original.(just bought the car) What surprises me is the low capacity of 390 CCA. I am guessing this battery does not run any heavy loads.
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    Battery Drain?

    (2015 MKZ Hybrid) Suffered a completely dead 12V battery this week, after the car hasn't been driven for 4 days, anyway I managed to boost it under the hood as I could not get into the trunk. the past couple of days I've been running it for 5 minutes on remote start. Today I installed a solar panel (2,5 W or 5 W), placed the panel by the rear windshield near the speakers. it was an easy direct hook up to the 12v Battery in the trunk. Hopefully this will keep the battery topped up.
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    Factory-set code recovery

    I may have been off on at least 2 items. 1)orientation of the keys in the slot, need to put buttons-side down. 2)Overall time limit of 30 seconds exceeded. Neither one is mentioned in the instructions, so once I corrected these 2 items the code appeared in correct order (not backwards) Thank you again, that probably saved me $100+ at the dealer, although this feature is kind of redundant, but may come in handy.
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    Factory-set code recovery

    Right you are, it worked the first time...thank you
  7. Anyone managed to pull the door code using the instructions on pages 72,73. user's manual I followed the instruction on those pages without luck. [Displaying the Factory Set Code Note: You will need to have two programmed intelligent access keys for this procedure. To display the factory-set code in the information display: 1. Remove the rubber covering (A) in the cupholder. Place the first programmed key in the backup slot (B) at the bottom of the cupholder. 2. Press the START/STOP button once and wait a few seconds. 3. Press the START/STOP button again and remove the key. 4. Insert the second programmed key into the backup slot, then press the START/STOP button. The factory-set code will appear in the information display for a few seconds. Note: The code may not display until after any other warning messages first display] Thank you in advance, I am trying to avoid a trip to the dealer.
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    What is the smallest diameter rim on MKZH

    hi bbf2530, I ended up getting the 16", as the seller used them on MKZH 2014, they are Michelin Xice Xi3, they even have the pressure sensors, and the price was great as well, the tread ? well 3 seasons at least left on them. So I figure they should fit with no problem, since they were used on 2014, I have 2015. I also noticed there is at least 4" of clearance with the 19", currently, so there should be at least 2.5" of clearance left with the 16". the only downside to the 16" is I lose 1.9% on my mileage. (about 8 miles per tank full) Cheers.
  9. Hi All..I am shopping for a used set of snows, for my 2015 MKZH/found one 215/60/16 my summer's are 245/40/19, I know the overall is within 2%, but wondering about the clearance around the rotors/ from the 16" rim. what's everyone with snows using? Owner's manual is of no help on this topic. Thank you
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    2015 MKZ HYBRID ,

    Hi again, based on the criteria you listed, my car is NOT a Black Label, no suede headliner, just a synthetic perforated in white, and no wood, silver trim instead, the dash is leather and the doors are part leather the top 6 inches.No badges either.
  11. I experimented with solar panel, and found that the sunroof , since it is tinted does not pass on sufficient amount of the sunlight to the panel, the windshield was best place to capture most of the sun light.( I know panel on and panel off..not too convenient but helps an idle battery stay strong) the average LED bulb consumes about 20Ma, I am sure the car electronics use a lot more, but being a Hybrid, I dunno (yet) if High voltage battery shares with the load.I have a clip-on ammeter, I will try to measure the draw on the 12v Battery and report back. cheers.
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    2015 MKZ HYBRID ,

    I should've specified that the audible on the Mazda ONLY sounds when you activate your signal while a vehicle is in the blind spot. Me too loving my 2.0H, still discovering all the features, I am wondering if it is a Black Label, is it possible, does anyone know how to tell.
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    2015 MKZ HYBRID ,

    THANK YOU
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    2015 MKZ HYBRID ,

    I have a question about the Blind spot monitoring, I cannot figure out how to turn the audible warning for it, the feature is turned on in the settings but no sound to warn you on the light in the mirror, I have a Mazda that does both light and a choice of 2 audibles.(2015 MKZ Hybrid)
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    2015 MKZ HYBRID ,

    Hello all, I just joined this forum. I just bought a used 2015 MKZ Hybrid, and yes mine makes that sound, and it changes pitch with vehicle's speed, I noticed it the first time I test drove it, it sound like an electric motor, you have the main propulsion motor and another in the tranny (eCVT), I read somewhere this CVT does not use a belt, instead it uses an electric motor. So you have 2 possible sources for that sound, and it isn't necessarily a bad sound of something wrong, I am not concerned.
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