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  1. drolds1

    First Week Impressions

    Call up the pictogram of the seats (see video above), select ADJUST and scroll through the various areas of the seat. As you do, the area will be highlighted. Then you can adjust via the switch on the side of the seat or on the screen by touching "-" or "+."
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    First Week Impressions

    There's one button/switch. The difference is that the switch for the multi-contour has a button in the ('E' in the above illustration) that can be depressed to access the functions. A pictogram of the seats will appear in the screen. In the alternative, the multi-contour function can be accessed via the screen directly: I prefer to use the switch on the seat when I'm driving, as it doesn't require taking one's eyes off the road.
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    Adding and Amp and Subs to a hybrid

    Post moved by Moderator.
  4. My car has the Terra Cotta leather/black carpet mats and carpeting combination. I'd stick with the black all-weather mats. I have the Lincoln all-weather mats as well, but only use them if there's snow on the ground.
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    Out with the Old, In with the New

    Very nice!. Enjoy the new one. Yes, there was a significant interior upgrade in 2017 and Sync3 has it all over Sync2.
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    Rain Gutter problem.

    bbf2530 has covered this in full, but I'll just add my .02. There are no rain gutters on this car and there is no trim on the side of the windshield. The front and rear glass on this car is installed with a modern method that does not use reveal moldings, as in years gone by. It's your conclusion that this is a rain gutter. It's just a space. Yes, if you open the window in the rain, rain will come in. That's just the way it is. Actually, my 1997 Nissan is far worse in this regard. It has aircraft style doors that wrap up into the roof. Then again, I don't drive with my windows open in the rain. These cars are designed in a wind tunnel to maximize aerodynamics. I'm sure rain running into the passenger compartment with the windows open wasn't a primary concern of stylists. Rain running off the roof onto me when I exit the car doesn't seem to be something I've noticed either. How about posting a picture of the area that concerns you and someone will compare it to their car and get back to you?
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    MKZ Wheels on a Mach-E

    Interesting look and effect. https://fordauthority.com/2021/07/2021-ford-mustang-mach-e-with-lincoln-mkz-wheels-looks-great-video/
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    puddle light logo 2013 mkz

    You already asked this question earlier today here. Please don't create duplicate threads for the same topic. The other post is now closed as duplicate.
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    MKZ Hybrid Badging

    Maybe that works in Jackson, WY. Around here, signs like that get ignored. I saw an Audi Q7 parked in a spot that was marked "Compact Cars Only." I don't think, that at 200" long it meets the definition of 'compact.'
  10. There is a drain plug and filler plug. It's up to the owner if and when to change the fluid. https://youtu.be/dToMaZBe1nI
  11. Your 2014 MKZh has a 'Grade Assist' feature. Did you engage it on the downhill part of your trip? Also, using Low for an extended period on the uphill climbs may have triggered the Limp Mode, especially at that elevation. It's not intended for extended use: As bbf2530 says, 'Low' in your CVT is not going to work as it does in a conventional, geared AT.
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    2018 MKZh tires question .

    I'm shocked that there were clip-on weights as well. These cars come from the factory with stick-on weights, and that's the only kind that should be used.
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    Another MKZ newb

    Welcome and enjoy your MKZ. It looks like you already are.
  14. I wonder if they'll sell the Zephyr Reflection is the U.S. after all. https://fordauthority.com/2021/06/lincoln-will-go-fully-electrified-by-2030-first-ev-model-coming-next-year/
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    ICE running a little rough at 105k

    I've certainly had my share of those, and they're coming more frequently these days.😕
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    ICE running a little rough at 105k

    EFI-equipped engines should not be running on (dieseling) after shutoff. Fuel and ignition sources are shut off. It's not a carbureted engine in this respect. What is possible is that at 105K, there are carbon deposits in the head and one or more leaky injectors is allowing fuel to drip into the combustion chamber where a carbon hot-spot is igniting it. So, it may very well be worth your while to investigate the injectors and run the Techron through your engine. These factors could also account for the rough running and hard starting. Since they Hybrid ICE is not a turbocharged engine, there's no danger if damaging a TC. Note that a FI cleaning is not going to cure a leaking injector if that, in fact is your issue.
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    Welcome to the Lincoln MKZ Forum

    Welcome, Bob.
  18. It's the ambient light sensor for the autolamp feature.
  19. Welcome, Greg! Yes. Great people here with great info.
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    My new adopted 4 year old Lync...

    Congratulations on the addition to your family.
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    2013 MKZ hybrid spare tire

    Yes. It has been asked before. Found by using keywords "spare tire" in the 'Search' box above. https://lincolnmkzforum.com/topic/3935-spare-tire-in-a-mkz-hybrid/
  22. Bbf2530 is right on the money. In driving 3 miles to work, depending on traffic and weather, the car may never reach full operating temperature and is operating in "open loop" status for longer than necessary for optimum fuel mileage. In addition, it needs to get at least 2000 break-in miles accumulated before even bothering to calculate MPGs. The owner's guide is clear on this: Moreover, if this is going to be the way the car is used, it's never going to break in properly. It has to be driven at varying speeds to get the piston rings to seat properly. This will ensure that there is minimal oil consumption in the future and that all the moving parts in the engine "mate" properly with each other. Again, the OG: If this is going to be the primary way the car is going to be used, it sounds like a Hybrid or even a BEV would have been a more appropriate choice for your mom.
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    Grey Goose Project

    You'll need to be doubly careful when parking in lots where there are concrete stops or curbs. It's already too easy to scrape the bottom of the bumper cover if you get too close. IMO, a front camera should have been made available on this car. The proximity sensors don't alert you to anything that low.
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    Grey Goose Project

    Welcome to the forums. I'd double-check for fitment issues before going with that wheel/tire combo. Your next mod should be to take that dealer sticker off the decklid.😄 I have a very different idea for a grey goose project.😉
  25. https://fordauthority.com/2021/05/2015-lincoln-mkz-among-2021s-fastest-depreciating-cars/