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    auto insurance plug-in monitor

    Yes, if you want the discount for using the monitor, you need to use the monitor. It is simply a reader and does not void or alter your warranty coverage in anyway. That is the correct answer. Using a "tuner" or other device which alters your ECM/PCM programming would cause warranty issues. The insurance company readers do not change the prgramming. If you do not want to believe us (after asking us), then contact Ford so they can soothe your concerns. No one mentioned anything about your driving record. You can use the insurance company monitor and get the discounts offered with its use, or you can not use it. It is your choice. Good luck.
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    auto insurance plug-in monitor

    Hi HotRodLinc. This is offered by some insurance companies, and is strictly voluntary. If you agree to do it, you can lower your rates if your driving habits fit your insurance company guidelines. But again, it is strictly voluntary. So if you don't want to, just don't. It has nothing to do with and does not affect the vehicle warranty. Good luck.
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    Auto Climate Control & Air Conditioning

    Hi Scott. As mentioned in posts above, the AC light will stay on until you press it to turn it off, or turn the climate control off completely. This is also all explained in our Owners Manual. Contrary to what people think of with home AC, automotive "AC" is not only cooling. The "AC" is used to dehumidify the air when necessary, at any temperature. That includes when the HVAC system is calling for heat or cooling. Good luck.
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    Hi Woody. Yes, MKZ owners have replaced the door speakers. Is it worth it? Usually yes, but it is all a matter of opinion, the quality of the replacement speakers and installation. Audio experts will usually tell you that replacing the door speakers is the most cost efficient way to improve your car audio system. I normally recommend people use the online tools available at Crutchfield to see what is available for their cars: https://www.crutchfield.com/ You can call and speak to a customer service rep or use their online knowledge base. If you decide to buy from them, they supply detailed installation instructions, wiring harnesses etc, along with lifetime tech support. Their prices are not the cheapest, but they are competitive. And as they say, you get what you pay for. I have purchased from them and have been very happy. Let us know how you make out and good luck.
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    Hi Woody and welcome to the Lincoln MKZ forums. It is easier for others to help if all information is in one place, so please do not double post questions. You asked the same question in the "Accessories and Modifications" sub-forum (where I also replied), so I am locking this one. Thanks and good luck
  6. Hi pwcopy. The plastic factory bracket is usually riveted on at the Dealership before the car is sold (if the particular state requires a front plate). If you unbolt and remove your license plate from the bracket, you should see the rivets which fasten the bracket to the bumper/bumper cover. You will need to drill out the center of the rivets, until the rivets break, thus releasing the bracket. If the bracket was screwed or bolted on, then just remove the screws/bolts. If you don't feel comfortable doing it and don't have a handy family member or friend, any body shop, or even local service shop, can do it for you. Let us know how you make out and good luck.
  7. Hi HKraus. You are under 50,000 miles, is your car still within the 4 year Bumper to Bumper Warranty period? Exactly which parts of the seat are now damaged? If it is the areas where the seat heater elements are located in the bottom and/or back cushions, your Dealer should check the car to see if it was a seat heater element issue. While it would be unusual, perhaps the seat heater element had a catastrophic failure and burned the leather. If it is determined to be a seat heater element failure and you are still within the Bumper to Bumper Warranty, it should be covered under Warranty. If the seat heater element did not fail, then the most logical explanation is something very damaging to leather was spilled or somehow got on your leather seat without you realizing it. Not much else it could be. Keep us updated and good luck.
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    SYNC2 WMLT Wallpapers

    Hi Eurythmian. Looks good! Nice work. πŸ€— πŸ™‚
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    Spring Cleaning - Isn’t She Purdy?!

    Hi Eurythmian. Fixed it for you. Was going to ask you yesterday if you meant she's "Purdue" University or "Purdue" Chicken, but figured I'd save you from my twisted humor. She looks beautiful either way. πŸ€—
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    Auto Climate Control & Air Conditioning

    HI Scott. Unfortunately yes, it seems there is an issue. Out of curiosity, what happens if you press "AUTO and then "AC"? Does it come on and cool the car if you set the temp to the minimum? How about if you just press "AC" without using "AUTO"? Does it cool the car? If you determine you have an issue, I would take out the Owners Manual, get acquainted with the operation of the system and mark the pages. In this way, if the Service Department mistakenly tells you things are working correctly, you can point out in the Owners Manual that it is not. You can also ask to be shown how the system is operating in another MKZ on the lot. This may save you time and extra trips to get it fixed. Keep us updated and good luck.
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    Auto Climate Control & Air Conditioning

    Hi R2D2. Living in NJ, using "AUTO" or "AC" is not usually necessary to keep a comfortable temperature in the fall, winter and spring, when the ambient air temperature is low enough to use the ventilation (non-AUTO/AC) feature alone, or the windows can be open for fresh air, at non-highway speeds. And it gives the added benefit of better MPG's and fuel cost savings. However, trust me, I use AUTO on hot summer days. 🌞 πŸ™‚
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    Auto Climate Control & Air Conditioning

    Hi guys. Same here. When I only want and need outside air vented in, simply set "AUTO" and "AC" to off and set the temperature to "LOW" on a warm day, or whatever temperature is comfortable on cooler days. Not having it set to "AUTO" and/or "AC" saves gas and improves MPG. Of course, there are those hot days when that is not possible, so on goes "AUTO". πŸ™ƒ
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    Auto Climate Control & Air Conditioning

    Hi Joe. Pressing "AUTO" automatically enables the AC and illuminates the "AC" button, if you feel like eliminating one button push in your life. πŸ™‚ Good luck. 🍻
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    Auto Climate Control & Air Conditioning

    Hi Scott. Sorry if this is more information than you are looking for, but I'm trying to cover all the bases, so here goes. If the ACC system is not already set to "AUTO" or "AC", just turning the temperature setting down will not turn on the AC cooling system or illuminate the "AC" button (or "AUTO"). In other words, just turning the temp setting to it's lowest will not turn on the "AC" or illuminate the "AC" button. So if not on "AUTO" or "AC", you will essentially only be able to get air that is approximately outside air temperature or warmer. Not saying you are doing that or it necessarily applies to your question, just trying to cover all the bases here. On my car (2018 MKZ), if I press the "AUTO" button, the "AC" button automatically illuminates, no matter the temperature setting. To my knowledge, the "AC" button should always be illuminated when the system is set to "AUTO". This pertains to when the "AUTO" button has been pressed and the "AUTO" light is illuminated. If I turn the "AUTO" setting off, the "AC" button will stay illuminated, unless I press "AC" to turn it off. The "AC" button being illuminated does not necessarily mean the AC compressor is "on", just that it is enabled and may be turned on if needed to attain the chosen "AUTO" settings/programming. And while in "AUTO", if I press one or more of the 3 directional buttons to manually direct the airflow to the windshield, dash or floor registers, it turns off "AUTO" control, but the "AC " button will still stay on until I press it. Same if I change the air temperature. Performing any of those changes while in "AUTO" will take the system out of "AUTO", but leave it in "AC", until the "AC" button is pressed. Those are all the actions of a correctly operating ACC system. Also, don't think of "AC" to only mean cool/cold air. "A/C" doesn't necessarily mean the system is cooling the air, it means the system is using the condenser/compressor to dehumidify the air, if necessary. Even when heating the cabin temperature. We don't really have enough information to ascertain whether your system is working correctly, but hope this information helps. If your system does not seem to be working correctly, take it in for Warranty service. Keep us updated and good luck.
  15. Hi dfstv. Looks like you put a lot of work and love into your project! Congratulations!