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  1. Hey Everyone, I know it has been a longtime since I posted. Work and life has really been buzzing lately. I hope everyone is doing well. I wanted to let you all know that I parted with my Edge. It was a tough decision. My family has had so many good memories with the car. Shoot, I brought all 3 of my children home from the hospital in that car. I drove about 88K miles across Europe and Korea in it finally to return to the States and put another 20k on it here. The vehicle was in immaculate working order and would have driven for another 100k+ miles no problem. So many fun projects were completed on it and I learned a lot about how vehicles work with this car as well. I wanted to thank everyone for all the help over the past 9-10 years of ownership. Y'all have been great! With the 3 kiddos growing, are current vehicle needs have been expanding and the Edge just wasn't meeting them. Also, we wanted something new. So we traded both our cars for a 2020 Hyundai Palisade Limited. It is fully loaded, just like our Edge was, and so far is a truly impressive car. We went with the Palisade because of all of the comfort features it has over the Telluride and really wanted a 3rd row vehicle. I hope you all continue to enjoy your Edges and wish the best for you in the future! _Cell
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    Tesla style replacement radio

    Is it worth it? There is about a 40-second bootup. For me, I don't mind because I need to drive out of my neighborhood anyway. I have had it installed Since Nov 2018. There are a few things I don't like: 1. Navigation can take a few minutes to activate in mine. However, I don't really have an issue with this anymore. 2. No more ambient lights. 3. The user interface for the phone is not user-friendly, but I don't use it that much. 4. Seems like my recycle air and heated mirrors don't work anymore. Things I do like: 1. Massive screen! It looks great. 2. Google Play store. I have installed the apps I wanted in my car (Waze, YouTube, GoogleMaps, iHeart Radio, and more). This brings so much functionality to the car that wasn't there before. 3. The home screen displays your speed and there are several layout options. 4. Since I am using apps like Waze for navigation, I get the latest updates. I don't think there has been a map update for my Gen 2 for years. And since returning to the States, it never really worked right. Besides what other people think about this system, I would not go back to stock. It just brings a modernization that I believe the Edge needs. I do wish there was a more powerful version out there. Maybe 2gb of ram and faster bootup. However, what this system brings to my Edge far outweighs the dislikes IMO. Since I paid $520 for this radio, it was a risk I was willing to take. If I didn't like it, I could reinstall the OEM components and most likely sell it locally. I wonder if there is a newer version. I am also considering putting it in my other car, but we might be moving soon and I will sell the car. So I am going to hold off. Hope this helps a little more.
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    Tesla style replacement radio

    Hey everyone, So I have had the Tesla style radio in my Edge since Thanksgiving now and I have really grown to like it. However, there are some quirks with it. I attached some pics of it in my Edge. Quirks: 1. Navigation is slow to engage with satellites. Sometimes it takes 10 mins or so for the navigation to kick in....frustrating, but I know my way around and I can wait. 2. The infotainment LCD in the cluster panel is now useless. The only one that displays information is the climate screen. You cannot control anything with it, but it will tell you what everything is set at. 3. No more sync functions. You can no longer talk to your car. 4. Climate control takes some getting used to. For some reason, the recycled air is not working. Honestly, this huge screen and its capabilities are good enough for me to not go back to OEM. I can connect to the internet with it, through my phone, and pretty much run any app I want. I have Waze, google maps, youtube, iheart radio, etc. It runs off android so I have access to the Google Play store. I have loaded a skin over the operating system because the stock UI is terrible. All controls for your climate are now digital and it works pretty well. As a bonus, there is a push button for your hazards. All-in-all, I am very happy with the purchase. I think I paid $520 for it and installed it myself. Even had to take out the instrument cluster so I can plug a cable into the back of it. Cheers! _Cell
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    Tesla style replacement radio

    I ordered this unit. It should be arriving sometime this weekend, I hope. I'll post when it arrives and pics after the install.
  5. Hey everyone, I bought these DVD headrests and got them installed. https://www.dhgate.com/product/2x-9inch-touch-screen-headrest-hd-dvd-player/413363262.html?skuid=457387186664472578 I have a question about the wiring for the experts out there. I have tried tapping into several fuses and all of them keep the units on even when the car is off and locked. Can anyone tell me what wire or fuse I can tap into to make the units turn off when the car is off? I have purchased an in-line switch to install so I can kill the power to them and ensure the battery does not die. 9Also to be able to shut them off when the kiddos get out of control lol.) I just need to wait until it arrives to install it. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks. _Cell
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    Tesla style replacement radio

    So I called them today and they said that it allows control functions for the heated seats. Also, they have had a user report that it did not work with Sony but no one has contacted the company back saying it has worked. So they only have the negative feedback from it. They said that if it doesnt work, then only the front speakers will work or no sound will work. If that happens, then they will contact the manufacturer and have them send a harness to try to restore the Sony sound system functionality. It would take about 2 weeks to get the part they said.
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    Tesla style replacement radio

    This is awesome. I sent an email about the Sony compatibility to the maker and also asked about heated seat control. I havent seen anything about heated seat functions. Im hoping to save and buy this at the first of the year.
  8. True, no airbags deployed for me and I got my car back after a week. It was a pretty quick turnaround.
  9. Hey all, It has been awhile since I posted, but thought I would pop in and let you know I got gently rear ended! I had to get my impact bar, hitch replaced, and bumper repainted and repaired. The bad part was that they put me in a 2018 Edge Titanium! Man that car was nice. I got my Edge back, so all is back to normal now.
  10. So....I did this last week. I have wanted to install this for about 6 years now. Finally decided to go for it and it has been fun so far. Don't really care about what it is supposed to do...I like the sound. It is giving off a little whistle, but I'm sure that is because the stock exhaust cant handle all of the extra air coming into the engine. It almost sounds like a turbo blow off. So far, so good.
  11. Hey everyone! Guess what, I am back in the States now. Last week I tore out the DDM Tuning HIDs and put halogens back in. I started to have a bunch of problems and needing replacement bulbs more frequently, so I decided to simplify the setup and go back to OEM. I will have a bunch of my stuff in storage shipped to our house sometime in the next month and I will add the Daytime Running Lights setup put back in. I am excited for that day. Hope everyone is doing well!
  12. One of my OEM turn signal lights failed so I decided to swap them out with Drive Brights LED turns. I had Dave's turns in the back with his new rear light assembly I installed earlier this year and was really pleased with them. I have had LED switchbacks several years ago but were not impressed with their performance during the day, but these suckers are bright! They did come with and I installed resistors for them. Rear Shadow Black Light assembly: A picture I posted a little bit ago: The front turns: Against my 55W HIDs:
  13. Nice, I didn't contact them about warranty. Ill have to email them and see what the process is. Replacement bulbs were only $35 after shipping though, so not much impact on my wallet. That is great that you have been able to run yours for 4 years though! I hope these new ones run that long. Thanks! TRS was probably a good investment. I remember from forum posts a while back that TRS is a much more expensive option for people to take, but seems that you pay for what you get =). I'm still really enjoying this Ultra HID kit. Hey Perf, no kickback. Seems that anything goes here in Korea as for lights though. However, I made sure to angle these lights so they aren't blinding anyone. They are really bright and have been great on the road.
  14. My driver's side headlight bulb changed colors on me about a month ago. It changed to about the 4300 temperature range. So I ordered new bulbs, replacing both sides at the same time hoping that DDM tests and ships the same temperature bulbs to me. I purchased 9006 type 5500k bulbs here: http://ddmtuning.com/Products/UltraHIDBulb Here is the before and after bulb replacement picture. I was parked in front of a slanted wall, so the light/bright spots are skewed: Below on the left is the new bulb purchased to replace and the original is on the right. The original bulbs both had cloudy glass around the middle part of the bulb: I did not have to cut any tabs to fit the bulbs in. However, I did remove the headlight units to replace the bulbs like I did for the original installation. Took about 1 hour to get everything taken apart and back together. Tested the lights and everything looks good. So I'm looking at about 1.5 years before I have to change them again if they last the same amount of time as the old ones did.
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    Your music, what are you listening to these days?

    For over a year now, I have only listened to music in the car with my family. When I am to and from work I only listen to podcasts and audio books to get learned.