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  1. enigma-2

    Audio build in 2019 Edge St

    Great write up. I know on my 09 MKZ Lincoln has a warning in the OM about adding aftermarket speakers. Seems to interfere with the AdvanceTrac stabilization system. May no longer apply to later years, such as yours. "In addition, installing any stereo loudspeakers may interfere with and adversely affect the AdvanceTrac with RSC system".
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    2015 Ford Edge Sync USB

    Don't believe the "off" feature was available on the 2015, you had to get a 2016 to turn it off. Just kidding, try USB pause.
  3. My guess are worn sway bar bushings. The rubber hardens and the sway bar tries to bind on the rubber. Braking shifts the weight fwd putting stress on the sway bar.
  4. I read about this some time ago, author stated it had something to do with the proportioning valve. Personally i kind of wonder it the sudden high pressure frees up the rear caliper pistions (assuming their siezed and robbing power). Anyway, others stated this seems to work. I had this problem, had Lincoln garage change rotors, pads, fluid and go through everything. Great brakes now, mechanic said it was sticking rear calipers. (Over 100k and still had 1/2 pads left - ya think?).
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    2008 SE: Bilstein and H&R?

    I replaced my rears with Motorcraft. No complaints. Would never consider lowering, already running 20" rims; too many pot holes and bad roads around here. We like a quiet, smooth ride.
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    ABS / Trac Light On

    Did you check the condition of the wiring and connector?
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    where to store jump box?

    I carry my jump battery and a Dewalt tire inflator https://a.co/d/aZebBWZ in an insulated grocery bag https://a.co/d/fY9iZi3 , with the handles wrapped around the rear, drivers side, head rest. (Easy to reach from back seat). Bag doubles as a tote and insulated carrier when needed on hot days and coming home for grocery with frozen food. Little nervous about keeping it plugged continuously charging in as it contains a lithium battery. Besides, stays charged for months. Last used it last spring, came out of supermarket and car in lot had hood up, guy was tearing out back seat (battery was under back seat). I offered to get them started asap and he said he had jumper cables and didn't need any help. Offered again and he called my bluff. I got the jumper, opened his hood, located the jumper posts, hooked up the jumper, pushed the extra button and told his wife to start the car. Started right up. Should have seen his jaw hit the ground. He had been messing with the car for over a half hour (trying to find the battery). I smiled, took the thank you's in kind and we left. Feels nice to do a good deed. Literally, his jaw hit the ground. Eyes wide, stunned look on face. He had never seen one of these and had no idea that cars with hidden battery's have jump posts in engine compartment.
  8. Video is a nice service perk.
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    SiriusXm alert tone

    There is a button on your screen that's labeled "ALERT". If you're listening to a song and like it, click this button, and will take you into a menu that, once enabled, you can be alerted when either the song or artist is playing. Then when listening to SIRIUS radio, an alert will pop up on the screen to notify you when your song & artist is playing and ask if you want to tune to the station. If you don't want it, you can turn it off. P.S. don't set an alarm for Elvis or the Beatles or anyone who's playing all the time unless you love alerts 😉
  10. One of the newest YouTube videos from FordBossMe on installing a universal catch can. One very interesting feature was the method of removing the preformed ends of the OEM PVC hose to reuse with the Dorman tubing as supplied with the kit.
  11. I agree with @akirby, buy yourself a Solar BA9 (this unit tests both battery CCAs & charging system). $58. Cheap insurance for piece of mind. Can't tell you how useful it's been for me. Clore Automotive CA Clore Automotive SOLAR Digital 12V Battery and System Tester https://a.co/d/jeX4NtD
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    Two-piece Lug Nuts design flaw

    Sorry, memory, just got out of the hospital, still a little batty. Wrong sizes, but was talking about 1/2 sizes. Think it was one of Rainman vids. dabangsta got it right.
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    Two-piece Lug Nuts design flaw

    Seen in YouTube video where mechanic used a either 14.5mm or 15.5mm, 1/2" drive sockets on chrome-capped nuts. Worked perfectly. Think Amazon carries them
  14. enigma-2

    2008...adding navigation

    Page diwn and click on Save on required installation gear
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    2008...adding navigation

    Check these out. https://www.crutchfield.com/p_104BV960N/Boss-BV960NV.html?tp=20212 (They have better radios running well over a grand, but better functions and options like Sirus satellite radio and stuff. Look around while you're there). But this one lets you add a backup camera. Steering wheel control harness: https://www.crutchfield.com/p_104BV960N/Boss-BV960NV.html?tp=20212