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    2009 Lincoln MKX

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  1. This recall is probably NOT applicable to the Edge/MKX vehicles. Michelin North America, Inc. (Michelin) is recalling certain CrossClimate+ tires in size 225/60R16 103V XL tires with DOT date code 4618. https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls
  2. Its below freezing here, and besides ..... I've gotten (retirement) lazy. Anddddddd, the MLX made me pull in Had no say over it. It pulled in all by itself. (honestly!)
  3. I watched about a couple of dozen videos for my headlights. Finally settled on this one as I've found Scottie to be dead on and I trust Meguiar's products. He uses Meguiar's Headlight polish to clean fogged plastic and Meguiar's Headlight Coating to coat the plastic 2x year. (Only had the Meguiar's on for about 6 months so far, but am expecting good results). The important thing to remember is to reapply the coating at least annually. Semiannually in the southern states. More sun damage. There are several videos pushing clear coat paint, but it was never made for this application. Would not trust it to last but a year (sunbelt) or two (northern areas). The coating the lens manufacturers use is a special paint, baked on using UV light. They make this for consumer use, but your still not going to get any more than the OEM guys get. (But you can get lifetime clear if you use a protectant annually). I've also used 303 Protectant and found the headlights don't fog. I also use it on my wiper blades. Fourth year on MKX blades, five on the convertible. Still soft and pliable. (I also use it on ALL of my outdoor plastic items and they have never faded). https://youtu.be/E9NP0_nF2ak
  4. Car wash. Ultimate with $3 discount coupon. Soap and water rinse. Sealer wax and rim cleaner. Triple foam and tire shine. Simoniz hot wax and Lava foam. Rain X and Dragon dry. Done. On to the Chinese restaurant.
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    Uprated Underbody Shields / Skid Plates / Armor

    My initial guess is something similar to the "plastic steel" putty marketed by Devcon. It's a mix of epoxy and metal particles. One concern is that plastic expands and contracts more than the OEM shield and may require better fasteners. (Even the stock fasteners have proven problematic. If it were me, I would run with the existing panels and replace only when they were near failure. If they hold up, all the better. If not, it's what you were considering anyway.
  6. I've had excellent luck with Bridgestone Ecopia Dueler H/L 422's. (MKX with AWD).
  7. If your car is only 5 months old, haven't you taken it in for warranty service?
  8. enigma-2

    How to park a Lamborghini.....

    VID-20190826-WA0000(3).mp4
  9. If you want to over power lift hate arms, buy ones that are slightly longer than OEM.
  10. I wrote a little about my experiences in replacing nozzles in this thread: As far as headlight restoration, I use two products that have kept my 2009 MKX headlights crystal clear. Do this annually in the fall. To clean and polish the plastic lens, I use Meguiar's Plastx Cleaner and Polish. Rub thoroughly into the plastic and wipe off with clean microfiber towel. After the lens is clean and clear, I treat the plastic against UV with Meguiar's Keep Clear Headlight Coating. It comes in a pressurized spray can and requires two coats. Just follow directions. I'm certain there are other products that will work just as well, but I can verify these two will keep your headlights clear. If your headlights are really bad, consider using Meguiar's headlight restoration kit first.
  11. My 09 does this every once in a while. Hyperflash. On time I get it, another I don't. Think its in the SJB. (Everytime I get hyperflash, I can correct it by turning off the turn signal and then turn it back on again. Happens once every 3-4 months or so)
  12. In looking at the 2009 service manual (I think we can assume that the 07 is the same), the power is supplied through fune #10 (in the smart junction box) and then directly to both puddle lamps. Assuming that you have not been messing with the wiring, it's either the fuse (try a different one known to be good) or the smart junction box (try a reset by disconnecting the battery for a few minutes).
  13. One guess would be that the phone is instangating the call when connecting. Still guessing, but I would try to update the phones operating system and see if the latest fixes the problem. Another possibility is to update SYNC.
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    Puddle Lights Part Deux

    I bought the ones with the Lincoln logo. In a word, crap. Swapped them out for a set of regular high-intensity LEDs. (Too dim, and these were the ones before the adjustable positioning ones so the logo was never lined up with the side of the car.) Also, I'd rethink going with blue. The human eye focuses blue differently than all other colors and has fewer blue receptors. The LEDs, no matter how bright they start off will appear dim or weak. (Don't over pay as you may not like the effect.)
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    Puddle Lights quit working

    In looking at the 2009 service manual (I think we can assume that the 07 is the same), the power is supplied through fune #10 (in the smart junction box) and then directly to both puddle lamps. Assuming that you have not been messing with the wiring, it's either the fuse (try a different one known to be good) or the smart junction box (try a reset by disconnecting the battery for a few minutes).
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