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  1. How old is the vehicle battery?
  2. I've been putting off adding a rear backup camera on my 2009 Lincoln MKX, for some time. The only good reason is, it looks to be a lot of work and I'm lazy. And don't want to pay $150 for a plug-in programmer. Camera is easy enough, because of the rear end configuration, I'll be mounting the camera just above the license plate. stuffing wires from the rear end to the back of the head unit is only a couple of hours, have identified the contact pins on the ACU that takes the camera input and have a harness that plugs into the ACU. But the real problem is the software code to activate the camera. Talked to a certified tech at my local Ford garage to see if I could pay them to hook up their computer and switch on the camera and he said absolutely not. Ford doesn't allow it. Been playing with Foreskin and I think that it's located in the APIM module (as built) at 7D0-01-01-x*xx-xxxx-xxxx. where *=3 is for camera on, no PDC *=9 is for camera off with PDC *=b is for camera on with PDC. (I would be using "b" ) I guess I'm looking conformation on the modification of the APIM AND does the BCM need to be modified as well. Has anyone done this mod? Did you have any problems running the camera wiring?
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    2010 Edge Moon Roof Drain Line

    Actually that sounds like a leak around the antenna. Easy way to check. Pull the console down, (if I remember correctly you pull the back first) unplug the lights & switches and you'll see the bottom of the antenna. Have someone pour or hose water around the antenna base and watch from inside. May just need to tighten the screws that hold the antenna base to the car.
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    Joys of Old Cars

    I hear ya brother. I'm retired and have the Ford garage do all my work. For both my old cars (2009 MKX & a 2004 Chrysler Sebring convertible). Everything. I'm too old, too lazy and I can afford it. Besides my 09 is still under warranty for the next 3 years - with $0 deductible, so ....... in she goes for every little thing. (The power lumbar just went out on the passenger seat. So she goes in week after next. Thinking $400-$500 as they have to pull the seat out, then pull out the entire mechanism inside the seat back and replace it with a new mechanism). Old cars that are well cared for are great. Just think of making $400/month payments vs. $500 year for upkeep and repair. Of course there are years where you spend more, but still .... BTW, I wouldnt trust parts off Ebay. Even the Motorcraft parts are known to be fakes. (Amazon too). Unless it's a cost factor, if I were you, I'd buy off Rock Auto. Costs a little more, but you can rest assured your getting quality.
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    Ford Edge 2013 Headunit/Stereo

    Crutchfield has an excellent selection. You may need to pay extra for the steering wheel controls interface. https://www.crutchfield.com/S-ObDOdoWVKcr/m_266150/Car-Stereos.html?
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    ROOF LEAK from antenna?

    Probably the antenna leaking. Easy enough to check. Start by removing the overhead console. Using your fingers, pry the front (side facing the cabin interior) down. This will release the console and it will pop out. Disconnect the harness and set aside. The base of the antenna is now exposed. Have someone spray water on the antenna and watch from inside the vehicle. If its leaking, try tightening the mounting screws from inside. Done. Credit: 1 beer and a wife's loving touch for being a hero.
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    2010 Edge Moon Roof Drain Line

    There are no drain lines for the moonroof. It uses channels external to the window that run along side. (The old drain tubes would clog, causing water backup and overflow into the cabin). If you getting water in the cabin in a 2010, on the drivers side, check the a/c drain. It terminates on the underside, on the drivers side, on the bottom side ob the xmission hump. Can usually blow it open with air (don't crank to 100 psi) and expect to get wet. If you find this was the cause, I'd recommend pumping some "Kool It" into the heater/evap core housing as stagnant water usually develops mold and mildew this time of year (and you end up breathing it). https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0007PHD0S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_4uMbFb1ZFGPRK There are several YouTube videos on how to do this (you wiggle the hose up the drain and press the botton).
  8. See? Ford "does" have a sense of humor.
  9. Great upgrade. Does the manufacturer or supplier offer a path for future Sync upgrades from Ford?
  10. Bet someone in the design department at Ford got his ••• reamed for leaving that function still functioning. lol
  11. Cept it costs a lot more. I simply don't see the value or need. (Shrug)
  12. From what I see nowadays, most everyone I know uses a small Honda genset and Dewalt 20 volt cordless tools. (Genset recharges the battery packs). And not just construction, around my neck of the woods, most farmers carry a genset. It's just gotta be more convenient than dragging a truck around....
  13. My laptop charges from the power outlet, video game system (in a car????), home DVD player (yea it's great to watch a movie while stuck in traffic, besides my MKX has a DVD player in the apim), small hair dryer (ummm, ok, but they do make 12 volt hair dryers), fast charging a tablet - most tables limit the charge whether on 12 volt or 120 due to heat. Point is, it's just a gimmick. If you need 120 volts, buy an inverter and plug it in your power outlet. I really can't think of any good reason to need one in this day and age.
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    From one veteran to another...

    Is that just another way of saying you sat around getting drunk eating pretzels and watching Gilligan's Island? (It was Mary Ann wasn't it)? lol
  15. Like to ask, what good is it anyways? What exactly do you need 120 volts ac in a car? (Just curious why you would spend $300 for one).
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