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normkol

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  1. Without getting under the dashboard, I do recall that the cover snaps into place securely. I just don't see the need for the screws. Every year when I change the filter, I debate putting the screws back in, but I always do.
  2. I've never seen the need for those screws. I understand the OP says his tabs are broken, maybe he should get a new cover. I feel the tabs alone are sufficient. My wife has a Honda and my daughter has a Toyota. Both use a similar cover with tabs, but no screws. This is one time I think Ford over-engineered the design.
  3. If you buy the Titanium or ST you would be ok. It's interesting that they say there is excessive glare on the low beam SEL. I often get drivers coming towards me flashing their lights at me, as if my high beams are on, which they are not.
  4. Try doing it by voice command.
  5. Has anyone had this recall done recently? My dealer in Staten Island, NY just told me they still do not have the parts.
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    Bluetooth not connecting

    Not relevant to the current issue, but I recently was upgraded to Android 11 on my Samsung Note 20 5G.
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    Wheel lock laugh

    That was the reason the salesman gave for the $200 charge. It takes time to "leak" all the air out of the tires before they fill them with nitrogen. There were other add on's my wife let them add, about $1000 worth. I got them all taken off except the nitrogen, they wouldn't budge on that.
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    Only 20 or so cars on the lot

    All this talk about installing the "chips" is a misnomer, I believe. The chips are part of assemblies, circuit boards, etc. It's not just a case of plugging in a chip. I wonder if the cars can be driven without the missing chips. If not, handling them would be a royal pain.
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    Wheel lock laugh

    When my wife bought her Honda Odyssey in 2016, dealer charged $200 for nitrogen fill. I wasn't with her, and she paid it. The last time she buys a car by herself.
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    2016 Panoramic Moonroof won't close

    I have the 2016 Edge SEL bought new. It has been very reliable. The only repair done was the APIM, which is the computer controlling SYNC. Otherwise, it's been a great car. Take it back where you bought it, 5 days is too short a time to start having problems on an expensive car like this.
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    PTU Care

    I just had the RDU fluid changed at Firestone yesterday, part of my annual maintenance. I only drove 4k miles last year, so I use synthetic oil and change it once a year. Currently have 36k miles on the car. They charged $112 for the RDU. Funny how they billed it, $56 for fluid and $56 labor. Yeah, one pint of gear oil is $56, in what world? They wouldn't do the PTU, claimed it needed a "special Ford tool". I think they just didn't want to do it.
  12. I called today to make an appointment to get this done. They said the parts are on national backorder, and they figure at least a couple of months. Considering we were originally notified last August, what the heck is taking so long? I know the pandemic screwed up a lot of manufacturing but 10 months is a long time.
  13. I got the notice on Monday that parts are now available and we can get our cars serviced. Does anyone have access to Ford's procedure for the dealers, as to what will be covered under the recall? I don't want to have the dealer trying to charge me for the brake fluid flush that I assume is part of the procedure.
  14. My Samsung wireless charger interferes with my Citizen atomic watch. It never gets the signal if I leave it near my charging phone at night. No phone, it gets the signal fine.
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    For those special romantic occasions

    For those rusty pipes. 😁
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