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  1. I got a 64 GB USB drive, threw 3.5 GB of music on to test, and it works beautifully! Will the infotainment system recognize playlists on the USB device? If so, what format should they be? I'd like to have a "clean" playlist to shuffle while my son is in the car, and another playlist or a few for when I'm riding with adults only.
  2. After getting some feedback in another post related to playing music through a USB flash drive, I will just go that route and save my Bluetooth MP3 player and headphones for mowing the lawn. Thanks for your time.
  3. Sweet! Thanks for your responses guys. I appreciate you sharing your experiences with me. I will follow suit and load up a USB flash drive with music and get away from the MP3 player in the car altogether. Cheers.
  4. That is one valid option and something I may do down the line. But I'd like to get my newly purchased Bluetooth MP3 Player to work in the car as well.
  5. It pairs and works perfectly with my Phaizer BHS-750 Bluetooth Headphones.
  6. Yep - already tried both of those things multiple times before turning to the forum. Thanks though. Other thoughts?
  7. I have a 2017 Ford Edge Titanium with 301A (Sync 3). Is it a bad idea to keep a USB device (such as Sandisk Clip Sport MP3 Player) plugged in to the USB port always? I worry about the low current draw on my car battery - should I be concerned about this? Also, is it bad to leave a USB Flash Drive with audio files on it plugged into the USB port always (it's not a chargeable device)? When I get out of the car and leave the MP3 Player plugged in, each time I open the door, or any time accessory power comes on, it turns the USB device on and then relies on it's Timeout feature to turn it back off (currently set to 10 minutes). I'm just worried about my car battery and device battery as I prefer to fully cycle the MP3 battery each time between charges instead of constantly providing a charge to it while driving. For this reason, I tried getting a Bluetooth version of the MP3 player, but I'm having different issues (connectivity) with that (different post on this forum). Thanks for your knowledge on these battery-related questions. On a side note, it just seems like an inherently bad idea to keep a USB device plugged in to the port always, as I worry about slow current draw on my car battery - should I be concerned about this? The reason I ask is that I also have a non-Bluetooth Sandisk Clip Sport that I can plug in through USB, and everything functions perfectly with full playback control through the infotainment and steering wheel controls. But when I get out of the car and leave the MP3 Player plugged in, each time I open the door, or any time accessory power comes on, it turns the USB device on and relies on it's Timeout feature to turn it back off after 10 minutes - I'm just worried about my car battery and device battery as I prefer to fully cycle the MP3 battery each time between charges, which is why I wanted to switch to Bluetooth connectivity.
  8. I just got a 16 GB Sandisk Clip Sport Plus with Bluetooth MP3 Player with the hopes of pairing it with my 2017 Ford Edge Titanium with Sync 3 (301A). They seem to pair up fine, yet the MP3 Player won't play through my car. My Clip Sport Plus recognizes the device as "Ford Edge", and my Edge recognizes my MP3 device as "Clip Sport Plus". The Edge said, "Pairing to Clip Sport Plus successful, would you like to listen to it now?" (or something like that), and when I clicked Yes, the current Audio Source (Sirius) keeps playing and doesn't switch to the Clip Sport Plus. So I go to Sources --> Bluetooth Stereo --> Clip Sport Plus, and choose Connect Device, but the Edge infotainment keeps telling me "Connection Failed. No response from Device". The device is on and I've even tried pausing and un-pausing the MP3 Player while trying to connect to it. Any idea on why this won't all function the way I expected it to? I have read the manual for the Clip Sport Plus and the Edge. I searched this forum for related threads, but can't find my problem being talked about elsewhere. I know that the Clip Sport Plus uses the A2DP Bluetooth Stereo profile. My Sync 3 version is 2.2, Build 16280 (I know 17011 is an available update, but I don't want to update it unless it will specifically fix the issue I'm having). Sorry for the long post. Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.
  9. Yep - that's the one. I purchased the part when I took delivery of my ordered car, but since it was raining that day, they didn't want to install it then. I had them sell it to me at their cost (at least what they showed me was their cost - realistically, their cost is probably like $20, if). I think I paid something like $60.65 or thereabouts. I'm very glad I have it.
  10. Damn dude, sweet ride! That SunTek 45 does look great in front of the factory rear tint. 45% from SunTek can only be Carbon or CXP. Do you know which you have? They are both better products than the Standard Pro that was suggested to me by an installer. I think I'd prefer the CXP but haven't priced it out yet. And I still need to take a closer look at some reference photos for the 3M Crystalline.
  11. Thanks for the comment TheWizard. I mentioned the 3M Crystalline in my second post (#3). I'm seriously considering that product line if I can find a qualified installer near me. I just haven't had a ton of time to investigate lately as I am swamped with... life. I like that it comes in 90, 70, 60, 50, 40 and 20, so again, it would achieve my goals outlined in post #3. I like your idea of putting the 90% on the windshield - I wasn't initially planning on putting any film on the windshield, but I may consider that actually.
  12. I've heard a bit about Huper Optik, specifically on some tint-related forums. Most everything I heard about them was positive, along with a popular company called Llumar. I'm still trying to find the time to refine my research and determine the products I'd like to get the most, and then marry that to a reputable authorized dealer near me (probably the more challenging task) to install that preferred product for me. In regards to your statements about the police / sheriff, I totally agree with what you're saying. The tint installers all have disclaimers that we owners proceed with the install at our own risk. I have read about the laws and regulations in my home state. Ignorance to the law is not grounds for breaking it. I would not install an illegal tint in the expectations that the installer would cover my ticket. As such, I specifically don't want to draw attention to my vehicle, which is why I don't want dark tints installed to begin with. While the cops may be looking for more interest throughout their day, I don't want to be the source of that additional "interest". I just want to ride nice and cool when the humidity is scorching the earth outside of my cabin. Stay cool...
  13. From what I understand, the privacy glass that comes from the factory doesn't do a very good job at blocking UV, Heat, etc. It's just a dark colored tint impregnated in the glass for "privacy". I don't believe there is any "film" installed in the back from the factory - just dark glass. I would add a nearly transparent film in the back for the heat blocking characteristics I previously mentioned. As for the pano roof, I would add a film there because I still feel a good bit of heat beating on me from above when the shade is open and the glass panel is closed. I like driving with the shade open and the panel either closed or just venting, so adding the film there is more of a comfort convenience that I (and the Mrs.) would appreciate. Though I don't think I personally would go as dark as 5% since I still want the benefit of the views / open feeling of having the glass roof in the first place. I just want to cut down on heat build-up in the cabin as opposed to making everything look dark (I want to keep it classy and rather stock looking, but with performance enhancements). That's my primary goal.
  14. Thanks for your response. I'm still researching options for who / where I want to take my car for tinting. I had a highly recommended guy lined up, but he only uses Suntek Standard Pro and only carries 35% and darker. I don't think that's what I'm looking for. I don't mind the factory look of having the front windows lighter than the rest (I really don't want to get pulled over), and I'm mainly looking for performance gains in reducing heat and protecting my leather and vinyl / plastics from direct sunlight. So I am looking for a place with great reviews that offers better products than Suntek Standard Pro, like perhaps the 3M Crystalline, or even the Suntek CXP. I may go with 50% on the front side windows, and perhaps 90% on the factory tinted privacy glass. I will probably go with something like a 40% on the vista roof.
  15. revitus

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    Just wanted to say thanks for all of the amazing information on this thread!!! You have helped me successfully prep and protect my new car. I'm the happy new owner of an all black 2017 Edge Titanium, and thanks to all of you (as well as my own efforts and quality Meguiar's products), it looks amazing!!! I took delivery on 7/6, ordered all of my supplies, and started my detailing process 12 days later once I had everything I needed. I did wash it twice with Meguiar's Gold Class Car Wash during those two weeks prior to detailing it. It rained all day when I picked up my new car, and I was hoping the dealer didn't do much as far as detailing it, and I'm pretty sure they didn't do much. The total detailing process took me 12 hours to complete the interior and exterior. I started detailing in my garage on the night of 7/18 which included cleaning, conditioning and protecting my black leather surfaces and all other interior surfaces using Meguiar's Rich Leather Cleaner and Meguiar's Quik Interior Detailer Cleaner. I used Stoner's Invisible Glass for all of the interior glass surfaces. Total process took about 3 hours with a few breaks. The next day was hot and humid, and for the first time ever, I washed my new car inside my garage with the door down far enough to keep the direct sunlight off the body of the car! I used all Meguiar's products, starting with the Gold Class Car Wash, followed by the Smooth Surface Clay Kit (then installed my rear bumper protector), then did the glass with Stoner's Invisible Glass, then sealed everything with Meg's Ultimate Liquid Wax, and the next day I finally went over it with the Gold Class Carnauba Plus Premium Wax (Spray). I use the Gold Class Quik Detailer almost daily to keep it shiny between washes. I haven't tended to the wheels yet, but hope to get those cleaned and sealed with the Ultimate Liquid Wax later this week or next weekend. I will then also apply the Meguiar's Endurance Tire Gel. I am very happy with the results so far!!! Detailing my new car is proving to be a very therapeutic process for me. Thanks everyone!
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