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  1. If you're using Android Auto in your Edge you should check out this Android Central article. There may be some tricks you've missed: https://www.androidcentral.com/how-use-new-android-auto?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+androidcentral+(Android+Central)&utm_content=FeedBurner
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    LED brake lights delayed turn off

    This probably has nothing to do with the LED bulbs which actually react 'more' quickly than incandescent bulbs. Find your brake light switch near the brake pedal. It's probably gotten a little sticky over the years. Give it a quick squirt of silicone lube then work the pedal a few times. Fixed?
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    New Storage Solutions

    Tons! You need to identify what you need then start searching for it. eBay is a good place to start but there are so many specialty sites (Pinterest, Etsy, Instructables etc) now where people are selling lots of creative items. If all else fails create your own solution. Do the console mod! That should work just as well for the 1st gen Edge. Check out a few of these pages: https://www.pinterest.com/organizingmoms/car-organization/ https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/organizing/g2414/car-organizing-ideas/ https://www.happychappybrands.com/car-organization-hacks/
  4. Reading the owner's manual for your year there's no mention of a shock alarm, only unauthorized entry. That's the same as other edges with the OEM system. If you're certain nobody has ever installed an aftermarket shock sensor I'd suspect a faulty hood or other door switch. Just for grins n' giggles lock your Edge then try slapping the front of the hood. If that doesn't do anything try each door. That'll help when you take the car to the dealership to have it repaired.
  5. Hi Sledwrecker, Nice job describing your project! This is going to be helpful to anyone else planning to upgrade their Gen2 Sony system. A request. Can you post a photo of the behind the glovebox location of the pac? I've mounted a front camera module in that same area (cross brace above the glove box) but suspect your solution is a better one. Thanks!
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    New Storage Solutions

    See how smart you are? I live in the Desert Southwest so umbrellas aren't exactly top of mind items until monsoon season arrives. That's when I'm usually asking the bride if she remembers where 'I' put the umbrella last summer
  7. I've added a couple of storage tips (solutions?) to the Gadget Console Mod page posted earlier: https://www.gadgetjq.net/edge/console/console.html#more More Storage Tips If your co-pilot is always looking for a spot to place their phone or you need a spot to keep small things take a look at this! It's a drop in 'cup' that turns your front door handle into a storage space. Double sided tape is pre-installed on the bottom if you choose to stick them in place or leave them loose to take your M&Ms with you. The padded (rubber) label with the Edge monogram sits loose on the bottom of the cup to make cleaning simple. The photo (right) shows just the cup, on the left it's installed. Have you looked at the outside edge of your front seats and wondered what that little tray is for? The owner's manual is no help for this one. Some have suggested it's a simple effort to catch things you've dropped before they can roll under the seat. That might be right but....it's also a handy dandy place to keep your collapsible bumbershoot (umbrella).
  8. Several model numbers are being recalled because they can unexpectedly collapse (not a good thing in a jack stand). Here's a link with all the info you'll need: https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/harbor-freight-recall-jackstands-collapse/?ServiceType=facebook_page&TheTime=2020-05-19T23%3A00%3A12&UniqueID=7EC4748E-9A24-11EA-8E3A-80CAC28169F1&ftag=COS-05-10aaa0a&PostType=link&fbclid=IwAR16iajXdOMeKQPrNjEvEkVtP7YDiMqXeCHO5pZf0ihMnyIUCumQ0eQwAYY
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    2015-2018 V6 Edges still have internal coolant pump?

    The water pump is still internal in the 2018 3.5L but gaskets, drive chains and other parts are vastly improved over your 2008 version. With proper maintenance the pumps in 2011 and later Edges are (mostly) lasting a very long time.
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    2011-2014 3.7 V6 Edges still have internal coolant pump?

    In 2011 the 'internal' water pump was upgraded with better gaskets, a double roller chain to drive the pump and, I believe, an extra weep hole that helps give fair warning in the event of gasket failure. The water pump in all 3.5 and 3.7 Edges are internal through 2018. The engine was discontinued in the Edge in 2019 in favor of the 2.0L and 2.7L Ecoboost engines. Regular maintenance including coolant changes every 30k miles along with oil changes as required seem to have reduced the failure problem significantly. In fact complaints have 'almost' disappeared for Gen2. The big issue now is coolant intrusion into the block of the 2.0L engine.
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    Touchy brakes

    I'm happy to hear it worked for you TK! Now to retrain your braking foot to press just a little harder than before.
  12. A Car & Driver article mentioned the piped in sound for the ST noting it only happens when the 'sport' button is pressed. That kind of makes sense.
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    2015 Sel firewall

    Hi Fred, You're on the right track. There are two grommets in the firewall. One is below the battery holder (battery has to come out to find it) the other is on the passenger side and is the one I used to run my front camera wiring (see pic). If you look closely you'll see a circle molded into the grommet. That can be the path for your underglow wiring. To get through it I pulled the grommet away from the firewall enough to get a finger behind it in the area of that circle and confirm there was no factory wiring in that spot. Then I used a sharp blade to carve out the circle. The grommet under the battery might have the same design, I never looked.
  14. This is a very common issue. It's usually the blend doors that have stopped working correctly. Fortunately the fix (unless something has gone very wrong) is easy. With the ignition on, press your ventilation power button and your defrost button simultaneously. Hold them for several seconds. You may hear a click. After the click (or ten seconds) release the buttons and press the power button again. Your system 'should' begin operating normally (with the engine running of course). If it doesn't, try it again. I've seen forum reports indicating owners have had to do this multiple times but eventually the doors came around to their way of thinking.
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