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  1. If you like the car and the price is right don't let the roof stop you. The problems you've seen with the BAMR are mostly due to lack of maintenance. That's not really the fault of owners since there's no maintenance schedule or procedure mentioned in the owner's manual. Can they be shattered by a rock? Sure! Just like your windshield so glass coverage is a good idea. By the way, the moon roof maintenance doesn't have to be complicated. You'll find a how-to here along with a benchmark for testing that newly replaced roof: https://www.gadgetjq.net/edge/roof/bamr.html
  2. If you're home you probably have a breaker bar and 21mm socket to break the lugs loose. For road emergencies I replaced the OEM lug wrench with this: https://amzn.to/2ZJz6Ct It breaks lugs loose fairly easily (it extends out a ways so gives you extra leverage). If it's used just to loosen the lugs slightly your impact wrench will have a much easier time spinning them off the rest of the way. It collapses to a compact size and stores away in its own pouch with the spare tire.
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    Multiple fault lights on dash

    Hi Sarnano, Cascading faults (dash lighting up like a Christmas tree) often means a failing battery. If you can drive the car, roll by an auto supply store where you can get a free battery test. If it's that simple it'll save you the mechanic's visit (and bill).
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    Power liftgate issue

    The liftgate shouldn't be able to open if the vehicle is in gear. Note page 64 of your owner's manual says "The liftgate only operates with the transmission in park (P)." The best way to diagnose random opening in the garage (or when the car is shut down) is to remove triggers one item at a time to see if the behavior stops. 1. Make sure both fobs are more than 3 feet from the vehicle (preferably much further) 2. Find the liftgate checkbox in your left menu and uncheck it. 3. Disconnect the 'kick to open' sensor (are you sure a cat or rodent isn't running under your car with the fob left inside?) Beyond those items I'd suspect a short in either the liftgate or dash buttons.
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    Taillight Condensation In Ford Edge

    Hi Debbie, Some condensation in the tail (and head) light is considered normal. You'll find mention of it in your owner's manual. I don't know the year of your car or I'd offer a page number. What's 'not' normal is very heavy condensation that results in large droplets of water on the lens and a puddle at the bottom of the housing. Ford dealers know the difference and 'will' replace the housing under warranty if the problem is excessive. There's an option: If you're out of warranty or the issue isn't severe enough for replacement there's a simple fix. You'll find details on my Ford Mods & Tips page here: https://www.gadgetjq.net/edge/stuff/stuff.html#conden
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    Cooled Seats

    This is in the 2020 owner's manual:
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    Sync 3 Map update inquiry

    You didn't mention where on the planet you are. The site you mention isn't the official Ford site for North America map updates, this is: https://syncnavigation.com/ford/home Updates for your year are $109 for the download. If you live in one of the countries shown in the download section of NaviExtras (screen grab below) you should have been told 'before' the download there would be a fee. If you're in North America the download shouldn't have happened after you entered your VIN and Sync info.
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    Cooled Seats

    Checking the 2020 Edge brochure (online) the heated/cooled seats are available as part of the 301A option package on Titanium, the 401A package on Titanium Elite and 401A (pictured) for ST. Without the packages the Edge gets heated seats only.
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    TPMS Receiver Module Location? Ford Edge 2008

    You'll get a more accurate answer if you include the year of your Edge in a message. So you don't have to remember it each time, go to your profile page and fill out the Sig area to include year/model etc. I can't help with the antenna location but this 'might' help with programming if you have a Gen2 Edge. 1. Press the Start button (don't start the engine) 2. Press the hazard warning button six times on/off/on/off/on/off Your horn will sound. 3. Work your way clockwise around the car starting with the left front, slowly letting air out of each tire until the horn sounds. A single beep means that corner is programmed. A double beep means there's a problem, try it again. If there's another fail there's likely an issue with the wheel sensor. 4. After you've done the last (left rear) corner check your display. It should say something like TPMS programming complete. 5. Hit the Start button again to turn everything off. Air your tires back up to the spec posted on the driver's door sill. 6. Go for a short drive with the tire display showing on the dash. You should now have pressures displayed and (bonus) they'll be at the correct corner of the car. Tuck this away for the next time you rotate tires to keep the display accurate (so front pressures don't show on the rear etc).
  10. Here's a link to my Edge Mods & Tips page with a picture showing the power and defrost buttons. It shouldn't matter whether the system is on or off when you do the reset. https://www.gadgetjq.net/edge/tips/quick_tips.html#ac_reset
  11. Have you tried a reset? Reset AC doors when one side is blowing hot, the other is cold (and they're both set the same) 1. Press your start/stop engine/accessory button (don't start the engine) 2. Press AC on/off and Defrost buttons simultaneously to reset the blend doors 3. When you hear a click (or after 10 seconds) release the buttons 4. Press AC on/off one more time. You should be good to go but some have reported having to do this more than once.
  12. Is your replacement a genuine Motorcraft part for your year or is it one of those aftermarket (eBay/Amazon etc) cameras? If it's the latter you just have to cut either the green or white wire sticking out of the camera cable. If it's OEM there's probably a sync process someone else can help with.
  13. The module will work fine in any Sync3 system. The camera I used has an adapter that fits the 2015-2018 grille but if you're at all handy you can adapt most any camera to fit the later grille. They're really small. My installation is only 3 months old but works perfectly, no issues at all.
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    How long did your original battery last?

    Battery life is partly dependent on your environment. Heat kills them quickly and here in the desert southwest that means 3-4 years is maximum life. It's going to be 115 degrees or warmer several days this week so I expect to see lots of vehicles with their hoods up in area parking lots.
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    Ford Edge AC Recarching Problem

    I don't see an R134A recharge kit anyplace on the site you referenced. Try Amazon where there are many options. Here are a couple of examples (from the U.S. site, not CA) Small containers of R134 https://amzn.to/2DbYYy9 Depending how low your system is you might only need a single can or ???? This is the hose and gauge (that you'll be able to reuse for many years) https://amzn.to/2Z3Vian Another option is one that includes the bottle of refrigerant already attached to a hose and gauge. I don't know if you can reuse any part of it though.
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