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  1. samiam

    Edge Shift to Park Warning Message

    I also want to mention, be careful when prying the old switch off of the shifter assembly. I had one of the plastic posts break off and get stuck in the hole. I was able to get it out by tapping it on the back side and then using some needle nose pliers but for a moment there I was like "oh crap!"..
  2. samiam

    Edge Shift to Park Warning Message

    I replaced the switch today on my car... Pretty easy work except for holding my flashlight while working with the wires.. I need one of those head mount lights. My switch I got from mouser had black, red, blue.. I connected black to black, (new) red to (old) blue, then (new) blue to (old) green. Worked! Thanks again to all the good information in this thread!
  3. samiam

    Edge Shift to Park Warning Message

    Yeah I saw that post also. In all honesty I asked them outright how much it was to replace the shifter assembly and they gave me the price for that. But they also mentioned doing an assessment first in which they might have determined for themselves it was only the switch and might gave gone that route.
  4. samiam

    Edge Shift to Park Warning Message

    Thanks to everyone for all the input on this issue. My 2013 sport is doing this again! I had the shifter assembly replaced under warranty at 21k miles... I am now at 53k and it just started happening again. So I am going to buy that $5.02 switch and do it myself. Ford said it was $560+tax for them to replace the assembly. edit: switches ordered.. I got three of them.. I am guessing in another 25K-ish I will need to do this again..
  5. I drove a 2008 Edge limited awd since 2010 (bought it with 28k miles on it) and aside from the PTU seal leak which took a while to sort out - it was the best car I have ever owned. It just drove - I kept up on all maintenance and took very good care of it. I really enjoyed that car. I put 90k miles on it and just traded it in for a 2013 Edge Sport AWD. I have drooled over the sport with those 22s and finally have mine. Tuxedo black. I know I will be washing it like crazy lol. Oh well. So far I love the extra power and crisp handling. The ride doesn't feel to rough to me at all - I like how tight it feels. Both cars were loaded (pano roof, premium audio, nav, premium wheels, cold weather package, etc). I think the only difference is no tow hitch on the new Edge. Anyways.. so far so good. 18k miles on the new one. Time for a road trip!
  6. I got a detail a couple weeks ago and finally got my first wash after that yesterday. This morning I wiped all the dust off the car and then treated it with chemical guys slick synthetic detailer. It came out really nice. That stuff is really easy to use and it smells great too. $10 on Amazon.
  7. My one accomplishment today.. The Edge is clean once again!
  8. samiam

    What brand of wax?

    I use liquid ice and sometimes mothers back to black for more heavy duty jobs.
  9. This car looks so slick clean. The sparkles in the paint are a trip.
  10. Canon T3 40mm fixed lens/... took a couple shots of my edge after a detail for the heck of it.
  11. samiam

    All cleaned up

    Looking good!!
  12. samiam

    a couple o pix of my 2013 sport... just for grins

    Did another mini detail today. A wash and then chemical guys detail liquid. Worked pretty well!!
  13. samiam

    Shift to Park Warning when it's in Park

    This just started happening to my 2013 Sport AWD. it's fully under warr (18.5k miles) so I will take it in for a shifter lever replacement. It happens about 25% of the time I shift into park. I can "fix" it by flicking the button a couple times though, right now, but I assume it will get worse over time.. so I don't have to hit anything yet - thankfully. Still a bummer but glad to see it's a known issue and this thread has all the info in it. I'll get it replaced with my next oil change in 1000 miles or so unless it gets a lot worse quickly.
  14. I used to use a plastic tote for the things I "store" in my car (extra jackets, a towel, cables, a small tool kit, etc). I also toss my backback in the tote while I am driving. This method worked fine in my '08 limited that I didn't take corners on with any speed but in the sport the tote tips over all the time now. I am looking for a good cargo net with some pockets that I might be able to kind of hang over the back of the back seats and put all this stuff in. I see tons of these on ebay and stuff but no idea which ones are decent quality. I thought the community here would have more info on this. Any and all ideas welcome. Thanks!
  15. samiam

    2015 Edge Sport arrived!

    Sweet! Congratz... At first I wasn't so sure but the new look is growing on me.
  16. Thanks.. there are some interesting items there... I'll have to dig some more. I ordered a basic storage net from amazon for $18 that hangs off the rear seat headrest posts... I should get that today and I will report how good it is. edit: got the net. it works so far.
  17. I posted this in the "interior" section but I think this forum is more appropriate for it: I used to use a plastic tote for the things I "store" in my car (extra jackets, a towel, cables, a small tool kit, etc). I also toss my backback in the tote while I am driving. This method worked fine in my '08 limited that I didn't take corners on with any speed but in the sport the tote tips over all the time now. I am looking for a good cargo net with some pockets that I might be able to kind of hang over the back of the back seats and put all this stuff in. Sort of like a multi-pocket net organizer. I see some of these on ebay and stuff but no idea which ones are decent quality. I thought the community here would have more info on this. Any and all ideas welcome. edit: I ended up getting this net from amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0051C5ZFM seems to work well so far. The test will be long term durability though.
  18. would I need to cut my rear skirt to install it?
  19. samiam

    Nice Deal for America’s Tire Fans

    America's Tire rocks.. they fixed for free twice holes I had in my Ford bought tires...And yes they do offer lifetime warranties on tires not bought through them if they are new enough / in good shape. I bought my next set of tires through them and will continue to after that kind of great customer treatment.
  20. got the '13 sport (black) awd... after owning an 08 limited awd I drooled over the sport awd.. the 22" wheels, the body trim, the extra get-up-and-go. The sony system is very nice also.. There are a literal ton of little extra features I am loving over my 08... too many to list. I think it's one slick looking fun to drive ride.
  21. Thanks!!! I love this car... I think it's one of the sexiest looking SUVs out there for sure. I know I will be washing this thing a lot but I like detailing stuff. I'm getting an external professional detail (clay bar, polish, wax, the whole gamut) this weekend then will do the upkeep myself from there. I themed MFT today.. lol. Little things are fun. I love the d-pads on the steering wheel. The engine and tranny seem well suited for this car.. It's not ridiculously fast but it gets out of the way of things when you want it. The paddle shifters are fun. Handling is quite nimble for this heavy of a car. RWF - I would be very interesting in seeing your hidden hitch. I need one to connect our bike rack - while it's not a 'must have' now it will be soon with summer on the way.
  22. the symbol is from the Nerd Herd from the TV show Chuck.
  23. samiam

    Question

    my 2008 awd has had a faint cat smell in the vents since I bought it unless I use re-circ... most noticeable after a bit of freeway driving and them come to a stop light or something.. recently it got very bad and smelled like oil also so I took it in and the PTU seal was leaking and something else, the launch control (?) or something was going bad.. both are being replaced today actually under warr.. thank goodness. It'll be interesting to see if I still have a stink in my vents without re-circ enabled.
  24. samiam

    new edge owner

    fixed the issue.. it was my USB drive.. it was a Kingston SD card reader, which works ok, but it confuses the system at start... I got a centon 8gb mem stick and no more issues with iphone stereobt overriding the usb.. so I started getting the burning smell in my vents and I thought, PTU seal immediately.. I also noticed the car would shift hard back into 1st sometimes, so I took it in... I got the shifting software update which fixed the tranny issues 100%... the burning smell was a plastic bag which had stuck to my exhaust manifold near the cat... well, exhaust pipe between the cat and the engine somewhere.. they scraped what they could off and it's a lot better now.. they said my PTU seal was not leaking for sure. whew. after about 1500 miles I have to say I like the edge more and more every day.. and it's not like I didn't like it to start with or anything.. great car!
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