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  1. ben senise

    Upgrade to sync 3.4

    i had read about that and was hoping that it would but i don't have navigation. i use android auto with google maps which is one of the reasons i ordered my edge without nav. but i still only see entertainment and phone on the right display on the instrument cluster. this is really a long shot but just in case it helps. i was having a problem with the USB stick disappearing every time i restarted. someone suggested that the drive was corrupted or something so i stuck it in the windows machine and used the repair function and it actually worked! no more disappearing drive. hearing of your problem, i'm wondering if the cause could be something similar. i would try repairing the drive and if that fails, maybe copy everything on it onto a hard disk, reformatting the drive and then putting it back. just a thought since if i had to wait 5 min while this farking thing indexed i would drive my edge into a tree.
  2. ben senise

    Upgrade to sync 3.4

    i haven't been on the forum for a while and i just saw this. apart from aesthetics, what added functionalities does 3.4 offer? i watched a few videos and didn't notice anything new.
  3. i also have a 2016 and this has been an issue since day one. i have to manually raise the brightness of the instrument cluster one click and then the display dims. i don't even fight it anymore.
  4. ben senise

    Homelink works on a secure Condo?

    it's that way by design and the reason it won't work for a condo is for security. whoever manages the building can delete your remote if they need to, e.g. you move out and shouldn't have access anymore. but if it's in your car, they can't.
  5. ben senise

    anyone here use an impact driver when changing wheels?

    thanks, that's the kind of info i was looking for. i was tightening my nuts once and didn't have the socket on quite far enough and i distorted the outermost part. couldn't get the socket back on the nut and had to replace it. swollen nuts are a pain! 😨
  6. ben senise

    anyone here use an impact driver when changing wheels?

    yes, i have a breaker bar and socket. i even leave them in the edge so i don't have to deal with the stock stuff if i have to change a tire on the road. i have been using the breaker bar on wheels for years. i just thought about the impact wrench because of a fantastic deal that i found. it would just make changing wheels for the winter that much easier. thanks @akirby. that's exactly what i was wondering; how much torque is needed to loosen these lug nuts.
  7. i bought a battery electric 1/2" impact driver on sale last year. i made sure that i could return it since the torque on the lug nuts on our edges is so high. sure enough, the driver couldn't break them to loosen them so i took it back. i just saw a great price on what looks to me to be a pretty beefy impact driver. the description states "Up to 700 ft-lbs of max torque and 1200 ft-lbs of max breakaway torque." does anyone here use an electric impact driver that can loosen these lug nuts? if so, what is its breakaway torque? i'm just wondering how much i would need to get the lug nuts off. thanks
  8. ben senise

    Sync ALWAYS loses the USB drive now

    thanks. i'll try swapping it out with another one and see what happens.
  9. 2016 Edge with Sync v3.0 build 18093 Up until recently, Sync would occasionally lose the USB drive. What I mean by that is that the USB drive does not show up in "sources." The usual AM, FM, Sirius, and even my phone show up but I have to unplug and re-plug the USB stick in order to get it to show up on the screen. Has anyone else come across this and is there a fix? I've got one of those really short USB sticks in there and it's a pain to get to. I didn't find any old threads on this. I guess I'll try a factory reset but wanted to check here first since i haven't had much luck with factory resets in the past. thanks
  10. ben senise

    Aftermarket Grille options for 2019

    i've seen pics of the stock grill sprayed with matte black Plasti Dip or similar. not too much of an investment and if you don't like the results, just peel it off.
  11. ^^^ exactly this. ford is a MASSIVE global company. they don't listen to their customers. if you don't like what you see, buy something else. the way things are today, i won't be replacing my 2nd edge with a 3rd. vote with your wallet.
  12. i usually get about two years out of mine. winters here on the left coast are fairly mild by canadian standards. car is garaged and rarely left parked in the sun. car has 40,000 km in just over three years.
  13. thanks for the info. i was just thinking that i'll probably put on a new set before winter.
  14. ben senise

    Snow ability

    in my experience, the greatest factor in snow performance is the choice of tires. i remember people complaining that their BMW X5 sucked in the snow and i found out that they were using summer tires. four-wheel drive or not, summer tires do not work in the snow. neither do all-season tires. what kind of tires did you have on the fusion? if they weren't winter tires then that is why the car was horrendous. i have a 2016 edge Ti AWD 3.5 with michelin latitude x-ice and the car performs fantastically in the snow. we had a very big dump of snow last winter and the small roads don't get plowed. there was a good 20 cm of snow on the road and i just cruised right through it on curvy roads and hills. no problem at all. of course one has to adapt their driving to the conditions.