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Yesterday 10:15 PM
sailor ^^^^ Head for the Interior Mods section.

Simplest description for guaranteed results is to swap everything electrical from the old seats to the new ones.
Yesterday 06:11 PM
rudepup33 I swapped the seats out of a 2006 zx3 into my 2003 zx5. now I need help figuring out the wiring differences to make the airbag light go off.
Yesterday 03:30 PM
BluePanda Installed my dome light...Been without one for about a year. Thanks Jeffy.



Got boost controller all boxed up and holes cut in the box too. Should be ready for the car...Just a fee hours of firewall drilling, cable routing and snugging it all up. Check my build thread for pics.

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Yesterday 01:26 PM
A Focused Family Put new PCV hose on SVT today.
04-22-2017 01:42 PM
Gonzo31773 Loaded my car on the trailer and hauled it to work. Gonna finish it up in the evenings after work. Hopefully! lol



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04-22-2017 12:20 PM
ELCouz
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Originally Posted by A Focused Family View Post
There's also a recall they're gonna do that turns off that stupid green shift light lol.

And to get back on track I finally got my tint finished.

Sorry for the crappy pic.

Happy 4:20 everyone.
Nice rack!
04-20-2017 05:37 PM
A Focused Family I like that.
04-20-2017 05:27 PM
SPIinDisguise
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Made what I will call an aero shield from .05" aluminum. Or skid plate, whatever you want to call it.

Started with a full sheet and cut where I thought was necessary. Goes from the rear subframe and tucks under the rear bumper. Custom hole for my reverse lights.

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So as it turns out...this is helping. My last two fill ups have been right at 400 miles, netting me about 37-38 MPG. I haven't changed anything else
04-20-2017 05:20 PM
A Focused Family There's also a recall they're gonna do that turns off that stupid green shift light lol.

And to get back on track I finally got my tint finished.

Sorry for the crappy pic.

Happy 4:20 everyone.
04-20-2017 10:01 AM
sailor OK, understand that.

IDK the details of the recall agreement, but I THINK it's for the 2013-2016 just because of the location of the release switch. Apparently being near the light switch ended up with complaints about hitting it by mistake.

AFAIK the system has been similar since the first Focus that had a hatch/trunk release back in '99 (2000 in US). Basing that on the automatic locking for those equipped that also occurs at a similar slow speed to the disabling of the trunk switch.

For manual trans. cars, there isn't an 'in gear' switch, so they used speed as the trigger for all versions.

According to the info. above, the turn off of the release switch could wait to as high as 4 MPH before happening, and apparently the new max trigger speed is much lower.


The whole deal seems to be much ado about nothing to me, since being able to trigger a hatch release at that low a speed doesn't create much of a hazard. Got a feeling there isn't a standard set for that, saw an earlier report mentioning a 'not while moving' rule this violated. Simple sounding rule, but still needs to be defined better, and that ends up by agreement when a question is raised to avoid making it a Court case.

P.S. - walking speed is often used as a reference for this type thing, and average is listed as 3.1 MPH with 'brisk' at 4 MPH. By that standard they were already in compliance (fast can be up to around 8 MPH).
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