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Old 02-14-2012, 11:21 AM   #11
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let me know how this turns out. The programing change is extremely simple and it can be done. FORD is just notorious for being pissy when they dont get to charge you for work. They quoted me $680 to install the FRPP KIT!!!! They said they would neeed 2 and a half hours per corner? seriously come on i swapped the whole thing out on the ground with jacks in a little over and hour.... CRooks...
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:48 PM   #12
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what is IDS short for?
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I just managed to completely confuse the $h1t out of wayne acers ford LOL, Thats what I hate about dealerships is that they cant think outside the box...they are told one thing and they have to stick to that..I told them to refer to the SSM message and that managed to confuse the poor guy even more....He said he has to talk to one of his tech's and that he'll call me back :O/
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I just used OBD = Onboard Diagnostics
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:35 PM   #16
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I went back and edited this into one of my posts on Page 1. However, I wanted everyone that has posted since to make sure they saw this update. :)

One of my favorite quotes is: "When a man sends you an impudent letter, sit right down and give it back to him with interest ten times compounded, and then throw both letters in the wastebasket." ~Elbert Hubbard

Sometimes, in anger, I tend to write out things before giving an opportunity to resolve the issues at hand. This is a good example.

I was able to contact several other individuals familiar with Ford and Ford systems. I clarified multiple times exactly what I had done, and what I was looking to do. They each confirmed that all that needed to be done was the programming of the BCM.

I called the dealer and spoke to the same service writer. I basically told him that I had done a little more research, and I think it had the problem solved. I told him I would run in before they closed.

I could tell that I may have been getting on their nerves slightly, but he was kind enough to humor me and give me the opportunity to see what the tech was talking about. He even had the tech come out to where I was at to show me how the system was responding.

Both were extremely pleasant, and I spent some time BSing about vehicles and such. I probably wouldn't have received the same service if I had shown back up making a scene. I watched where the tech went, and I made sure to point out that it was imperative he go to "Programmable Parameters" to change the setting.

For anyone interested in doing this mod: make sure you stress that the settings are changed in Programmable Parameters. I cannot express that with enough importance.

I watched him click through the IDS, and it began to program without any issues.

I THINK he was attempting to view DTS errors the first time, or actually trying to reprogram the entire BCM rather than going into Programmable Paremeters. I honestly do not know where he went the first time since I didn't seem him try to reprogram anything. However, I can tell you that the second time worked flawlessly.

After the program, I took it for a quick test drive. The cruise control works 100% PERFECT!


I will stress it one last time: for anyone doing this mod, make certain you express to the dealer multiple times: they need to go into Programmable Parameters to make the changes. After that, it is a cake walk!

Good luck to anyone else interested in this mod!
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Awesome news! Glad to hear you got it working!
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Hi and thank you

Hello ,

In your post you stated to disconnect the battery and the airbag discharge . Do I do something to ensure air bag is off other than disconnect the battery ?

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They have to be able to do it, I know the used car sales guy at the dealership I got mine at.

They ordered in my focus for a lady, but they ordered the wrong option. She wanted cruise and sirius so they had to install that at their expense and now it has both along with being loaded with everything else.

Ask another dealership
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In your post you stated to disconnect the battery and the airbag discharge . Do I do something to ensure air bag is off other than disconnect the battery ?

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Time is the biggest factor. Don't just disconnect the battery and dive in the second the terminals are bare. Some manuals recommend at least 30 minutes.

I disconnected mine and grabbed lunch just to be safe.
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