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Old 02-04-2013, 12:27 AM   #31
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That is indeed the one I mean. Good to know!
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:24 AM   #32
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That's the ambient light and solar gain sensor afaik. Its used to tell the auto lamps to turn on when it gets dark enough, as well as for interpreting the sun load when running the climate control. At least that was my understanding if you mean the little black rectangle with a cover over it near the base of the windshield in the middle.
Dang my dealer to all hecks, he told me that was the IFF antenna.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:13 AM   #33
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Dang my dealer to all hecks, he told me that was the IFF antenna.
just ANOTHER example of dealer techs not knowing ass from elbow... WHY does ford not train these guys?

When i bought my car my dealer activated the DRLs at my request. Afterward i found out that all lights were on and not just
the headlights... so... as i bought my car at a (very good) dealer 60 miles away and didn't want to drive there for something
so simple as deactivating them, i went to my very close local ford dealer... They had the car all day when i got
a call saying that they can't figure out how to deactivate them and they were gonna charge me an hourly rate to
figure it out and do it (200+$!!). I said forget it and took it back to the dealer where i bought it.. It took all of
10 minutes for them to deactivate it properly.

Moral of story: some dealers suck or are inept... others are much better trained.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:01 PM   #34
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Anddddddd now the heater is back to working again. I haven't had the car looked at, but it got to blazing hot when I took it on the highway...
Welcome to the boards, Zeeky! Iím able to lend a hand by sending this to your regional customer service manager. For that to happen, please send me your full name, phone number, VIN, approximate mileage, and dealer name/state.

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...recently i had occasion to take a long drive w/ very cold temps (minus 15F/ -26C) and i found that unless the heat was turned up all the way w/ the fan on a fairly hi speed it didn't get very warm in the cabin...
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My 2012 Focus S with manual a/c and no grille shutters also has this problem...I will be bringing my car in to the dealer as soon as it gets a little warmer outside.
cobie56 & focusstu,

I wanted to check in on if your rides are heating up. If not, please send me a PM with the above details.

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Old 02-06-2013, 03:04 PM   #35
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Welcome to the boards, Zeeky! Iím able to lend a hand by sending this to your regional customer service manager. For that to happen, please send me your full name, phone number, VIN, approximate mileage, and dealer name/state.



cobie56 & focusstu,

I wanted to check in on if your rides are heating up. If not, please send me a PM with the above details.

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cory,, i've no issues at all w/ my heater.. seems to work fine....and the heated seats are super hot.... no issues there...
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:53 PM   #36
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cory,, i've no issues at all w/ my heater.. seems to work fine....and the heated seats are super hot.... no issues there...
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Great! Stay toasty my friend.

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Old 02-11-2013, 06:19 PM   #37
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@FordCustomerService: The heater is still doing fine. I appreciate the offer. If the issue does happen again, I will shoot you my information. Thanks!
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:42 AM   #38
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SE manual controls, 65 mph on hi-way, outside temp 32 F, fan on 1, heat set to max on, air to dash vents, measured 170 F plenty hot. I am the one that posted heat when turned to cold.
No help from ford to fix so I installed a 4 port heater control valve from
http://www.thermotion.com/topic/18-e...rol-valve.aspx
with a dpdt center off switch in glove box (just want it in bypass for summer and open for winter, must be bypass and not cut off)
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@FordCustomerService: The heater is still doing fine. I appreciate the offer. If the issue does happen again, I will shoot you my information. Thanks!
You got it, Zeeky.

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