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  1. dtbaker61

    HowTo - Save / Share / Restore CarScanner Dashboard

    'Save' your custom dashboard open CarScanner Settings -> Dashboard , scroll to bottom, click 'Save' button This creates a file 'dashboard.json' ; Carscanner gives you options on where to save/share the configuration file. You can share to email, and email it to yourself or someone else, or you...
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    Do you trust OTA updates, and why ?

    --- updated choices 5/2/2014, and enabled multiple selections to reflect 'why' --- I have a real problem with the way @Ford Motor Company manages OTA Software updates... The lack of version control, release notes, and the lack of the ability to roll back to or skip ahead to a known stable...
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    V2L options - a2zEVshop.com adaptor is NOT compatible

    Looks like a2zevshop carries a range of adaptors and ports.... and now a V2L they say will export up to 20amps from CCS port. https://a2zevshop.com/collections/charging-adapters/products/v2l-j1772 [update 3/7/24] - I got a call from CEO... the V2L adaptor is NOT compatible with Ford Mach-e or...
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    how to disable Android Auto on Car side ?

    I don't usually use Android Auto for anything.... but it keeps trying to connect every time I use the USB cord to charge phone while I am driving. Even worse, since the 2/23/24 AA update on the phone side, my carScanner app doesn't connect to the ODB2 properly.... it gets thru the first ELM...
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    What is the expected/warranty life for the 12v AGM battery ?

    as I approach 36k miles and just passed 3 years of ownership.... I find myself wondering how long the 12v battery will last (assuming that your internal dc-dc and charging modules are working correctly). Seems like they will likely last a LONG time since they are hardly ever 'deeply discharged'...
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    HowTo: use OBD-II and CarScanner to see Power Output/Regen/Charging and other data

    One of the first things I asked @Ford Motor Company for to enhance the dashboard/instrument information is real-time display of Power Output/Regen/Charging in kW, and Battery Energy remaining in kWhr. No response of course.... so I went in search of the easiest and most cost effective way to...
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    Question: any special connectors available matching 12v ?

    I'd like to have a better connection than alligator clamps to the 12v connection points WITHOUT having to remove Frunk tub and pulling things apart to put some Lugs, 2awg cable, and big fat Anderson under the stock connectors. Does anyone know the part number, or alternate source, for...
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    Winter roadtrip - Santa Fe to Boulder and back

    with a car FULL of stuff, and 2 bikes on the back... moving my daughter to Boulder. I headed into the storm.... which got pretty bad between Las Vegas and Raton pass. grabbed a charge in Wagon Mound... most expensive of the trip ($.63/kWhr) had some interesting conversations at charge...
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    Service Vehicle Soon (SVS) alert popping up approaching 30,000 miles - normal, or a problem ?

    I am at 29,795 and yesterday I got a SVS pop up and a 'powertrain malfunction/reduced power' message in FordPass. I checked for DTC via ODB2 - CarScanner, and none are recorded. The only thing I can even think of is that I have not gotten half-shafts replaced yet. I noted some clicking at 20k...
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    verbose header info read-back from texts now? setting to fix this ?

    after my most recent update ( v4.2.3 on 9/8 ) the 'listen to text' has started reading back all the detailed header info including number called in, date, etc before reading the text...... this can be excruciating when the text happens to be a group text with several people. Is there a setting...
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    Spotted a MME in Prague, CZ !

    I was sitting in a streetside bistro in Prague (CZ) a couple days ago, and a nice Iced Blue MME rolled by! It was nice to see..... Prague doesn't have a lot of Ford vehicles, and not a lot of electric vehicles. No fast chargers anywhere in the city I saw, but there were a few L2 chargers...
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    What Apps can be shown on console with Android Auto ?

    I don't use Android Auto because I don't know if there are any Apps I can cast from phone to center console that I would use while driving.... Mostly because I don't really know what's possible to display while driving? Can it be used to display the CarScanner App ? www pages ? ( like...
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    Android Update (12 w UI core 4.1) on Samsung killed PAAK. {fixed: with FordPass update to v4.26.0}

    Once again, a phone update on my Samsung J7 Galaxy killed PAAK functionality. This time I didn't panic, went to Playstore, updated my FordPass.... re-started phone and all is well. Had to accept the new 'terms of use' to run FordPass which I am really not crazy about since it allows Ford to...
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    Options/Cost for coating, sealing, wrapping black trim ?

    I have a Select with the 'natural' black ABS trim around wheels and rocker panels.... Vehicle is now 2 years old, and I live in brutal conditions for black plastic; intense sun, dirt roads, mud, snow, ice, salted scoria on highways in the winter which creates reddish cement stuck to car.... I...
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    Fob battery dead in less than 2 years

    I have been using PAAK almost exclusively for my (almost 2 years) of Ownership. The Fob has been wrapped in foil and hidden in the cabin for emergencies; used twice when I left car at the Dealership, and once at a tire shop when I got new shoes. Gave my wife the Fob to use the car today...
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    FordPass & PAAK use cancelled unless you give away ALL personal and real-time driving data ?!

    - editted a little 1/28 after cooling down a little to clarify my concerns and reason for starting this thread. =================== I got a message today (1/27/23) on my phone when I fired up FordPass prior to heading out the door to drive to a job site, that I HAD to 'accept' revised terms for...
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    understanding what sensors and DTC to read/dump in CarScanner ?

    I read and exported my DTC from CarScanner the other day.... hoping to see something to give insight to my front camera 'blinks', and/or my one recent center screen blink. I read the DTC, and exported to a text file... but it looks to me like some of the codes recorded might not apply to the MME...
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    Anybody tried Emergency Flat-tow w Regen to charge when stuck in the boonies?

    I haven't tried it, but I am concerned with an upcoming trip I have to make in Northern New Mexico.... way off main roads, NO level 3 chargers within 200 miles, and NO Level 2 even anywhere close. Trip research shows I will be right on the edge of safe range, and would be in trouble if temps...
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    SSM/TSB for common problems not officially Recalled - [more info needed on front camera failure]

    I thought I'd start a short list of 'critical' issues that @Ford Motor Company has not issued recalls for, but chosen to handle with SSMs or TSBs to handle problems that require actual Dealer-only remove/replace service work to fix. I am starting with ones that I have personally suffered thru...
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    Center Display Screen failed - again

    23-01-11 , 20444 miles , just under 2 years of ownership center screen went black on way home from a job site. Note that 'backlight' LED looks active w faint glow, but display graphics and radio button are NOT illuminated. I stopped at Dealership on my way while it was black, they say they...


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