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Old 03-17-2011, 03:39 PM   #1
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tire mobility kit

What is the "tire mobility kit" which is part of the tow package?
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Old 03-17-2011, 04:30 PM   #2
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I'll give you a hint:

U
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Sitting on it!

We know u did not use the "search" function!
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Old 03-17-2011, 04:33 PM   #3
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I'll give you a hint:

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We know u did not use the "search" function!
Um..that brought up this thread, the thread that talks about towing capabilites and 2 others.....so it's under the seat...but what is it?
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Old 03-17-2011, 04:38 PM   #4
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but what is it?
This is only given out to Explorer owner's on a need to know basis. And right now, you don't need to know!



















It's an air compressor and a fix-a-flat repair can. IIRC.
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Old 03-17-2011, 04:39 PM   #5
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It's an air compressor and a fix-a-flat repair can. IIRC.
Fine...I guess I'll pull it out from under my seat and not tell anybody what I find
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:41 PM   #6
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It is an air compressor. You have to slide the seat waaaay forward to get it out.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:44 PM   #7
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Anyone having trouble trying to select the air compressor mode? The knob won't turn to the air compressor mode.




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Old 06-19-2011, 11:12 AM   #8
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Anyone having trouble trying to select the air compressor mode? The knob won't turn to the air compressor mode.
Just tried mine and the knob won't turn either. Did you ever find a solution to this?
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:59 AM   #9
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Just tried mine and the knob won't turn either. Did you ever find a solution to this?
Never mind, the knob was just hard to turn. Use a little force and it turned.
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Tire Mobility?

I know this is an old thread but instead of adding a new one I though I would comment on this one. Should the tire mobility kit come with the tow package regardless if have base/XLT/or Limited? I have a 2012 XLT and cannot locate the tire mobility kit or read documentation about it. Is there a part number for this? Thanks!




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Old 08-09-2011, 01:00 AM   #11
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I know this is an old thread but instead of adding a new one I though I would comment on this one. Should the tire mobility kit come with the tow package regardless if have base/XLT/or Limited? I have a 2012 XLT and cannot locate the tire mobility kit or read documentation about it. Is there a part number for this? Thanks!
My 2011 XLT with tow package has it. It may be something they cut from the 2012's for cost reasons, or not used, or whatever. I have no way of knowing that for sure, but its possible. Its also possible your dealer stole it out of there, who knows.
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Old 08-09-2011, 05:56 AM   #12
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I know this is an old thread but instead of adding a new one I though I would comment on this one. Should the tire mobility kit come with the tow package regardless if have base/XLT/or Limited? I have a 2012 XLT and cannot locate the tire mobility kit or read documentation about it. Is there a part number for this? Thanks!
did you check under the driver's seat? that's were the 2011 with tow package have them. Maybe they did get rid of them for cost reasons?
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Old 08-09-2011, 07:26 AM   #13
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did you check under the driver's seat? that's were the 2011 with tow package have them. Maybe they did get rid of them for cost reasons?
I did look under the front seats, I did not see anything. Nothing on the floor under the seats. I also tried looking in the seat itself but did not see anything removable. I dont see any mention of the kit in any document. Perhaps is was dropped from the 2012MY but I have no way to verify this. Its not that big of a deal, its just if I should have one I want it since I paid for it. If it has been dropped, no biggie, just would like to know either way.




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Couldn't find it on the Ford web site. Maybe they did drop it. Ask your dealer and please let us know.




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Old 08-09-2011, 08:22 AM   #15
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Couldn't find it on the Ford web site. Maybe they did drop it. Ask your dealer and please let us know.
I just went on the Ford site, tried building a 2012. When got to add tow package I clicked on details and it does say a tire mobility kit is included so I think I should have one. I just sent a note to my dealer asking about this, so I will post what I find out.




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Old 08-09-2011, 08:59 AM   #16
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I just went on the Ford site, tried building a 2012. When got to add tow package I clicked on details and it does say a tire mobility kit is included so I think I should have one. I just sent a note to my dealer asking about this, so I will post what I find out.
Just did the same thing before your post. I seen it too. Great minds think alike.LOL




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The knob needs to be pushed down and turned.




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Old 08-09-2011, 04:02 PM   #18
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Word of advice follow the manual on how to store it underneath the seat. For some reason mine was standing up and when I took it in for a sync/mft update. The dealer or I should say tech moved my seat down on it and bent my seat rail after a month and a half of waiting for not one but two emergency replacements parts....so know I finally got it back and in working order.. but I'm not 100% it is back to 100% like when I first got it from my dealer. Just make sure it is laying down and velcroed correctly.




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When we first got the Explorer back in January, the servicemen gave the tire mobility kit to us directly so we had to put it in ourselves. Maybe the dealer forgot to give it to you guys.




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The knob needs to be pushed down and turned.
+1, push and turn




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