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  1. J

    Transmission Flush?

    Personally, I wouldn't "Flush" the transmission. A simple drain/fill is more than sufficient to take care of fluid changes. There are countless debates on the Fluid Change topic, but this has worked for me on many makes/models of cars. As far as the coolant question. I would again, simply drain...
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    2017 PIU - Adding OEM Headlamp Switch for Fogs

    I recently installed an Auto headlamp switch in my 2016 PIU and got the same results with the Fog Light button activating the Interior lights. How did you get the Interior lights to work properly? Thanks in advance
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    The Journey With My 2016 PIU

    Well, it's been a minute since I posted here. The PIU has been fantastic. Averaging 22 mpg on my commute from Milwaukee to O'Hare each day. I've put about 2500 miles on it since I picked it up in October. I was driving to work a few days ago and noticed the heat was only coming out of the...
  4. J

    Auto door lock after you put in gear

    Hope someone will chime in here, as I'd like to know as well.
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    The Journey With My 2016 PIU

    Hi Peter. Thanks for the info. I should have looked at our vendor list. I was a huge proponent of using vendors when I was an advocate for the 300ZX forum years ago (300ZXClub.com) and even now as a moderator on the Lexus Owners forum, I encourage vendor usage. senior moment, I guess.... Jim
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    The Journey With My 2016 PIU

    Just a little update. I went to the Pull-a-part here in Milwaukee to pick up the parts to add Automatic headlights to the PIU. I found a good light sensor and a headlight switch with the Auto function. Installed the light sensor with no issues, and went to install the light switch, only to find...
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    Highest Mileage 5th Generation Explorer

    I'll chime in. 2016 FPIU with 152,000 on the clock. Previous Wisconsin State Patrol unit, so mostly highway miles. Anything that needed to be done was repaired/replaced. I got lucky with this one...
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    The Journey With My 2016 PIU

    Thanks for all that great info, SVO, but this thread is primarily about me and my vehicle. You're more than welcome to start a thread discussing your PIU. Cheers!:chug:
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    2019 FPIU 3.5l Ecoboost

    Good choice this time... I've had good luck with extended warranties as well, but as you said, generally I wouldn't recommend.
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    The Journey With My 2016 PIU

    I spent the day working on it today. Got the following stuff done; 1) Rotated the tires front to back and reset the TPMS sensors 2) Changed the gear oil in the PTU using this video as a guide by far the easiest method I've seen done. I pulled about 8 ounces of fluid out and put back roughly 10...
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    The Journey With My 2016 PIU

    Couldn't agree more! Anything I can add that will help others, I absolutely will share.
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    The Journey With My 2016 PIU

    Thanks much. I got my first remote set up via Forscan last week. I can't say I really have a need for remote start. I've got it on my Lexus ES300H, and I rarely use it. Thanks for checkin out the thread!
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    The Journey With My 2016 PIU

    Good lookin vehicle. Was it repainted?
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    The Journey With My 2016 PIU

    Well, I got the remote set up through Forscan. Very easy. All functions work as they should. I deactivated the "Dark Mode" since I don't have a need, and got the headlight timer set up as well. I've put about 1000 miles on it and the vehicle has been great. The aFe intake sounds great, and it...
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    The Journey With My 2016 PIU

    yup, I can verify this remote has a 48 character code. I'll read up on how to program with Forscan.. :chug:
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    The Journey With My 2016 PIU

    Hi Ryan; Thanks and yes, I bought the 3 button with rear door release. I think it's the "1C" or something like that. Everything I've read says that 2016 and newer need to go to the Dealership to have the remote programmed with IDS, but I'm still new to all this Ford stuff, so perhaps it can be...
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    The Journey With My 2016 PIU

    Went to a local Pull-A-Part yard here in Milwaukee yesterday. I found a 2015 Explorer that was fairly complete. I grabbed the interior A Pillar trim and the rear floor mats, all for 15 bucks. I'm happy with that. Got the A pillar trim installed and cleaned the floor mats. So, the list is getting...
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    The Journey With My 2016 PIU

    Made some headway on the Interceptor today. I had to pickup a new TPMS Tool, my current tool is set up for GM 433mhz sensors, so I needed a 315mhz for this thing. I removed the remnants of the spotlight and installed a new A pillar trim piece. l got the rear door panels off and opened up the...
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    The Journey With My 2016 PIU

    Yeah, Sorry... Old school speak here! I bought a second set of Steel wheels (Steelies) to mount my summer tires next spring. Since only have the snow tires currently, I wanted something to mount new tires next spring and I got these for 125 bucks. I'll just reuse my same wheel covers on the...
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    The Journey With My 2016 PIU

    Time for my first week update. I spent some time with Forscan today and got a few things changed. Was able to add the Active AWD screen to the instrument cluster and changed a few other minor settings. pretty cool.... I ordered the aFe intake on Wednesday and got an email yesterday stating it...
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    The Journey With My 2016 PIU

    Hi Peter. Yes, I actually do have rear speakers, but obviously quite muffled. I don't think I want to do the "Salt Shaker" holes, so I'll open up the panels and install grills. The spotlight has to go, I agree. I found that patch panel available on a few sites, which would be the quick easy way...
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    The Journey With My 2016 PIU

    Thanks Rich. Yeah, I downloaded Forscan and will be playing with it to adjust some of the settings, and program remotes and such...
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    The Journey With My 2016 PIU

    I finally had time today to pick up my new to me 2016 PIU. I had about a 2 hour drive home with it and that gave me a chance to get to know it. Drives really well, quiet and it seems that everything works as it should. Last Thursday, I reached out to the State Patrol HQ and inquired if there...
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    New Guy With A PIU

    Thanks Mike.
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    New Guy With A PIU

    Thanks much. Looking forward to tearing into this thing. I wanted to pick it up this week, but work gets in the way... Eh, Monday's just a few days away...
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