Search results | Ford Explorer Forums - Serious Explorations

  • Register Today It's free!

Search results

  1. E

    Navigation Unit INSTALLED (Jukebox OEM type)

    Postscript Been living with this OEM retrofit for last 4 years now. Recall I wanted to go with OEM to have the full functionality of SYNC and the steering wheel buttons, dimming lights, etc. plus actual physical knobs and buttons (vs soft slides and buttons) so went to the effort to do an OEM...
  2. E

    The (Navigation) Dilemma! INSTALLED!

    Postscript Been living with this OEM retrofit for last 4 years now. Recall I wanted to go with OEM to have the full functionality of SYNC and the steering wheel buttons, dimming lights, etc. plus actual physical knobs and buttons (vs. soft slides and buttons) so went to the effort to do an OEM...
  3. E

    Removing cruise control/media steering wheel switch?

    Carefully pry it out from the right side (outboard) and it will lift out. Then the plug release should be reachable on the left / inboard side Use a taped up flat screwdriver or get a set of pry tools (always useful) like this...
  4. E

    2010 Headrest Issue Solved?!

    Thanks for the info, I'll give it a shot
  5. E

    2010 Headrest Issue Solved?!

    Perhaps I am overthinking this and should try the vise... The robustness of the 'rod' (almost like pipe really) makes me concerned I'll put a bow (or kink) in the rod and will thus look odd or not go up and down smoothly. Did u use a pipe over the rod? Did u get any bowing?
  6. E

    Ignition Coil wiring

    Oops, sorry... to many beers on a Sunday... :drunk:
  7. E

    Timing the 4.6 lite 3 valve - timing work.

    also check out FordTechMakuloco u tube channel he has a very detailed 4 part series on this process and some other vids where he just changes out the phasers here is the link for Part 1 good luck and let us know how it goes! someday I may have to do the same... but I sure hope not....
  8. E

    Ignition Coil wiring

    check out FordTechMakuloco on his youtube site. He as an upload called "Ford Ignition Coil Primary Codes P0351-P0360 Diagnostic Walkthrough" hopefully that will help...
  9. E

    Side Rails (Nerf) which are functionally Sturdy solid mountings. Any?

    Here is my 2010 Explorer with stock, non retracting, running boards. When I was shopping around for this truck, a lot of them had those electric running boards and agree they are a disaster, especially in snow country. These are Factory OEM 'open style' that will not trap all the snow, water and...
  10. E

    2009 Explorer LTD w/4.6L & AWD - Purchased it Now!! New to us

    did not see that... they are OEM from the Factory... i'll post some pics over on the other thread...
  11. E

    2009 Explorer LTD w/4.6L & AWD - Purchased it Now!! New to us

    Here is my 2010 with stock, non retracting, running boards. When I was shopping around for this truck, a lot of them had those electric running boards and agree they are a disaster, especially in snow country. These are an 'open style' that will not trap all the snow, water and salt and have...
  12. E

    The (Navigation) Dilemma! INSTALLED!

    Hwy 7 did not come up as the name, so I hunted around on Google Maps for this area and found the area where 407 and 412 intersect and from that found an address of a location next to it. So if I did this correct, does not look to me that 407 & 412 are in the 9.0x. Take a look at the pics and...
  13. E

    2010 Headrest Issue Solved?!

    Quick update: 1) I measured the distance described above with the 2011 Tilting Rests fully tilted forward and its a neck snapping 2 1/2 inches. Totally uncomfortable and useless. So I am back to my thinking we were being hoodwinked by Ford. 2) I got the bottom of the cover unsnapped on the...
  14. E

    The (Navigation) Dilemma! INSTALLED!

    We had some freeway mods in the city that were done a few years ago that I drive daily and the 9.0x had those, whereas previous version did not (this was my checkpoint so to speak). I tired to see a different on the POIs but could not figure out a way to do this readily. Agree cost is a...
  15. E

    No Ambient Temp-2006 Limited

    according to the 2006 brochure u should have it "2-line message center with outside temperature display and compass" Google 2006 ford explorer brochure and got to this link: http://hillerford.com/v2/resource_library/2006/2006brochures/2006explorer.pdf
  16. E

    SYNC install in a 2006?

    Oh, u have a Nav unit already... So the Nav units that use SYNC come in different flavors as you may know: pre-2009 they were the Nav DVD inside the unit and (I think) 2009 and 2010 they were the "jukebox" type that does not have a 'always inside' Nav DVD. Not sure when the Jukebox style was...
  17. E

    Ford repairs videos on Youtube from "FordTechMakuloco"

    Been watching him for years and without question the best how to vids out there for us knuckle busters And he is responsive to posts / questions etc.. probably getting harder for him to keep up with all the view and subscribers he has now
  18. E

    SYNC install in a 2006?

    While I would say go for it, I would be cautious about how to wire it up. In my 2010, I had Sync with a CD Radio and upgraded to a factory Nav unit. But they make kits for this type of upgrade, so there was a known solution. And when I had to tap into the Sync module with the kit, this was a...
  19. E

    Overheating...

    Agree with tripplec do the thermostat with OEM And if the shop is unwilling, can affirm is the thermostat by removing it and driving it around without one prior to putting new one in. May be a way to make your point with these guys... also about the bypass, here is what that looks like:
  20. E

    2010 Headrest Issue Solved?!

    That is my fear: too much manual! I think its a little thick to do any forming (more pipe then tube) and if I got enough pressure on it I fear it would kink. I am hoping they come apart easily and then will look how the rods are attached and look to impart the bend at the attachment point or at...
  21. E

    Overheating...

    It’s possible to have a bad new thermoset, I have personally experienced it. So you could remove the thermoset all together (not replace) to eliminate that as the issue since you are in the hunting mode. Costs time and a couple of gaskets…. Another possibility is a clogged or blocked...
  22. E

    2010 Headrest Issue Solved?!

    As anyone with a 2010 Explorer can attest, the front headrests are just terrible. I went from a 2006 to a 2010 and simply could not believe the ’10 design pushing my head forward so much. And it certainly got a lot of attention to the point that with the change in design for 2011, USA Today...
  23. E

    Navigation Unit INSTALLED (Jukebox OEM type)

    Awesome for you guys down under! These updates are like any software, the first copy costs a lot of bucks to make, but all the rest after that are free so to speak And while they are doing updating, so its costing on their side, I completely agree should be something reasonable, like $50 and I...
  24. E

    spark plug and coil question

    These coil over plugs provide a hotter spark and are a good thing however they go thru some extreme temperature cycles that all translate into eventual failure. With 110k they may be working now but will eventually break down. I tow with both my Explorer (was a 2006 now a 2010) and 07...
  25. E

    Navigation Unit INSTALLED (Jukebox OEM type)

    correct. when I ordered the Map Updates I had to provide the Application Code which I understand is unique to each system. And for these Jukebox style there is no permanent storage of the DVD like in my (former) 2006 Explorer or my 2007 Expedition. You load it up and then remove it > so all...
Back
Top