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diveguy7

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So I have gone back and forth with my local dealer on correcting a few things on my 2016 PIU. Specifically enabling the autolock and installing one of Jason’s patches to enable the sun sensor for DRL. (Have tried Forscan, I done a TON of other things, but it won’t fix these)

They *will not* budge on installing any aftermarket software.

Does anyone in Central/East Florida know of a dealer that is open to this or have access to IDS software?

Thanks in advance for any help.
 


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I believe all dealers have access to IDS. I'm not surprised that they won't do anything with aftermarket software. It could be a 'liability' issue. You are not the first one to be turned down.

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I figured, but I imagine someone has had better luck than me out there....hopefully someone in FL?
 




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You may be able to accomplish some of this with Forscan and a good bluetooth or wired OBDII connector like the OBDLink MX. I changed a myriad of things like unlocking rears/hatch with fob. I believe mine autolocks as well currently, so may be able to find that setting in Forscan.
 




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Have an OBD link and Forscan and have already done many tweaks to my PIU. I have tried to toggle the autolocks and proper DRL/sunsensor operation but no luck....
 




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So I have gone back and forth with my local dealer on correcting a few things on my 2016 PIU. Specifically enabling the autolock and installing one of Jason’s patches to enable the sun sensor for DRL. (Have tried Forscan, I done a TON of other things, but it won’t fix these)

They *will not* budge on installing any aftermarket software.

Does anyone in Central/East Florida know of a dealer that is open to this or have access to IDS software?

Thanks in advance for any help.
What do you mean when you say "correcting a few things on your PIU?"

Dealers and Ford (and their software/tools) aren't there to help you/us bypass their process and add features to a vehicle that wasn't ordered in a certain way (although they will typically help with some basic stuff like adding keyfobs for rke). I would venture that most won't help as it probably violates their terms of use for the software, not to mention the liability previously mentioned.

If you find a dealer that will do it, that's great. If you don't, you will have to do your best with forscan or make do without the feature.
 




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Poor choice of words - i am referring to a “grayed out” autolock menu item in the IPC that I simply wanted to enable.
 




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Maybe you need to find a friend who can lend you a IDS.

I made the auto lock function selectable on the IPC (with ForScan) but still seems like it is not doing anything after being enabled. Maybe it is something more than just a setting (just like the aux switches setting).

By the way, I don't see the link between the sun sensor and the DRL (maybe you mean auto-lamp?). I got my auto-lamp switch and also DRL working (although I'm too lazy to add a sun sensor) with ForScan.
 




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Some features require changes in more than one module.
 




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