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Old 03-23-2019, 03:41 PM
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Really enjoying this new truck. Traded in my 2010 F150 in January last year and really like the upgrades. Biggest changes were Sync3 and center console instead of bench seat up front.

1. The honeycomb grill looks good, but wish I could get in there and clean it better. Would take a while to get in there and clean each hole individually. Any suggestions?
2. The TPMS sensor fault kicks on almost daily. The dealer is saying this is caused from interference that my non-apply USB cable is creating, causing the truck to not see all of the TPMS sensors. Any truth to this? I am using the Amazon Basics MFi certified cables.
3. The inside cab light is weak. Any suggestions on adding another light?

Thanks for your help!

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2. I use a cheap, non anything lightning cable and have never set off the TPMS fault. I assume you are referring to a non-Apple USB cable above for your iPhone. If not, then please disregard my response. Hope this is helpful.
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1. i go to the car wash and my truck is black so i couldn't really tell you
2. They are lying to you .. what is the reading on each tire?
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Remove the cable before starting and see if the TMPS is still an issue.

My interior light is WAY to bright. Looking for a way to dim it.
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Also have 2018 STX and have used at least three different (non-Apple) lightning cords and have never had an issue with TMPS sensors - hard to imagine your cord is the problem.

I also use car wash and notice the grill doesn't clean out, but just figure that's going to happen with a car wash.

No suggestions for the interior light. I also think it's kinda bright up front.
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I use a soft brush with long handle which helps cover the real estate quickly and also gets the grill.

Never seen a TPMS fault on my truck, but blaming it on your USB cable is nuts. They need to track down what it is. I assume you can show it to them without your phone connected.

Interior light is fine for me. But I understand it is not a replaceable bulb, but an assembly with integrated light. No idea how to change it.
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