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Old 01-14-2015, 01:21 AM
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I've seen a few different threads about this or that, but I was wondering if we could consolidate all of the neat things that you might not know about or don't want to spend time reading the intricacies of the manual to find out.

For example, the thread on getting the transmission gear to show up in the instrument cluster, what the keyhole near the license plate is for, how to get the darn weather to show up on the productivity screen, etc.

If it's a good idea, run with it. If not, feel free to delete! I know I've learned a bunch of new things about my truck on this site. Chalk it up to this being my first new Ford and not being familiar with the Ford layout, or my laziness to browse all of the threads (because search sucks) to find new things.

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what the keyhole near the license plate is for
There's a keyhole near the license plate? I still don't even have my VIN yet, so I've got a while to figure it out I guess haha.
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Do any of you guys with the 15's know if it's possible to disable the seat belt ****? On the previous trucks there's a procedure in the manual that I used to disable it. I'm hoping it's still possible.
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Do any of you guys with the 15's know if it's possible to disable the seat belt ****? On the previous trucks there's a procedure in the manual that I used to disable it. I'm hoping it's still possible.
Bottom of page 44 in the manual.

http://www.fordservicecontent.com/Fo...US_09_2014.pdf
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For example, the thread on getting the transmission gear to show up in the instrument cluster, what the keyhole near the license plate is for, how to get the darn weather to show up on the productivity screen, etc.
Can we get the answers to these? Ha!
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You have been studying during your long wait?
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Originally Posted by wakerider017 View Post
Can we get the answers to these? Ha!
The keyhole next to the license plate is to unlock access to the spare tire.
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How to get the transmission gear to show up in the instrument cluster
Click the (+) button on the gear shift lever. This will illuminate the gears on the instrument cluster and will highlight which gear you are in.

You can also use the (-) to reduce the number of available gears the transmission can use.
what the keyhole near the license plate is for
Unlock the spare tire.
how to get the darn weather to show up on the productivity screen
Use the voice command "Five Day Forecast" or any of these: http://support.ford.com/sync-technol...ync-navigation
Using the 360 camera for pull in parking
If you are pulling forward into a parking spot, activate the 360 camera with the button on the dash (1 push) and use the grey lines in the birds eye view to line up the sides and front with the pavement markings. The front grey line on the display will line up nicely with the pavement marking to ensure you have pulled all the way into the space without going too far in.
Lane Keeping System
Activate it using the button on the center console. Once activated, it will remain active at higher speeds even after restarting vehicle. An indication will appear in the instrument cluster.
Instrument Cluster for EB trucks
You may want to consider changing the standard instrument cluster along the top of the display to replace the transmission temperature gauge with the turbo boost gauge. This will be visible on all pages of the instrument cluster. The transmission temperature gauge is still accessible by going to the truck information tab of the instrument cluster. You can change it in the Advanced Settings page.
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This may be old news to some of you previous Ford owners but applies to those of you who have kids or wives that drive your vehicle and you want to put some limits on them with MyKey:

The area where the SD and USB ports are has a rubber liner- lift up that liner and there is a perfect indentation for the FOB to fit in. The rubber liner fits smoothly over it.

You can turn the auto high beam feature off, as well as set the time limit for your remote start. Default is 10 minutes I believe but this can be changed to 5 or 15.

I have a question- I know how to change the ambient lighting color once the vehicle is started, but is there a way to change the default color from blue to something else? I'm talking about when the vehicle is remotely started or when you first get in the truck/before you start it.
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You have been studying during your long wait?
It passes the time in between checking Cotus.
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