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Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 05-15-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,201
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The switch completes ground to the light, and not...

The switch completes ground to the light, and not "power". This is done to prevent sparking when a switch such as this is operated.
Forum: General F150 Discussion 05-15-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
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We don't delete a thread; we move it to a better...

We don't delete a thread; we move it to a better suited forum if we deem it's in the wrong place, or we move it to trash if we deem the thread is causing trouble with forum members. The later is what...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 05-10-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,150
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I just can't get into the front look of the new...

I just can't get into the front look of the new F-150's. The headlights are gaudy IMO.
Forum: General F150 Discussion 05-08-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,784
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Originally used on the Mustang GT. Yes, the...

Originally used on the Mustang GT. Yes, the Coyote is the 5.0. The origins of the name came from Ford.
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 05-01-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,062
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Living on Central Florida, and working four years...

Living on Central Florida, and working four years in the Dallas area, I got my share of warmer A/C functionality. A finally bit the price bullet and installed an E-Fan setup on a 2005 I owned. When I...
Forum: General F150 Discussion 05-01-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
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Yep. Most tuners sold that plug into the OBDII...

Yep. Most tuners sold that plug into the OBDII port will monitor transmission temps. My 2007 has one, and I have it set to read the trans temp, along with 3 other various readings. The tuner is set...
Forum: General F150 Discussion 04-28-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 793
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Not when its covered under warranty. I would have...

Not when its covered under warranty. I would have drove it there as well. Not sure if a warranty pays for cost of towing a defective engine to the dealership.
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 04-27-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,064
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
Rough idle is due to either an ignition misfire,...

Rough idle is due to either an ignition misfire, or air/fuel mixture issues. Air entering the intake that is unmetered will throw off the fuel/air mixture "maps" used by the PCM (powertrain control...
Forum: General F150 Discussion 04-27-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,778
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Leasing a truck would never work for me, as I use...

Leasing a truck would never work for me, as I use my trucks for what they were designed for; towing and hauling. Leasing would cost me a bunch upon turning it in, as the "normal wear" they allow for...
Forum: General F150 Discussion 04-21-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,020
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Gotta wonder how many vehicles out there drive...

Gotta wonder how many vehicles out there drive around low due to having an oil change shop doing the work. When BMW did it for my wife's car under their free (not really; you paid for it with the...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 04-20-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
I'd be getting a second opinion from another...

I'd be getting a second opinion from another dealership. I find it hard to believe that a brake light being on in a cluster is due to a faulty cluster. possible I suppose, but as others have pointed...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 04-20-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
There's a torx screw head at the front inside...

There's a torx screw head at the front inside left and right rails that will manually turn the gear mechanisim if the motor is non functional. If you don't go the route of connecting a temporary...
Forum: General F150 Discussion 04-18-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,727
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
Exactly. :thumbsup:

Exactly. :thumbsup:
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 04-14-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,640
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I had the two optional plugs backwards. My error....

I had the two optional plugs backwards. My error.

Ford made several radios for the 2004 to 2008 F-150's. Some had one plug (basic radio), some had two, and some had three. The three plug radios...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 04-14-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Mod (Ret.)
The battery life in those sensors has most likely...

The battery life in those sensors has most likely reached its life span. A tire sensor will run you about $35.00 a piece, and whatever a tire shop will charge to remove the tire, install new sensor,...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 04-13-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,640
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
One other tip for the Ford NAV units; you may get...

One other tip for the Ford NAV units; you may get an error when trying to remove the NAV disk (slot is located behind the screen; it rolls down during this process). If this happens, disconnect the...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 04-13-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,640
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
Correct for the stock Ford setups and the stock...

Correct for the stock Ford setups and the stock Ford NAV unit.

You're friend may have been referring to the GM NAV units. Some of the GM trucks and cars had two different Bose systems available....
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 04-13-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,640
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
Don't forget that you will need a GPS antenna....

Don't forget that you will need a GPS antenna. I've done the swap two different times, once in a 2005, and now in my current 2007.

Ford did change the antenna connector, sometime in 2006 I...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 04-11-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 582
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
Bite the bullet and wire it correctly. At least...

Bite the bullet and wire it correctly. At least one wire of the 7 pin has to run up to the controller, in order for it to control the current needed to apply voltage to the electric brakes of a...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 03-30-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,934
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
Many of us will remember years back when...

Many of us will remember years back when synthetic oil was introduced to the market. The internet became full with threads, posts, and statements on how it ruined engine seals, caused leaks, and was...
Forum: General F150 Discussion 03-27-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
That 2011 battery is now at 6 years old....

That 2011 battery is now at 6 years old. Batteries begin to die the minute they are installed and begin their cycle on, cycle off duty. You can make a battery live longer by connecting a trickle...
Forum: General F150 Discussion 03-27-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
This...exactly. I enjoy my 2007 F-150, and it was...

This...exactly. I enjoy my 2007 F-150, and it was rated at 7K for towing. It would pull my 6K camper, until I would reach hills, then it got to the "I think I can, I think I can" mode. I still have...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 03-24-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
You need new mechanics! With all the work...

You need new mechanics!

With all the work that was tossed at it, one of the mechanics did something incorrect, or broke something during the repair is what I'd think.

Each time the repair was...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 03-20-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
If there's a break in the hot lead, it's a 90% or...

If there's a break in the hot lead, it's a 90% or greater chance that it will be in the rubber tube from the door jamb to the switch. As another poster mentioned, the constant opening/closing of the...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 03-16-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 739
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
At worst, you can buy an entire new kit off of...

At worst, you can buy an entire new kit off of eBay for 50 bucks. Your door lock "poppers" and wiring stays intact; you'd only need to change the control box and the two key fobs that come with a new...
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