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Hamster

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    Edge Tit Powershift Lux Pack Kona Blue
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    2017
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  1. Noisy heated seats

    If the noise sounds like a fan, and is a fan, then it's a feature not a fault. How would they keep your bum cool without a fan? H
  2. Noisy heated seats

    Book it into a dealer and get it looked at then. What do you mean loud? The heating is achieved by two heating pads which should not have any moving parts. I don't think the fans run in heat mode. Describe the noise. H PS, I've just re-read your post, which was not very clear. If the cooling fan is noisy it needs changing under warranty (unless there is something caught in it) book it in and get it looked at. H
  3. Swapping out headlights

    Potentially very interesting. I thought of doing this. The headlamps will probably be a straight swap. The wiring multi-plugs might even plug straight in, but................... Right now you have a manually adjusted headlamp beam to compensate for large loads. This is in the centre of the headlamp switch. So, that is going to be different. The adaptive LED headlamps have a very fine levelling adjustment which is controlled by numerous sensors. Also, the're are many beam patterns, some of which are speed related. Headlamp Aiming The LED headlamps use dynamic aiming. The advantage of the dynamic aiming is that it aims dependant to the situation rapidly. The headlamp beam height will be dynamically adjusted according to vehicle load, speed, acceleration and braking data rapidly received from the ABS (anti-lock brake system) module, PCM (powertrain control module) and VDM (vehicle dynamics control module). The front lighting uses a Headlamp Control Module to command the up/down aiming of the headlamps through the LIN to the headlamp assemblies. The headlamp assemblies contain a LED driver module that receive the messages through the LIN from the Headlamp Control Module. Depending on the inputs received (steering wheel angle and vehicle speed for example), the Headlamp Control Module can command the height at which the headlamps are aimed (up or down) to improve nighttime visibility. Adaptive front lighting is only activated when the headlamp switch is in the AUTOLAMPS position. Dynamic aiming with adaptive suspension: The chassis sensors values are used for leveling calculation and read via HS-CAN bus by the headlamp control module. The output signal of the headlamp control module is a LIN message to the stepper motor. Dynamic aiming without adaptive suspension: The chassis sensors values are directly connected to the headlamp control module. The headlamp control module provides 5V constant voltage for sensor voltage supply and reads in analog voltages from the sensor. There is one sensor in the front suspension and one at the rear suspension. The output signal of the headlamp control module is a LIN message to the stepper motor. At the very least it will need to be connected to IDS for these things to be enabled if they are even fitted to a non-LED car. It would be great if it works. Give it a go and let us know. If it works I would do it as well. H
  4. Auto Mainbeam

    Ohhhh, an Edge Vignale owner! The adaptive lights which the Vignale and others use is a very complicated and refined system with over 35 different beam patterns for all different driving conditions. I would suggest it is OK. Light modes overview Item Description 1 Play street light 2 Bad weather light 3 Town light 4 High beam 5 Country light 6 Dynamic bending light 7 Highway light 8 Static bending light The LED supports different beam patterns (for playstreet, town, country, highway, high beam and bad weather conditions) and which can be used for vehicles in both right-hand and left-hand traffic. Hence the low beam and adaptive frontlighting system is activated, the light mode will change with vehicle speed and ambient light detected. The adaptive frontlighting system functions will be activated hence the light switch is in position 'AUTO'. In position 'ON' the adaptive frontlighting system functions are deactivated, but dynamic leveling is continuously working. In order to safe energy as most as possible several light performance modes has been established for low beam. Therefore every light mode will be connected to a light performance executed by performance control the LED by LIN commands to the LED driver module. The level of performance will be adjusted by LIN command from headlamp control module to the LED driver modules. Table of light class activation without adverse weather light: min speed (km/h) max speed (km/h) The play street light (V1) 0 30 town light (V) 31 50 country light (C) 51 80 Highway light (E3) 81 90 Highway light (E2) 91 100 Highway light (E1) 101 110 Highway light (E & 30 sec) 110 130 Highway light (E & 0 sec.) 130 top speed The play street light (as a sub function to V-class town light) light distribution migrates seamless to town light with increasing speed and vice versa. When the reverse gear is engaged with low beam activated, the light distribution remains unchanged in playstreet mode, but puts static bending light to 100%. The followingcountry light, C-class light will be activated if the speed is higher than 50 km/h. The Highway light will be activated only if: the vehicle speed is for the duration of 30 seconds higher than 80 km/h (E activated) or the vehicle speed is above 130 km/h without delay (E activated) Once the system is in any E class (E1, E2, E3, E) it will change between the certain class E modes without hysteresis. The bad weather light mode will be activated only when wiper is activated for two minutes (min 80 wipes in two minutes continously) and front fog lamps are deactivated. In case the vehicle is driving faster then 50km/h the class 'adverse weather light' will be deactivated. Dynamic bending light is activated with the Advanced Front Lighting feature that provides illumination on the curved and winding road by swiveling a low/high beam projector assembly in each headlamp. The two low beam assemblies are operated via one control unit headlamp control module using vehicle inputs of vehicle speed, steering wheel angle, yaw rate, and other support signals. The Advanced Front Lighting feature dynamically swivels the low/ high beams when all of the following are met: Ignition State is in RUN and Initialization is complete and Low/ High Beam Status is AUTO and a valid, fully calibrated steering wheel angle message is received. and ambient light sensor detects 'NIGHTTIME' Advanced Front Lighting is a function of vehicle speed and steering wheel angle position and is active as long as the conditions above are met and all vehicle input signals are received and valid. The static bending light is used to illuminate narrow corners, intersections or gateways the customer drives in rather slow speeds. In forward driving condition the right side of the vehicle should be illuminated in right corners and vice versa. The static bending activation signals will be send via LIN bus. The static bending ligh function is enabled only when the low beam function is switched on. The cornering light is used to illuminate narrow corners, intersections or gateways the customer drives in rather slow speeds. Headlamp Aiming The LED headlamps use dynamic aiming. The advantage of the dynamic aiming is that it aims dependant to the situation rapidly. The headlamp beam height will be dynamically adjusted according to vehicle load, speed, acceleration and braking data rapidly received from the ABS (anti-lock brake system) module, PCM (powertrain control module) and VDM (vehicle dynamics control module). The front lighting uses a Headlamp Control Module to command the up/down aiming of the headlamps through the LIN to the headlamp assemblies. The headlamp assemblies contain a LED driver module that receive the messages through the LIN from the Headlamp Control Module. Depending on the inputs received (steering wheel angle and vehicle speed for example), the Headlamp Control Module can command the height at which the headlamps are aimed (up or down) to improve nighttime visibility. Adaptive front lighting is only activated when the headlamp switch is in the AUTOLAMPS position. Dynamic aiming with adaptive suspension: The chassis sensors values are used for leveling calculation and read via HS-CAN bus by the headlamp control module. The output signal of the headlamp control module is a LIN message to the stepper motor. Dynamic aiming without adaptive suspension: The chassis sensors values are directly connected to the headlamp control module. The headlamp control module provides 5V constant voltage for sensor voltage supply and reads in analog voltages from the sensor. There is one sensor in the front suspension and one at the rear suspension. The output signal of the headlamp control module is a LIN message to the stepper motor.
  5. LED Replacement Bulbs

    Didn't i just post about this 7 posts earlier? H
  6. SAT NAV SILENT

    Sorry! H
  7. SAT NAV SILENT

    It’s quite straightforward. First of all get a small plastic cap off an aerosol or a ceramic dip pot or such like to cover the terminal post after the disconnection. Keys in your pocket Pull back the terminal cover and with a 10mm spanner loosen, anti-clockwise, the small nut a couple of turns. Wiggle the terminal and pull it off cleanly. Put your cover over the post to stop it accidentally reconnecting. Go and have a coffee or in Scotland a whiskey. Reconnect in one positive movement to avoid arcing and power spikes. Tighten up the nut snugly. A disconnect resets all the modules and drive parameters and can work wonders. H
  8. SAT NAV SILENT

    Disconnect the battery for a time. Maybe 30 mins and reconnect it. Then try splat nav. H
  9. Driving light feed.

    Oh, I see. Quite a few people have fed back to Ford about how bad the lights are. Maybe Ford will consider a Service Upgrade or similar. I looked at retro fitting the OEM LED's but they are tied very tightly to the rest of the car and are £1,700 a side to buy even after lots of discount................................ H
  10. Driving light feed.

    Be careful, as we've discussed, the DRL and sidelights on an Edge connect into the vehicle electrics and BCM and are not just 'a wire'. Chopping into the wiring on a modern vehicle with a 10p scotch-lock is a really bad idea. If your Edge is a Sport have no not got posh lights anyway? H
  11. LED Replacement Bulbs

    No, leave the headlamp grommets on, there is still room for the airflow and you don't want water ingress into the back of the lamp. H
  12. LED Replacement Bulbs

    The replacement lights are going good, no fires yet. No issues whatsoever. The overall road light is crisp and white, picks out road signs well. There is definitely a difference between main and high beam. H
  13. LED Replacement Bulbs

    I noticed something else over the holidays too. With just the sidelights or DRL on, if you activate the corresponding sides indicator, the sidelight or DRL goes off to give the indicator more prominence. Also, and I've seen this on other cars and didn't realise it was a Ford feature, with the headlamps on, turning the steering wheel, turns on the corresponding Fog Lamp. Then off again when the steering straightens up. Amazing.
  14. LED Replacement Bulbs

    The little button in the middle of the light switch is the manual headlamp adjust for fully laden vehicles. The headlamp aim should be right and set ok with the small button on 0. If its not the headlamp aim is out and needs re-setting with a MOT beam setter. Make sure the button is on 0 when they are set. The reason for this manual adjustment is if you have a boot full of bricks this would put the rear of the vehicle down and the headlamps could dazzle oncoming traffic. So ,with a fully laden boot you would adjust the beam downwards. The usual position is 0.
  15. LED Replacement Bulbs

    @Jonro2009, yes, i can see the Mondeo\Edge comparison could have caused a bit of confusion. I am familiar with the Mondeo, I've owned all the Mondeo MK's since it was first available in 1993. My only departures were an S-Type (a truly terrible car), a Mk1 Kuga (still banned from that forum ) and now an Edge. My last Mondeo was a Vignale with LED adaptive lights. Just before i got rid of it I was lucky enough to attend a small presentation from Valeo Lighting which explained the many speed related beam patterns on adaptive lighting. If you have a few minutes and access, it's worth looking at the explanation in ETIS regarding their operation. @xn85I tried upgraded, slightly blue tinted, halogen bulbs before my LED's. The lights were better, but not LED white and as i was used to LED white they didn't satisfy. I still have them as spares though. My next car - Adaptive LED's from new I think