KugaEdge

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  • First Name
    Alistair
  • Ford Model
    Edge and Kuga
  • Ford Year
    2017
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Warwickshire

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  1. KugaEdge

    Brake Pad wear

    I'm at 23k and both front and rears look like they have plenty of life left in them.
  2. KugaEdge

    Google maps on sync 3

    No idea on car play but it works great on the Edge with Android Auto 😋
  3. KugaEdge

    FORSCAN

    Yes get it from forscan.org Helpful post in the forum about what obdII adapters to buy. I have the obdlink MX Bluetooth. Your choice will depend on what you want to connect it to pc/iOS/Android
  4. KugaEdge

    FORSCAN

    I've used it to modify settings, eg enable drive away locking, change three flash indicators to four flashes. You really need to exercise care when fiddling with the ECU settings. It isn't intuitive and most of the settings you need you can only find through web research. There are obdII scan tools that can access the HS and MS CAN networks simultaneously without a switch or modification, I've got one, they are more expensive. Forscan extended licence is free but has to be reapplied for every two months.
  5. KugaEdge

    Drive away locking

    If only you were closer. Next time I'm up that way I promise it's a date.
  6. KugaEdge

    Drive away locking

    So how is it that practically every other car from every other manufacturer sold in Europe has this feature? The car knows when it is is a crash (it sets the airbags off, turns the hazzards on etc), all manufacturers send a door unlock signal in the event of a crash signal being detected by the car. Ford does exactly this also (they have to in case you locked the doors manually using the button) so you won't get stuck inside in the event of a crash. So, it leaves me totaly bewildered as to why Ford think they needed to do something different.
  7. KugaEdge

    Drive away locking

    So it's done. After a lot of practice goes and familiarising myself with the OBD adapter (OBDLink MX) and the software (Forscan) I've edited the relevant settings in the BCM and IPC modules and drive away locking now is enabled and working with no unforeseen consequences. It's not for the feint hearted however. I've wanted auto lock to work on the Edge ever since I bought it and frankly couldn't believe that Ford had removed this feature from all of their European models. I'm very happy that it's now enabled. As it happens I changed the three flash indicators to four flash indicators as my trial run to make sure I was happy with the programming process.
  8. KugaEdge

    Towing (and a small issue)

    As said already, lightly greased if the hitch doesn't have a built in anti snake device (almost all types of trailer) and as clean and dry as a whistle, not even paint on the ball if it does (most modern caravans).
  9. KugaEdge

    Towing (and a small issue)

    Thanks for the replies. Home safely without drama. Cleaned the pads in the hitch just with some dry kitchen roll and scrubbed the ball with an old wire scouring pad and dried (only thing I had access to whilst on holiday!). Result much less groaning and creaking when turning, so that clearly was the problem.
  10. KugaEdge

    Towing (and a small issue)

    1. Water on. 2. Electric on. 3. Cup of tea. 4. Awning. 5. Beer. 6. Everything else.
  11. KugaEdge

    Towing (and a small issue)

    I disengage the stabiliser sometimes when doing lots of low speed maneuvering. Saves wear on the pads apparently. The groaning noise I have is much more evident when driving, turning hard right or left out of a T junction for example.
  12. KugaEdge

    Towing (and a small issue)

    Thanks for the replies, I'm a lot less worried about the journey home now. Adrian, does yours still do it? Do you just ignore the noise?
  13. KugaEdge

    Towing (and a small issue)

    Towed over 200 miles with the Edge last week through horrendous wind and rain, was a dream. I was a bit worried how the Edge would cope after a succession of Land Rover Discovery 3 and 4s but the Edge took it all in its stride, fully loaded my caravan probably tips in at about 1900kg so no small task for the Edge. Anyway an issue has arisen, we moved sites yesterday, so about 35 miles only with the caravan. Right from the off there was a creaking and groaning from the rear tow bar area when turning at low speed and over undulations in the road, it's actually really loud in the car, it sounds like the tow bar is about to be ripped out of the body! It's very disconcerting and definitely didn't do it once on the 200 mile journey up here. I had to stop on the short journey to check everything looked OK and it did. Now we have arrived I've taken the tow bar out (it's the genuine Ford detachable one) and it all looks fine. I can't tell if the tow ball is painted or not, sometimes this type of creaking and groaning can be caused by contamination on the ball causing the friction pads in the hitch head stabiliser to make a noise, but in truth it sounds too loud for that to the point I'm actually quite worried about the journey home. Any thoughts or ideas?
  14. KugaEdge

    Upgrade maps to 2017 F7 version

    Why don't you save yourself the hassle and use the files that other forum members have provided access to? It really is far easier.
  15. KugaEdge

    Remote Start UK

    Because it's probably illegal in the UK and never offered as an option here I would have thought the official Ford install is likely to be for petrol models only. Remote start is a very USA thing. In Europe auxiliary fuel burning heaters are generally preferred which can of course be started remotely aa well. My previous LR Discovery had one, it's a lovely thing in the winter going out to a completely defrosted and 20 deg C car 15 minutes after pressing the remote button or setting the timer. One of the only things I'll miss about my Discovery come the winter.