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    Is this used to open a gate or provide access? if so, nearby magnetic fields can interfer. I'm not entirely certain, but it may be possible that the windshield may have a coating that's interfering. Do you have a film on your windows? (Some are metallic).
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    Power Transfer Unit Leaking

    Sorry, missed your question until today. I had to look it up. It was 115,429. (It's a 2009). They replaced it with a new design, larger sump, bigger bearing. Think that's what they told me.
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    Rain-sensing wipers

    So if the rain sensing feature is set to "off", and there is no intermittent cycles, what happens if you turn the front wiper control to, say, mid way? BTW, I would try turning off the courtesy wipe and see if they still operate this way. (Just as a test.)
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    Backup Camera

    Ever figure this out? If not, easy process, go to the system settings, choose "vehicle", and then "rear view camera". You can turn the guidelines back on.
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    2008 MKX Securilock system

    Hey Larry, did lubing the hood switch fix the non-starting issue?
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    Rain-sensing wipers

    I'm having trouble seeing your pic. Are BOTH controls set to 0 or just the inside one (which controls to rear wiper)?
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    sorry don't know how to delete

    Tires are everything when it comes to noise. I ran Bridgestone Dueler Ecopia's. Quiet and smooth. (But I'm running 20" wheels with AWD. Another good time for your 08 would be BF Goodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT or the MIchelin Crossclimate SUV tire. All of these will set you back between $170 and $200 each, but you get what you pay for.
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    compass module

    The compass module is integrated into the auto-dimming interior mirror. Its incorporated into the "Auto Dimming, Interior Mirror Unit module. Uses terminal #6 (+) gray with blue stripe and #7 (-) blue with gray stripe. As far as calibration error, make certain you have adjusted for the compass ZONE. 1. Start the engine. NOTE: The top of the message center must be blank. Do not select Trip, DTE, or AFE. 2. Press the message center switch INFO button repeatedly until the compass and the odometer are displayed in the message center. 3. Determine which magnetic zone you are in for your geographic location. (the map is in the owners manual). 4. Press and hold the RESET button until RESET FOR ZONE is displayed in the message center. 5. Release the RESET button and slowly press the RESET button down again. 6. Press the SETUP button repeatedly until the correct zone setting for your geographic location is displayed. 7. Press and release the RESET button to exit the zone setting mode and lock your individual zone. Then calibrate the compass. NOTE: For optimum calibration, drive to an open, level location away from large metallic objects or structures. Switch off all non-essential electrical accessories (rear window defrost, heater, A/C, map lamps, wipers, etc.) and make sure all doors are closed. 1. Start the vehicle. 2. Press the RESET button until RESET FOR CAL is displayed in the message center display. NOTE: This takes up to 3 circles to complete calibration. 3. Slowly drive the vehicle in a circle at no more than 5 km/h (3 mph) until CIRCLE SLOWLY TO CALIBRATE changes to CALIBRATION COMPLETE in the message center. 4. The compass is now calibrated.
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    Still looking? 1/2 of it at least. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F401764370042
  10. I've had good luck with Chemical Guys Nonsense Invisible All Surface Super Cleaner https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ANA3UTK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_JbTkDbB52W71Q Or Chemical Guys SPI_663_16 InnerClean Interior Quick Detailer and Protectant (16 oz) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008LPEZ6Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_SdTkDb9YH2BZE
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    08 rear door speaker

    Run a speaker all-around test. Isolate to amp or speaker.
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    Alex on Autos Nautilus review

    Boat, small RV, cargo trailer, something to hang a set of truck nuts on ……….
  13. One other thing I was told at my local dealer, the actual key being used on the 2017+ models can't be cut using existing key cutting equipment. Local dealer has an agreement with a local locksmith to cut keys for the new models. Said the equipment costs a bunch ($1500 - $2500 ?? forget what he said but it was high) and they had a hard time justifying the investment. Believe he said they charge over $300 to cut a key (the locksmith has to actually come to the ford garage and cut it in his truck. They charge an addon for this …."service")
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    Navigation Map Update Offer

    About a year ago, I had called NOW and one of the questions that came up was the Sync 3 map update. NOW told me that they had never received any information from Ford on the system and could proceed until they do. Wonder if Ford went with a different supplier for the S3 system and is unable update for some strange reason? NOW said they have no problem furnishing updates but are unable to proceed.
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    dash storage compartment?2008

    In the MKX, with THX, it's the center mid range speaker.
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    dash storage compartment?2008

    I have a 2009 with THX, not certain as to exactly what your looking at. Technically the "dash" is the part of the floor that angles up at an 30°-40° angle. (The verticle part is termed the "firewall". The terms were carried over from wooden wagon and carriage days.) The part over the radio is the instrument panel. The part were the radio is located is part of the console. I've taken pix of my interior, can you identify the area you're thinking of? This is a pix of the large mid range on top of the instrument panel. (If this is what you were referring to, I doubt there's enough room to add any storage area of any usefulness.) This is the center of the consol with the radio (lower area is a storage compartment.) This is the center console storage area with two separate compartments.
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    Off Topic for the older guys

    My uncle used to do this with all his cars. Cleaned out the gunk in the lifters and freeded up the rings. Never ran it on straight kerosene however, 50/50 with oil and only let it idle. Don't believe that I would try it on a modern engine however. I can see using MMO for this and stay safe.
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    Power Transfer Unit Leaking

    Took my 2009 MKX in today for 4-wheel alignment (occasionally drifts to the right) and oil change. Soooooo sitting in the waiting room drinking a cold one and watching a tripple X flix (OK, that may be a slight exaggeration), and the service rep comes in and ...... pulls up a chair. Uh huh, that's the signal that they found something over $1000 and I'll be walking home. Yup, tie rod worn and (wait for it) the PTU was puking black goo out the top. Sure sign the bearing is shot and overheating lubricant. Very common. Second one this month for this dealer. (Last month they had one that threw gears and broke the transmission housing). No way to fix (they have no approved process to rebuild), and replacment is only fix. Next he asks if I know what this means uh, "yes Pat, I'd live to solve the puzzle..." Little over $1,700 to replace. Add $300 for tie rod and alignment. And (drum roll) it's all covered under warranty. 100%. Plus they gave me a 2018 F-150 as a loaner until my little beauty is done. (Still gotta pay for the oil change though). Wonder if I can squeeze a free car wash out of them when its done? Talking to the service rep (who was a Ford mechanic for several years) said the only thing you can do is a pump and dump (change the fluid occasionally). Just a poor design in the Gen 1's. Also talked about water pumps, he see's them starting to fail around 100k and going as long as 200k. Felt 130k was a good point to replace one as a preemptive move. I was considering 150k and he feels thats too risky. Changing the coolant from green to gold helps by preventing cavication, but only up to a point. They drop the engine/transmission to change. They tried the Ford procedure by flattening the left tire and going in through the hood and had to do it a second time when the silicone seal on the cover failed. Much easier and better results to drop the engine. Now to see what this truck can do. Heh.
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    Finding seat filters?

    Amazon. Check here: Motorcraft FS106 Climate Control Seat Filter https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06X1FGWDZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_uRGyCbEGYYX31 Before you buy new filters, first check to see if tbe existing ones really need to be changed. Usually all they need is a quick pass over a vacuum cleaner.
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    My newest noise

    Only noticed it once on my 2009. But i usually keep my tank full.
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    Lincoln Website

    Where's Mohammed Ali when you need him?
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    Certified Pre Owned 2016 Quick Check

    This is cheaper: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071G2PDFW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_O6chCbA6H56Y0
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    Transmission Clunking

    I've had that happen a few times, learned to shift slower, pausing slightly at N bewteen R and D. Allows the hydraulics to neutralize.
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    My newest noise

    Keep your tank full. No sloshing. (And it's a good idea to do so in freezing weather).
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    Sync 3 Stuck CD

    OMG, you didn't put a CD in the pop-out drink holder, did you? If you do that, you'll have to short-block a new engine.