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akirby

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  1. akirby

    2021 Nautilus

    Thinking back on it I don’t think she realized they moved the tranny buttons to piano keys until we sat in the Corsair. However, she didn’t say a thing about it that day. I tried to assure her that she’d get used to the button placement in a week or two. I think she’s really just stingy and doesn’t want to spend the money right now. Can’t live with them, can’t shoot them.........
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    2021 Nautilus

    We hate bmws. Nothing personal just don’t like the styling.
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    2021 Nautilus

    Well I thought we were getting either a new Corsair 2.3L or at least a new Nautilus with the 2.7L to replace the 3.7L MKX. I miss the ecoboost torque off the line and I’m worried about the water pump after the power train warranty expires. I showed the wife (technically this is her vehicle) the new Corsair and the new Nautilus picture a few months ago. While I like the MKX dash I wanted something different along with phone as a key and some other upgrades. So we went to the dealer just to sit in the Corsair to see if it was large enough and to check seat comfort. It was perfectly acceptable and the HUD was nice. So I said let’s wait til the new Nautilus arrives and the Corsair GT and go take some test drives. We also sat in a 2020 Nautilus to try out the 22 way seats and compare with Corsair 24 way seats. Honestly they felt the same. Fast forward a few weeks and she sees the 2021 Nautilus on TV and says “It has the buttons way down there like Corsair?” Uhhhh....yeah.....we went through this already. She said but the one we sat in was just like mine. That was a 2020. Remember I showed you a picture of the new 2021 and it was just like Corsair? Well I like mine way better. Then why did we look at Corsair to begin with? Aarrgghhh!! So it appears we’ll just keep the MkX for a couple more years since she likes it and then decide what to replace it with. It will be nice to not have any car payments for a year or two.
  4. akirby

    2021 Nautilus

    Not necessarily. Sometimes they wait until the 2020s have been cleared out and the 2021s are on the lot.
  5. akirby

    Blacked out grill (2010)

    https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/rust-oleum-adhesion-promoter-clear-11-oz.-251572/10097735-p?product_channel=local&store=9731&adtype=pla&product_channel=local&store_code=9731&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-dS9zM6R7gIVAaCGCh1jlADaEAQYAiABEgIjbPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
  6. I didn’t realize the 07s even had adaptive headlights.
  7. akirby

    2010 base audio

    The official Ford size is 5x7/6x8. 5 1/4" components will fit. 6 1/2" may fit with an adapter. I think I went with Polk Audio 5 1/4" components on my 06 Fusion and they fit well. Sounded pretty good too. Crutchfield shows all the component sets that will fit. You can do Coax in the rear doors but I would keep the components in the front. The THX system is completely different and you probably wouldn't want to upgrade those speakers. You can get PDF owners manuals at owner.ford.com or www.motorcraftservice.com.
  8. akirby

    Sport mode shifting

    Maybe they were using up the supply of shifters with the buttons. Very strange. Since they didn’t work I just assumed they were added later.
  9. akirby

    Sport mode shifting

    That’s from the 2013 manual. The 2014 manual doesn’t mention the +/- buttons at all.
  10. akirby

    Sport mode shifting

    There is no mention of the +/- buttons in the 2014 MKX owners manual. Only the paddles. You must be looking at a different model/year. In my experience Ford either uses the paddles or the buttons but not both.
  11. akirby

    Sport mode shifting

    You have buttons on the gear shift? I don’t think those are factory, only the steering wheel paddles. Somebody probably replaced the shifter at some point due to a faulty park sensor. They won’t work.
  12. akirby

    Battery Light 2010 MKX

    Wiring and/or body ground connection.
  13. akirby

    2016 Water leak

    Try running water into the drain hole on that side and see it leaks out.
  14. akirby

    2016 Water leak

    The moonroof drain runs down the A pillar. If it backs up or is disconnected then water will leak into the a pillar.
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    2016 Water leak

    It's probably not a leak - the BAMR drain tube is probably clogged. Try some gentle persuasion with an air hose (low pressure). I'm not sure where it exits underneath but check for something blocking it. I'm sure there are plenty of videos on how to check/fix it.
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