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by billross
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: Trunk Water Feature
Replies: 3
Views: 1634

Re: Trunk Water Feature

Yes I had this same problem when I got my car from auction. You're right, when it rains, lots of water runs down from the roof and back glass down either side of the trunk into both tail light areas. The brake/tail light wires run out of the trunk through rubber caps and into the tail light assembli...
by billross
Fri May 31, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: Rear seat sits high?
Replies: 10
Views: 1316

Re: Rear seat sits high?

My car was like that too when I got it from the auction. The foam cushion under the rear seat has "channels" carved into it to fit over the crash bars under the seat. Apparently before they sent my car to auction, they removed the back seat-bottom and then reinstalled it without taking the time to f...
by billross
Sun May 26, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: Interesting article from 2013 about PI AWD
Replies: 4
Views: 843

Interesting article from 2013 about PI AWD

Here's an interesting article from 2013 regarding the AWD system in the PI sedans and utilities.

http://www.hendonpub.com/resources/arti ... ls?id=5091
by billross
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: Best way to change the antifreeze?
Replies: 5
Views: 1394

Re: Best way to change the antifreeze?

First I buy 6 or 8 gallons of distilled water. A gallon of distilled water is less than a dollar at Walmart, it's a cheap price to pay to avoid getting hardwater deposits in your cooling system. And as mentioned above, I'd only use the genuine Ford Motorcraft coolant recommended for your car. Starti...
by billross
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: Swapping Rear Seats in a 2013 Ford Police Interceptor Sedan
Replies: 4
Views: 1132

Re: Swapping Rear Seats in a 2013 Ford Police Interceptor Sedan

Yes that brace is only in the interceptor. If you wanted to install a back seat from a civilian Taurus, you'd need to either remove that brace or carve-out the foam in the civilian seat-bottom to allow it to fit. I think the brace also prevents standard Taurus rear floor mats (Weathertech etc.) from...
by billross
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: Build sheet
Replies: 2
Views: 691

Re: Build sheet

You can go here to get that info: https://www.etis.ford.com/

You'll need to register first. It doesn't cost anything to register. After you register you can lookup any recent Ford VIN and see what it came with when it was built.
by billross
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: Carpet upgrade, dark mode, led taillights 15 Taurus upgrades?
Replies: 3
Views: 1037

Re: Carpet upgrade, dark mode, led taillights 15 Taurus upgrades?

Dark mode on/off is a setting in the car's electronics (computer). You can have your local Ford dealer turn off dark mode or you can get some free software called Forscan and do it yourself. With dark mode turned off, when you open any door the interior lights above your mirror will light and the pa...
by billross
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: Water pump quotes?
Replies: 10
Views: 2210

Re: Water pump quotes?

You can find your car's month/year of build on the driver's door jamb tire pressure sticker. If the car was built less than five years ago, then obviously you're fine. Otherwise the dealer will have to look up the in-service date in their Oasis system. The warranty starts when the vehicle is first p...
by billross
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: Water pump quotes?
Replies: 10
Views: 2210

Re: Water pump quotes?

Keep in mind the PI cars have a 5yr/100,000 mile powertrain warranty, and the water pump is included in that warranty. So you'll need to find out if your car's in-service date was more than 5 years ago.
by billross
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: New 2016 Police Interceptor Sedan owner
Replies: 20
Views: 3258

Re: New 2016 Police Interceptor Sedan owner

Yes the pin in the police wiring harness is only for the driver's door (it's better than nothing). But when you turn off dark mode, the dome light will come on when you open any of the doors. He'll probably wire the alarm to watch the dome light and then all four doors will be covered by the alarm.
by billross
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: 2013 Police Interceptor - Bad transmission - compatible?
Replies: 9
Views: 2227

Re: 2013 Police Interceptor - Bad transmission - compatible?

I replaced the trans with a lower mileage identical car and it ran good for a day and now it's back to doing the exact same thing. Wow that's too bad... Only thing I can think of is maybe your transmission cooler and lines was full of abrasive debris from the first failed transmission and that caus...
by billross
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: PI Sedan/SUV keyless entry with remote start retrofit
Replies: 128
Views: 32083

Re: PI Sedan/SUV keyless entry with remote start retrofit

From the owners' manual: The remote start system will not work if: - the ignition is on - the alarm system is triggered - you disable the feature - the hood is not closed - the transmission is not in P - the vehicle battery voltage is too low - your service engine soon light is on. So make sure your...
by billross
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: Enable Auxiliary Button on 2014 PI sedan?
Replies: 17
Views: 4676

Re: Enable Auxiliary Button on 2014 PI sedan?

You can go here with your VIN and it'll tell you all the options your car had from the factory: http://www.etis.ford.com/ Up until about six weeks ago, that site was usable by anyone without logging in. But now you need to register (free) as an "independent operator". After you register, you can see...
by billross
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: New 2016 Police Interceptor Sedan owner
Replies: 20
Views: 3258

Re: New 2016 Police Interceptor Sedan owner

If the lights don't come on when you open the door, then "dark mode" is enabled on the car. You need to use Forscan to disable it or the dealer can do it to. Then when you open the door, interior lights come on and parking lights will turn on. Another option, pin 13 in the "14-way front power and ve...
by billross
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: PI Sedan/SUV keyless entry with remote start retrofit
Replies: 128
Views: 32083

Re: PI Sedan/SUV keyless entry with remote start retrofit

As you suggested in our PM conversation, you probably also need to have keyless entry enabled before you can program the key FOB. If keyless entry isn't properly enabled, the car probably ignores attempts to pair the remote entry key FOB. So it's quite possible your keyless entry isn't enabled yet.
by billross
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: PI Sedan/SUV keyless entry with remote start retrofit
Replies: 128
Views: 32083

Re: PI Sedan/SUV keyless entry with remote start retrofit

I didn't have any trouble pairing the new FOB. I followed the instructions exactly:
FIRST with ignition off and driver's door shut, on driver's door press:
lock - unlock - lock - unlock.
THEN cycle ignition from off to run 8 times within 10 seconds with the 8th cycle ending in run.
by billross
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: PI Sedan/SUV keyless entry with remote start retrofit
Replies: 128
Views: 32083

Re: PI Sedan/SUV keyless entry with remote start retrofit

A couple of people have already confirmed, but now I can also confirm these settings enabled remote start on my 13 Taurus Interceptor: (BCM) 726-19-01 0148 (IPC) 720-01-03 xxxx 00CB (in my car I used 8088 00CB) I added the required hood switch. On five button remote key, pressed door lock, then pres...
by billross
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: About to pull trigger, any areas to look out for?
Replies: 5
Views: 1103

Re: About to pull trigger, any areas to look out for?

I'd check for standing water in the spare tire well in the trunk too. I know from looking at lots of Taurus PIs at auctions, a significant percentage of them have standing water in the spare tire well. If the water's been there a long time, the resulting rust issues could become a PITA. The water ge...
by billross
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: PI Sedan/SUV keyless entry with remote start retrofit
Replies: 128
Views: 32083

Re: PI Sedan/SUV keyless entry with remote start retrofit

... remote start 2013-2016 Sedan Interceptor (unconfirmed) 720-01-03 - Change to --- 90E8 00CB A2 726-19-01 - Change to --- 0148 Plus required part: BT4Z-19G366-A Ford OEM REMOTE START SYSTEM - HOOD SWITCH KIT .... Now with winter approaching, I'm going to try to activate the remote start on my 201...
by billross
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: 2013 Police Interceptor - Bad transmission - compatible?
Replies: 9
Views: 2227

Re: 2013 Police Interceptor - Bad transmission - compatible?

Be aware that your transmission may still be covered under the factory powertrain warranty. The warranty for the police interceptors is 5 years and I think 100,000 miles. The transmission in my 2013 was making a moaning/gear-whine noise when shifting into 5th and 6th gear. I brought it to a Ford dea...