Last post on Mar 31, 2013 at 6:52 PM
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#226 of 235 Re: Crossbar adjustments?? [stevedebi]
Sep 14, 2011 (6:32 pm)
Hey stevedeb, thanks for the reply.
i'm not sure where the 'screws' are, but I attached an image...is that knob that you see on the right (where the arrow is pointing) where you are supposed to twist to loosen it up?? that's what seems to be jammed for me but i didnt want to start too hard to break something...what did you unscrew it with?
and you may be right, i'm not sure if they called the 08's "limited" i know it's not labeled on the car - but neither is the AWD for some reason! it's the leather seats, sunroof, navi, etc - probably the same thing? i believe the dealer labeled it as limited but maybe it's just more easily known by that because of how they label the newer models...
#227 of 235 Switched Circuit for Accessories
Sep 15, 2011 (2:51 pm)
Are there any suggestions for tapping into a Switched Circuit? I use an auxillary outlet splitter that runs a number of accessories. I would like to set it up so that they shut off with the key rather than miss one power button and find a dead battery. Sure do miss the days of tracing simple circuits!
#228 of 235 Re: Crossbar adjustments?? [erkerr67]
Sep 28, 2011 (12:41 pm)
I think my window sticker mentioned a "luxury" package with leather, etc. Same as the "Limited" today.
Yes, that knob on the right should unscrew so as to remove the rails. I can't remember for sure, but I may have used a screwdriver to do the initial turn.
They cause drag, so one of the first things I did was remove the cross rails.
#229 of 235 Re: Switched Circuit for Accessories [raescape]
Sep 28, 2011 (12:42 pm)
"Are there any suggestions for tapping into a Switched Circuit? I use an auxillary outlet splitter that runs a number of accessories. I would like to set it up so that they shut off with the key rather than miss one power button and find a dead battery. Sure do miss the days of tracing simple circuits! "
On my 2008, the accessories switch off after a certain period, I'm not sure if it is 10 minutes or maybe 20 minutes. But they do switch off.
#231 of 235 Inside Rearview Mirror Upgrade
May 15, 2012 (9:45 pm)
Can I upgrade my inside manual rearview mirror to an auto-dimming mirror?
If so is the wiring pre-installed and tucked above the headliner?
#232 of 235 Re: Inside Rearview Mirror Upgrade [berens]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
May 16, 2012 (4:57 am)
For the benefit of those that might be able to answer your question:
What year and model Escape do you own?
#233 of 235 Re: Inside Rearview Mirror Upgrade [kyfdx]
May 16, 2012 (5:10 am)
I have a '03 Escape XLT Sport 4x4 w/power moonroof. It doesn't have lighted vanity mirrors.
#234 of 235 Re: Inside Rearview Mirror Upgrade [berens]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
May 16, 2012 (6:13 am)
Hopefully, we'll get some Escape experts in here that might be able to give you an answer..
#235 of 235 Pro-Fit NMO antenna fender mount
Mar 31, 2013 (6:52 pm)
Since the company that makes these did not specify one for 2013 escape when I looked; I took a WAG, based on the bolt size, and ordered the one for an '09-'11 F150 (FO2ANTPF).
Since it's made of stainless steel I am hoping it will be able to deal with the small amount of bending I did to it to make it work. Basically the angles needed to be 'opened up' a smidge, but it seems to fit pretty well. Used 3m paint protector tape to hopefully avoid that issue.
Fishing co-ax and power cable thru was not as bad as I imagine it could've been. Removed the under-engine cover thinking that might help, but turns out it really didn't. I wound up doing the job all from above.
I think i'm going to blame computer-aided design for the fact that everything is stacked in so tightly that there's barely enough room for any extras the FMC engineers didn't see fit to put in.