Last post on Sep 24, 2011 at 8:01 PM
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Mercury Milan, Ford Fusion, Sedan
#5800 of 5819 Re: Anyone else having dripping from slightly open driver's window [pod]
Aug 15, 2011 (4:23 pm)
Going way back, I had this problem with my 1992 Crown Vic. Problem solver is to install the window ventshades that stick on the doors and allow you to have the window open a few inches and not get all wet. Drawback is it cuts down on your cars COD, but whats a little drag when you want fresh air.
#5801 of 5819 Re: Anyone else having dripping from slightly open driver's window [acdii]
Aug 16, 2011 (9:44 am)
Thank you acdii, I am considering adding a drivers side shield of that sort. I do like the fresh, unprocessed air. I find Akirby's humor a little dry for such a wet problem but appreciate it none the less. Now only if I could construct an antigravity shield that was flexible and could be attached to the roof near the driver's side...then I could.... Actually I think the windshield wiper toss adds to the problem which is why it is less noticeable when it is only lightly raining. I consider it a tribute to the design engineers that I have to search for such minor issues to serve a kindling to keep this thread alive from time to time. Great car.
#5802 of 5819 Re: Anyone else having dripping from slightly open driver's window [pod]
Aug 20, 2011 (7:51 am)
Vent Shades sound like a great solution to your issue, pod.
#5803 of 5819 My First Problem
Sep 11, 2011 (6:03 am)
I cannot turn the radio off or change stations,it is stuck,nothing works,it only plays the station it is on.
I disconnected the battery ground cable to reset the radio but still won't work.
Any suggestions ?
#5804 of 5819 Re: My First Problem [desgnr]
Sep 11, 2011 (6:33 am)
Sounds like your Sync is sunk.
Since you already removed the ground, provided you left it disconnected for a few minutes, the next step is bring it in. There are no repairs for radios, just replacements.
#5805 of 5819 road noise and noise cancellation
Sep 21, 2011 (4:52 am)
I post here because I own a Milan which, relatively speaking is a quiet car. My question is a general one. NVH is an issue in most cars. Honda uniformly gets panned on this aspect of their cars. For the engineers out there: is it possible to have microphone pickups in the wheel wells which send a composite signal to an amplifier which plays them back out of phase through the radio somewhat along the lines of noise cancelling earphones. It wouldn't eliminate all the noise, even theoretically, since resonances and structural vibrations would still be present but it may eliminate the tire, wheel well noises which seem dominant. A crazy idea? The cancel signal could be played without interfering with the music on the radio. Since there are smart engineers in the industry I expect this will no help but I'm interested in hearing opinions.
#5806 of 5819 Re: road noise and noise cancellation [pod]
Sep 21, 2011 (5:00 am)
I thought I read that Lincoln is doing exactly that with their new generation vehicles but I don't have a link.
#5807 of 5819 Re: road noise and noise cancellation [pod]
Sep 21, 2011 (10:42 am)
Anything can be done, it boils down to cost. What would it cost to add 4 weather proof mikes, and a bose type noise canceling system? It's like the BLIS, you dont see it in all their cars, even though it is a very good system. You don't see adaptive cruise control in all cars, only top end ones, mainly due to the cost. I think something like what you ask would fall somewhere along those lines of top end cars.
#5808 of 5819 another idea for feature-rain protection
Sep 22, 2011 (10:40 am)
I live in NE where the weather is fickle. I know in Florida sudden rain storms are routine. I don't know why manufacturers have no provided an automatic "close the windows and sunroof it's raining" feature. As a golfer I have returned to a wet interior more than once when a quick moving storm came by on a very hot day. If you leave the roof tilted and the windows partially open at the top you are at risk of this wetting. It seems all that would be required is a rain sensor and some interlock safety features. For example it would only be activated if the seat sensors showed no occupants. There would need to be some clutch like override if the closure was obstructed and encountered resistance so the "what if a baby was crawling out the window when the closure occurred?" crowd would be assured.
Cheap to make it seems to me but not available. Either that or a bilge pump. A friend's S2000 was filled to the seat bottoms after a quick storm since he left the top down. Yes? No?
I rather this than mytouch. Call it myumbrella. I always wonder about damage to the switch gear in the doorsides when the rain comes in.
#5809 of 5819 Re: another idea for feature-rain protection [pod]
Sep 22, 2011 (12:47 pm)
Seems to me the cheapest solution is to simply close the windows or leave the top up...........problem solved!