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#1 OFFLINE   cgul

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:08 AM

My 2010 Fusion hybrid I traded for the Cmax had an Engineering Test Mode that could be entered at start up. I found out how to do this in the Cmax. When starting hold the ok button on the left of the steering wheel and start the car. In the left panel you will have the test mode which you can scroll with the up and down arrow keys. It has a lot of interesting information in it. If you haven't already tried it you might want to check it out. This mode will exit when you shut the car down.

 

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:51 AM

Thanks, will go try it.

 

Edit: Good data.  I didn't drive the car but I assume the display remains there while driving.  For those that want to know coolant temperature, It's there, battery voltage, several FE numbers, rpm and so forth.  

 

It's too bad the test screen doesn't come up on the right display so you can use the left display while driving.


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#3 OFFLINE   cgul

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:15 AM

"It's too bad the test screen doesn't come up on the right display so you can use the left display while driving."

 

I thought the same thing. It does work in driving so it can be another distraction.



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:53 AM

yes, I so wish there were more available options for the right screen. I've grown tired of the leaves. such a waste.
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:14 AM

I use the entertainment on the right side. Not as good as being able to get more gauges - but better than the leaves. Especially since my leaves are almost always fully grown... :)

I would love to be able to turn on something like engineering mode and leave it on. The displays are digital, there is no reason to not have an "advanced" settings menu which allows more geeky info to be displayed.

It could be in an "advanced" setting category, and when entering pop up one of those warning saying "for advanced users only [OK]" and have the first option be to "return to simple mode" to defend against mere mortals getting too confused.

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#6 OFFLINE   zhackwyatt

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:54 AM

My guess its part of the separation of the systems. The right screen is controlled my MFT and the left is not.  Can't have MFT involved in any of the driving characteristics of the car, thus the traction control is controlled by the left screen.



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:35 PM

I will have to try that out, Thanks



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:45 PM

To exit without restarting the engine just press and hold ok for a few seconds.



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:18 PM

Cgul thanks for the info.  We were outside trying it out a few minutes ago.  Nifty!  Glad to read your last tip about pressing and holding to exit as we were turning the car off.



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:37 PM

Laurel, notice it has DTC codes in it also. Both new codes and history for old codes so if you have a problem you can look the codes up and know what the problem is. I found a list of Ford DTC codes on the internet a year or so ago by just doing a search for them.



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:59 PM

Now if we can find the secret code to disable the restrictions on using some Nav functions while moving.  It would give DW something to to and help a lot when in unfamiliar territory.

 

People have discovered the trick for some other cars.  It's in there somewhere, we just have to find it.



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:27 PM

I must be doing something wrong, I pushed the OK button and and started the car and empower window stayed on. Darn!



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:33 PM

I must be doing something wrong, I pushed the OK button and and started the car and empower window stayed on. Darn!


+1 on this. How long after it starts do you need to hold it?

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:42 PM

Did you start the car with the brake pressed (ok to drive mode)?

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:44 PM

I must be doing something wrong, I pushed the OK button and and started the car and empower window stayed on. Darn!

I think that happened when we did it and I just told hubby to push the down arrow and voila the info appeared.



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:51 PM

Now if we can find the secret code to disable the restrictions on using some Nav functions while moving.  It would give DW something to to and help a lot when in unfamiliar territory.

 

People have discovered the trick for some other cars.  It's in there somewhere, we just have to find it.

Just curious as to what functions your talking about.  Off the top of my head the only Nav functions that cease to work are typing on the keyboard.  You can do that with voice, if it doesn't recognize something, you can also spell the street or poi one letter at a time to it.



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:31 PM

I must be doing something wrong, I pushed the OK button and and started the car and empower window stayed on. Darn!

Did you hold the ok button down while starting the car?



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:09 PM

What is the ICE coolant temp when fully warmed up, is celsius still the default ?



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:43 AM

What is the ICE coolant temp when fully warmed up, is celsius still the default ?

According to ptjones: "The Service Manager at my Ford dealership informed me that Ford told him the normal operating coolant temperature was approximately 202°F-212°F." 

 

Yesterday, mine read 95*C = 203*F after driving about 15 miles, 73*F ambient temperature, speeds between 55-70 mph with bottom and middle grill covers on.



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:49 AM

Did you hold the ok button down while starting the car?

Yes I did and I I think I pushed down arrow and saw MyView.








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