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by monte
Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Added a Ford DVD to my Freestyle
Replies: 31
Views: 18913

Re: Added a Ford DVD to my Freestyle

Back when I did this, I went to the dealership and they were able to provide me with the whole cable that goes from the DVD player to the head unit through the A-pillar. It was about $50, but it was well worth it.
by monte
Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: tranny slipping....
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: tranny slipping....

Would love to hear the result as this seems to be a very common failure mode.
by monte
Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions - How-To
Topic: Brake job Write-up and pictures
Replies: 161
Views: 66110

Re: Brake job Write-up and pictures

I just replaced the rear brakes and rotors on my 2006 Freestyle..my first rear brake job. It was a real pain compressing those pistons back using the cube tool. I found it helpful to compress the piston--just a mm or so-- before turning and compressing by hand. It took a heck of a lot of axial force...
by monte
Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Anyone experience knee pain on long trips?
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Anyone experience knee pain on long trips?

My wife and I both experience an ache in the right knee while driving in our 2006 Freestyle SEL for more than 2 hours. It's strange that we both experience this issue, and I'm wondering if anyone has the same problem. I think it has something to do with the height of the gas pedal, the seat design, ...
by monte
Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Snow Tires
Replies: 18
Views: 2601

Re: Snow Tires

We put a set of Firestone Winterforce on our FWD Freestyle last winter. What a difference it made! It's comparable to playing football in cleats vs basketball shoes, and makes the FWD feel like we're driving a 4WD.
by monte
Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Added a Ford DVD to my Freestyle
Replies: 31
Views: 18913

Re: Added a Ford DVD to my Freestyle

If you really want make you connection hidden, you can tap into the wiring that goes from the DVD player to the back of the stereo head unit, and put any input type you want on that input. I put a female standard headphone jack on ours. This way, all I have to do is use a male to male headphone jack...
by monte
Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Yokahama Tires
Replies: 9
Views: 1236

Re: Yokahama Tires

We have about 10k on ours, and we love them. They seem smoother than the stock Conti's, and handle much better in rain.
by monte
Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:05 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Adding a factory DVD
Replies: 12
Views: 2003

Re: Adding a factory DVD

Cool. That will make things easier for you anyway.
by monte
Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:20 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Roof Rack Demise: Hey - Where's my crossbar??
Replies: 7
Views: 2148

Re: Roof Rack Demise: Hey - Where's my crossbar??

I have the Thule version, and I've seen the Yakima version as well. Truly, I think the Yakima version is a bit of a cleaner connection to the factory rack.
by monte
Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:09 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Added a Ford DVD to my Freestyle
Replies: 31
Views: 18913

Re: Added a Ford DVD to my Freestyle

Thanks to ScotSho's guidance, I installed a factory unit in also. I'll probably tap into the audio L/R lines to install an Ipod connection for the head unit Aux input as well. Lots of work, but it's worth it. Thanks Scotsho for blazing the trail. http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk429/dmont-2008/I...
by monte
Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:51 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Adding a factory DVD
Replies: 12
Views: 2003

Re: Adding a factory DVD

Bearose,
I just finished installing mine. I do have an extra connector with flying leads if you need it.

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by monte
Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Adding a factory DVD
Replies: 12
Views: 2003

Re: Adding a factory DVD

I installed an OEM DVD system, but ran into a problem. However, I do have some info on the subject. If your Freestyle didn't come with a DVD player, it will not have the proper wiring up there. I purchased an OEM wiring harness from local Ford service dept. This harness resides above the headliner a...
by monte
Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Added a Ford DVD to my Freestyle
Replies: 31
Views: 18913

Wiring Diagram Book

My wife and I just bought a DVD system on Ebay and are going to tackle this same project! A couple quick questions: Where did you buy the Wiring Diagram Book? Did you purchase it at the Ford dealership? There doesn't seem to be a Haynes Manual out yet for the Freestyle. Also, did you remove the whol...
by monte
Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:01 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Added a Ford DVD to my Freestyle
Replies: 31
Views: 18913

Great Job!

Wow! Awesome Job! We want to do the same exact thing to ours. Did you have to drop the whole roofliner or did you just cut a hole and snake wires through the pillar?