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by johntocallaghan
Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: How to download and install updates and applications on Sync
Replies: 6
Views: 1389

Re: How to download and install updates and applications on

Thank you, Ford told me the same thing so I've got to buy a USB drive. Any suggestions?
by johntocallaghan
Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: How to download and install updates and applications on Sync
Replies: 6
Views: 1389

How to download and install updates and applications on Sync

I would like to update the Sync on my 2008 Ford Taurus X. The instructions call for a USB drive to download the update to and then plug into USB port in cars console to update Sync. I would like to download the update to my laptop, plug laptop into the USB port and do upgrade. Is this possible? Than...
by johntocallaghan
Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Chrome bubbles on grille.
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

Re: Chrome bubbles on grille.

Happy to report that my bubbly grille was replaced under warranty thru the good offices of Specchio Ford in Watkins Glen NY.
by johntocallaghan
Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: CD player in my 08 T X mysteriously turns itself on?
Replies: 1
Views: 365

CD player in my 08 T X mysteriously turns itself on?

The CD player in my 08 T X mysteriously turned itself on recently. Anyone know why?
Thanks :?
by johntocallaghan
Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Scratches in paint?
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Re: Scratches in paint?

The scratches are also on the rear hatch and on the hood. They are very fine, about the thickness of a sheet of paper. I'll try the fingernail test. What I'm really curious about is if the scratches go through to the base coat. If they do then the color coat and clear coats are extremely thin. I've ...
by johntocallaghan
Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Scratches in paint?
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Scratches in paint?

Have any number of scratches, fingernail and the like, around door handles and elsewhere. Car color is black and the scratches show up as light grey. Are they through the paint or would it look like this if its just through the clear coat.
Thanks :!:
by johntocallaghan
Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Brush Guard?
Replies: 11
Views: 3021

Brush Guard?

Because of the huge number of deer in our area I would like to install a brush guard on my 08 Taurus X. Have not been able to locate a commercially available brush guard and wonder if anyone in this forum would know of a place to get one or of a substitute from another model that would work. Also wo...
by johntocallaghan
Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: What's your MPG?
Replies: 56
Views: 10517

Re: What's your MPG?

08 Taurus X w/ 26000 mi, average in town and on hiway 22-23 mpg. Pleasantly surprised by this car. Have been driving Volvo's for years and this car is better in all respects. :P
by johntocallaghan
Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Chrome bubbles on grille.
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

Re: Chrome bubbles on grille.

Just found out that there is a Tech Service Bulletin out on this problem and Ford is repairing under new car warrantee. :)
by johntocallaghan
Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Fresh air in Cabin?
Replies: 25
Views: 2250

Re: Fresh air in Cabin?

OKAY! Thanks to all.
by johntocallaghan
Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Fresh air in Cabin?
Replies: 25
Views: 2250

Re: Fresh air in Cabin?

The incident that triggered my question was that I drove some forty miles with the windows open and the air-conditioner on and auto air-conditioning off. I really don't think that Ford's intention was to contribute to a waste like that. (see JAUNTY75'S note) As noted by this series of post's other ...
by johntocallaghan
Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Fresh air in Cabin?
Replies: 25
Views: 2250

Re: Fresh air in Cabin?

Exactly!
by johntocallaghan
Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Fresh air in Cabin?
Replies: 25
Views: 2250

Re: Fresh air in Cabin?

The incident that triggered my question was that I drove some forty miles with the windows open and the air-conditioner on and auto air-conditioning off. I really don't think that Ford's intention was to contribute to a waste like that. (see JAUNTY75'S note) As noted by this series of post's other p...
by johntocallaghan
Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Chrome bubbles on grille.
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

Chrome bubbles on grille.

Wondering if anyone else has this problem and if so what they have done to correct it.
Thanks :(
by johntocallaghan
Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Fresh air in Cabin?
Replies: 25
Views: 2250

Re: Fresh air in Cabin?

Thank you for responding. Two of the Forum members pointed out to me the AC button on the bottom row of buttons. I was under the impression that the "off - on" switches by the left side temperature control buttons turned the AC off and on, because when I pushed the "on" button the AC always came on....