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by pwschuh
Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Audio System Specs, Speakers, and Lowered Expectations
Replies: 6
Views: 3083

Re: Audio System Specs, Speakers, and Lowered Expectations

I think the stereos are different between the Limiteds and the SELs? I have a Limited and it has a great factory stereo that I believe includes some form of sub-woofer in the right rear kick panel. No plans to upgrade.
by pwschuh
Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: 2008 Taurus X stalling
Replies: 4
Views: 1754

Re: 2008 Taurus X stalling

If it's stalling there is a good chance it is throwing some codes. You didn't say whether the check engine light came on so I will assume it didn't. But even if the light did not come on, there could be some codes stored. Did you ask the dealer if they scanned the codes and if so, what were the resu...
by pwschuh
Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Interior Storage -pet peeve - solutions
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Interior Storage -pet peeve - solutions

I like my wife's TX but I hate that it doesn't have enough "trunk." There's no place to store a small tool bag, jumper cables, tow rope, first aid kit, etc. If you throw them behind the third row you can't fold the seats flat anymore. Anyone else care about this kind of thing? What have you done?
by pwschuh
Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:53 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Traction Control Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1945

Re: Traction Control Question

Shantheman wrote:So, along with traction control...we also have the skid/stability control standard too, is that correct? If so...that simply helps keeping the vehicle go in a straight line and not have it spin out (within reasonable limits of course)?
Correct.
by pwschuh
Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Traction Control Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1945

Re: Traction Control Question

1. If you are going to drive in snow, you need snow tires. Don't try to use "all-season radials" to go up snow covered hills. 2. Traction control defaults to "ON. " That little button on the dash turns it off. That little "skidding vehicle icon" on your dash means that the traction control is off. 3...
by pwschuh
Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: 2006 Freestyle Limited- 2nd row, removing the center console
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Re: 2006 Freestyle Limited- 2nd row, removing the center con

Yikes. DO NOT try to make your own seat. There is no way you can fashion something that will be safe. As for exchanging the two buckets for a bench, that is certainly possible and probably something you can do yourself if you are handy and patient. It seems like the worst that might happen is that y...
by pwschuh
Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Drivers side seat heater repair and costs
Replies: 61
Views: 46270

Re: Drivers side seat heater repair and costs

Thanks to all for the feedback in this thread. Just bought an 08 TX Limited. Both of the front seat heaters exhibit the same symptoms. You push either switch and both lights come on for 1/2 a second and then go out. No heat. Is there a way to tell which pad has the open? (i.e. seat bottom or seat ba...
by pwschuh
Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: I just got a Freestyle!
Topic: I just got a Taurus X
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: I just got a Taurus X

Ford dealer. Not many X's available from private sellers.
by pwschuh
Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: I just got a Freestyle!
Topic: I just got a Taurus X
Replies: 4
Views: 573

I just got a Taurus X

I like everything but the name. Most people have never heard of it, so when I say I got a Taurus X they assume it's a Taurus. - 2008 Silver Birch Metallic Limited - Black leather interior - FWD (did not need or want AWD) - 20,000 miles - no rust on the leading edge of hood - nice stereo but no nav -...
by pwschuh
Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Taurus X Keyless Entry Code
Replies: 39
Views: 19783

Re: Taurus X Keyless Entry Code

As I recall, the Ford dealer where I purchased my X (used) just put it on the computer and re-set the code to a 5-number combination of my choosing. It took very little time. You might try another dealer. All Ford dealers are not equal. Same here. Bought the 2008 TX used and the dealer said the cod...
by pwschuh
Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: 2007 freestyle or 2008 taurus X
Replies: 15
Views: 3286

Re: 2007 freestyle or 2008 taurus X

jaunty75 wrote: negativism about minivans without any explanation as to why.
Why? Because they're minivans, that's why. What's to explain? I'd rather drive a horse-drawn cart than drive a minvan.
by pwschuh
Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: New Rims and TPMS for Winter Tires?
Replies: 25
Views: 5727

Re: New Rims and TPMS for Winter Tires?

I just bought a winter tire package from Tire Rack for a little over $700 (plus shipping :cry: ) Tires are mounted and balanced on 17" alloys. I skipped the TPMS. My wife said she didn't mind having the light on for 2 or 3 months, and if it really bothers her I'll use black electrical tape.