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This mod requires FORScan (PC Version) and an OBDLink MX (or similar OBD Device that supports MS-CAN):

For 2017+ Fusion Sport Only:

IPC (Instrument Cluster Panel) Changes (Module 720):

Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD) Suspension Control:
720-01-01 xxxx xxxX xxxx
Enabled: Add 8 to value at X... (example if it is a 4 make it a C (12))

Adaptive Steering Control:

720-04-01 xxxx xxxX xxxx
Enabled: Add 1 to value at X

Thanks @DaMiFo for testing this modification out... and taking these photos:





Reference Thread: HOW TO: FORScan - Modify Module As-Built Data (Detailed)


 

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Dan is a FORScan genius, we all owe him big time for this! I am thankful he had me test this with him. I strongly recommend you check out his thread on 2GF first, to get to know FORScan.

I just wanted to point out a few minor things before you guys before you all jumped into this, just things to be aware of so nobody freaks out, lol:

- This has only been tested with the 401A package IPC (with the two screens).

- We have a "Normal" suspension mode!
- - Normally in "D", everything is set to "Comfort". In Sport Mode, everything is obviously in "Sport". "Normal" suspension is a great middle ground - on the highway it isn't as 'floaty' as normal, but still bounces more than Sport.

- CCD & AS are always in the same mode.
- - If you set AS to Sport, your suspension is set to Sport. If you set the suspension back to Normal, AS goes back to normal.

- If you set CCD to Comfort, you cannot change AS.
- - Not sure if the MKZ does this or not, it's been about a year since I've played with one. I think it did, tho.

- If CCD & AS are in Sport, the little "S" icon on the left screen appears even tho the car is not in Sport Mode.

- Pressing the S button on the shift dial puts everything in Sport, ignoring what you set in "Steering in S".
 

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Is there a way that Torrie or LMS could do that as part of a tune--not having to go through the procedure described above? cockerdogs
 

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I've never worked with either of them so I'm not sure about what they offer, but this is different than a tune. The IPC is also on a different network than the PCM, which is why you need an OBDLink MX / adapter than supports Ford's additional CAN Bus networks. The PCM (and all ECUs, I'm sure you know) are part of the basic OBDII requirements for cars, but the instrument panel is not.
 

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Looks like I'll be needing to order one of the OBDLink MX adapters! Thanks for posting this info!
 

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@DanMc85 thank you for the new information.
@DaMiFo thanks for being a tester, what's it like ?
 

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@DaMiFo thanks for being a tester, what's it like ?
Sooo much better! I love Comfort mode, especially while on the highway at night - but Normal mode is perfect and I prefer it most of the time. It's probably what most of you guys wanted in "D" all along, I know I did.

However, I have already caught myself going even faster than I normally do in this car, haha. I had the CCD in Sport but the engine & trans in D. But as you know this car has so much torque it doesn't always downshift when passing on the highway. I don't always realize how much I've sped up.
 

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Does this allow suspension in sport without having PCM tuning (especially trans) in sport?
Yes, that is the point of this. The suspension & steering can be in Sport while the engine & trans are using the normal "D" tuning. I love having the stiff ride without the engine revving higher that it needs to be because of Sport mode).
 

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****! This is EXACTLY what I was asking about back in December.

Nice work!

Are there other settings that can reached via this method?
 

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Yeah. So far, I have done:

-Fog lights on with high beams
-Driver's cimate control from right IPC screen
-"ST Ford Performance" SYNC 3 boot screen
-Disable double-honk when car is running
-Disabled "enhanced engine noise" (I since put this back)
-Decreased 12V powerpoint timeout from 1hr to instant off with ignition, for dash cam

There's more, but I don't want/need to change anything else.
 

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So the suspension and adaptive steering can't be separated right?
So is adaptive steering the same when in comfort and normal, or is there also a third setting for it?
It's just that I personally would like the steering to be in Sport all the time.
 

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That is correct about the steering - normal is normal, comfort is normal as well. And no, the steering & suspension settings can't be separated for some reason. There may be some other setting in the car that we haven't found yet, because it can be changed separately in the MKZ.
 

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It's easy if you just make known changes that others share. Read up on how to use FORScan on Dan's awesome post here: How-To: FORScan.

If you want to find mods and changes as Dan and a few others do, that is a whole different story. Most people don't need to worry about that tho. I know FORScan and other related Ford software things pretty well, but nowhere as well as Dan does.
 

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It's easy if you just make known changes that others share. Read up on how to use FORScan on Dan's awesome post here: How-To: FORScan.

If you want to find mods and changes as Dan and a few others do, that is a whole different story. Most people don't need to worry about that tho. I know FORScan and other related Ford software things pretty well, but nowhere as well as Dan does.
Did go the laptop route or tablet? I only have a tablet, wonder if using the tablet with the USB would work. I'm gonna have to re-read that thread, currently heading home so it will have to wait. Thanks again
 

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I personally use a Microsoft Surface and connect to the OBDLink MX over Bluetooth. The OBDLink SX model that is USB doesn't support the additional modules. The MX comes in Bluetooth or WiFi. As long as the device you're using FORScan is running Windows, not Android or iOS, it will work.
 
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