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What is the new “CD” format?

Is this a new type of streaming? 😂
It’s cause Ford would much rather have you pay a subscription fee (thousands of dollars) to access their internal service manuals and diagnostic tools (FDRS) through their online portal.

Luckily some states require that Ford sell service information, so Ford is forced to sell CDs with service manuals. I mean… they could just give us access to the online portal, but then we’d have the secret sauce and wouldn’t need our dealer service center anymore.
 

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It’s cause Ford would much rather have you pay a subscription fee (thousands of dollars) to access their internal service manuals and diagnostic tools (FDRS) through their online portal.

Luckily some states require that Ford sell service information, so Ford is forced to sell CDs with service manuals. I mean… they could just give us access to the online portal, but then we’d have the secret sauce and wouldn’t need our dealer service center anymore.
But, cd’s are so 1970. I can’t view them on my iPad or my new laptop.
 

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But, cd’s are so 1970. I can’t view them on my iPad or my new laptop.
The the low low price of $3,549.90/ year you too can use your iPad or new laptop to view Ford's service manuals online and use Ford's diagnostic software.

Or just buy the CD. ;)
 

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HAHAHAHAHA it is for Windows... hahahaha
 

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The the low low price of $3,549.90/ year you too can use your iPad or new laptop to view Ford's service manuals online and use Ford's diagnostic software.

Or just buy the CD. ;)
Guess I’ll pass on both.
 

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Guess I’ll pass on both.
"Don't worry!! We have a massive dealer service network who will happily service your vehicle if you can't figure out what the heck is wrong with your new Bronco!"

- Ford (probably)
 

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But, cd’s are so 1970. I can’t view them on my iPad or my new laptop.
Connect a temporary external CD reader, make an ISO file and store on your internal SSD, and mount as a virtual drive. Then you can use your laptop w/o CD.
 

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But, cd’s are so 1970. I can’t view them on my iPad or my new laptop.
70's??? This comment makes me feel so old. I remember having my first CD-ROM in the early 90's and I was I kid by then. I was born in the floppy disk era.
 

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Connect a temporary external CD reader, make an ISO file and store on your internal SSD, and mount as a virtual drive. Then you can use your laptop w/o CD.
In less than 50 days we will begin traveling full time in a Motorhome pulling the Bronco, I’m really trying to downsize and won’t have a place to work on the Bronco anyway.

Will be putting all my fuel on my Ford credit card so I suppose I will use FordPass reward points to pay for whatever the warranty doesn’t cover. 🤷‍♂️
 

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HAHAHAHAHA it is for Windows... hahahaha
Not only Windows but Windows 3.1. The interface on this must really suck....

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Not only Windows but Windows 3.1. The interface on this must really suck....

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Don't remind me, it crashed every 10 minutes, to this day, I still live with the habit of hitting save every 9 minutes.

 

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Ive had the full workshop manual for a month now. Its in digital pdf format and its saved in my macbook & iphone. Close to 15000 pages if you include the wiring manual.
 

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Ive had the full workshop manual for a month now. Its in digital pdf format and its saved in my macbook & iphone. Close to 15000 pages if you include the wiring manual.
Does it show the locations of the attachment clips for the interior panels? I would like to pull the cargo area panels to do some installation work and I hate when I miss the position of a clip and snap it off. Just want to make sure I'm getting the right thing - I have a Bentley's for when I had my Z3 and it was great at pointing out the hidden stuff...
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