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My websearch has turned up very little usable info. The owners manual, an upfitter manual, and nothing else.

Is there a downloadable service manual, or at least a wiring diagram?
 

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Sure is- but it costs $180
- or you can do what I did- bought the Ford Service DVD on ebay for around $40. YMMV
Be aware the DVD's expire so you have to tweak your computer's date to use them..mine expired a year ago, not long after I bought it- still functional with the date change.

BTW if you want ALL Fords for the last 9 years you can get that DVD for the low price of $2600.
 

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Really, really surprised that no one has "shared" the manual online. Maybe browse through a torrent website will make it show up.

Also, pretty simple matter to save the pages from the DVD in a separate file as PDF or JPEGs or something, so they don't "expire".
 

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This website like many, I'm sure, will boot you right off for sharing a copyrighted manual.
Some I'm a member on will even kick you off for just discussing it...so beware.

Yeah I guess you could print off some of the manual- but there are links to click on in many of the pages to take you elsewhere in the manual.
 

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I was talking more about other websites, where people feel that information should be free.

I've websearched for wiring diagrams, which you would think would be prolific on the interwebs, but turned up nothing.
 

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I agree free would be nice but I'm ok with a reasonable price....IMHO $180 for a DVD copy of something they produce anyway for the dealers isn't reasonable.....maybe $50 I'd be ok with.
I'm an AlldataDIY subscriber for several vehicles in my extended family- while their info is not quite as good as factory info it is close and very reasonably priced- especially as once you are a subscriber they have special offers.
Unfortunately they don't have the Transit yet.
 

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Taz- Can you post details on how you are going about repositioning the wires going to the rear?

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Do you have a multimeter? Connect red to the yellow with green stripe and black to the purple. If the meter reads 12.x volts, the yellow with green is the positive. If the meter reads negative 12.x volts, the purple is the positive. If there isn't any current going to the connection, test for resistance from each wire to ground. The one with continuity is the ground.
 

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Do you have a multimeter? Connect red to the yellow with green stripe and black to the purple. If the meter reads 12.x volts, the yellow with green is the positive. If the meter reads negative 12.x volts, the purple is the positive. If there isn't any current going to the connection, test for resistance from each wire to ground. The one with continuity is the ground.
Thanks a bunch , I was mainly trying to make sure that one of these wires was indeed a ground and not something unexpected , I was worried that they may have designed it with one positive wire and then grounded through the metal case and then the second wire who knows . when it comes to the van I am very careful not to mess with anything if i'm not 100% sure.
Trying to keep the van as original as possible with minimal modifications and as few holes as possible.
The house side is a different story.
Thanks again
 

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Thanks a bunch , I was mainly trying to make sure that one of these wires was indeed a ground and not something unexpected , I was worried that they may have designed it with one positive wire and then grounded through the metal case and then the second wire who knows . when it comes to the van I am very careful not to mess with anything if i'm not 100% sure.
Trying to keep the van as original as possible with minimal modifications and as few holes as possible.
The house side is a different story.
Thanks again
As you saw I posted the info in the other thread where you asked about these wires.

Be aware the purple wire is not a "ground" per se- IOW I would not use it for anything other than it's intended purpose as it feeds to the HVAC module and no telling what might happen if you used it for a ground. Not sure what the HVAC module is exactly but it does tie to the BCM- which I imagine is expensive if damaged.
 

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Free wire diagrams up to 2017.

http://www.bbbind.com/free-tsb


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Thanks for the share on this, it looks like that will work pretty good. On the other hand I recently purchased a used wire diagram book on eBay for like $15, cant beat that price anywhere. It has all the body models in one book, which makes it really thick. Kind of overkill if you ask me but you never know what you might need.
 

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Budsky yea i know what you were talking about , kinda like this
Kinda. That's the very simple old school circuit for controlling the blower motor. @Budsky implies that resistor block circuit is now being controlled by a overly complicated HVAC module and BCM? Or it's no longer resistor blocks and just the HVAC module and the BCM?
 

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Not sure exactly how the HVAC control module works but it is a $175 part with a core charge of $50 and a 26 pin connector.

Point being if one is looking for ground or negative that isn't the place I'd try to get it.;)
 

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