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VSS/Vehicle Speed Sensor wire Ford Escape Hybrid 2009 (Snyc) Where she be.

VSS/Vehicle Speed Sensor wire Ford Escape Hybrid 2009 (Snyc) Where she be.

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Old 11-09-2008, 06:14 PM
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On the new Ford Escape2009 Hybrid which wire is the new VSS or Vehicle Speed Sensor wire behind the stereo. I opened it up and looked and its not the same as the -2008 and below. All help greatly appreciated, I just want to get a switch on there and be able to use my POI while driving. Thank You!

Ford Escape Hybrid 2009 w/ Microsoft Sync Navigation. Which wire on the back of the stereo is the VSS cable? I have seen the wiring for the 2008 model and it is different for the 2009. I even have the wiring diagrams for the three connectors going in to back of the navigation/audio unit but they do not clearly state which pin/cable is the VSS/Vehicle Speed Sensor. Below is the name of the 3 connectors and the circuit function for each pin.

C240A
AUDIO CONTROL MODULE (ACM)

Pin Circuit Gauge Circuit Function Qualifier
1 SBP39 (WH-RD) 16 FUSE - 39 OR CIRCUIT BREAKER
2 * * Not Used
3 DME07 (-) 20 CTRL MOD. - AUDIO # FRONT
4 * * Not Used
5 * * Not Used
6 * * Not Used
7 CME27 (YE-VT) 18 CTRL MOD. - AUDIO # ENABLE / CLIPPING
8 VME07 (WH) 18 CTRL MOD. - AUDIO # SPEAKER LEFT FRONT DOOR (WOOFER)
8 VME07 (WH) 22 CTRL MOD. - AUDIO # SPEAKER LEFT FRONT DOOR (WOOFER) AMPLIFIER
9 VME09 (WH-GN) 18 CTRL MOD. - AUDIO # SPEAKER LEFT REAR
9 VME09 (WH-GN) 22 CTRL MOD. - AUDIO # SPEAKER LEFT REAR AMPLIFIER
10 VME12 (BN-WH) 18 CTRL MOD. - AUDIO # SPEAKER RIGHT REAR
10 VME12 (BN-WH) 22 CTRL MOD. - AUDIO # SPEAKER RIGHT REAR AMPLIFIER
11 VME10 (WH-VT) 18 CTRL MOD. - AUDIO # SPEAKER RIGHT FRONT DOOR (WOOFER)
11 VME10 (WH-VT) 22 CTRL MOD. - AUDIO # SPEAKER RIGHT FRONT DOOR (WOOFER) AMPLIFIER
12 RME10 (WH-OG) 18 CTRL MOD. - AUDIO # SPEAKER RIGHT FRONT DOOR (WOOFER)
12 RME10 (WH-OG) 22 CTRL MOD. - AUDIO # SPEAKER RIGHT FRONT DOOR (WOOFER) AMPLIFIER
13 GD115 (BK-GY) 16 GROUND - CROSS CAR BEAM # 2ND STUD
13 GD115 (BK-GY) 18 GROUND - CROSS CAR BEAM # 2ND STUD AMPLIFIER
14 * * Not Used
15 CBP28 (GY-VT) 20 FUSE - 28 OR CIRCUIT BREAKER
16 RME24 (BU-WH) 22 CTRL MOD. - AUDIO # SWITCH REDUNDANT AUDIO
16 RME54 (WH-VT) 22 CTRL MOD. - AUDIO # SWITCH REDUNDANT AUDIO CDX6
17 VME54 (BU-OG) 22 SWITCH - REDUNDANT AUDIO
18 VME14 (GY-YE) 22 SWITCH - REDUNDANT AUDIO
19 RME24 (BU-WH) 22 CTRL MOD. - AUDIO # SWITCH REDUNDANT AUDIO
20 * * Not Used
21 RME07 (WH-BN) 18 CTRL MOD. - AUDIO # SPEAKER LEFT FRONT DOOR (WOOFER)
22 RME09 (BN-YE) 18 CTRL MOD. - AUDIO # SPEAKER LEFT REAR
22 RME09 (BN-YE) 22 CTRL MOD. - AUDIO # SPEAKER LEFT REAR AMPLIFIER
23 RME12 (BN-BU) 18 CTRL MOD. - AUDIO # SPEAKER RIGHT REAR
23 RME12 (BN-BU) 22 CTRL MOD. - AUDIO # SPEAKER RIGHT REAR AMPLIFIER
24 DME09 (-) 20 CTRL MOD. - AUDIO # REAR

C240B
AUDIO CONTROL MODULE (ACM)

Pin Circuit Gauge Circuit Function Qualifier
1 VME52 (BU) 22 CTRL MOD. - AUDIO # APIM LEFT
1 VME41 (GN-OG) 22 CTRL MOD. - AUDIO # SATELLITE DIGITAL RADIO LEFT EARLY PRODUCTION
2 RME52 (GY-OG) 22 CTRL MOD. - AUDIO # APIM
2 RME41 (BU-BN) 22 CTRL MOD. - AUDIO # SATELLITE DIGITAL RADIO LEFT EARLY PRODUCTION
3 DME45 (NONE) 18 JACK - AUDIO # EXT. AUX IN
4 VMN14 (WH-VT) 22 CTRL MOD. - NAVIGATION # AUDIO OUT (MONO)
5 RMN14 (GY-BN) 22 CTRL MOD. - NAVIGATION # AUDIO OUT (MONO)
6 VME46 (BU-GN) 22 JACK - AUDIO # EXT. AUX IN RIGHT (+)
7 VME45 (BU) 22 JACK - AUDIO # EXT. AUX IN LEFT (+)
8 RME45 (YE-GN) 22 JACK - AUDIO # EXT. AUX IN LEFT (-)
9 VME53 (VT-GN) 22 CTRL MOD. - AUDIO # APIM
9 VME42 (VT-BN) 22 CTRL MOD. - AUDIO # SATELLITE DIGITAL RADIO RIGHT EARLY PRODUCTION
10 RME53 (BN-WH) 22 CTRL MOD. - AUDIO # APIM
10 RME42 (YE-BU) 22 CTRL MOD. - AUDIO # SATELLITE DIGITAL RADIO RIGHT EARLY PRODUCTION
11 VMN01 (BU-BN) 22 CTRL MOD. - NAVIGATION # MICROPHONE OUT
12 RMN01 (GN) 22 CTRL MOD. - NAVIGATION # MICROPHONE OUT
13 * * Not Used
14 RME46 (WH-GN) 22 CTRL MOD. - AUDIO # SATELLITE DIGITAL RADIO RIGHT
15 VDB06 (GY-OG) 20 CONNECTOR - DIAGNOSTIC # CAN BUS MEDIUM SPEED HIGH
16 VDB07 (VT-OG) 20 CONNECTOR - DIAGNOSTIC # CAN BUS MEDIUM SPEED LOW

C240C
AUDIO CONTROL MODULE (ACM)

Pin Circuit Gauge Circuit Function Qualifier
1 VME22 (VT-GN) 20 CTRL MOD. - AUDIO # SUBWOOFER/AMPLIFIER AUDIO +
2 RME22 (GN-WH) 20 CTRL MOD. - AUDIO # SUBWOOFER/AMPLIFIER AUDIO -
3 DME22 (NONE) 20 CTRL MOD. - AUDIO # SUBWOOFER/AMPLIFIER AUDIO
4 SME23 (VT-RD) 20 CTRL MOD. - AUDIO # SUBWOOFER/AMPLIFIER ENABLE
5 * * Not Used
6 * * Not Used
7 * * Not Used
8 * * Not Used
 

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Old 11-09-2008, 07:00 PM
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Post that question at Avic411 forum. They've been very quick in the past.

OTOH, Alldata didn't have info on the '09 FEH yet so they might not either.
 

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Originally Posted by colchiro View Post
Post that question at Avic411 forum. They've been very quick in the past.

OTOH, Alldata didn't have info on the '09 FEH yet so they might not either.
I entered a request there and no luck so far. I wish I wasn't so **** poor so I could just afford to purchase the wiring diagrams.
 
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:30 AM
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A 2009 vehicle is pretty new to be asking for wiring diagrams.

The VSS wire is usually optional and can probably be hooked up later. It comes in handy if satellite reception is poor like driving thru a tunnel or where tall buildings block your satellite reception. I went for a month before connecting mine in my previous vehicle.

Maybe in a month or so you'll get a reply back or online info will be available.
 
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Originally Posted by colchiro View Post
A 2009 vehicle is pretty new to be asking for wiring diagrams.

The VSS wire is usually optional and can probably be hooked up later. It comes in handy if satellite reception is poor like driving thru a tunnel or where tall buildings block your satellite reception. I went for a month before connecting mine in my previous vehicle.

Maybe in a month or so you'll get a reply back or online info will be available.
I appreciate the thought, but I don't think you understand. I have the Microsoft Sync Navigation unit, and have the wire connected already. I want to figure out which one it is to unplug it, not attach it. Unplugged I can update POI while driving because the car will think I am in (P)ark; which of course is what I want. I want to fool my navigation in to thinking I am in park while I am driving.
 

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Old 11-12-2008, 05:02 PM
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Oh, I thought you wanted to connect a NAV unit.

Probe the wires with a DC voltmeter. Your vss wire should pulse when you're moving, but not when standing still.
 
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Originally Posted by colchiro View Post
Oh, I thought you wanted to connect a NAV unit.

Probe the wires with a DC voltmeter. Your vss wire should pulse when you're moving, but not when standing still.
Just happen to have a meter in my car, will do! I take it, that it will be the only cable to change voltage even at low speeds correct?
 
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I'd measure it to ground.

I think at low speed you'll see spike......... spike..........spike, etc.
 
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cool! let us know how this goes.... I want to watch DVD's on the go... Okay not me the drive but my friends in the car.
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Old 11-13-2008, 03:52 PM
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On my Pioneer Avic D3 (dvd/nav/cd/radio), it involved grounding the radio's parking brake wire and moving a pin in the cable and grounding that. As far as the D3 was concerned, the vehicle wasn't moving... I know, pretty lame considering the GPS still reported movement.
 

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