I’m looking to gather more information about the 2013 C-Max IPC AsBuilt configuration. It’s unfortunately poorly documented, and doesn’t have a lot of overlap with other IPCs from other vehicles.
From Forscan I get the following details for my factory 2013 IPC:
- Part DM5T-10849-EL
- Calibration Leve DM5T-10849-EL
- Strategy DM5T-14C026-CJ
- Calibration DM5T-14C088-CJ
The factory asbuilt from motocraftservice (2013 Energi SEL, less autopark, less powered liftgate) looks like thus:
<DATA LABEL="720-01-01"> <CODE>2120</CODE> <CODE>6047</CODE> <CODE>394A</CODE> </DATA> <DATA LABEL="720-01-02"> <CODE>CCDC</CODE> <CODE>7860</CODE> <CODE>3BE5</CODE> </DATA> <DATA LABEL="720-01-03"> <CODE>9001</CODE> <CODE>06C8</CODE> <CODE>29B3</CODE> </DATA> <DATA LABEL="720-01-04"> <CODE>ADD9</CODE> <CODE></CODE> <CODE></CODE> </DATA>
Or in somewhat more legible format:
;Block 1 720G1G1-2120-6047-394A 720G1G2-CCD8-7860-3BE5 720G1G3-9001-06C8-29B3 720G1G4-ADD9
This set of 4 configuration elements under a single Block 1 doesn’t line up with any of the IPCs in the database on this website. Even more frustrating the blocks that are present on the documented IPCs don’t seem to match up with any of the values in my AsBuilt or Forscan modified configurations. No C-Max ever had 2 fuel tanks, for instance.
The closest vehicle with a similar IPC is the 2013 Fusion, which DanMc85 keeps a subset of configuration details for and offers some hints towards at least some of these configuration flags. However a Fusion doesn’t appear to be a central configuration vehicle, and the differences have tripped me up in the past. One might presume it to be similar to the C-Max, to which it shared an entire drivetrain, but this is definitely not the case. Dan’s spreadsheet references blocks which don’t exist on my IPC.
Of particular interest the Forscan folks explicitly recommend against updating the firmware on a C-Max IPC in the car, strongly suggesting a bench setup instead. This tracks with some observations I’ve seen of folks having trouble updating the calibrations on these units. This lends credence to “this is a weird IPC” theory.
That said, it does appear that at least some of this configuration can be properly read by Forscan. They are very good at not actually detailing what their “Simple” configuration editor actually changes though, so my next step there is flipping a bunch of settings using their simple configuration editor and figuring out what it did or did not properly change the behavior of.
I dunno would it be better to yoink a 2015 IPC than deal with mine?
I’ll be updating this post with more details as I come across them. I’m not sure if there’s a procedure to become a “maintainer” of an AsBuilt database. Since I’m going through all of this “”“delightful”" “”“fun”"" “”“time”"" I figured I’d put my notes in a public forum at least.
What I have so far that has turned out to be valid:
720-01-02 XXXX-X*XX-XXCC- Bit 10 enables/disables cruise control setpoint display. Ex: