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Access Your S550 Mustang's Hidden Settings with This DIY Guide

While many turn to ECU remapping, following the idea that the conservative settings introduced by carmakers are not the best solution for them, the same idea is used in the world of car electronics, with modding having its special fanbase. Well, we're here to talk about what happens if you want to play with the built-in settings of your S550 Ford Mustang.
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We're talking about stuff like the "service" menus, which customers normally shouldn't be able to access. An aficionado who appreciates 1s and 0s just as much as gasoline odor has spent days and nights putting together a DIY guide that allows you to reach your 'Stang's hidden settings, the one connoisseurs call Control Module Configuration.

The adventure, which comes from the Mustang6G forums, will require both hardware and software attention on your side. However, nothing here is too expensive or too time-consuming for those who want to play this game, be it related to Ford vehicles or not.

To be more precise, we're dealing with settings regarding the OEM (factory) remote start and remote starter climate control, daytime running lights, horn honks, as well as seat belt chimes, but the list is much longer - we wouldn't touch the seatbelt part, since when somebody realises doing so was a mistake, it's usually too late.

The main ingredients are a Bluetooth plug-in device called OBDLink MX, which will help you tap into your pony's system, as well as a piece of software called FORSCan - be prepared to submit an application that will be manually checked by a team over in Russia.

Be careful, though, as those settings were hidden for a reason and entering this new universe has its fair share of risks, most of which are obviously safety-related.

If you're willing to take those risks and spend your time navigating through the layers of the guide, you'll find the DIY piece on the forums.

 
 
 
 
 

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