Ok, so yesterday my Exp. started sounding the theft alarm. Apparently,
the keys in my pocket must have pushed the panic button as the car was
in the garage and no one was around it. I've tried to decipher the
manual and nowhere can I find anything about how to turn the alarm off
other than to turn on the ignition. My Dodge truck allows me to turn it
off from the key fob button. Is there a way to turn it off from the key fob?
Secondly, I am trying to determine if I can lengthen the time that my
headlights stay on after turning off the ignition. I have the auto on
lights and they stay on about 20 secs after I turn off the ignition.
Would much prefer that they stay on about 60 secs.
Can anyone help?
Well, I could suggest that you read the owner'sguide...
For the Panic Button:
Sounding a panic alarm
Press this control to activate the alarm. The personal panic alarm will
cycle the horn and parking lamps on/off. To deactivate the alarm, press the
control again or turn the ignition to the 3 (ON) position.
For the Autolamp Delay:
Press the Set-up button of the Message Center and select the Autolamp Delay.
Then do the following:
This feature keeps your headlights on for up to three minutes after the
ignition is switched off.
1. To disable/enable the autolamp delay feature, select this function from
the SETUP control for the current display mode.
2. Press the RESET control to select a new Autolamp delay value.
I did. I don't find anything at all under alarm, car alarm. Finally just
started leafing through the thing and found some of what you are saying
however. I did push the panic alarm buttom to shut it off...it didn't do
I also pushed the set up buttom for the message center. No autolamp
At least I know what I was doing is right. It just doesn't seem to be
working on my vehicle. But then again, the key fob only works some of
The remote, including the panic button setting, is described in the Remote
Entry System section. Unless you purchased an aftermarket or dealer
installed alarm system, you do not have a car alarm.
To change the Autolamp delay THE IGNITION MUST BE TURNED ON (it is best if
the engine is running, otherwise, you'll have to clear the low oil pressure
warning, etc.). Push the "Setup" button once, and the display says something
like "Push Reset For System Check." Press "Setup" again while this is
displayed and the display changes to "Autolocks," press it again and you get
"Easy exit seat (if equipped)", again and you get "Reverse mirrors (if
equipped)," and finally, push it one more time to get "Autolamp" (there are
other options if you keep pressing "Setup").." When "Autolamp" is displayed
you can select different values for the delay (up to 120 seconds) by
Is it possible you are near a source of strong radio emissions? I've heard
these can cause problems with the remotes.
I have a 2003 Expedition which is similar to yours. I just verified the
instruction work on mine. So, at least for me, things are working as the
I don't know then if it is an aftermarket or not. I note that if I push
the lock button once it locks, if I push it again, the horn sounds. I've
thought all along that meant that I have an alarm. Maybe it only sets
the horn off when the panic button is hit?
Thanks, after you confirmed that it "should work" I played with it some
more. Since it was in the garage, I didn't turn the engine on and kept
getting the warnings/readings. Have a 60 sec delay now.
An alarm is not standard on an Expedition. It can be added It you push the
button once it locks the doors. Pushing it again immediately after pushing
it the first time will make the horn beep. The beep is just to confirm that
you have locked the door. If the horn beeps twice it means a door is not
completely closed. The horn beeping and lights flashing is just a result of
pushing the panic button (pushing the red panic button again should make it
stop). If you want an alarm, take a look at http://tinyurl.com/982ah .
I find an online pdf easier to search than the paper guide, although you
still have to guess at what the proper word is. For this, maybe searching
for "horn". The table of contents and the index both neglect any mention
of "panic", "alarm", or "horn" for my 2005 Escape.
I have disabled the panic button on my key fob. I opened it up, and put a
chunk of toothpick on each side of the button.
Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley (Lake County) CA USA 38.8,-122.5
I agree with you that searching a PDF is a lot better than paging through
the paper manual. The index at the back of the paper manual is limited. It
doesn't mention "alarm" but does refers to an "anti-theft" system. The
index doesn't reference the individual function of the remote, but the
"remote entry system" section describes the features of the key fob
(including the panic button).
Ford is very good about making Owner's Manuals available on-line. In
addition to the Motorcraft site, you can also get them from
http://myford.fordvehicles.com/ (registration required)
I wish that other manufacturers would also post manuals.
Ford has some lack of synchronization between sites.
Some of the sites are unavailable at times, some have different versions.
Has "2nd edition" for my 2005 Escape Hybrid. But sometimes the site just
isn't there. "fleet.ford" makes me think I'm trespassing.
Used to have a link to the owners manuals. The link is gone, but if you
had the page bookmarked, it's still there:
Has the first edition, but the site always seems to be there.
Maybe it's not going to be updated any more, and that's why the link to it
"We are temporarily unable to provide the Owner Guide for this vehicle. We
apologize for the inconvenience. Please try again later. "
This has been there for a long time, possibly since the change to the 2006
I would expect this to be the "best" site. Too bad it doesn't work.
Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley (Lake County) CA USA 38.8,-122.5
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Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2005 3:36 PM
Subject: Re: 2004 Eddie Bauer Expedition questions
I have never not found it there, but I never try to use the direct link
(those seem to change frequently). Instead, I go to www.fleet.ford.com and
go through the menus. Since they have password protection on some features,
I don't feel that I am trespassing at all. If they didn't want you to go to
the manuals area, they would have password protected that as well.
Again, I think if you start out at the main page www.motorcraft.com and go
through the menus, it is always there. I just used the menus to find it, and
it is still present.
www.motorcraft.com -> "Technical Resources" from the top pull down menu ->
"Owner Information" from the menu on the left. Then you can select your
When I go through the menus, I see your 2nd Edition 2005 Escape Hybrid
Owner's Guide listed. Maybe you should go through the menus and kill the
bookmark to the direct link
Try entering 2005 Escape and see if the manual for the Hybrid isn't in the
I've never had a problem with the MyFord site. But then I don't have
anything new or interesting ;)
One more source for owners guides is the Ford Parts and Service Web Site.
http://www.genuineflmservice.com/ -> "Glove Box Manuals" from under the
maintenance column. You then enter your year and model. If I enter "2005
Escape Hybrid" I get nothing. However, if I just enter "2005 Escape," the
Hybrid manual is listed as one of the choices.....
http://www.downsford.com/car.htm has a link to Ford ordering guides which I
also find interesting.
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