This is my first post here, but before I did post - I did do a search
of previous threads and couldn't find anything relevant.
Anyway, just got myself a 2005 Focus LX, it's a fab car - very chuffed,
but I've got an odd problem.
When I unlock the car, the indicators flash, the car unlocks and all is
hunky-dory. However, when I lock the car, pressing the the lock button
on the remote twice to double-lock the car - but the indicators don't
flash twice to say it's locked!!
Now I've since done the 'ole reprogrammed the key fob to do the
single/double unlock thingy and all worked OK.
Any help would be appreciated!
Some Focus models are fitted with double locking (dead locking?). The
double lock is an additional anti theft measure that prevents the car
being opened from the inside. A safety warning is included about not
operating this feature with people still inside the car.
From the UK handbook, which may not apply to US models.
Pressing the button once activates the central locking.
On vehicles _NOT_ equipped with double locking, the direction indicators
will flash once to confirm the system is operating. On vehicles
equipped with double locking the indicators will not flash.
If, on vehicles equipped with double locking, the button is pressed
twice within 3 seconds, double locking is activated. The direction
indicators will flash twice to confirm the system is operating.
Does the OP get one flash when pressing once indicating that perhaps the
double lock feature is not fitted?
I'm afraid it definitely doesn't, I have the handbook here in front of me
and it states categorically that it only flashes the lights after the second
press of the button within a 3 second interval!
In other words, it only flashes when you put it in deadlock mode!
You seem to be having difficulties here, let me explain, to make it simple,
lets say the lights flash once for secure and twice for insecure. How can
you see that as a conflicting meaning?
Unsure why someone would want that feature at all?
AFAIK the behavior can be configured, with newer Focus with the
key. Try groups.google.com search within this group, has been
explained a few times howto do this. Doesn't work for any Focus,
perhaps dependable on when/where it was built and which options
From my experience you'll have a hard time finding two Fords from
the same series that are exactly the same. ;-)
On the first press mine does just lock doors, on the second it
does switch on alarm and (with a little delay) interior
monitoring alarm sensors and flashes hazard warning lights once.
If you keep the button pressed, it will close any open window and
perhaps sunroof if yours is electrical. Can't tell mine is a
Yep, twice for unlocking would be nice. Though at least my Focus
turns on driver and rear passenger interior lights if unlocking
doors remote which might or not be mentionable more or less
I said *I* wouldn't like a setup that flashed the lights for either a
lock or an unlock, because then I could accidentally do the wrong thing
with a wrong button press and not realize it from the light signal.
That would be applicable to any car -- I'd not want any car to signal me
the same for both unlock and lock. That would be like a green light
that could mean either GO or STOP. :)
That's what I'd dislike. As it is, this Focus is the only car I've ever
had with *any* such features; I've never had anything with a remote,
before. And this one flashes when I press the lock button once, and
does nothing but unlock on when I press the unlock button.
No, I'm not.
AND that's not what I was talking about. I was talking about a
hypothetical car (on any side of the Atlantic) that flashed lights for
lock and also flashed lights for unlock. See, then an accidental press
on the wrong key wouldn't be noticed.
So you also missed Okiver's reference to his '03? See, sometimes a
discussion involves more than one datapoint; sometimes even statements
about the general case and not the specific case.
Here's mine about the general case, again: I'd not want *any* car to
give me the same signal for two conflicting conditions...like, say, Lock
and Unlock. That would be like a turn signal indicator that flashed on
the dashboard whether or not your turn inficator was reall on. :)
Blinky RLU 297263
Killing all posts from Google Groups
Thanks for looking :)
The manual says I have double-locking, and I've locked myself inside
and when I press the lock once I can open the door, press it twice in 3
seconds and I can't! ;)
However, I don't seem to get the flashing indicator confirmation at all
with either one lock or two :( But it does flash, as I've said when it
does unlock - which sounds like it's either not meant to flash or that
there's something wrong......not sure which...
I'd definitely query it with the dealer, I've just checked our UK '06
Focus (Ghia) &, just like our previous '03 Focus, press 'lock' once &
it locks, no flashes, press again, it double-locks and flashes twice.
Unlock - single press - lights flash once & interior light comes on.
Cheers John - have got the car booked in for next week! :(
Was just asking on the net in case there was some sort of "secret"
key-fob button "hack" that enabled/disabled the flashing!
Thanks everyone for your help!
All here's an update for you!
My car is actually behaving correctly!
But get this, the deal-locking etc. behaves differently for different
types of models - so for an LX the lights don't flash when locked, for
a sport they flash once when dead-locked and with a zetec they flash
twice when dead-locked.
Nothing like Consistency isn't there?
Thanks all for your help!
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