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How to disable warning horn when car is running and keys in pocket?


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#1 OFFLINE   MKXtasy

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 02:22 PM

Is it possible to disable the warning horn when I leave the car running and exit with the keys in my pocket.  There have been numerous times I need to run back into the house after starting the MKX, but as I leave the car and shut the door with the engine running the car horn sounds. Can this be turned off?

 

I was able to turn off the horn when locking the doors...but couldnt find a way to turn off what I was looking for.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

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#2 OFFLINE   thisguy159

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 02:45 PM

This is the ONLY option you have.

 

http://www.fordpimod...-horn-honk.html



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Posted 20 June 2016 - 03:49 PM

Actually you have 3 options:

 

Turn off the vehicle.

 

Leave the fob in the car.

 

Don't close the door.

 

 

We can go into why they don't allow it to be disabled (there are good reasons) but just don't close the door and it won't honk.


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Posted 20 June 2016 - 04:18 PM

Actually you have 3 options:

 

Turn off the vehicle.

 

Leave the fob in the car.

 

Don't close the door.

 

 

We can go into why they don't allow it to be disabled (there are good reasons) but just don't close the door and it won't honk.

We all know what the OP was asking this response doesn't help. 



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Posted 20 June 2016 - 06:03 PM

We all know what the OP was asking this response doesn't help.


The answer to the original question is no. That being said how is offering 3 different workarounds to prevent the horn from honking not helpful?
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Posted 20 June 2016 - 06:06 PM

It is not no as there is an option which was provided. You answered a question that wasn't asked.

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 06:50 PM

Ok, the answer is there is no factory approved way of turning it off. Apparently you can pay some guy to provide a file that you get a dealer to upload with their IDS (and who knows what this will do to future PCM updates) but I don't know why you would do that when all you have to do is leave the door open for a few seconds.
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Posted 20 June 2016 - 07:09 PM

I would argue that majority of people find it annoying that is why the question keeps coming up. I drop off my baby in the morning and want to leave the car running and its raining or not I have to be delicate not to not close the door all the way so it doesn't beep. Or when I forget something in my office and run it it beeps. Everywhere I am it draws attention..carwash etc. It is not a neat or clean solution that other both premium and non premium cars seem to have solved by using the alarm system beep that verifies the alarm is armed. Yes all the options you provided do work but I would just rather have my key be in the ignition then think about raking my key out of my pocket.
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Posted 20 June 2016 - 08:27 PM

I didn't say there wasn't a better way to design it - I don't like it either. But I also don't want my wife to drive off without a key and get stranded.

The alarm chirp would be better.
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Posted 21 June 2016 - 04:06 AM

...But I also don't want my wife to drive off without a key and get stranded...

 

 

That is probably why they give you a warning that you have a few second to restart the car when its turn off but no key is detected.


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Posted 21 June 2016 - 07:55 AM

That is probably why they give you a warning that you have a few second to restart the car when its turn off but no key is detected.

 

Yes, they give you a warning when the key is no longer detected and when you shut it off, but not everybody is going to see it.

 

Also - if that ever happens where the husband has the key and the wife gets stranded, can you imagine trying to explain that she should have seen the warnings on the dash while she's yelling at him for taking the only key with him?



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Posted 08 September 2016 - 05:19 PM

My solution: Disconnect the horn (the odds are high, in Albuquerque, that blowing your horn will result in a minimum of 3 bullets heading your way...so why bother having one?)



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Posted 08 September 2016 - 05:23 PM

My solution: Disconnect the horn (the odds are high, in Albuquerque, that blowing your horn will result in a minimum of 3 bullets heading your way...so why bother having one?)

 

 

Up here its more like if you hit the horn because the the bitc$ is coming over the line, you get the finger from that fat one...  I just wish I was driving a cement truck when that happen  ;)


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Posted 10 December 2017 - 08:12 AM

The alarm chirp would be more than sufficient. This is a simple software fix that Lincoln should provide

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 08:57 AM

As I've pointed out in other threads, if you hold the FOB in your hand next to the drivers side B pillar/window as you close the door, it will not double honk.


Edited by VisionPilot, 11 December 2017 - 08:58 AM.

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 05:41 PM

This topic always reminds me of a late 70's couple from Highland Park, Illinois who left their 2013 Lincoln MKS running overnight in their garage in 2015. The husband 79 was found unconscious on the first floor and his 76 year old wife was unconscious upstairs. It appears he heard their Carbon Monoxide alarm go off, was able to open the garage door, but went down on his way back inside the house. Both of them passed away. So, either the MKS did not have that horn alarm or they didn't hear it. Their son stopped by at 8:00 am on his way to work and found them unconscious, but could not help them survive.....sad story

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 09:51 PM

Sad story nothing to do with poor implementation by Ford.

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 08:33 AM

As I've pointed out in other threads, if you hold the FOB in your hand next to the drivers side B pillar/window as you close the door, it will not double honk.

 

This works on my brothers 2015 Ford Edge as well. Thanks.


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Posted 28 April 2018 - 08:44 AM

Another solution to unintended idle (i.e.: parking car, getting out, forgetting to shut off car) would be for the car to just shut off after a period of time...say 20-30 minutes of idle with no FOB present....



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Posted 28 April 2018 - 10:03 AM

Another solution to unintended idle (i.e.: parking car, getting out, forgetting to shut off car) would be for the car to just shut off after a period of time...say 20-30 minutes of idle with no FOB present....


They already do that, with or without the fob.






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