How do I program the remote car starter to not shut off the engine when the door opens?

Asked by Sep 15, 2014 at 08:46 PM about the 2011 Ford Escape XLT

Question type: General

1 Answer

10

1. Locate the override button and LED. On my escape the override button was at the bottom of the plastic by the driver's knees. The LED is attached to the harness behind this plastic, under the steering column. It is easier to find it once it's on. 2. Open the driver's door, press and hold the brake, turn the vehicle on. 3. While holding the brake, press and hold the override button, after 10-15 seconds the horn will honk 3 times. Let go of the button and the brake. 4. Push the override button until you hear the horn honk 5 times. 5. Push the brake until the horn honks 7 times, this is the "door open shut down" selection. The LED should be on. 6. Push the start button on the Key Fob. Do NOT hold it down, or it will reset everything. 7. The LED should now be off. 8. Shutdown the vehicle, and test it out. Note: This procedure can be used to change the auto shut-off from 10 to 15 minutes as well. Instead of going to where the horn honks 7 times, go to where it honks 3 times, and turn the LED on.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Ford Escape Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    5,910
  • #2
    Bratts
    Reputation
    3,000
  • #3
    kbro
    Reputation
    1,720
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Edge
1,097 Great Deals out of 51,669 listings starting at $2,150
Used Ford Explorer
1,276 Great Deals out of 69,118 listings starting at $750
Used Honda CR-V
909 Great Deals out of 59,592 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota RAV4
873 Great Deals out of 52,467 listings starting at $1,600
Used Chevrolet Equinox
1,156 Great Deals out of 69,117 listings starting at $760
Used Nissan Rogue
862 Great Deals out of 67,714 listings starting at $2,110
Used Ford Fusion
1,037 Great Deals out of 63,086 listings starting at $888
Used Ford F-150
3,309 Great Deals out of 220,936 listings starting at $1,200
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,091 Great Deals out of 72,248 listings starting at $1,195
Used Ford Focus
840 Great Deals out of 62,087 listings starting at $900
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
293 Great Deals out of 18,452 listings starting at $1,995
Used Jeep Liberty
212 Great Deals out of 7,213 listings starting at $500
Used Hyundai Tucson
255 Great Deals out of 21,452 listings starting at $1,495
Used Jeep Compass
405 Great Deals out of 42,604 listings starting at $2,000

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Escape For Sale
56,398 listings starting at $16,362
2017 Ford Escape For Sale
132 Great Deals out of 14,747 listings starting at $14,043
2016 Ford Escape For Sale
172 Great Deals out of 4,838 listings starting at $9,600
2015 Ford Escape For Sale
259 Great Deals out of 6,504 listings starting at $7,999
2014 Ford Escape For Sale
327 Great Deals out of 7,957 listings starting at $4,000

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.