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My apology if this is not the correct forum to post this in.

After purchasing EcoHell, I quickly purchased a license to use the Forscan program to disable the dreaded double honk feature. However, when shopping the other day, I opened the rear hatch first to load packages. Upon completion, I hit the button (on the rear hatch) to close the rear hatch and began walking the shopping cart to the "cart corral".

While walking the cart, EcoHell gave the dreaded double honk. After returning home, I plugged in Forscan to verify my code(s) were entered correctly. (if you read EcoHell's thread I just replaced my battery and installed a High Output Alternator). I was thinking that the Forscan codes I entered previously were wiped, but it was not the case.

Sooooo.. has anyone gotten rid of the dreaded "rear hatch door" double honk?
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I don't think I've experienced that. It did grump at me when I tried to lock the car from the hatch with the hood up.
 

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I don't know what the dreaded "rear hatch door" double honk is. The only time I get a double honk is when a door is not closed all the way or I leave the car with the engine running. This is an issue?
 

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I don't know what the dreaded "rear hatch door" double honk is. The only time I get a double honk is when a door is not closed all the way or I leave the car with the engine running. This is an issue?
LOCK your vehicle without it running. Open the rear hatch fully, then close it (as if loading groceries, etc.). Close the hatch with your foot swipe (if optioned) or push the button on the hatch. When it closes, see if your Explorer gives you the double honk. Report back please..
 

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LOCK your vehicle without it running. Open the rear hatch fully, then close it (as if loading groceries, etc.). Close the hatch with your foot swipe (if optioned) or push the button on the hatch. When it closes, see if your Explorer gives you the double honk. Report back please..
I did it locked every way I could, button and foot swipe. No honk. The reason I asked is my previous car was a 2011 Acadia Denali purchased new. That car was the biggest piece of junk I have ever owned. it spent more time in the shop than all of the cars I've ever owned combined. My 2018 Platinum has had zero issues except for the low speed surging after parked a short time. That goes away in about 15 seconds and I'm not worried about it. I have 25k on it and the warranty is up at the end of October. I want to make sure If I have a known issue I get it addressed now. The extended warranty from Ford is almost $3k and at this point it looks like a waste of money.
 

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LOCK your vehicle without it running. Open the rear hatch fully, then close it (as if loading groceries, etc.). Close the hatch with your foot swipe (if optioned) or push the button on the hatch. When it closes, see if your Explorer gives you the double honk. Report back please..
Except for the whirring and clicking, no other noises here.
 

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I appreciate all that repeated what I did and responded back (which you sorta repeated what I did - read on to find out). Now, I would ask that this thread be deleted, but it may help someone else out.. I played the Stupid Game and won the Stupid Prize. The Forscan programming works as it should.

HOWEVER, if you leave your 2nd key inside the vehicle and open and close the rear hatch while your vehicle is locked, it will give you the dreaded two horn honk after it closes. In my original post, I had my backpack in my vehicle which had my 2nd key.

So yes, laugh at my expense..LOL.

Just completed the following..
Test 1) without key in vehicle - engine running, exit vehicle, lock doors. Open and close rear hatch.
Results: NO two horn honk.
Test 2) with 2nd key in vehicle - engine running, exit vehicle, lock doors. Open and close rear hatch.
Results: NO two horn honk.
Test 3) without key in vehicle - engine not running, exit vehicle, lock door. Open and close rear hatch.
Results: NO two horn honk.
And we all know Test 4, which is what I went through.

All four tests were conducted twice. Once where I locked the vehicle and did not wait for the interior lights to dim and then waiting for the interior lights to dim.

Lesson for the day: The Forscan programming to disable the two horn honk will give you the two horn honk for the rear hatch, ONLY if you have the 2nd key in the vehicle and the engine is NOT running.
 

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I was able to banish/exorcise the hated double-honk when it's running and I close a door while holding the fob. Couldn't find where to adjust the lane-change turn signals. Now it's too hot to look further.
 

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I was able to banish/exorcise the hated double-honk when it's running and I close a door while holding the fob. Couldn't find where to adjust the lane-change turn signals. Now it's too hot to look further.
Hey Mike,

When you say, "banish/exorcise the hated double honk..", I will assume you are using Forscan. If so, the turn signal adjusting is found here;

SCCM 724-01-01 xxxx x*xx zz 0-3=1 Flash, 4-5=2 Flashes, 6-7=3 Flashes, 8,9=4 Flashes, A,B=5 Flashes, C,D=6 Flashes, E,F=7 Flashes

I changed mine the other day, confirming it works. I chose to go from three to five.
 

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Correct. I've been using ForScan since not long after I bought my Mustang. 724-01-01 seems weird. I take it either digit "A" or "B" in position 6 sets to five flashes? The Mustang was a single-digit entry of "A" in that same position. My notes don't mention that variable.

I also want to change the panic button to double-press 726-37-01 set to "xxxx xxx1 xxxx". Has anyone set the fog lamps as cornering lamps? 726-26-01 "xxxx 0103 xxxx" applied that on the Mustang.

Thanks extra bunches for the guidance. If the sauna abates tomorrow morning, I'll have a go at it.
 

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Well, I got the panic button to require two presses. It was most annoying to squat down and have the panic alarm go off. I think I got the fogs to be cornering lamps. May have to wait 'til tonight to test. Meanwhile in SCCM, 724-01-01 didn't look nearly right for the lane-change signal changes. I looked other places, found nothing that looked promising. The sauna returned, so I'm back in the A/C.
 

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I found the difference between "A" & "B": They're both five flashes, but "A" is five flashes and "OUC false". "B" is five flashes and "OUC true". "OUC" is On Until Cancelled. With it set to "true", you have to manually cancel a routine turn signal by tapping the stalk up or down.

Now I still gotta figure out if that just isn't a option on a 2020 Limited or is it somewhere else. I never found it on the Escape, either. I suspect most of this thread should be moved to the ForScan discussion pages.
 

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Correct. I've been using ForScan since not long after I bought my Mustang. 724-01-01 seems weird. I take it either digit "A" or "B" in position 6 sets to five flashes? The Mustang was a single-digit entry of "A" in that same position. My notes don't mention that variable. I also want to change the panic button to double-press 726-37-01 set to "xxxx xxx1 xxxx". Has anyone set the fog lamps as cornering lamps? 726-26-01 "xxxx 0103 xxxx" applied that on the Mustang.

Thanks extra bunches for the guidance. If the sauna abates tomorrow morning, I'll have a go at it.
I used "A" and it worked for me for the turn signal flashing. Not sure about the corning fog lamp mod. I do not see that feature in the Forscan mod notes. May need to go to the Forscan forum(s). If one exists, please advise.
 

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Just making sure we are on the right page.. all of my posts regarding Forscan are for the Explorer.
 

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Me too, but I'm using the F-150 document since it's more comprehensive.

Fog lights as cornering lamps:
BCM 726-26-01 xxxx xYxx xxxx
Change the "Y" to a "1"

** EDIT ** Tested on the way to work this morning since it was still dark: the appropriate fog light comes on depending on which turn signal was selected. Also reacts to steering wheel input. A few degrees off-center and the fog light points the way. All this assumes the lights are on, either manually or auto-magically.
 

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Me too, but I'm using the F-150 document since it's more comprehensive.

Fog lights as cornering lamps:
BCM 726-26-01 xxxx xYxx xxxx
Change the "Y" to a "1"

** EDIT ** Tested on the way to work this morning since it was still dark: the appropriate fog light comes on depending on which turn signal was selected. Also reacts to steering wheel input. A few degrees off-center and the fog light points the way. All this assumes the lights are on, either manually or auto-magically.
Very cool. Thanks for responding. Since this works for an Explorer, perhaps advise the Forscan forum that the F150 code, mentioned above, works for us too.

Question regarding the steering wheel input, are you saying driving on a road that is curvy the fog lights will come on with every curve? If so, how far are you turning the wheel for this to happen?
 

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Very cool. Thanks for responding. Since this works for an Explorer, perhaps advise the Forscan forum that the F150 code, mentioned above, works for us too.

Question regarding the steering wheel input, are you saying driving on a road that is curvy the fog lights will come on with every curve? If so, how far are you turning the wheel for this to happen?
I think I got this from the ForScan forum.

From what I can tell, it takes moving the rudder about ten degrees to trigger the lamps. Unless you're on the Tail of the Dragon, I don't think you'd need that much input. It would probably do that in a parking lot, but that's where it would be useful anyway.
 

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I think I got this from the ForScan forum.

From what I can tell, it takes moving the rudder about ten degrees to trigger the lamps. Unless you're on the Tail of the Dragon, I don't think you'd need that much input. It would probably do that in a parking lot, but that's where it would be useful anyway.
I had it on my Audi S4, but did not care for it, so I removed that feature. Thanks for responding back.
 

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I have to say I like it. One of my Mom's cars (the Grand Marquis, I think) had 'em. Real cornering lamps, not a reasonable facsimile. They're handy for the approach to my driveway.
 

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Me too, but I'm using the F-150 document since it's more comprehensive.

Fog lights as cornering lamps:
BCM 726-26-01 xxxx xYxx xxxx
Change the "Y" to a "1"

** EDIT ** Tested on the way to work this morning since it was still dark: the appropriate fog light comes on depending on which turn signal was selected. Also reacts to steering wheel input. A few degrees off-center and the fog light points the way. All this assumes the lights are on, either manually or auto-magically.
I just ordered the obd connector. I want to get rid of the 2 honk horn and apply fog lamp cornering. So once I get the connector, just download the software on my laptop right?
 
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