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#1 OFFLINE   mwr

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 08:21 PM

My 2015 FFH SE has a trunk-opening button on the front panel inside the car. Press it and the trunk pops open. I can't find any mention of that button in the manual. It allows anyone who enters the car by breaking a window to have full easy access to the trunk. I'm wondering if there's a way to deactivate that button.

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#2 OFFLINE   corncobs

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 08:36 PM

The bad guy doesn't need the button to get into the trunk after he broke the window.

Edited by corncobs, 11 November 2014 - 09:00 PM.

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 08:46 PM

Thats true, once inside, if that button didnt work, just flip the rear seats down.  I learned decades ago, if you want something safe, dont keep it in the car.  I used to have a Isuzo P'up and stored a camera behind the seat. No one knew it was there, yet one night some punk kids broke in and stole it. There was nothing else in the truck, why break in?


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Posted 11 November 2014 - 08:47 PM

My 2015 FFH SE has a trunk-opening button on the front panel inside the car. Press it and the trunk pops open. I can't find any mention of that button in the manual. It allows anyone who enters the car by breaking a window to have full easy access to the trunk. I'm wondering if there's a way to deactivate that button.

 

I would be nice if Ford disabled this button when the car is locked and you're away. But if someone enters the car, all that's needed to enter the trunk, is drop the back seat.


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Posted 11 November 2014 - 11:59 PM

My 2015 FFH SE has a trunk-opening button on the front panel inside the car. Press it and the trunk pops open. I can't find any mention of that button in the manual. It allows anyone who enters the car by breaking a window to have full easy access to the trunk. I'm wondering if there's a way to deactivate that button.

 

I have had my 2015 FFH S since last August and didn't think it had this feature but I just checked and I have that buttton also.  Dang, you learn something new from this forum all the time!  The button is tucked kind of low and behind the steering wheel but I should have noticed it.  Thanks for posting the picture.

 

Do the 2013s and the 2014s have this also or was this new on the 2015s?



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Posted 12 November 2014 - 12:03 AM

Same for all MY.

It's a really need feature if someone what's to put something in the trunk while the driver is waiting and has his/her hands full.
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Posted 12 November 2014 - 05:52 AM

One of my earlier cars, maybe the 2002 Crown Vic, had the trunk button on the driver's door and it could be locked with the ignition key.



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Posted 12 November 2014 - 08:01 AM

One of my earlier cars, maybe the 2002 Crown Vic, had the trunk button on the driver's door and it could be locked with the ignition key.

My old Mercury Sable or Ford Taurus had the same thing.


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Posted 12 November 2014 - 08:53 AM

One of my earlier cars, maybe the 2002 Crown Vic, had the trunk button on the driver's door and it could be locked with the ignition key.

The 95 Grand marquis has it as well. The 2001 CV I had though had the button in the glove box, so did my 85 Grand Marquis now that I think about it.  That one was a rare bird, had opera window in the back instead of the full sized one. 


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Posted 12 November 2014 - 09:38 AM

 

Do the 2013s and the 2014s have this also or was this new on the 2015s?

My '14 has it but I didn't realize it until just now.....when I went out and looked.

 

It would be helpful in the "spouse with hands full of packages" situation but if the FOB is in range, anyone can open the trunk from the outside.



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Posted 12 November 2014 - 01:45 PM

My 2013 FFH SE has the button.


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Posted 12 November 2014 - 03:05 PM

Switch inhibit may apply to this button. Switch inhibit means that someone who smashes a window cannot use the interior unlock buttons to open the car. If they do they will trigger the alarm. Someone should test this button by parking their car with the window down, locking the doors so that the alarm engages and then reach in through the open window and try this button. Also test this out with the door unlock button to make sure you car will activate the alarm in this scenario.


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Posted 12 November 2014 - 03:13 PM

Switch inhibit may apply to this button. Switch inhibit means that someone who smashes a window cannot use the interior unlock buttons to open the car. If they do they will trigger the alarm. Someone should test this button by parking their car with the window down, locking the doors so that the alarm engages and then reach in through the open window and try this button. Also test this out with the door unlock button to make sure you car will activate the alarm in this scenario.

Is "Switch inhibit" something you set? Or?


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Posted 12 November 2014 - 03:43 PM

Switch inhibit may apply to this button. Switch inhibit means that someone who smashes a window cannot use the interior unlock buttons to open the car. If they do they will trigger the alarm. Someone should test this button by parking their car with the window down, locking the doors so that the alarm engages and then reach in through the open window and try this button. Also test this out with the door unlock button to make sure you car will activate the alarm in this scenario.

I did the tests you suggested and (1) the trunk release button worked with no alarm and (2) the door unlock button on the driver's door did not work (sometimes sounded a soft chime, sometimes not).


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Posted 12 November 2014 - 03:47 PM

Did you move your fob out of range of the car before you pushed the buttons?

A thief wouldn't have the fob in his/her pocket.


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Posted 12 November 2014 - 03:51 PM

Did you move your fob out of range of the car before you pushed the buttons?

A thief wouldn't have the fob in his/her pocket.

No fob with my car :-)


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Posted 12 November 2014 - 03:54 PM

Switch inhibit may apply to this button. Switch inhibit means that someone who smashes a window cannot use the interior unlock buttons to open the car. If they do they will trigger the alarm. Someone should test this button by parking their car with the window down, locking the doors so that the alarm engages and then reach in through the open window and try this button. Also test this out with the door unlock button to make sure you car will activate the alarm in this scenario.

Mmmmmm........good suggestion but if you have a keyless ignition (do they all?), be sure that the FOBs are NOT in range when you do any testing.



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Posted 12 November 2014 - 09:34 PM

Do you realize that if the thief has broken your window and gotten into your car, all he has to do is unlock the doors and the trunk is automatically unlocked? My 2013 doesn't have the button, I kinda wish it did.


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Posted 12 November 2014 - 09:51 PM

My 2013 doesn't have the button, I kinda wish it did.

 

Uh oh, HB is going to start another investigation to determine when the button was added.  ;)


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Posted 12 November 2014 - 10:20 PM

My early 2013 has a button, and so do I!


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