Last post on Dec 05, 2013 at 3:55 PM
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Ford Fiesta, Hatchback, Sedan
#641 of 650 Re: Intelligent Access Key [xwesx]
Oct 30, 2013 (5:41 am)
I have a 2012, and you do have to push the button for access. However the owners manual (page 139 under "Unlocking the doors/two-stage unlock" describes to set all doors unlock or drivers first, then all others. I haven't checked, but it would make sense to me that if you went with the fob to the passenger door all doors would unlock
#642 of 650 Re: Intelligent Access Key [xwesx]
Oct 30, 2013 (6:20 am)
Follow the owner's manual instructions for disabling two-stage unlock (or enabling one-stage unlock).
#643 of 650 Re: Intelligent Access Key [akirby]
Oct 30, 2013 (8:58 am)
I have looked through that whole book and didn't see anything on this topic, but did fine instructions related to making the car stop locking the doors any time it was moved. I'll look through it again, though, as I would love to have the driver door work conveniently.
None of this would be an issue if Ford would put real door lock switches on the doors, but they decided cheaping out and putting a button in the middle of the dash was the way to go.
#644 of 650 Re: Intelligent Access Key [xwesx]
Oct 30, 2013 (11:04 am)
It's right there on page 140:
Two-stage unlock disable
Disabling two-stage unlock allows all vehicle doors to unlock
Two-stage unlocking may be disabled or re-enabled by simultaneously
pressing the and controls on the transmitter for three seconds.
The park lamps will illuminate twice to indicate that two-stage unlock
was enabled or disabled.
#647 of 650 Re: Intelligent Access Key [akirby]
Oct 30, 2013 (12:11 pm)
Ah, thank you for your insistence!
My owner manual (2011) is slightly different, having this information on page 142. That aside, this toggle you cited above is presented in the manual from the context of the remote entry feature (the FOB / intelligent access key). It does not discuss this from the perspective of the door button at all.
Since the door button doesn't have a two-stage feature (e.g., press the door button twice w/in three seconds results in unlocking the driver door, then locking all doors), I did not connect the two (two-stage on the remote vs. functioning of the door button) in any way. So, while my doubt-meter was pointing toward high as I attempted this toggle, when the remotes' two-stage is toggled off (allowing one press of the remote to unlock all doors), the door button also unlocks all the doors simultaneously from the driver door button!
I'm thrilled! Thank you so much for your help.
#648 of 650 Re: Intelligent Access Key [xwesx]
Oct 30, 2013 (3:55 pm)
You're welcome. It doesn't matter how you do the unlocking - with the fob or by touch with IA - the result is the same. But I can see why you were confused.
Dec 05, 2013 (1:02 pm)
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#650 of 650 Re: press request [Kirstie@Edmunds]
Dec 05, 2013 (3:55 pm)
What's the significance of 12? Happily, I have an 11, so I don't have to feel guilty for skipping out.