Ford Explorer: Perimeter Anti-Theft Alarm / Description and Operation - Perimeter Anti-Theft Alarm - Overview

Ford Explorer 2020-2021 Service Manual / Electrical / Electronic Feature Group / Perimeter Anti-Theft Alarm / Description and Operation - Perimeter Anti-Theft Alarm - Overview

Overview

The perimeter anti-theft alarm system has three operation modes:

  • ARMED - The perimeter anti-theft alarm is armed when the ignition is OFF and all vehicle entry points have been electrically locked for 20 seconds.
  • ACTIVE - When the perimeter anti-theft alarm activates, the horn sounds and all turn signals and interior courtesy lamps flash. The horn stops sounding after 30 seconds and the lights continue to flash for up to 5 minutes.
  • DISARMED - The perimeter anti-theft alarm is disarmed when a vehicle entry point is open or unlocked, or if the ignition is ON.

The panic alarm operates similar to the perimeter alarm, but only activates when the ignition is OFF and the RKE transmitter panic button is used. For additional information of the panic alarm function,
Refer to: Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems - System Operation and Component Description (501-14 Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems, Description and Operation).

Visual and audible feedback is also provided when locking or unlocking the vehicle. For detailed information of the vehicle locking and unlocking feedback,
Refer to: Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems - System Operation and Component Description (501-14 Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems, Description and Operation).

A switch inhibit feature temporarily disables the door lock control switches 20 seconds after the vehicle is electronically locked. For detailed information of the switch inhibit feature,
Refer to: Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems - System Operation and Component Description (501-14 Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems, Description and Operation).

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