Jump to content

Custom Search

Welcome to the Ford Edge Forum


Sign In  Log in with Facebook

Create Account
Welcome to the Ford Edge Forum - the largest Ford Edge forum discussion board on the web. You must register to create new topics or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Benefits of membership:
  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get email updates
  • Get your own profile page and make new friends
  • Send personal messages to other members
  • Create a photo album and post images. . .and more!
Click here to signup now
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

The official Ford authorized Ford Edge Registry is now live. More here!


Photo
- - - - -

Why do my red led alarm lights not stay on?

alarm lights

  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   sfbluenote

sfbluenote

    New Edge Member

  • Edge Member
  • 24 posts
  • Region:U.S. Pacific Coast
  • Location:San Francisco Bay Area
  • Edge's Year:2017

Posted 05 December 2017 - 11:46 PM

Does anyone know why the small red led alarm lights on the doors do not stay on? After I have alarmed the car
mine go off after a short time. I would rather they stay on until I re enter the car. It provides a visual
deterrent, not much, but better than nothing.







Lose this advertisement by becoming a member. Click here to create a free account.


#2 OFFLINE   Quila

Quila

    New Edge Member

  • Edge Member
  • 35 posts
  • Region:Canada British Columbia
  • Location:Vancouver
  • Edge's Year:2016

Posted 06 December 2017 - 01:54 PM

Those aren't alarm lights, they're just lights to tell you that the doors are locked.  If you want an alarm light, you need to add the optional perimeter security system (FT4Z-19A361-A) with the also optional LED indicator (DM5Z-19D596-A).

 

I added that to my Edge specifically for the flashing alarm light.  I don't care so much about the alarm, but was hoping the light would at least be a bit of a deterrent to someone who might try breaking a window. However the light only blinks about once every 10 seconds and it's only on for about a quarter of a second at a time.  You have to know where the light is and wait for it to see if the alarm is armed.  I doubt it actually would work as a deterrent.


  • WWWPerfA_ZN0W likes this

#3 OFFLINE   sfbluenote

sfbluenote

    New Edge Member

  • Edge Member
  • 24 posts
  • Region:U.S. Pacific Coast
  • Location:San Francisco Bay Area
  • Edge's Year:2017

Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:23 PM

Thanks Quila....Seems strange to me that Ford did not see fit to leave the red led's on as long as the doors were locked...They are at least a small visual deterrent. If some dirtbag wants to break into your car and see's no sign of an alarm I would think it would
encourage them.

#4 OFFLINE   TheWizard

TheWizard

    Ford Edge Enthusiast

  • Edge Member
  • 703 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Atlantic
  • Location:Jacksonville

Posted 07 December 2017 - 07:59 AM

But why?  They don't indicate an alarm being active - they are there just to confirm the action of locking the doors because there are no actual moving lock knobs.  I guess Ford figured that anyone wanting to fake an alarm system could do it with readily available aftermarket parts.  You can buy red LED lights to mount in the dash that are designed to blink whenever the ignition is off.  You can even buy lights that look like the scanner on Knight Rider.


Edited by TheWizard, 07 December 2017 - 07:59 AM.


#5 OFFLINE   Waldo

Waldo

    Ford Edge Enthusiast

  • Edge Member
  • 999 posts

Posted 08 December 2017 - 08:26 AM

Cause when people leave their cars at the airport for a couple weeks they like to be able to start it up when they get back and not have a dead battery.



#6 OFFLINE   Quila

Quila

    New Edge Member

  • Edge Member
  • 35 posts
  • Region:Canada British Columbia
  • Location:Vancouver
  • Edge's Year:2016

Posted 08 December 2017 - 01:33 PM

My battery was dead after being parked for 23 days last June.  That was with the alarm system installed.  I didn't park it that long before I had the alarm installed, so I'm not actually sure how much of an impact the alarm had, but I'm sure it shortened the life a bit.  Actually, I'm not even sure at what point during those 23 days that the battery died.

 

This was a problem with my last vehicle too, so I've got one of those Li-Ion jump starters that fits nicely in the center console.  That's so much easier than looking for someone to give you a boost.






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users