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12-15-2012 03:31 PM
1slofofo light sensor is at base of windshield in the center, it's a little bump in the dashboard.

Putting a piece of thin cardboard or paper usually works. Taping it would hold it in place better.
12-15-2012 03:25 PM
yanivdan98 hi

thanks it works the light mode were on maunal...now it turn off after 20 seconds however it works only when light is on auto mode...is there any way to do that the lights will turn off also when the lights mode is on turn on all time?

also, where is located the light sensor? maybe i will stay with auto light mode and i will cover the light sensor..(if there is no solution for the first problem)

(i want that the lights will turn on in day also)


thanks alot
12-13-2012 02:10 PM
JimsterG "The U.S. Focus is not equipped with daylight running lights (DRL - lights that stay on during the day)."

Thank Heavens for that!!!!!
12-13-2012 12:02 AM
suss6052
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suss, there is an adjustable delay setting incorporated into the auto light system which can b adjusted to delay lights out
Yes, but by default its set to manual, and that's where I'd prefer it to be. I don't want to leave the lights on when I get out of the car. The default has them turning off as soon as the engine is shut off.

The only other options are 20 second intervals up to 60 seconds. Since it doesn't actually let you dial in a manual delay it should really be called 0 seconds, but that's ok.

My car didn't sit around on the lot for months and no one really played with it except me, so since that's where I want it that's likely where it will stay.
12-12-2012 09:29 PM
cobie56
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Originally Posted by suss6052 View Post
Unless there is something wrong with your car it is supposed to turn the headlamps off as soon as you turn the car off when left in auto mode.

Mine has always shut off as soon as I turned the car off.
suss, there is an adjustable delay setting incorporated into the auto light system which can b adjusted to delay lights out
12-12-2012 06:46 PM
flingwing1969
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on your steering wheel, you should have a button that says okay and has arrows. use the arrows to select the menu. then select headlights. then you can set the delay for up to 20 seconds or not at all. i just set mine for 20 seconds. mine used to be set for 0.

incorrect sir. my car was equipped with DRL's. US built, but with Canadian setup as my car was previously a rental car. I had a technician at the Ford dealer I work at go into the BCM and turn the feature off. Took him about 40 minutes and my headlights are no longer on all the time.
I meant a Focus built to the US market and not a fleet vehicle. Along the border there are a number of cars built to Canadian specs.
12-12-2012 06:04 PM
misfire
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Originally Posted by yanivdan98 View Post
hi


i have ford focus 2012 model and when i turn off the car and the lights are in auto model the lights are not turn off and stay on..

how can i automatically turn off the lights after X seconds when i turn off the car and automatically turn on the lights when i turn on the car?

note that in my previous chevy cruze it was possible..

thanks alot

on your steering wheel, you should have a button that says okay and has arrows. use the arrows to select the menu. then select headlights. then you can set the delay for up to 20 seconds or not at all. i just set mine for 20 seconds. mine used to be set for 0.

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The U.S. Focus is not equipped with daylight running lights (DRL - lights that stay on during the day). There is considerable discussion here as to whether or not the BCM can be reset to turn on the DRL feature in our cars without modification to hardware. If you want DRLs there are several options out there, including modifying your fog lights to run of an ignition on power source so they will turn on/off with your ignition key. It is a minor wiring cut/reconnect but should be done carefully by someone who is knows how. You could get a Canadian Focus too - DRLs are required there.
incorrect sir. my car was equipped with DRL's. US built, but with Canadian setup as my car was previously a rental car. I had a technician at the Ford dealer I work at go into the BCM and turn the feature off. Took him about 40 minutes and my headlights are no longer on all the time.
12-12-2012 04:58 PM
suss6052
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Originally Posted by yanivdan98 View Post
thanks you, i got the manual , however i i didnt understand you how can i set the home safe function that will turn off light after turn off my car?

can someone exaplain it for me?
I have explained it as plainly as I can in my previous post.

Step one: Turn the car off.

Step two: pull the turn signal/ dipped beam switch towards you (this should be on the left side of the steering wheel if its laid out like the lhd cars) until you hear a chime.

This enables the pre-programmed delay to leave the head lamps on for 3 minutes with the door open or 30 seconds after the doors are closed. This is to allow you to have an illuminated path to your home.

If you want to disable it I believe the proceedure outlines pulling the stalk forward again or turning the ignition on and off.

This will only keep the lights on for a set period after turning the car off, this won't turn them back on if it is not already dark when you turn the car on.
12-12-2012 04:51 PM
yanivdan98 thanks you, i got the manual , however i i didnt understand you how can i set the home safe function that will turn off light after turn off my car?

can someone exaplain it for me?
12-12-2012 04:48 PM
suss6052
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thanks, first, the pdf link isnt working ,can you fix it please?

second..i didnt understand you how can i set the home safe function that will turn off light after turn off my car?

thanks you all guys!
Go to the second link and search for the manual, I can't directly link to the motorcraft page as they don't allow it to be linked. Select the 2012 Model Year and then select Focus EU then it will give you a list of owners documentation, pick the latest revision of the owners manual.

That was the proceedure listed in the manual for your european model to have a programmed three minute delay with the doors open or 30 seconds after the last door is closed.

You would pull the indicator stalk (which is also the high beam switch) towards you with the ignition off until you hear the warning tone which will indicate its been programmed.
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