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Old 08-14-2011, 09:22 AM   #61
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I like that you can program the seatbelt reminder chime to OFF - just for those parkinglot jaunts or whatever. Otherwise I always wear it anyway.
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:40 AM   #62
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I like that you can program the seatbelt reminder chime to OFF - just for those parkinglot jaunts or whatever. Otherwise I always wear it anyway.
I'm actually not sure you can do that at all...I'd be very surprised if you could.

As for the windows, I hope someone figures out a way to be able to access that control in the American models. One feature I'd *LOVE*.
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it's probably an option a service tech can enable in the configuration system, like the DRLs.. it's enabled for fleet vehicles, but not for consumer vehicles.
And no, it's not. I looked at the Fleet site they list DRLs as an option, but the auto windows up and down (via exterior car access) are not listed at all. Sounds like they're not enabled from the factory on American cars, and the dealerships don't have the power to change it.
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:45 AM   #64
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And no, it's not. I looked at the Fleet site they list DRLs as an option, but the auto windows up and down (via exterior car access) are not listed at all. Sounds like they're not enabled from the factory on American cars, and the dealerships don't have the power to change it.
That's the rub, why the HELL not? I just don't understand that.. seems like a simple thing to do. Had it on my 99 Mercedes... 13 years ago it was available!
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I like that you can program the seatbelt reminder chime to OFF - just for those parkinglot jaunts or whatever. Otherwise I always wear it anyway.
Just put it on, man! Even at 5KM to 20KM (typical lot speeds), the kinetic energy transferred at an impact (say from another negligent driver) is great enough to snap a human body forward.
We are mostly bags of jelly wrapped around a skeleton... does not take much inertia to move you.
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:49 AM   #66
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I catch shit all the time, but I have been known to not wear my belt. I programmed my Explorer belt reminder off. I'll be looking into the same thing with the Focus.
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:53 AM   #67
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Mine has this. Built for Canadian specs but built in Michigan.

there's 2 different features being discussed...
  1. the one touch up/down on the windows using the buttons inside the car (all cars have this feature)
  2. being able to put all windows up/down via the key fob--holding the lock/unlock button down (confirmed not working in US cars).

are you confirming that your Canadian focus has feature 2 in addition to 1?
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And no, it's not. I looked at the Fleet site they list DRLs as an option, but the auto windows up and down (via exterior car access) are not listed at all. Sounds like they're not enabled from the factory on American cars, and the dealerships don't have the power to change it.
I didn't mean it was an option available for fleet vehicles, only that it's a simple option a tech can enable with some arcane procedure similar to the one they can use to enable/disable fleet DRLs. hook it up to some computer, pull up some engineering menu, tweak some response code, and open sesame windows!

i'm sure they don't put a lot of extra engineering into the canadian vs. american vehicles.
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Kinda of funny really. Isn't this supposed to be there global vehicle yet we here in North America don't have the global windows..
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Old 08-14-2011, 01:00 PM   #70
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I'm actually not sure you can do that at all...I'd be very surprised if you could.

As for the windows, I hope someone figures out a way to be able to access that control in the American models. One feature I'd *LOVE*.
You can, and you can turn off a bunch of other chimes or program door locks with a lot of odd procedures... it's all in the manual.
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