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Old 12-02-2011, 07:38 PM   #451
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This may be common knowledge, but I learned this today on accident. When streaming audio to the radio via bluetooth (Pandora, etc.), the OK button on the right side of the steering wheel will pause the audio.

Was always annoyed having to pick up my phone to pause the stream. This will be quite handy.

And if this is an iphone only thing, and you don't have an iphone, sorry.
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:09 PM   #452
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Really great idea...it'll keep the little things from spilling out.

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Old 12-02-2011, 08:35 PM   #453
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This may be common knowledge, but I learned this today on accident. When streaming audio to the radio via bluetooth (Pandora, etc.), the OK button on the right side of the steering wheel will pause the audio.

Was always annoyed having to pick up my phone to pause the stream. This will be quite handy.

And if this is an iphone only thing, and you don't have an iphone, sorry.
I don't think it's an iphone only thing, however, I believe it's a non MFT thing. For MFT we have two shortcut buttons and I have the top one set to play/pause.
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:11 AM   #454
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I tried locking the keys in the hatch ... and like posted earlier the Focus wont lock .. I like that. I also tested locking myself in the car with the engine off and key in my pocket. If some one tries to open the car door, they wont open. That is also a good thing. My 14 year old daughter acted like a car jacker and I stayed safe inside!!!!
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Old 12-04-2011, 02:04 PM   #455
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...Also the headlights don't come on when on auto if there is dense fog but enough filtering light - any way to increase the sensitivity? ...
On my F250, the sensor is located on the center of the dash all the way to the front (near the windshield). I think I saw the same on the Focus (can't check because my wife is out driving it now). Two things I do:
1) Added a small piece of window tint (the kind you cut out and put on your windows). This makes it come on sooner.
2) When driving in and out of shade on a highway thru the woods, the lights are constantly going on and off. So I toss my had or a small towel over the sensor and the lights stay on.
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Old 12-04-2011, 02:07 PM   #456
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You may need to set a destination, then it will check the traffic for that route. I commute 45 minutes one way, so I have my home address in there and before leaving work will say "Destination Home!" and it will set it, then the route 'line' will either show green (for no traffic issues), yellow (for moderate traffic), red (for congested traffic).

You can also just say "Traffic" and it will search nearby for all traffic or road constructions and list them out.

Did I say how much I love my car? Is this stuff extremely cool???
The traffic alert will also pop-up when new alerts are added (like if a traffic accident happens). But I've noticed that only about 1 in 10 accidents while commuting actually result in an alert. Also, it will flash alerts that are hours away down your route (sure to be gone before you get there) or on streets near your route (which you don't care about). So I find this feature only partly useful.
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Old 12-04-2011, 03:21 PM   #457
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On my F250, the sensor is located on the center of the dash all the way to the front (near the windshield). I think I saw the same on the Focus (can't check because my wife is out driving it now). Two things I do:
1) Added a small piece of window tint (the kind you cut out and put on your windows). This makes it come on sooner.
2) When driving in and out of shade on a highway thru the woods, the lights are constantly going on and off. So I toss my had or a small towel over the sensor and the lights stay on.
Great ideas(s)! In the fog the light is diffuse and can seem bright but I still prefer lights on whenever there is fog. I'm used to having lights always on when car is on from Volvos... so I may not remember to manually turn on the lights in fog.
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:18 PM   #458
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When in dual-zone climate control, return to single-zone by holding the AUTO button. I previously thought you had to use MFT to go back.
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:33 PM   #459
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On my F250, the sensor is located on the center of the dash all the way to the front (near the windshield). I think I saw the same on the Focus (can't check because my wife is out driving it now). Two things I do:
1) Added a small piece of window tint (the kind you cut out and put on your windows). This makes it come on sooner.
2) When driving in and out of shade on a highway thru the woods, the lights are constantly going on and off. So I toss my had or a small towel over the sensor and the lights stay on.
Good ideas! You could simply put a pair of sunglasses on the dash over the sensor too.
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:48 AM   #460
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I'd be perfectly happy if my autolamps came on all the time just like DRLs. They can still be switched off if need be. I'll try to find my sensor and cover it with a little piece of electrical tape.
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