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Old 12-08-2012, 12:15 AM   #61
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My wife having the same problem with her 2012 SE sedan but I don't have any issues with my 2012 SE HB.
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:45 AM   #62
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Here is how it works for me (my car uses two-stage door unlock):

After your car sits closed for several hours

1. Press "Open" on the key fob once - the driver door opens, but dome light is OFF;
2. Press "Close" on the key fob once - the driver door closes;
3. Press "Open" on the key fob once - the driver door opens and the dome light is ON.

I believe that it is a "stealth" feature in case you want to open your car, but do not want to attract attention to it (you figure the case for this), so it has a mode when the dome light is OFF on the first "Open" click.

It also seems to me that this feature has a timer - if you close your car doors and then after several minutes press "Open" again, the dome light will light up. Only after the car sits closed for several hours (can not get the exact time) the dome light is OFF on the first "Open" click.

I can not still figure out the dome light switch with "OFF" sign - to me it just toggles through two states (switch backlight ON/OFF), but does not do anything other than this.
Mine works the same way. At first I had no clue how it worked, Dealer and manual were no help, but through experimenting and reading this forum figured it out. Double click to open also unlocks all doors and turns on all dome lights. Also found if you open the Door less than a second after stealth open, the light comes on.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:49 PM   #63
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Mine works the same way. At first I had no clue how it worked, Dealer and manual were no help, but through experimenting and reading this forum figured it out. Double click to open also unlocks all doors and turns on all dome lights. Also found if you open the Door less than a second after stealth open, the light comes on.
My car dome light never lights up if I press key fob OPEN button two times (after the car sits for several hours closed (and it is in two-stage open mode)). The procedure I described in my original post is the only way I can turn the dome light ON.

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Old 12-12-2012, 11:38 AM   #64
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I just picked up my 2013 SE and its doing the same thing! I thought it was so strange the interior dome light had a mind of its own and only came on randomly! I am glad to see other people are having the same issue (well not really wish it wasn't an issue) but some of the tips people have mentioned I am going to try and see if it works! Some good information in this thread
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:34 PM   #65
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Anyone got this figured out yet? Tried some of the things on the post and it still does it. I am also having another problem... When I turn the car on my doors will unlock and then the lights in the car will stay on unless I open the door or turn off the car and start it again.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:10 PM   #66
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2012 SE hatchback, key fob set to open all doors with 1 press. Dome lights always come on. My problem is a third of the time they do not go off when engine starts. Have to drive around at night with lights on till they decide to shut off.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:58 PM   #67
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Im having the same issue. I sometimes use double tap to open all doors. It happens either way. It never seemed to be a problem when I first got it; now it always happens unless it's been recently driven. Frustrating when it's pitch black out. I will have to try some of the tricks mentioned here though. Is there a way to disable the stealth setting? I can't imagine I would ever need it.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:25 PM   #68
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so basically it seems that 50% of the time it works 50% of the time.
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My wife having the same problem with her 2012 SE sedan but I don't have any issues with my 2012 SE HB.
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Mine works the same way...
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My car dome light never lights up if I press key fob OPEN button two times...
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...My problem is a third of the time they do not go off when engine starts...
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Im having the same issue...
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so basically it seems that 50% of the time it works 50% of the time.
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Thatís some ďfuzzy mathĒ you have there.

Seriously though, please let me know via PM if youíre running into the same thing and Iíll arrange for you to be contacted (please be sure to include the above details).

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I just picked up my 2013 SE and its doing the same thing!...
I see you live north of the border, waypastfast. I recommend talking to one of the skilled agents with Ford Canada at 1-800-565-3673 so they can assist.

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Here is how it works for me (my car uses two-stage door unlock):

After your car sits closed for several hours

1. Press "Open" on the key fob once - the driver door opens, but dome light is OFF;
2. Press "Close" on the key fob once - the driver door closes;
3. Press "Open" on the key fob once - the driver door opens and the dome light is ON.

I believe that it is a "stealth" feature in case you want to open your car, but do not want to attract attention to it (you figure the case for this), so it has a mode when the dome light is OFF on the first "Open" click.

It also seems to me that this feature has a timer - if you close your car doors and then after several minutes press "Open" again, the dome light will light up. Only after the car sits closed for several hours (can not get the exact time) the dome light is OFF on the first "Open" click.

I can not still figure out the dome light switch with "OFF" sign - to me it just toggles through two states (switch backlight ON/OFF), but does not do anything other than this.
Kudos to Supernova1 for figuring this out. You'd think it could be explained in the owner's manual easily enough. I was going crazy trying to figure out when and why it turned on or not.
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