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Old 07-07-2011, 11:28 AM   #1
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Accessory Mode w/PB Start

Ok, so how does one get a true accessory mode with push button start?

You can push the button without pushing on the brake pedal but that seems to power everything. I just want radio.

You can then push the button again (vehicle not started or started) and then the lights on the dash are off and only the radio is powered. But, then the system auto powers off after 10 min or if one of the front doors are opened.

Any way of getting the system into an accessory mode like you can do with the keyed models?


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Old 07-07-2011, 11:58 AM   #2
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Hi, just switch the radio on without touching the start button, the radio should then stay on for about 2 hours. At least that's how my mondeo works with push start...
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:07 PM   #3
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You mean using the standard radio button, not the MFT?
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Same with my SEL, just push the power button on the stereo and there you go!
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Thanks. Another kinda dumb question. How do I cycle through my presets which I have on the MFT? What about changing sources from FM to say Sirius or iPhone? I take it the MFT is off during this time?
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Hi, can't answer that question from experience, however I'd assume that the screen is powered up as well.
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:43 PM   #7
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Thanks. Another kinda dumb question. How do I cycle through my presets which I have on the MFT? What about changing sources from FM to say Sirius or iPhone? I take it the MFT is off during this time?
I'm not entirely sure but maybe you can press the "M" (mode) button on the steering wheel?
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I'll check it out tonight and let you know :)
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OK, checked this out. Getting into the car without touching the push button start, I pressed the power for the radio. The radio came on as did MFT. All the lights for the various switches and dials also became backlit. Nothing else was on. Closing and opening the doors didn't turn off the radio.

Sync was not active but I could control the radio through the MFT or steering wheel control. This seems to be the setting I was looking for. Thanks for the help
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Great! Good to hear!
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