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Old 05-24-2013, 09:50 AM   #1
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2013 Focus TI "disabling" one touch power windows

I can't seem to disable this feature. I see a lot of threads on how to enable one touch, but I wanted to disable it. Tried the power-down, hold button 5 seconds, power-up, hold 5 seconds as well as attempted other versions of the sequence all with no success. Can't one-touch be disabled via a button sequence?
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:57 AM   #2
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I've never heard of anyone doing that. Mine has only stopped working by itself and I've then had to fix it...

I don't know how you would go about doing this. There must be some way to trick the switch into forgetting where the extreme positions of the switch are so that even when it is fully depressed or pulled it doesn't think it has gone far enough to activate the one touch. Maybe if you try just pulling/pushing it in one direction for 5 seconds?

Also, because I'm curious, why do you want to do this?
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It gets disabled when the battery is disconnected. So I'd just remove the ground for a minute and don't do the sequence to restore it.
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Don't care for one touch. I prefer the window only react while I depress the button. I mess with the button(s) and windows constantly trying to get just the opening I want. Finally I give up. The one touch control buttons are just too touchy. (no pun)
I don't mind one touch on the drivers window, maybe, sometimes, but the other windows? Nope.
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It gets disabled when the battery is disconnected. So I'd just remove the ground for a minute and don't do the sequence to restore it.
yeah I read that battery thing in other threads but didn't want to mess with the battery since Im not sure what else that might mess-up considering the high techy-ness of the TI focus.

PS. I might have to call the dealer. They assigned a tech guy to the car after purchase to demonstrate the features, set things up for you, and answer any questions.
When you buy a car that needs a tech guy assigned to it, you know this is not your typical automobile. :D
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If you only want the window to go down a certain point don't just push the button once, hold it down until it gets to where you want to stop it and then pull up slightly, or while it's going down automatically pull up to stop it from completely opening.

I can't see a need or desire to remove the functionality, but there are always work arounds.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:13 AM   #7
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If you only want the window to go down a certain point don't just push the button once, hold it down until it gets to where you want to stop it and then pull up slightly, or while it's going down automatically pull up to stop it from completely opening.
Why even do that? The button has two engagement levels. Just push it down halfway and window movement will stop when you release the button. One-touch down only works if you push the button all the way down.

Least that's how it is on mine.

Which brings up the question - why is it disabled when the battery is disconnected? Mine's been in the shop twice recently, battery disconnected both times, and both times I have to go through the annoying process to reset it.
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yeah I read that battery thing in other threads but didn't want to mess with the battery since Im not sure what else that might mess-up considering the high techy-ness of the TI focus.
Dude just disconnect the battery as suggested. Mine's been disconnected numerous times and all it does, besides screw up the one-touch feature, is reset your trip computer and date/time.

Strangely, though it resets your trip computer information, it doesn't delete your radio presets. Why would that be?
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yeah I read that battery thing in other threads but didn't want to mess with the battery since Im not sure what else that might mess-up considering the high techy-ness of the TI focus.

PS. I might have to call the dealer. They assigned a tech guy to the car after purchase to demonstrate the features, set things up for you, and answer any questions.
When you buy a car that needs a tech guy assigned to it, you know this is not your typical automobile. :D
The "tech guy" was just the salesman in my case. He just hooked up my phone, and when I say, "he just hooked up my phone" I mean that he fumbled around for 5-10minutes while I guided him through setting up my phone.
Just read the manual. It'll have more than the "tech guy" will know.
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Don't care for one touch. I prefer the window only react while I depress the button. I mess with the button(s) and windows constantly trying to get just the opening I want. Finally I give up. The one touch control buttons are just too touchy. (no pun)
I don't mind one touch on the drivers window, maybe, sometimes, but the other windows? Nope.
I can't stand it either on any window but I just live with it .
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