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I find it a bit odd that there's no audible signal for when you've locked/unlocked the car. If the indicators can flash once for lock and flash twice for unlock, why couldn't they have tied in a chirp with it?

Is it possible? -\/-
 

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Since a signal is sent to the lights, it's very possible. Would need some kind of tone generator and speaker or tap into the horn relay if that is what you want. Might be cheaper and easier though to just put in a cheapy alarm and then you can have your windows roll up automatically too :)P
 

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Surfscape said:
Since a signal is sent to the lights, it's very possible. Would need some kind of tone generator and speaker or tap into the horn relay if that is what you want. Might be cheaper and easier though to just put in a cheapy alarm and then you can have your windows roll up automatically too :)P
:lol: But wouldn't you start beeping every time you tried to turn?
 

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i thought i read in teh owners manual that you can set it to honk the horn when you lock it, but when im not sure i just press the button twice, it honks once if the doors are all closed and twice if one is not closed all the way.
 

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Squishy said:
Surfscape said:
Since a signal is sent to the lights, it's very possible. Would need some kind of tone generator and speaker or tap into the horn relay if that is what you want. Might be cheaper and easier though to just put in a cheapy alarm and then you can have your windows roll up automatically too :)P
:lol: But wouldn't you start beeping every time you tried to turn?
I didn't say I put much thought into it :hyst:
 

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You could always wire the horn to the brake lamps.

That would be good for a few laughs.

:hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst:
 

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ive done that to some army trucks to get a laugh. or sometimes the steering column wears out of the MLVW (6x6) and the contacts for the horn short out and the air horn goes off when you shake or turn the wheel. its quite noticeable when you have a problem with the column on one of those trucks lol
 

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Surfscape said:
Since a signal is sent to the lights, it's very possible. Would need some kind of tone generator and speaker or tap into the horn relay if that is what you want. Might be cheaper and easier though to just put in a cheapy alarm and then you can have your windows roll up automatically too :)P
I'm wary of after market alarms. I had Clifford alarms in my previous 2 cars, and all is fine for a couple of years, but then they just started creating a horrid drain on the electrical system. Also they rip you off with those battery back-up sirens, Every couple of years you need a new siren. :stop:
 

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RyanRage said:
Sorry to bring up an old thread.. But I had the need to tell everyone that I'm installing train horns I bought today. :lol:
Our neighbor has train horns on his Semi. The first time I heard it I about jumped through the roof. :lol:
 

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Sorry to bring up an old thread.. But I had the need to tell everyone that I'm installing train horns I bought today. :lol:
:lol: :lol: I watched the ,car train horn demos on " You Tube" RyanRage.
 

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Thanks for the link SilverAthlon. :thumb: :) :lol: :lol: I have been in adelaide for years, and no one seems to have these car train horns.

Maybe for some reason, the novelty does not appeal to people. But then for adelaide this is not unusual. It is basically a sleepy backwater, compared to Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. My intention is to have some fitted eventually. I will use them sensibly. :) While parked at the train crossings, should be a fun experiment.

Have to admit i like the sound of those " Ferry Horns". :lol: :thumb: Observed some ' You Tube ' ferry horn film clips. I like that one, where the bloke puts on his earmuffs. The road is very quiet. He is looking around the place, and gives his ferry car horn system a blast. :lol: :lol: :clap: :thumb:
 

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From the Owners Guide Escape 2008:
Illuminated entry
The interior lamps and puddle lamps (if equipped) illuminate when the
Integrated Keyhead Transmitter or the keyless entry system keypad is
used to unlock the door(s).
The illuminated entry system will turn off the interior lights if:
• the ignition is turned to the 3 (RUN) position, or
• the Integrated Keyhead Transmitter lock control is pressed, or
• the vehicle is locked using the keyless entry keypad (if equipped), or
• after 25 seconds of illumination.
The inside lights will not turn off if:
• they have been turned on with the dimmer control, or
• any door is open.
Perimeter lamps illuminated entry
With the Integrated Keyhead Transmitter system, the following items will
illuminate when the (unlock) control on the transmitter is pressed:
• Head lamps
• Park lamps
• Tail lamps
The lamps will automatically turn off:
• if the ignition switch is turned to the 3 (RUN) position, or
• the IKT (lock) control is pressed, or
• after 25 seconds of illumination.
Note: On some vehicles, the perimeter lamps illuminated entry feature
will not activate in daylight conditions.
 

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cont.
Deactivating/activating perimeter lamps illuminated entry
You may enable/disable this feature by having your vehicle serviced by
your authorized dealer.
You may also perform the following power door lock sequence to
enable/disable the perimeter lamps feature. Note: Before starting, ensure
the ignition is in the 1 (LOCK) position and all vehicle doors are closed.
You must complete Steps 1-5 within 30 seconds or the procedure will
have to be repeated. If the procedure needs to be repeated, wait a
minimum of 30 seconds before beginning again

LOCKS AND SECURITY

1. The ignition must be OFF to
begin the sequence.
2. Place the key in the ignition and
turn the ignition to the 3 (RUN)
position.
3. Press the power door unlock
control on the door panel three
times.
4. Turn the ignition from the
3 (RUN) position to the 1 (LOCK)
position.
5. Press the power door unlock control on the door panel three times.
6. Turn the ignition back to the 3 (RUN) position. The horn will chirp
one time to confirm programming mode has been entered and is active.
7. Press the power door unlock control twice within 5 seconds.
Note: The horn will chirp once to indicate the perimeter lighting feature
has been deactivated. The horn will chirp once and honk once (one short
and one long) to indicate the perimeter lighting feature has been activated.
8. Turn the ignition to the 1 (LOCK) position to exit the procedure.
Note: The horn will chirp once to confirm the procedure is complete.
Illuminated exit
• The interior lights will illuminate when the key is removed from the
ignition.
The lamps automatically turn off after 25 seconds. The dome and cargo
lamp controls must not be set to the OFF position for the illuminated
exit system to operate.
KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
You can use the keyless entry keypad to:
• lock or unlock the doors without using a key,
• activate or deactivate the Autolock and Autounlock feature if equipped
• release the liftgate glass,
The keypad can be operated with the factory set 5-digit entry code; this
code is located on the owner's wallet card in the glove box and is available
from your authorized dealer. You can also create your own 5-digit personal
entry code.
When pressing the controls on the keyless entry keypad, press the
middle of the controls to ensure a good activation.
 
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