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Hi, i'm new to the site. Love what i see. Glad i joined, anyways my question is very simple but complex. I have a 2006 Tribute. It did not come with DRL lights, so i had them activated. Done. I just found out about a Smart Junction Box box. I asked the dealership about the other option that came with it. They seem to not know what the he*# i was talking about. They called the Mazda service center and had an enginer tell then how to program my DRL lights.

I know that steps....my question is as follows:
1) what PROGRAMMING PARAMETERS are avaible ????//
2) what option are avaible for the keyless entry lights flashing confirmation??? other than the hold the lock and unlock to blink twice.. I like this when my lights blink twice. It gives it a Jeep Grand Cherokee Locking unlocking visual confirmation look style.
3) on the Remote starter kit, is there an option to get rid of the soft horn chip and make it honk like a factory lock chirp?

Please someone help me....or at least send me in the right direction to get help.

thanks
Jim
 

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Welcome to E-C!

The Smart Junction Box controls just about everything in most new Fords, from turn signals to power locks to DRLs. Unfortunately, there's no option to flash the hazard lamps when the doors are unlocked with the remote, unlike the older (pre-2005) models. They only flash when the doors are locked with the remote.

The upshot is that the SJB (which is now called the SPDJB by Ford) is entirely logic-controlled. If your hobbies include electronics, there's a lot that you can do to get the hazard lamps to flash, if you want. I designed a module for my 2005 Escape when I had it, which did a number of things: it flashed the hazard lamps four times when the doors were unlocked with the remote, as well as lighting the parking lamps, which would stay lit until the driver's door was opened, the car was started, the doors were locked with the remote, or the interior lamps started fading. It also locked and unlocked the doors automatically, since early 2005 Escapes didn't have automatic locks. I sold that module.

As far as the remote starter horn chirp, you would need to add a relay in parallel with the factory relay, and develop an interface to translate the remote starter chirp into a relay coil pulse. Do you have a model number for the remote starter?
 

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I do have a aftermarket Viper 160XV that was professionally installed by a Directed Electronics. I have some of the features you are talking about - I can enable/disable the horn chirp, I do have two light flashes on lock/unlock, it does chirp twice to unlock. certain combinations of keys from the remote can start mirror/window defrosting, start car, panic, etc...
 
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