Running lights stay on long after I've left the vehichle - 2018+ Ford EcoSport Forum
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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-12-2020, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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Question Running lights stay on long after I've left the vehichle

Hi, I did a search but didn't find anything on lights.

My EcoSport (2018) running lights stay on long after I leave the vehicle, sometimes up to 10 minutes.
I've had neighbours call me that the lights are still on (good neighbours, eh?!).
The lights can still be on after I do a quick shop, which can be a few minutes.
How can I reduce that time?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-14-2020, 12:53 PM
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I'm not near any of our vehicles to check, but I think you can change that in the settings. Check your owners manual and if you can you should find it there.

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I think I remember seeing a setting in one of the menus that you scroll through (using buttons on the steering wheel)
where there are a few different options for how long the lights stay on.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-15-2020, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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Hi, thanks for the feedback. The manual says:


When the Autolamps have the headlamps and position/parklamps turned on, and the ignition is turned OFF, the headlamps and position/parklamps will remain on for an additional 20
seconds (the autolamp exit delay) or until the Autolamps are disabled.


20 seconds. Mine stay on much longer than that.
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I went out and checked the setting, it says 20, but the lights still stay on much longer.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-17-2020, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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Found it

Somehow the setting under the steering wheel moved from automatic to headlights. I didn't move it, so it probably was bumped by my leg or jacket.


I spoke to a couple of Escape owners, apparently this is a common issue.



So remember - if your lights change and you didn't change them - check the lower left side of the steering wheel.
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