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How to Enable "Global Open" on the 2013 Escape

Looks like Ford gave the 2013 Fusion (and Lincoln twin) the feature of "Global Open". This is the ability to open / close the sunroof and windows from the key fob. Have been doing this for years on my other VW / Audi cars.

In addition even Honda now has this on their cars too.

There must be a BCM (Body Control Module) setting that can be changed to enable this for us.

Any "super" Ford techs reading these posts and can comment ? I asked Ford dealer service and they said "ask sales".... Sales said

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Looks like Ford gave the 2013 Fusion (and Lincoln twin) the feature of "Global Open". This is the ability to open / close the sunroof and windows from the key fob. Have been doing this for years on my other VW / Audi cars.

In addition even Honda now has this on their cars too.

There must be a BCM (Body Control Module) setting that can be changed to enable this for us.

Any "super" Ford techs reading these posts and can comment ? I asked Ford dealer service and they said "ask sales".... Sales said
You're better off asking a service adviser as I'd think they would be more aware of this, another way is to email ford directly to see what they know and are willing to tell you. But hopefully we have a Ford tech on here that knows
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Looks like Ford gave the 2013 Fusion (and Lincoln twin) the feature of "Global Open".
What makes you say that? Is it described in the Fusion manual? Does it need to be set up, or does it just rely on a particular button sequence?
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On my '07 Murano you just had to hold down the unlock button for a few seconds and the front windows would roll down. It was a nice feature to let some of the heat escape the vehicle as you were approaching it.
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What makes you say that? Is it described in the Fusion manual? Does it need to be set up, or does it just rely on a particular button sequence?
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Thanks. It's interesting that that same video is listed on the 2013 Escape how-to videos page: https://owner.ford.com/servlet/Conte...d&model=Escape

It's misleading for Ford to include videos that don't apply to any version of the Escape.
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Thanks. It's interesting that that same video is listed on the 2013 Escape how-to videos page: https://owner.ford.com/servlet/Conte...d&model=Escape

It's misleading for Ford to include videos that don't apply to any version of the Escape.
Correct..having been an owner of Honda / Audi and VW (still) I can see Ford's documentation is not as accurate as they are in materials. But that tells me it can be enabled on the Escape as the Fusion is really a twin of the Escape for most components.

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I'd ask ford directly and see if there is any way to get it to work.
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Thanks. It's interesting that that same video is listed on the 2013 Escape how-to videos page: https://owner.ford.com/servlet/Conte...d&model=Escape

It's misleading for Ford to include videos that don't apply to any version of the Escape.
I checked the Ford UK site for the Kuga (European Escape). Down the features list Global Open is ......... STANDARD !!!

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It was one of the first things I tried when I bought the FE, coming from Honda and no dice


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