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Does it require two presses on the remote locking keyfob and the subsequent "'beep" of the horn to actvate it? Or is it activated with just one press of the lock button on the remote? I thought I read somewhere it took two. In my house my wife sometimes forgets to lock the cars at all, I know it will be HELL to try and get her to press the remote twice,

tell me it's not true....and ONE time will do.... :p
 

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sorry man but on my car at least I have to hit it twice to get the beep anyway. Maybe it arms without the beep but I doubt it. I hate how loud it is though, the door locks are super quiet (people always freak out on that) but the alarm is loud!
 

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I may be wrong, but my understanding was that one press locked and armed the system. Press it a second time if you want an audible confirmation. I've used the audible alert when I'm not sure if I locked it as I'm walking away. I would prefer a light flash only- I don't like the loud HONK. Of course if you've ever forgotten where you parked at the airport, it does come in handy :D
 

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sorry to dig up an old post, but this is what I was looking for....

I was trying to figure out the same thing. I know that "perimeter alarm" is listed as a feature on my window sticker, but I wasn't really sure how it was enabled. I did found out something interesting this past weekend. I accidently hit the panic button once when I pulled my keys out of my pocket. The window was down and I reached in to pop the hood, and as soon as the hood lifted the alarm started going off. I really didn't think about it at the time, but I'm going to confirm to see if this happens with the doors, trunk, etc.
 

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[quote author=CDMILAN link=topic=68711.msg1188180#msg1188180 date=1170711835]
Does it require two presses on the remote locking keyfob and the subsequent "'beep" of the horn to actvate it? Or is it activated with just one press of the lock button on the remote? I thought I read somewhere it took two. In my house my wife sometimes forgets to lock the cars at all, I know it will be HELL to try and get her to press the remote twice,

tell me it's not true....and ONE time will do.... :p
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Hi CDMILAN. :wavey: Rest easy, one press will do! :lmao: According to my MKZ Owners Manual, the alarm system is activated in any of several ways (I'm sure if you check your manual, you will find the same information):

1 - Pressing the lock button on the remote once. The lights will flash.
2 - Pressing the power door lock button on the driver or passenger door, with the door open, and then closing the door.
3 - Pressing the lock button on the remote twice. This will do a system check. If all the doors, the hood and trunk are closed, the horn will beep once, and the lights will flash. If any are not closed, the horn will beep twice, warning you that something is not properly closed.
4 - If you have the "Keyless Entry" keypad on the drivers door: Pressing the 7*8 and 9*0 buttons at the same time. The doors will lock, and the lights will flash.

I would think the system would be the same on the MKZ, Fusion and Milan, with the only variable being whether you have the "Keyless Entry" keypad.

To "swooshUSN": :wavey: As far as reaching in and popping the hood or opening the door with the inside handle: Yes, if the doors are locked properly, the alarm system is armed. If you reach in through an open window and pop the hood, trunk, or open a door with the inside handles, the alarm will go off. You need to disarm the system first, either by using the remote to unlock the doors, or the key in the door lock. It had nothing to do with accidentally hitting the "Panic Button".

The "Panic Button" just sounds the alarm horn (or stops it), and does not turn the actual "Perimeter Alarm System" on or off.

Again, this information is all in your "Owners Manual". For the MKZ, it is on pages 97-99. Not sure if it is the same pages for the Fusion and Milan, just check the Table of Contents for the "Perimeter alarm system".

Good luck. :cheers:

PS - I know this thread was a little old (and that it looks as though CDMILAN is no longer around), but figured I would add the info from the "Owners Manual". It could be helpful to others.
 

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[quote author=mrc link=topic=68711.msg1524434#msg1524434 date=1183053308]
Hi bbf :wavey:
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:lmao: Hi mrc! :wavey:

:cheers:
 

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[quote author=swooshUSN link=topic=68711.msg1515681#msg1515681 date=1182806052]
sorry to dig up an old post, but this is what I was looking for....

I was trying to figure out the same thing. I know that "perimeter alarm" is listed as a feature on my window sticker, but I wasn't really sure how it was enabled. I did found out something interesting this past weekend. I accidently hit the panic button once when I pulled my keys out of my pocket. The window was down and I reached in to pop the hood, and as soon as the hood lifted the alarm started going off. I really didn't think about it at the time, but I'm going to confirm to see if this happens with the doors, trunk, etc.
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Yes, That was the factory perimeter alarm.. Your panic button does not arm or disarm it.. What you did was arm the system by locking the car one of the many way's.. and bascially made the car think it was being tampered with.. By opening the hood that is what triggered alarm..This will happen if you open ANY of the entry point's when the alarm is armed.. ANY door, truck, hood and also if the system is armed and someone attempts to hotwire or turn the ignition WITHOUT using a valid programmed securilock key will trigger the alarm..The panic button?? well it's for panic or if you feel your in trouble in an empty dark parking lot ;-)

This description is really any ford that has the factory perimeter alarm system on it and not just the fusion..Hope it help's..
 
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