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Old 10-22-2015, 04:30 PM   #15
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We purchased a 2015 Ford F-150 to tow behind our motorhome. The owner's manual has clear instructions on how to put the transfer case and transmission in neutral. I get a display on the dash confirming it's ready to tow. But, one problem I'm having is the F-150 security alarm (flashing lights and horn honking) starts as soon as I pull ahead with the F-150 in tow. I guess you have to leave the doors unlocked when you tow? Has anyone else had issues towing their F-150?
Kind of hijacking your post...did you ever get to where you could lock the doors on your F-150 while towing? It seems like grtharris was suggesting the alarm setting could be modified to allow towing with doors locked.

I am particularly interested in this aspect of the new F-150. I'm thinking it may be my next 'toad', as I could also have a much more useful vehicle when I get to our destination.

But...I don't like the idea of towing through urban areas with the 'toad' unlocked.

If I heard correctly, you should be able to lock the F-150 from outside with a physical key to avoid this issue. Do you even have a physical key?
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Old 10-23-2015, 04:45 PM   #16
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Kind of hijacking your post...did you ever get to where you could lock the doors on your F-150 while towing? It seems like grtharris was suggesting the alarm setting could be modified to allow towing with doors locked.

I am particularly interested in this aspect of the new F-150. I'm thinking it may be my next 'toad', as I could also have a much more useful vehicle when I get to our destination.

But...I don't like the idea of towing through urban areas with the 'toad' unlocked.

If I heard correctly, you should be able to lock the F-150 from outside with a physical key to avoid this issue. Do you even have a physical key?
This must only apply with 2015's. No problem with 2014.
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Old 10-24-2015, 06:31 AM   #17
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I know that 2015s are keyless ignition. I don't know about 2014s.
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Old 10-24-2015, 07:21 AM   #18
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I know that 2015s are keyless ignition. I don't know about 2014s.
I have a 2015 F150--- it definitely has an ignition key. I haven't towed it yet, probably be a couple weeks before we go on our next outing.
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Big_Boy There is a flip out key in the remove that can be used to lock and unlock the drivers door. Also depends on how the truck is equipped. From the 2015 manual:
Reduced Guard (If Equipped)
To monitor the following:
• Doors.
• Hood.
• Tailgate.
Lock your vehicle using the key in the driver
door lock cylinder
Full Guard (If Equipped)
To monitor the following:
• Doors.
• Hood.
• Tailgate.
• Movement inside your vehicle.
• Change in vehicle inclination, for
example, unwanted towing.
Lock your vehicle using the remote control
or the power door lock control with the
accompanying door open and then close
all doors.
Note: Do not choose full monitor mode if
movement within the vehicle is likely to
occur or when the vehicle is in transport
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Our 2015 F-150 is a keyless ignition, but you do get one key. The key is for the driver's door and to unlock the spare tire. We absolutely love our F-150 as our toad. We haven't tried locking the doors with the key yet, but will in the near future at some location other than leaving a campground early morning (if the car alarm goes off). No problems towing the F-150 with the doors unlocked.
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Have towed my 2015 F150 4X4 for 1100 miles last 2 days. It has push button start, and this is how to do it.
Place transfer case in neutral as per op manual. I left the fob in glove box.
Lock each door separately, then lock drivers door with key(1 came with my truck, plus 1 in each fob), and you are good to go. No lights flashing or horn blasting when truck starts moving. Tows great behind motor home.
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We are getting ready to tow our 2015 F150. We have a Brake Buddy, we don't have power to it when I plug it in and get ready to tow. If I plug it in before I'm ready, it has power. Do you think I should run a separate power source to battery?
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We are getting ready to tow our 2015 F150. We have a Brake Buddy, we don't have power to it when I plug it in and get ready to tow. If I plug it in before I'm ready, it has power. Do you think I should run a separate power source to battery?
On my 2015, the power port is energized without the ignition being on.... maybe you hare plugging it into a cigarette lighter ?
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Which power port? Mine were only powered up for a short time. Once doors were locked, and the interior lights went off, so did the power port
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Which power port? Mine were only powered up for a short time. Once doors were locked, and the interior lights went off, so did the power port
The one in the front of the console on mine works at all times.
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A few of you mentioned locking your 2015 f-150 from outside vehicle with key.

I just looked at the door of my 2015 lariat and there definitely isn't a keyhole. All I have is 2 key fobs and keypad on door.

So what is the proper procedure to avoid alarm going off? We haven't started towing the truck yet but want to make sure I have this all figured out.

Also, are there any fuses to pull? Is the truck accruing mileage while towing?

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psw757, I assume your truck has the smart handle. Try closing the doors and press and hold the lock sensor area on the handle for about a second to lock your truck.
Then step on the rear bumper and bounce the truck and see if the alarm goes off.
Just a guess.
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psw757, I assume your truck has the smart handle. Try closing the doors and press and hold the lock sensor area on the handle for about a second to lock your truck.
Then step on the rear bumper and bounce the truck and see if the alarm goes off.
Just a guess.
Do this with key fob in truck or not?
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