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Old 06-29-2019, 03:32 PM   #29
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The OP asked specifically about keyless start and the 2016 Edge does say the battery should be disconnected with Keyless start:
It's odd. The 2016 MKX is based entirely on the 2016 Edge. But my owners manual has no instructions to disconnect the battery when flat towing.

I have push button start and just turn the car on without putting my foot on the brake. Then using the steering wheel computer controls go to vehicle settings and "manual tow mode". Then put the car in neutral (push button gear selection, too). Then turn the car off. It's done and ready.
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The OP asked specifically about keyless start and the 2016 Edge does say the battery should be disconnected with Keyless start:
The OP was asking a specific question which I embellished on. The question was:

"[...]do you leave the fob in the vehicle while is being towed or do you take it with you to the towing vehicle?"

My answer should have been short: I take it to the towing vehicle, my motorhome.

Saying that, the OP has two TOADS, A 2016 Expedition and a 2012 Edge according to his signature line. He did not delineate which one he was referring to. My long reply was for the 2012 Edge, the sister car of a Lincoln MKX.
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It's odd. The 2016 MKX is based entirely on the 2016 Edge. But my owners manual has no instructions to disconnect the battery when flat towing.

I have push button start and just turn the car on without putting my foot on the brake. Then using the steering wheel computer controls go to vehicle settings and "manual tow mode". Then put the car in neutral (push button gear selection, too). Then turn the car off. It's done and ready.
Our 2017 Lincoln MKX is exactly like yours, same procedure.

I can't imagine that this would make a difference but the Lincoln's have a push-button selector transmission on the dash whereas the Edge has the gear shift in the center console.

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I have a 2013 MKX that we just hooked up to a Monaco Diplomat with a Blue ox system and Air Force One braking system. When I arrived home the battery’ had died. The dealer was supposed to install a 12 volt charging system which they did not. I hooked one up today.
My question is, if the battery goes dead during towing can it hurt the car?
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I don't think you would hurt the car anymore than when it is just parked and the battery goes dead. Drawing a battery down to a dead state can cause a cell failure or just plain cause the battery to go bad.

I make sure light are off and not in automatic, and same for windshield wipers. I also use the settings button and shut off the display. Without a charge line I stop every few hours and run the car for 5 minutes, then do the shift sequence.
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Hey, powerboatr, did you get your answer?
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