Ford Escape: Autolamp control (if equipped) - Headlamp control - Lights - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: Autolamp control (if equipped)

The autolamp system provides light sensitive automatic on-off control of the exterior lights normally controlled by the headlamp control.

The autolamp system is factory programmed to keep the lights on for 20 seconds after the ignition switch is turned to off. This delay can be programmed, using the procedure listed below, to any value up to 180 seconds. If equipped, this delay can also be programmed through the message center

• To turn autolamps on, rotate the control counterclockwise.

• To turn autolamps on, rotate the control counterclockwise.
• To turn autolamps off, rotate the control clockwise to the off position.

Note: If the vehicle is equipped with autolamps it will have the headlamps on with windshield wipers feature. If the windshield wipers are turned on for a brief period of time, the exterior lamps will turn on with the headlamp control in the autolamp position.

Autolamp delay system (if equipped)

If your vehicle is equipped with autolamps, you can set the delay time to keep the headlights on for up to three minutes after the key is turned off. The delay time is set to 20 seconds at the factory, but the delay time may be changed by following the steps below (Steps 1 through 6 must be done within 10 seconds):

1. Turn the vehicle off.
2. Rotate the headlamp control to the autolamp position.
3. Rotate the headlamp control to the off position.
4. Turn the vehicle on.
5. Turn the vehicle off.
6. Turn the headlamp control to the autolamp position (the headlights should turn on).
7. Turn the headlamp control to the off position when the desired delay time (up to three minutes) has been reached.

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