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Forscan

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You think you can find a way to turn off the white DRL strip during the day? I am trying to leave the turn signals on without having the white strip light.
There was another member who tried this and I don't believe has succeeded yet. Your best bet is to try and disable the white DRL strip, get the front turn signal to stay illuminated, and run a relay to act as a circuit interrupter to flash the front signal when your turn signal is activated. I think the furthest the other member has gotten is what I just mentioned, minus actually putting together a relay system for it.

Local city police Explorers in my area have their headlights configured quite differently than what I see on civilian models. The white DRL strip is off and the turn signal is illuminated at half brightness (then flashes full brightness for turn indication). I think they just have special programming on theirs that may not be available for us.

Depends on where you live. Here in Canada drl's off are not an option, by law they have to be on.
Technically no, they don't. They only need to be functional on a vehicle during the import process (if being imported in to Canada. However I don't think this is very strictly enforced.). This is the main reason why trying to get them to shut off on most vehicles is difficult or impossible. Driving a vehicle on Canadian roads with operational DRLs is not a legal requirement. Weird, I know... It's just how it is. However, it is highly recommended you run with DRLs as it is a safety feature, so the fact that 95% of the vehicles on the road here in Canada have them is a good thing.

Newer GM cars/trucks are one of those brands that doesn't allow for it at all. They don't even allow for manual control over your lighting, it's just stuck on AUTO. I'm borderline obsessed with automotive lighting, so I know all the weird shit that most people don't even think of, lol.
 
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mezalu

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I finally plugged my adaptor in today and made a few changes. I don't see an "EASY" option when I load it up, but I was able to turn off FENG. I have to admit, it is a lot more fun driving in Sport mode when you can actually hear the engine winding up as opposed to that fake noise. That said, I am looking forward to receiving my Thermal exhaust, hopefully at the end of the month. Made a few other changes too, double honk is gone, thankfully. I haven't located the turn signal count setting yet but I will eventually, I hope. Made a few lighting changes as well, which is kind of funny because I'll never see them, lol. This is my first experience with Forscan so it's been interesting. There are lots of videos on other vehicles but nothing on ExST that I can find.
Any luck finding the turn signal count setting?
 

Houtxdrew

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I did most of what was mentioned here, but I'll list what I did.
No spread sheet was necessary. Everything I did was in the EasyConfig window. It's as simple and click, select and save.

- Disabled Parking Lights with DRL (This one was a bit unusual. I believe all 2020 Explorer's as well as most other Ford models have this disabled by default, but the 2021 Explorer, Ford pickup trucks and I think the Escape, all have this enabled by default from the factory. Basically all the lights, aside from the headlights, come on when the DRL is on and/or when the car is not in park. I suppose maybe it's enabled for safety purposes? It just seems unnecessary in my opinion, and when I noticed it, I was very pleased to see that Forscan was capable of disabling it for me).

- Headlight Switch Position (I changed this setting to "Last Known" instead of "AUTO". It now keeps the switch on my last setting instead of always defaulting to AUTO.)
- Disabled double honk (car normally honks twice when you exit with key fob while engine is running)
- Disabled hyperflash (added LEDs to rear turn signals)
- Disabled lights coming on during remote start (attracts less attention when warming up during cold mornings)
- Bambi mode (allows fog lights to stay on with high beams)
- DRL With Turn Signal (allows the Daytime Running Light strip to stay on with the turn signal)
- DRL with Fog Lights (allows the Daytime Running Light strip to stay full brightness with fog lights on. This is only if the full headlights aren't on. DRL still goes to half brightness with headlights on.)

As you can see, I'm a fan of automotive lighting. I like to tinker with things to have it looking and performing exactly how I want. I wasn't aware of Forscan when I bought my Explorer, and was absolutely ecstatic when I realized what the program was, what it was capable of, and how low the price was. Huge thank you to the developers of Forscan.
Have you been able to do DRL on full bright with all headlights on other than them going to half brightness?
 
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I wish there was a a big list of what everything does!

I saw there were some "speaker settings" has anyone tried them? Mine indicated that possibly a subwoofer was off. There's soooo may cool settings I want to try them all!
 

Jshaffer3819

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I am trying to makes some changes using the FORSCAN but keep getting the message “sorry, you need an extended license to run this function” anyone else have this issue?


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I am trying to makes some changes using the FORSCAN but keep getting the message “sorry, you need an extended license to run this function” anyone else have this issue?


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Yes, I did. Go back to their site and get the 2month free extended license
 
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LokiWolf

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Or you can just buy a license and support a great program…just saying.


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Or you can just buy a license and support a great program…just saying.


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Dang! Didn't realize that. Once it's time to renew, I am jumping on board, this Forscan stuff is awesome
 

st8

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Would any of these changes affect warranty? Really want to try to the Bambi mode.
 

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