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What did you learn that's not in the Users Manual?

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Just bought a 2020 Ford Explorer ST, all blacked out. Love it! And I'm learning all kinds of little features that I didn't' know existed. Read the users manual only once but learned a lot!

My favorite old forum thread was about all the little things you wouldn't find in the user's manual. Did anyone find any good ones?
 
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I tried looking things up in the manual after I discovered them. I finally gave up. Either's not in there, or it's different in real life. Two months now and I'm still finding new things.
 
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Here is an example: FordPass app (for a smartphone) will let you remote start, unlock, lock, etc your vehicle from anywhere. Even GPS your cars location!!!
If you hit refresh on the app it updates your tire pressure LOL! Also using it to lock or unlock or start also updates all the vehicle information.
 
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Yes, it's in the manual. But I found out that you can control the MASSAGE front seats from the side of the seat.

Another, did you know the exhaust pipes are fake? They face downward if you look under the exhaust pipes. First I thought it looked cheesy, then I recalled all the times I had to 'wipe my pipe off' (that doesn't sound right) every time I filled the gas tank on my last car. It was a pain to keep them shiny. Guess this means they'll always be clean. So, not that upset about it.
 
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Another, did you know the exhaust pipes are fake? They face downward if you look under the exhaust pipes. First I thought it looked cheesy, then I recalled all the times I had to 'wipe my pipe off' (that doesn't sound right) every time I filled the gas tank on my last car. It was a pain to keep them shiny. Guess this means they'll always be clean. So, not that upset about it.
this has been discussed on many forums, even here...
 
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Haven't driven mine at night after a couple weeks of ownership but discovered something that was a change from the 5th Gen models with regards to the LED interior lights.

In a spray car wash bay, the dim lighting brought all the interior lights on (I used a lighter blue like on my '14).

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Opened the door while the engine was running (in Park, of course) and the color behind the door handle changed to red. Hadn't noticed if it was in the manual, but didn't look either. Neat touch.

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My 2013
Haven't driven mine at night after a couple weeks of ownership but discovered something that was a change from the 5th Gen models with regards to the LED interior lights.

In a spray car wash bay, the dim lighting brought all the interior lights on (I used a lighter blue like on my '14).

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Opened the door while the engine was running (in Park, of course) and the color behind the door handle changed to red. Hadn't noticed if it was in the manual, but didn't look either. Neat touch.

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My 2013 Lincoln MKZ did the same thing when you open the door and I believe the 2012 Focus had that too. Not sure about other models.
 
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Haven't driven mine at night after a couple weeks of ownership but discovered something that was a change from the 5th Gen models with regards to the LED interior lights.

In a spray car wash bay, the dim lighting brought all the interior lights on (I used a lighter blue like on my '14).

View attachment 593

Opened the door while the engine was running (in Park, of course) and the color behind the door handle changed to red. Hadn't noticed if it was in the manual, but didn't look either. Neat touch.

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That is a nice touch by Ford. My color has been set to red so I never noticed. Nice find!
 


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