2011 - 2020 Ford Edge: Disable Double Honk (Forscan)

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Although I see the reasoning behind the double (2) horn honks on the Ford Edge (to notify the driver the engine is still running when a door is closed and the key fob is not inside the vehicle), this feature has always been an annoyance for me. I got to researching ways to turn this off and found a couple of options:

I opted for the former (OBD2 adapter + Forscan) for the following reasons:

  • A decent, Forscan approved OBD2 adapter can be purchased for around $20 (USD) while the CANopener is $100 (USD)
  • The CANopener can only be used on 1 vehicle (during the first use, it is hard-coded to the vehicle you plug it into and cannot be used on another vehicle)
  • An OBD2 USB adapter + Forscan can be used on multiple vehicles and can adjust more than the “key removed, engine still running” setting
  • The CANopener only disables the double honk on the 2015+ Ford Edge (not 2011-2014)

In the course of researching this modification to the Ford Edge using Forscan, I did not find any guidance specific to the Edge and its various generations and model years. To fill that void, I put together the following table (spreadsheet) to assist other Ford Edge owners in determining the feasibility and changes required to get rid of the undesirable horn honking.

The process to make these types of changes using Forscan (install, licensing, connecting, writing the change, etc.) is well documented so I will not cover that. I recommend Miami_g37’s video Ford Explorer Double Honk Disabled - Complete walkthrough - he does a fantastic job of demonstrating the process start to finish. Although his video is for the Ford Explorer, the same approach applies to the Ford Edge.

Ford Edge Forscan codes (table)

Use at your own risk - I assume no responsibility for issues introduced by using this information.

The only values that need manipulated to turn off the double honk are red. I’ve provided example values in gray as a point of reference.

Year/Model Module Address Enabled Code Disabled Code
2020 Ford Edge (2nd gen) BCM (BdyCM) 726-41-02 xxx1 xxxx xxxx
0001 0101 0174
xxx0 xxxx xxxx
0000 0101 0173
2019 Ford Edge (2nd gen) BCM (BdyCM) 726-41-02 xxx1 xxxx xxxx
0001 0101 0174
xxx0 xxxx xxxx
0000 0101 0173
2018 Ford Edge (2nd gen) BCM (BdyCM) 726-41-02 xxx1 xxxx xxxx
0001 0001 0072
xxx0 xxxx xxxx
0000 0001 0071
2017 Ford Edge (2nd gen) BCM (BdyCM) 726-41-02 xxx1 xxxx xxxx
0001 0001 0072
xxx0 xxxx xxxx
0000 0001 0071
2016 Ford Edge (2nd gen) BCM (BdyCM) 726-41-02 xxx1 xxxx xxxx
0001 0001 0072
xxx0 xxxx xxxx
0000 0001 0071
2015 Ford Edge (2nd gen) BCM (BdyCM) 726-41-02 xxx1 xxxx xxxx
0001 0001 0072
xxx0 xxxx xxxx
0000 0001 0071
2014 Ford Edge (1st gen) BCM (BdyCM) 726-16-01 xx1x xx
0111 56
xx0x xx
0101 46
2013 Ford Edge (1st gen) BCM (BdyCM) 726-16-01 xx1x xx
0111 56
xx0x xx
0101 46
2012 Ford Edge (1st gen) BCM (BdyCM) 726-16-01 xx1x xx
0111 56
xx0x xx
0101 46
2011 Ford Edge (1st gen) BCM (BdyCM) 726-16-01 xx1x xx
0111 56
xx0x xx
0101 46
2010 Ford Edge (1st gen) Not applicable - no Body Control Module (BCM)
2009 Ford Edge (1st gen) Not applicable - no Body Control Module (BCM)
2008 Ford Edge (1st gen) Not applicable - no Body Control Module (BCM)
2007 Ford Edge (1st gen) Not applicable - no Body Control Module (BCM)

To be fair, I only own a 2nd generation (2015+) Ford Edge and successfully disabled the horn honk using the address and code in the table. The address and code for the 1st generation (2011-2014) were derived from research and theory (I have no way to test it in practice). Based on the Motorcraft Service As-Built Module Build Data database, I do not believe there is a setting to disable the double horn honk on the 2007-2010 Ford Edge (assuming those model years even have the feature). I did confirm that the module and code for the 2011-2014 Edge exist in the AsBuilt database, which is promising.

I hope this helps a fellow Ford Edge owner who is equally annoyed by the engine still running when a door is closed and key fob is outside behavior. If you find something I missed, feel free to comment.