Turn off the inside lights while the car doors are open

Asked by GuruS9VRF May 09, 2019 at 05:18 PM about the 2005 Ford Escape

Question type: General

I want to be able to turn off all the
lights when I open my back end. The
front lights in the inside especially
won’t do it

2 Answers

160

I know this is an old question, but I actually learned recently that if you put a carabiner into the latch, it tricks the car into thinking the back hatch is closed. Super nifty when car camping.

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Still an old question, but useful to know: if the hatch is open, hit the lock button on your key fob and the lights go out automatically. My car (2017) seemed to learn and shut the lights out on its own after that. (Tried the ‘biker tip first and it works!)

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