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2012 Pro4X here.

"Follow me home lights" - I leave them in the on position always. When I shut the car off and remove the key, you'd think the thing was going to self destruct with the alarm going off. Is there any way to disable the "you left your lights on" alarm? I mean they're going to turn off anyway!
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So you'd rather go through the hassle of trying to disable that than simply turn off a switch? If you are that determined to do it then just find the chime and disconnect it
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I only know where the plug is for the chime that indicates if the key is in the ignition. If you unplug that the light alarm will still go off...

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I'd prefer to use the "follow me home feature" than shut the lights off. I'd just like to disable the "subtle" chime. Is there really no way to do this other than unplugging it? I was hoping for something more along the lines of up up down down left right left right a b start...
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I'd prefer to use the "follow me home feature" than shut the lights off. I'd just like to disable the "subtle" chime. Is there really no way to do this other than unplugging it? I was hoping for something more along the lines of up up down down left right left right a b start...
unplugged it or just deal with it

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"Follow me home" is like automatic headlights? Where they stay on for a minute after you turn the truck off?

Either way, there is nothing on this truck that can be changed so easily as button pressing, except for the horn when you lock it..

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"Follow me home" is like automatic headlights? Where they stay on for a minute after you turn the truck off?
Yes, exactly.

I guess I'll live with it. It was just a stupid design decision to put an alarm that's the intensity of the warning that you're leaving your keys in the ignition when there's nothing to be worried about at all. It is probably the same thing on all trim levels where there may not be the follow me home feature. Oh well. Thanks all.
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I don't think there is an alarm if you actually have automatic headlights. But I can't say for sure since I didn't get that option. If you don't have them, then the chime will sound as long as the door is open and the key is out of the ign..

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There are threads on here, somewhere, that will solve your problem.

1) you'll need a new turn-signal stalk that has Autolamp feature. Your current stalk has resale value here since adding fog lights is a popular mod. Instead of headlights OFF, PARK, ON, you'll have OFF, AUTO, PARK, ON.

2) you'll need a photo eye sensor thingy installed in the middle of the dash, between the defrost ducts. IIRC, its a $50 part. Going off memory here.

3) some have found they needed an extra wire or two added, supposedly simple, whereas others have not needed the additional wiring. Hit or miss I guess, depending on other options you may/may not have.

4) your local dealership will need to reprogram/teach your BCM, or body control module. Some have said they've played dumb -- "hey, my autolamps aint working", and had warranty programming free. Otherwise its probably an hour labor @ $95 or whatever they are getting there days.


Now your headlights can come on automatically at dusk. When you shut off your truck and get out, the headlights will stay on to "follow you home". Without the obnoxious warning chime. And they'll go off.

What is convenience worth?
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