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Hood Ajar alarm disable in Forscan - can it be done?

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Searched the forums but didn't see anybody bring up if you're able to turn off the hood ajar alarm in forscan? Have had the alarm go off multiple times and instead of going to dealer to try and get a new latch and it happening again, seeing if it has an option in forscan to just disable it completely. I've tried lowering my hood stops to no avail.
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Searched the forums but didn't see anybody bring up if you're able to turn off the hood ajar alarm in forscan? Have had the alarm go off multiple times and instead of going to dealer to try and get a new latch and it happening again, seeing if it has an option in forscan to just disable it completely. I've tried lowering my hood stops to no avail.
I don't know about Forscan but someone shared the schematics of the switch, just unplug it i guess??

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I don't know about Forscan but someone shared the schematics of the switch, just unplug it i guess??

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If you just unplug it, the hood ajar warning will be constant.
 

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About 8 months ago I was driving down one of the local roads and came upon a Bronco Sport with the hood slammed up against the windshield frame, glass everywhere, dented metal..

The latch had failed when the lady was doing about 45. Destroyed the entire hood and front of the vehicle. My guess is the vehicle was pretty close to being totaled from how much work would go into the repair plus the scarcity of parts.

I was able to force the hood back down, get her off the main road and on to a side road to wait for road side assistance.. She had the vehicle for maybe 2 weeks at this point. Still had the temporary plate.

I guess the point of this little story is to be careful with the hood latch. It's one of those things that never seems like a big deal until it is.

There is likely an option in FORSCAN to disable the chime, but just disconnecting the sensor is very likely just going to leave a check engine light constant or throw some DTC errors in whatever module controls the sensor.
 

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About 8 months ago I was driving down one of the local roads and came upon a Bronco Sport with the hood slammed up against the windshield frame, glass everywhere, dented metal..

The latch had failed when the lady was doing about 45. Destroyed the entire hood and front of the vehicle. My guess is the vehicle was pretty close to being totaled from how much work would go into the repair plus the scarcity of parts.

I was able to force the hood back down, get her off the main road and on to a side road to wait for road side assistance.. She had the vehicle for maybe 2 weeks at this point. Still had the temporary plate.

I guess the point of this little story is to be careful with the hood latch. It's one of those things that never seems like a big deal until it is.

There is likely an option in FORSCAN to disable the chime, but just disconnecting the sensor is very likely just going to leave a check engine light constant or throw some DTC errors in whatever module controls the sensor.
It's a known issue where the sensor is the issue. When you take it to the dealer and the part is on backorder, they unplug the sensor so you don't have error codes displayed until the part comes in.
 

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I unplugged mine and jumped it so no hood ajar messages as it always thinks it’s closed. I’d much rather it be plugged in with just the alarm disabled so it doesn’t randomly go off.
 

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Reviving this. Anyone find this in forscan? I'd rather do it in software if possible.
 

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My WildTrak has had this issue for the last 6 months. I would get random alarms while driving but the worst would be when it would come in in the middle of the night when either at home or a hotel. It's no fun having a hotel worker pounding on your door in the middle of the night because it's going off and the police are outside waiting on you as well. This is the quickest, easiest way to eliminate the random hood alarms. I removed the plastic guard above the switch, popped the grill off, stripped the outer jacket back about an inch, then used this quick-splice to jumper the wires out. Issue solved.
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