Ford Mustang Owners Manual: Locking and unlocking

You can use the power door lock control or the remote control to lock and unlock your vehicle.

Power Door Locks

The power door lock control is located on the driver and front passenger door panels.

A. Unlock

A. Unlock
B. Lock

Remote Control

You can use the remote control anytime your vehicle is not running.

Unlocking the Doors (Two-Stage Unlock)

Press the button to unlock the drivers door.

Press the button to unlock the drivers door.

Press the button again within three seconds to unlock all doors.

The turn signals will flash.

To disable or enable two-stage unlocking, press and hold both the lock and unlock buttons on the remote control for four seconds . Disabling two-stage unlocking allows all vehicle doors to unlock with one press of the button. The turn signals will flash twice to indicate the unlocking mode was changed.

Locking the Doors

Press the button to lock all the doors. The turn signals will illuminate.

Press the button to lock all the doors. The turn signals will illuminate.

Press the button again within three seconds to confirm that all the doors are closed. The doors will lock again, the horn will chirp and the turn signals will illuminate if all the doors and the trunk are closed.


: If any door or the trunk is not closed, or if the hood is not closed on vehicles equipped with an anti-theft alarm or remote start, the horn will chirp twice and the lamps will not illuminate.

Opening the Trunk

Press the button twice within three seconds to open the trunk.

Press the button twice within three seconds to open the trunk.

Make sure to close and latch the trunk before driving your vehicle.

An unlatched trunk may cause objects to fall out or block your view.

Smart Locks

This feature helps prevent you from locking yourself out of your vehicle if your key is still in the ignition.

When you open the driver door and lock your vehicle with the power door lock control, all the doors will lock, then the driver door will automatically unlock reminding you that your key is still in the ignition.

Your vehicle can still be locked, with the key in the ignition, using the manual lock button on the door, locking the driver door with a key or using the lock button on the remote entry transmitter.

Autolock (If Equipped)

The autolock feature will automatically lock all the doors when:

all the doors are closed, the ignition on,
you shift into any gear putting the vehicle in motion, (for manual transmission, the parking brake should not be engaged) and the vehicle attains a speed greater than 12 mph (20 km/h).

The autolock feature repeats when:

any door is opened then closed while the ignition is on and the vehicle speed is 9 mph (15 km/h) or lower, and the vehicle attains a speed greater than 12 mph (20 km/h).

Autounlock (If Equipped)

The autounlock feature will unlock all the doors when:

the ignition is on, all the doors are closed, and the vehicle has been in motion at a speed greater than 12 mph (20 km/h); the vehicle has then come to a stop and the ignition is switched off or to accessory; and
the driver door is opened within 10 minutes of the ignition being switched off or to accessory.


: The doors will not autounlock if the vehicle has been electronically locked before the driver door is opened.

Enabling or Disabling Autolock and Autounlock


: The autolock and autounlock features can be activated or deactivated independently of each other:

through your authorized dealer by using the information display.

Before following the activation or deactivation procedures, make sure that the active anti-theft system is not armed, the ignition is off, and all vehicle doors are closed.

Illuminated Entry

The interior lamps and turn signal lamps illuminate when the integrated keyhead transmitter is used to unlock the door(s).

The illuminated entry system will turn off the interior lights if:

the ignition switch is turned to the on position, or the integrated keyhead transmitter lock control is pressed, or after 25 seconds of illumination.

The inside lights will not turn off if:

they have been turned on with the dimmer control, or any door is open.

Illuminated Exit

When all vehicle doors are closed and the key is removed from the ignition, the interior dome lamp and the turn signal lamps will illuminate.

The lights will turn off if all the doors remain closed and:

25 seconds elapse, or the key is inserted in the ignition.

Battery Saver

The battery saver will shut off the interior lamps 10 minutes after the ignition has been turned to the off position and a door is left open, and in 30 minutes if the dome lamp control is left on and the ignition has been turned to the off position. The battery saver will also shut off the trunk lamps in 30 minutes if the trunk is left open.


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