2017 Ford Edge rocker switch

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#1

On my new '17 Ford Edge Titanium AWD, there’s a rocker button on the end of the left-hand stalk behind the steering wheel. This is the stalk that controls the lights. What does that rocker switch do? It has only 2 positions, so I assume it’s simply on/off, but I can’t figure out what it controls.


#2

Did you not get a manual with the vehicle?


#3

Yes, I did & I’ve read the first several sections a few times specifically looking for an answer. Couldn’t find it. —Wm Kirk


#4

Next time in for an oil change ask your service writer or ask your sales person. My dealership is very helpful. I just got a new phone, could not get it to pair with my F150s Bluetooth, pulled into my dealership, sales person did it for me even though I bought the truck 5 years ago.


#5

Okay, thanks, I will remember to ask. They should know. —-Wm.


#6

The info I got says that switch on the end of the left hand stalk is to turn the Lane Assist on and off. That should be in the manual.


#7

Thank you, Volvo. If it is in the manual, and it likely is, I missed it. I’ll try it out next time on the Interstate. —-Wm.


#8

It took me a couple years to find out I had a lumbar bag in my seat and I usually look through the manual pretty good. Much better after I deflated the thing.


#9

IMHO, the problem with many Owner’s Manuals is not that they don’t include vital information, but–instead–that they don’t place that info where one could reasonably expect to find it. I know that this isn’t what most people want to hear but, here goes…
This is why it behooves all of us to do a thorough cover-to-cover reading of our Owner’s Manuals shortly after buying a new car.

Yes, much of it can be skimmed-over (One of my cars had–no joke!–12 pages on how to use the seatbelts!), but at least a cursory reading of the entire manual is a good idea, followed by periodic re-reading of certain sections. And, sometimes we need to “modify” the manual ourselves. After being annoyed by having to periodically pore through 3 different sections of the manual in order to find the correct lug nut torque for my car, I eventually just jotted that info on the inside of the manual’s back cover.


#10

Yeah I do the same, especially for the directions on resetting the oil meter. There should be a full page picture somewhere though of the dash with the controls labeled for a quick review. Worse thing is getting a rental car with no manual in sight and not being able to figure out how to get the parking brake off.


#11

Now that owners manuals are longer than “War and Peace”…


#12

The manual stinks IMO. Here’s what I see-

Lane assist-