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2012 Ford Explorer XLT Ecoboost: Customizing Your Liftgate Height

May 03, 2012

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See that? Our 2012 Ford Explorer XLT EcoBoost's liftgate has that option where you can program a desired height for it. Pretty cool if your parking space has a low ceiling or beam. And the new liftgate height will be saved even if the battery is disconnected.

Simple steps to follow (from the owner's manual).

To set the height of the open liftgate:
1. Open the liftgate.
2. Manually move the liftgate to the desired height.
3. Press and hold the control button on the liftgate until a chime is heard, indicating the new height has been programmed. Note: If the liftgate position is too low, the height cannot be programmed. The new open liftgate height will now be recalled when the power liftgate is opened. To change the programmed height, repeat the above procedure. Once the power liftgate is opened it can be manually moved to a different height.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor

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