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Help: What is this switch?

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Just picked up my 2018 TC Wagon LWB XL  on Friday night.  I can't find reference to this switch in the manual, nothing on the web, and the dealer sales guys didn't know what is was either.  Picture attached, it is in front of the cup holder in the center console and the 12V power port is to the right of it.  I think I found a picture of every Ford switch icon on the web, but not this one.  Any help very much appreciated.

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I might be wrong ... but I saw a similar button on a recent rental car.

In the dark of night, if you push that button, I BELIEVE, you'll get foot well lights.  It was a pretty neat feature, if you dropped something down there.

 

The light was too dim to be seen during the day.

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I just ran out the garage.  Great guess, but sadly no joy.   Thank you though!

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Press it, and see what happens.  

 

That is where my USB power ports are located.  

 

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Nothing happens, other than the tiny led on the switch lights up.  I've had someone walk around the van,  and no lights come on.   I thought it might switch the power port next to it,  but that's hot all the time.   I special ordered the Taxi version for more rear leg room.  Maybe it turns the Taxi light on top on or off?   Didn't want a hole in the roof so I didn't get that option. 

 

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7 hours ago, Fifty150 said:

Press it, and see what happens.  

 

It sure looks like a "light" switch icon.  Perhaps you're correct about the roof light.  I was wondering if the indicator lamp on the switch came on.  Since it does, you know it gets power.  But if the light it's SUPPOSED to operate isn't there ...

 

Please let us know if you DO find something it's connected to.

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Posted (edited)

Does your 12V power actually work WITHOUT pressing this switch? In other words, does it enable or disable the 12V outlet?

 

Sorry, you already answered that earlier....I didn't see it.

Edited by OLDSCHOOLFOOL

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Since it's the only light switch I've seen with a bulb pointing UP ... I'm going to agree, it's for the "taxi" sign on the top of the car.

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Here is the taxi wiring from a 2016

 

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Try driving really fast, and swerving in an evasive maneuver, then press the button to see if you have a smoke screen or oil slick release.

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No, that didn't work.   No oil slick.   It did shoot out a beam that killed Thanos, so I've got that going for me. 

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It really does sound like it would be for the taxi light and probably dead ends in the ceiling somewhere. I wish I had one so I could retro-fit it to work the cargo light manually.

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