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I recently purchased a used 2015 Ford Transit 250. The van came with one normal (non-fob) key. When I unlock either front door with the key and push the unlock button nothing happens. I have to put the key in the ignition and turn it to acc. position before I can unlock the doors. Is this normal behavior for the van? I also cannot turn my headlights off. They are always on no matter what position the switch is in. I cannot seem to find the reason for that. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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My door lock button works no matter how I open the door.

Do you have DRL's? Is it just the headlights that are on, not the running lights or tail lights? It sounds like your Transit was probably a fleet van, and they often have DRL's configured on for safety.
 

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That's weird on the unlocking. Maybe something is set wanky in the lock controls setting in the instrument cluster? Read your manual (or download it for free).
 

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You need the key with the Fob on it so the van Bcm knows that key belongs to the van. (When the key is Not in the ignition switch)
 

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Not being able to unlock via the button when using a key for entry is apparently one of Ford's better ideas- both my 2015 and 2018 operate(d) that way.

Also the van does not need to know which key is used, and in fact cannot know- UNLESS you have PATS.
 

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Sounds like it is programmed for Daytime Running Lights, that can be turned off. If you got the van from a Ford dealer they should be willing to do that N/C. There are also some locking/unlocking parameters that can be configured as well.

You can also download free FORSCan software and buy a Ford compatible OBDII adapter and set the parameters yourself.

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