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Old 08 Nov 2004, 12:54 pm
eh
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Default 2004 Accord EXL - Auto door lock feature?

Hi,

After we bought the 2004 Accord EXL, we found that
it misses one important feature: lock the door automatically when
the car gets started. Our 98 Accord had this feature and
we are surprised to see it missing in the 2004 model. Does
anyone know how to enable this feature?

Thanks,
Eugene



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Old 08 Nov 2004, 03:03 pm
Brian Smith
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"eh" <eh@nospam.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> After we bought the 2004 Accord EXL, we found that
> it misses one important feature: lock the door automatically when
> the car gets started. Our 98 Accord had this feature and
> we are surprised to see it missing in the 2004 model. Does
> anyone know how to enable this feature?


What does your Owners Manual have to say on the subject, Eugene?

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Old 08 Nov 2004, 06:42 pm
Honda Doc
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Default Re: 2004 Accord EXL - Auto door lock feature?

If you had it in your '98, then it was an aftermarket add-on. Hondas have
never had this feature.


"eh" <eh@nospam.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> After we bought the 2004 Accord EXL, we found that
> it misses one important feature: lock the door automatically when
> the car gets started. Our 98 Accord had this feature and
> we are surprised to see it missing in the 2004 model. Does
> anyone know how to enable this feature?
>
> Thanks,
> Eugene
>
>
>



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Old 08 Nov 2004, 10:16 pm
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Default Re: 2004 Accord EXL - Auto door lock feature?

Not to sidetrack the question, but....

eh wrote:
| After we bought the 2004 Accord EXL, we found that
| it misses one important feature: lock the door automatically when
| the car gets started.

I never understood why anyone would want to lock the doors when the car is
started or starts moving. What's the reasoning behind this behavior?

TomB (with good old 88 Civic that doesn't lock the doors unless I tell it to



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Old 09 Nov 2004, 02:19 am
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Default Re: 2004 Accord EXL - Auto door lock feature?

This is an anti-carjack system. It should disencourage carjackers to open
the doors and drag you out of the car.
But most car owners open the doors themselves when a carjacker comes up with
a handgun....

K.

"tomb" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
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> Not to sidetrack the question, but....
>
> eh wrote:
> | After we bought the 2004 Accord EXL, we found that
> | it misses one important feature: lock the door automatically when
> | the car gets started.
>
> I never understood why anyone would want to lock the doors when the car is
> started or starts moving. What's the reasoning behind this behavior?
>
> TomB (with good old 88 Civic that doesn't lock the doors unless I tell it

to
>
>
>



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Old 09 Nov 2004, 07:20 am
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"tomb" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
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>
> I never understood why anyone would want to lock the doors when the car is
> started or starts moving. What's the reasoning behind this behavior?


It denies people the opportunity to freely enter the vehicle, when it is
stopped in traffic.

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Old 09 Nov 2004, 10:12 am
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Default Re: 2004 Accord EXL - Auto door lock feature?

Brian Smith wrote:
| "tomb" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
| news:2vaufvF2j02v8U1@uni-berlin.de...
||
|| I never understood why anyone would want to lock the doors when the
|| car is started or starts moving. What's the reasoning behind this
|| behavior?
|
| It denies people the opportunity to freely enter the vehicle, when
| it is stopped in traffic.

Thanks Brian and Koen for your answers. I guess the thought never crossed my
mind that someone would want to enter my car when I'm stopped - it's nothing
I worry about.

People with bad intents could still smash your window and open the door
through the window, though, so locked doors would just prevent the most
timid of carjackers... (that's a bit of an oxymoron



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Old 09 Nov 2004, 10:52 am
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A couple of years ago we rented a car from Avis, the car had this autolock
feature. If I remember correctly the car doors locked when I shifted from
park to reverse or drive. What annoyed with this car was when I shifted
back to park the doors did not unlock. If you can lock the doors then you
should also unlock the doors.


"tomb" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
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> Not to sidetrack the question, but....
>
> eh wrote:
> | After we bought the 2004 Accord EXL, we found that
> | it misses one important feature: lock the door automatically when
> | the car gets started.
>
> I never understood why anyone would want to lock the doors when the car is
> started or starts moving. What's the reasoning behind this behavior?
>
> TomB (with good old 88 Civic that doesn't lock the doors unless I tell it
> to
>
>
>



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Old 09 Nov 2004, 04:35 pm
Hugh Graham
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Default Re: 2004 Accord EXL - Auto door lock feature?

I know it is easy to lock from the master switch on the driver's side
console, but I had this auto-lock feature on my dodge minivan and really
appreciated it.

It was nice in case any of the passengers forgot to lock their doors.

Like I said, easy to do from the master console, but a nice little touch
that I appreciated on the dodge.

Hugh "super lazy?" Graham
"Koen" <jefke@iname.com> wrote in message
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> This is an anti-carjack system. It should disencourage carjackers to open
> the doors and drag you out of the car.
> But most car owners open the doors themselves when a carjacker comes up
> with
> a handgun....
>
> K.
>
> "tomb" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
> news:2vaufvF2j02v8U1@uni-berlin.de...
>> Not to sidetrack the question, but....
>>
>> eh wrote:
>> | After we bought the 2004 Accord EXL, we found that
>> | it misses one important feature: lock the door automatically when
>> | the car gets started.
>>
>> I never understood why anyone would want to lock the doors when the car
>> is
>> started or starts moving. What's the reasoning behind this behavior?
>>
>> TomB (with good old 88 Civic that doesn't lock the doors unless I tell it

> to
>>
>>
>>

>
>



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Old 09 Nov 2004, 07:18 pm
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"tomb" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
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>
> Thanks Brian and Koen for your answers. I guess the thought never crossed

my
> mind that someone would want to enter my car when I'm stopped - it's

nothing
> I worry about.


You're welcome. It could happen to you, you never know these days.

> People with bad intents could still smash your window and open the door
> through the window, though, so locked doors would just prevent the most
> timid of carjackers... (that's a bit of an oxymoron


I believe that for the most part, carjackers want to easily enter a vehicle
without drawing attention to themselves from people on the street. That is
simple to do when the vehicle's doors are not locked.


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