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Old 08 Nov 2004, 12:46 pm
computernewby
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Default Re: 2004 Accord EXL - Auto door lock feature?

Sorry. I don't know if it can be enabled. It is quite annoying though.
Especially since I have it on my 96 although it is from the aftermarket
alarm. It really is annoying to find the unlock button at night when it
isn't lit. I like the unlock button right next to the handle so that you
can use your hand to unlock and open the door at one time.


"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, 12:55 pm
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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, 02:14 pm
Dick
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Default Re: 2004 Accord EXL - Auto door lock feature?

We sure didn't have it on our '99 EX V-6. I have followed Honda's
pretty close through the years, and I can't ever recall that feature
being available. Aftermarket sure, but not factory.

Dick

On Mon, 8 Nov 2004 10:55:09 -0800, "eh" <eh@nospam.com> wrote:

>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, 03:08 pm
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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In article <3jPjd.28$wh6.67@news.oracle.com>, "eh" <eh@nospam.com>
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. Our 98 Accord had this feature


Not from the factory, it didn't. Someone added that aftermarket.

So go do the same on your 04. Any car electronics shop can do it for
you.

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Old 08 Nov 2004, 08:31 pm
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On 11/8/04 12:55 PM, in article 3jPjd.28$wh6.67@news.oracle.com, "eh"
<eh@nospam.com> wrote:

> 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
>
>
>


I've never encountered that "feature" on a Honda. If you had it before it
probably was aftermarket.

Why is this such an important feature? They fixed the problem of car doors
coming open by themselves many years ago. In 39 years of driving I can
count on the fingers of one hand the number if times I have felt like I
needed the doors locked when I was in the car.

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Old 09 Nov 2004, 04:53 pm
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"E. Meyer" <e52.meyer0SPAM@ieee.org> wrote in message
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> On 11/8/04 12:55 PM, in article 3jPjd.28$wh6.67@news.oracle.com, "eh"
> <eh@nospam.com> 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. 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?

>
> I've never encountered that "feature" on a Honda. If you had it before it
> probably was aftermarket.
>
> Why is this such an important feature? They fixed the problem of car
> doors
> coming open by themselves many years ago. In 39 years of driving I can
> count on the fingers of one hand the number if times I have felt like I
> needed the doors locked when I was in the car.


Some people like the feeling of security from car-jackers. Locked door
makes it a little more difficult for them. Along the same security lines as
why many built-in keyless entry systems only unlock the drivers door on the
first press and require a 2nd press to unlock the rest.


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Old 09 Nov 2004, 11:08 pm
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In article <%Tbkd.2982$5Y7.1824@news02.roc.ny>, seth_lermanNOSPAM@hotmail.com
says...

>Some people like the feeling of security from car-jackers. Locked door
>makes it a little more difficult for them. Along the same security lines as
>why many built-in keyless entry systems only unlock the drivers door on the
>first press and require a 2nd press to unlock the rest.


The simple solution is to push the button that locks the doors when you are
about to drive off. Those auto lock features are actually stupid. Especially
the ones that self lock after a certain amount of time. A friend of mine had
to pay a lock smith big bucks when the Honda she borrowed locked itself.
------------
Alex

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Old 09 Nov 2004, 11:13 pm
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"Alex Rodriguez" <adr5@columbia.edu> wrote in message
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> In article <%Tbkd.2982$5Y7.1824@news02.roc.ny>,
> seth_lermanNOSPAM@hotmail.com
> says...
>
>>Some people like the feeling of security from car-jackers. Locked door
>>makes it a little more difficult for them. Along the same security lines
>>as
>>why many built-in keyless entry systems only unlock the drivers door on
>>the
>>first press and require a 2nd press to unlock the rest.

>
> The simple solution is to push the button that locks the doors when you
> are
> about to drive off. Those auto lock features are actually stupid.
> Especially


Stupid, in your opinion. Highly desired in other people's opinion.

> the ones that self lock after a certain amount of time. A friend of mine
> had
> to pay a lock smith big bucks when the Honda she borrowed locked itself.


Different paradigm from the self-locking system when the car is running.
And just about all alarm systems have a way to turn this feature off. Most
aftermarket alarms it is off by default.


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Old 10 Nov 2004, 01:22 am
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eh wrote:
>
> 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


As others have pointed out, your '98 may have had an after-market alarm
/ keyless entry system. Dealers often put after-market system in new
cars rather than OEM equipment since the after market stuff is much,
much cheaper.

For your '04 you could perhaps install one of these:
http://tinyurl.com/4ztng. At $40 you can't complain about the price. By
default this system locks the doors a short time after the ignition is
turned on. This feature is programmable and can be turned off if needed.

This system comes with 2 remote controls that will lock and unlock the
doors. Although it is possible, I doubt unlocking the doors with these
remotes would disarm the factory alarm. You can easilly wire the system
so that it can not unlock the doors. That way you don't have to worry
about someone geting hold of the remotes.

I have installed this system in a '96 Accord and an '87 VW GTi and the
system works well in both cars.
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Old 10 Nov 2004, 10:03 am
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e52.meyer0SPAM@ieee.org (E.*Meyer)
wrote:

>Why is this such an important feature?
>They fixed the problem of car doors
>coming open by themselves many years
>ago. In 39 years of driving I can count
>on the fingers of one hand the number if
>times I have felt like I needed the doors
>locked when I was in the car.


You must not live near L.A. Doors locked are a must.

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