2004 Accord EXL - Auto door lock feature?

Discussion in 'Accord' started by computernewby, Nov 8, 2004.

  1. 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.
    computernewby, Nov 8, 2004
  2. computernewby

    eh Guest


    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?

    eh, Nov 8, 2004
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    Dick Guest

    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, Nov 8, 2004
  4. 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
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Nov 8, 2004
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    E. Meyer Guest

    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.
    E. Meyer, Nov 9, 2004
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    Seth Guest

    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.
    Seth, Nov 9, 2004
  7. 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 Rodriguez, Nov 10, 2004
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    Seth Guest

    Stupid, in your opinion. Highly desired in other people's opinion.
    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.
    Seth, Nov 10, 2004
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    Randolph Guest

    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.
    Randolph, Nov 10, 2004
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    ravelation Guest

    (E. Meyer)
    You must not live near L.A. Doors locked are a must.
    ravelation, Nov 10, 2004
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