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Old 12-04-2012, 02:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How do I kill the Autolocks on my '04?

Not sure if it's even possible(though I really hope it is). But, who here has disabled their auto locks on their MDX (i.e. You start the car & it doesn't automatically lock)

I encountered this just the other day when we actually just had the car on loan overnight from the dealer while looking at it. I went to start the car to warm it up for my wife & kid. Come back out 5 mins later & go "Oh *&*^!!" Luckily my family's in the automotive business and we have a kit to get into it, so it wasn't as huge of an issue as it could have been. But I'd like to not have to think about this at all in the future.

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My 2005 doesn't have locks like this. I'm 99% certain the 2004 doesn't either. Something else is going on here. Is there an aftermarket security system or remote starter installed, by any chance?
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I used to have an 04 and there was no auto locking system in the vehicle at all. I used to have to manually do the electric locks myself after cranking and starting to drive the vehicle. The only thing the locks would do automatically would be if you unlocked the vehicle with the remote and didn't open a door within approx. 3 minutes, the doors would lock back.
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Makes sense. My dad & I were thinking it was going to come back to the auto starter system. I just figured I'd check here before we started going through the system. It's a Viper starter system on an '04 Touring w/ Nav.

The car is beautiful. Looks like the previous owners kept it in the garage the whole time & only used the extra space of an SUV for carrying extra toilet paper back from trips to CostCo.
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I used to have an 04 and there was no auto locking system in the vehicle at all. I used to have to manually do the electric locks myself after cranking and starting to drive the vehicle. The only thing the locks would do automatically would be if you unlocked the vehicle with the remote and didn't open a door within approx. 3 minutes, the doors would lock back.
That is an accurate description of how the locking works on my 2004 MDX, which is bone stock.

Sounds like any autolocking function is part of your Viper starting system, because it's not part of the stock car.
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Not sure if it's even possible(though I really hope it is). But, who here has disabled their auto locks on their MDX (i.e. You start the car & it doesn't automatically lock)

I encountered this just the other day when we actually just had the car on loan overnight from the dealer while looking at it. I went to start the car to warm it up for my wife & kid. Come back out 5 mins later & go "Oh *&*^!!" Luckily my family's in the automotive business and we have a kit to get into it, so it wasn't as huge of an issue as it could have been. But I'd like to not have to think about this at all in the future.

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My 2004 touring does not have this feature.

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Old 12-05-2012, 09:54 AM   #7 (permalink)
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It's a Viper starter system on an '04 Touring w/ Nav.
With how complicated today's cars are, I don't have much faith in aftermarket remote starters and security systems, for reasons like this.
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With how complicated today's cars are, I don't have much faith in aftermarket remote starters and security systems, for reasons like this.
Agreed. Remote starters, while can be nice, in the end often turn out to be more of a headache than useful. We'll see if we can get it working properly and if not will probably remove it.

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