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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-16-01, 09:01 AM
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As I was getting out of my truck, with it running, to drop off recycling I hit the unlock button to open the passenger side door. To my dismay I found the passenger door still locked and the drivers door now locked. Seems I hit L instead of U. How hard would it be to program a computer controlled vehicle with power locks to not lock the doors of the vehicle while it is running?
 
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The only way I can think of to do it is building a circuit board. You'd have to know a little bit about electronics to do it, but I'm not sure how the switches work either. If you don't know how to do that type of stuff it would probably just be easier to just keep an extra key in your wallet somewhere. The power locks most likely aren't computer controlled, and if they are it would probably be expensive. I can try and explain to you how I would do it though if you want me too.
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I am not really worried about doing it to my vehicle. I just think it would be a good feature for them to come up with on future models. Some companies have the doors lock automaticly once the car is above 5mph. If this is possible then making sure when the keys are in the ignition the doors can't lock should be. What if I would have had a small child with me? It was over a hour before the locksmith could get there.
 
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I guess you never have to warm up your vehicle when it is 20 below. I like to lock my truck while it warms up in the winter to make sure it doesnt roll away by itself...

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I have 6 minute drive to work. IMO getting up early enough to warm my vehicle is a waste of my sleep time, and gas. I really don't understand how locking a vehicle will prevent it from rolling away. That is what the emergency brake is for. And no it doesn't get to 20 below here very often. I would have to think your situation would be in the minority.
 
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I guess you missed my point, You lock the doors to keep someone from hoping in and driving away. Sure they could break a window or something but it makes it a little harder than just leaving the door unlocked...

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