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When I leave for work I toss my briefcase in the back seat before climbing in the front. When I get to work I go to get my briefcase and every time end up yanking on a locked door, due to the Ridgeline's auto lock. This also annoys my wife when she has to manually unlock her door to get out.

Is there any way to turn this off? It's driving me frickin' nuts!

Thanks,

Scott
 

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LOL......LOL.........im sorry skaught but this cracks me up...............i do the same freaking thing almost every time ;)
i can just see the look on your face each time :rolleyes:
 

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The manual discribes how to deactivate this feature, I had to go through the procedure twice before success.

It requires that you do the Hoky Poky. There are several features on the lock system each is programed differently.

If I remember correctly(not likely) you must stand on your left leg, put right index finger in left ear, switch the ingnition on, set parking brake, open drivers door, switch ignition off, turn it back on wait for beep and hop up and down twice while making kissy noises.

If this does not work try checking the owners manual for the correct sequence.
 

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Auto-lock deactivation is explained in simple terms in the quick start guide. To deactivate auotlocks:

1. Set the parking brake
2. Turn the ignition switch to ON (II)
3. Open the driver’s door.
4. Push and hold the master door lock switch (on the driver’s door) until you hear a clicking sound (after about 5 seconds).
5. Release the power door lock switch and turn the ignition off within 5 seconds.
6. Close the door.

Note: Do not close the door until after the key has been turned to the lock position (0).
 

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Don't foget to perform BOTH procedures exactly as the manual says. If you only do one of them, you may not be happy with the results.
 

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I don't see this as an issue... doesn't it unlock the doors when you put the lever in Park? I don't own one yet, but the last two I drove unlocked when I put it in park. At least, the fronts did.

On my van, I can change the programming from locking when put in gear/locking after a certain speed/no lock, and unlocking when put in park/unlocking when key turned off/no unlock. Too easy, no Hokey Pokey required. :D
 

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Scratch that. It didn't work for me. As soon as I drove away all the doors locked. I'll give it another try.

Scott
 

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Skaught said:
Scratch that. It didn't work for me. As soon as I drove away all the doors locked. I'll give it another try.

Scott
Get out the Cliff Notes, Scott. :rolleyes:
 

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I deactivated my auto-lock feature but turned it back on after 4 trips with my nagging 3 year old daughter.

I quote, "Daddy you forgot to lock the doors."

Auto-lock saves this conversation, now if I could only get her to like some other song other than Kelly Clarkson's "Breakaway". We know all of the words and have to sing them everytime we get in my RL. :eek:

BTW- I told her the cd wasn't in my RL once so now she brings her own. She's just too dang smart for me.
 

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Mayfielh, be happy your 3 year old has decent musical taste for her advanced age. If I were you, I'd gladly take Breakaway over Yummy Yummy Yummy Yummy Fruit Salad. :)
 

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Okay, now it works. Not sure what I did differently but it didn't lock this morning. Yay!

My 3-year-old likes whatever I play. She does a very disconcerting dance when I play some heavy techno, though. I'm not sure what to make of that.

Scott
 
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