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Hey guys, do any of you know how to set the auto lock feature? I want it to lock when I put the car in gear. (I know it can do this.) I have a 2.5 year old little boy, and don't need him playing with the doors if I happen to forget to hit the locks. (Plus I am lazy and like as many auto features as I can get. :) )

Oh, and I don't want to spend $15 for the dealer to do it either.
 

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I have a 1995 intrepid base, and I was told it is in a computer and that it cannot be done remotely. And that I HAD to go to the dealer. I wont part with the money either.
apparently some cars you can do a key on/off trick but not the LHS's. I hope I am proved wrong . :)
 

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The auto door lock feature is enabled/disabled using the DRB diagnostic scan tool to program the body control module. Therefore it can only be done by a dealer.

The obvious solution to your child problem is to put him in the back, and to use the child locks on the rear doors.
 

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He is in the back, and I don't want to use the child locks because I often ferry people who are quite capable of opening thier own doors.

Also, its a saftey issue. A locked door is more likely to stay closed in a collision than an unlocked one.
 

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LHSer,

I have a 4-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter, so I can attest that it is pretty much a lost cause. Even if the door locks automatically, the doors are designed to open and unlock when the latch is pulled... so suffice to say, I use my child locks a lot when my kids are in the car. In the instances where I forget to turn them back off, my friends are understanding... and I just joke around about them being used to that, with experience in the back of a squad car... LOL.

At a certain point, the kids are smart enough to figure things out, plus I despise that stupid autolocking feature, since it doesn't auto-UNlock when you park.

-R
 

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I would guess that $15 is a small price to pay the dealer for the safety of your child.
Robin
 

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In an LHS the rear doors won't unlock unless the unlock button is hit, or the plunger is pulled up.

Not only is it a saftey issue, it is also the cool factor. I've never had a car this luxourious (or with power window for that matter) and I kind of like all the nifty gadgets.
 
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