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Locking / Deadlocking car

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by s3mike, Sep 4, 2007.

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    [Sep 4, 2007]
    Hi,
    When I picked up my car the dealer said press once to lock or twice to deadlock.

    In the manual it just says press to lock and seems to imply the deadlocks will be armed, there is no mention of how to lock without deadlocks.

    Pressing the button again after locking doesn't seem to do anything ( sounds like the locks are engaging again and make the same sound as when locked with one press ).

    On my old Seat, one press was to lock, deadlock, alarm and two disabled the deadlocks ( and possibly alarm ).

    So question is - does one press do the alarm and deadlocks? I notice you can turn off alarm features using buttons on the door.

    I cannot see why you would need to press twice to deadlock as I would always want the car deadlocked.

    I suspect the dealer doesn't know what he is talking about!

    The manual doesn't seem to tell you how to disable deadlocks with the remote ( I think you can do it with the key though ).

    Sorry for the long-winded question!
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    If my car has deadlocks (dunno),I can only assume they are activated automatically,as there is no difference between pressing the lock button once or twice,as you say.
    My wife's car (clio) is different.
    Press the lock button once,the car locks and indicators flash twice.
    Press the lock button twice,the deadlocks are activated and the indicators flash repeatedly.
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    Get inside and press once, if you can open the door the deadlocks have not been activated.

    Press twice, if you cant get out the doors are deadlocked!

    Make sure you have your keys in your hand, ready to turn the alarm off!
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    Just tested and it does deadlock regardless.

    I don't think a second press does anything - usual dealer mis-information!

    Thanks.
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    I've no idea why my wife's car requires two presses to deadlock.
    As you said,S3mike,why would you NOT want the deadlocks on ?
    So just make it one press for everything ?!?
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    The one press or two on the remote has nothing to do with deadlocking. I do wish some salesman would learn a little about the cars they sell.

    The one and two button presses on the remote are related to how much is opened. The normal, as supplied, set up is that one press unlocks the drivers door only. A second press is then required to unlock all the other doors and the tailgate. This is supposed to be an anti-hijacking setup so that when you unlock the car, someone cannot jump in the car beside you uninvited.

    This can be changed by the dealer or by using VAG.COM so that one press opens all the doors and the tailgate.
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    Yeap Dave! My dealer was a well informed one! I like this feature, no unwanted persons entering through passenger side...

    Pedro
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    My dealer did tell me about the selective unlock feature but he also said you need two presses when locking the car to activate the deadlocks.

    From what I have found this is total rubbish, as you say somebody selling the cars everyday could at least bother to read the manual!
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    Have you ever met a really 'with it' car salesman though ?
    I've been sourcing cars for the company for years and I've yet to find one that can't be caught out.
    I don't try and catch them out,I just ask questions I expect them to be able to answer.
    The most common one that catches them out is Co2.
    I've even had salesman come out with barefaced lies,in the past.
    A woman at my friend's work is currently trying to reject a new Vauxhall Corsa,based on incorrect info from a salesman.
    He swore blind the car fell into the £35 roadtax bracket (under 120 g/km).
    Turns out the car is 121g/km,which is over £100 roadtax.
    She isn't happy about it.
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    Yes I have, but their few and far between. The chap that I've bought all my A3s from really knows his Audis. But if there's anything he is not sure on, he will always check first before saying the wrong thing.

    When I was looking round before I bought my lastest A3 a chap at a local BMW dealer was also very good, but several times in the past when I've been to a BMW dealer, I've known more about the cars they are selling that they have and I've never owned a BMW, but I can read!
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    [Sep 4, 2007]
    It's not restricted to car sales though,is it.
    TV's are a bit of a hobby of mine and the same lack of knowledge/interest (or even downright bullsh*t) is just as infuriating.
    I've even been known to step into overheard conversations in shops,rather than let someone be led down the garden path.
    It's less easily forgiven in a car showroom though,as they often don't have a massive range to be knowledgeable about,so they should specialise.
    I had a Honda salesman bumbling the other day.
    Their range consists of about 6 cars !
    No excuse really.
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    [Sep 4, 2007]
    I couldn't agree more. I must admit I went into a Sony Centre and was dealt with by the manager. I wanted to just look at a Sony laptop. I must admit I was only going to look because I was sure I could get it cheaper on the internet.

    He showed me the laptop I was interested in and told me what they were selling it for. I thought it sounded a little cheaper than I'd seen on the internet but I wanted to go away and think about it. He said if I liked I could use one of their laptops to log-in to the internet and check some prices and if I could find it cheaper he would see if he could match the price. Well I looked at quite a number of the well known sites and they were all asking more, as much as £300-400 more. He said they were doing a special deal on that particular one at the time, so I bought one.

    This chap knew his stuff, and was very pleasant and helpful and I was impressed as most sales people in both computer and other electrical stores know very little about what their are selling.
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    [Sep 4, 2007]
    The sales guy that dealt with me at Glasgow Audi told me that the only differences between the 140PS and 170PS tdi's are the DPF and a remap! The swine also lied about how long it would take for me to get the car.
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    The guy I bought my car from used to make up stories as to why he hadn't got back to me with information I had requested, it was always someone elses fault. I found it very frustrating, however I don't think he works there any more, which leads me to think I may not have been the only one.
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    The guy that sold mine is great, and if he wasn't clear about something would tell me straight and would go and find out very quickly!

    No problems so far...

    It's like in all jobs, good and bad professionals. Imagine you knowing more than your dentist!!! lolol scary no?

    Pedro
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