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Disabling auto lock

paulie102003 Jun 18, 2019

  1. paulie102003

    paulie102003 Member

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    Drives me absolutely bonkers - as soon as you move off, the doors lock. Is there anyway to disable this? Ive scoured the MMI system and cannot see an option for disabling this
     
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  3. Adam14

    Adam14 Well-Known Member

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    Why do you wish to turn it off...out of curiosity. Pretty confident it is an option in the MMI but not 100%

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  4. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member

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    I am sure this is within the mmi car settings on my A4, however Audi mess around with the settings according to the MY year...
     
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  5. paulie102003

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    Ive had a good look, can see the option for folding mirrors on lock, which door/s to unlock with a single click etc, but no option for disabling the auto lock. Never liked it when cars lock the doors automatically for me. Just a little pet peeve of mine
     
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  7. Audidave69

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    If you know someone with OBDeleven or vcds it can be added to the MMI lock menu so it can be on/off
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  8. paulie102003

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    Thanks everyone - I dont know anyone who has one unfortunately. I am looking at getting a reversing camera retrofitted so will probably ask them then if they can put it as an option for me.
     
  9. S32B

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    Be careful with this one mate, we all know that if insurance companies can get out of paying you out they will. Take house insurance, if you have left a door unlocked and then get burgled they try to get out of paying you out! So let's say you got car jacked at the lights and they opened your door and dragged you out, the insurance may ask "Why didn't the door auto lock as it should?" You see where this is going???
     
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  10. Tartaris

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    This, I think is important for safety, when in the situation of a car accident. I don't like the doors locking whilst driving in case you need to get dragged out of the car after a bad accident.
     
  11. Adam14

    Adam14 Well-Known Member

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    If you're in an accident (severity where you need to be dragged out) the doors would be crumpled anyway, windows would have to be smashed to get you out so the doors auto locking is a mute point.

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  13. Tartaris

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    Not necessarily. In an accident where the driver may be unconscious and there is need to pull them out due to safety or injury, their doors should be unlocked to allow access mate. You may not have time for the jaws of life to get there to remove the driver. Even if it's through the passenger door/s. And even more of a reason to not lock if the driver's door is crumpled and can't open. There's 3 more doors that you can access the driver. If a car jacker wants to get to you while you're stationary, they'll get you out quick enough. Doors locked or not.
     
  14. Tartaris

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    The guy was pointing a gun at my window, so I hopped out and let him take the car, Mr Insurance Representative. If you think an insurance company is going to weasel out of insuring you cos your life was threatened for your car, you're insane. Using your analogy, the insurance company would also reneg out of your claim cos you were in your house at the time of a burglary and assumed you'd have a gun to protect yourself??? Otherwise, no payout??? Same reasoning, you're trying to get out of your house from threatening burglars who are inside and the doors are deadlocked and you can't get out! Locking a car whilst driving is dangerous, should you get into an accident and need to get out, and can't. Should someone threaten you whilst you're in the car, you can then lock it if that helps.
     
  15. Tartaris

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    Having done some reading, I suspect our cars Auto Unlock the doors upon deployment of the airbags when sensing an impact. If this is the case, I suspect locking doors would be a somewhat safer practice for overall general safety of the driver.
     
  16. S32B

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    Wouldn't work as well in this country, not that many carry guns! Your car your choice, do what you want.
     

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