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Old 10-12-2010, 11:14 AM
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Auto Door Locks

I just got my Overland on Friday and spent most of the weekend cleaning and detailing. I'm going through all of the settings and adjustments and have a question regarding the auto door locks. The manual indicates that the EVIC has list entries for "Auto Lock Doors" and "Auto Unlock Doors"

However, in my EVIC listing, I DO NOT have the "Auto Lock Doors" option listed. I DO have the "Auto Unlock Doors" option available and I have it checked, but I don't want the doors to auto lock in the first place.

Anyone else lacking this option in their EVIC listing? I suppose that I will need to have the dealer check out the software/firmware in my Jeep ...

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Old 10-12-2010, 11:42 AM
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Re: Auto Door Locks

From the User's Guide, it doesn't appear that the Auto Lock is a choice in the EVIC. You may want to contact the dealer's service to see what can be programmed via their control. I agree, I've always found the auto locks to be intrusive, and don't like needing to press the button twice to unlock all the doors at the same time.
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:48 AM
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Re: Auto Door Locks

I have mine set to unlock with one click but I agree, there is no option to set the lock feature. I don't mind having it but it doesn't lock until I pass 25 km/hr which I would rather close much sooner such as 5 or 10 km/hr.
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Old 10-12-2010, 03:00 PM
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Re: Auto Door Locks

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From the User's Guide, it doesn't appear that the Auto Lock is a choice in the EVIC. You may want to contact the dealer's service to see what can be programmed via their control. I agree, I've always found the auto locks to be intrusive, and don't like needing to press the button twice to unlock all the doors at the same time.
Jim,

You're right that this option is not shown in the 4-color User's Guide; however, it is mentioned in the full Owner's Manual on page 278 (UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL). Text as follows:
Auto Lock Doors
When this feature is selected, all doors will lock automatically when the vehicle reaches a speed of 15 mph (24 km/h). To make your selection, press and release the SELECT button until a check-mark appears next to the feature showing the system has been activated, or the check-mark is removed showing the system has been deactivated.
I wonder if Jeep will restore this option at some point in an update? Why have the option to "Auto Unlock Doors", but not an option for "Auto Lock Doors"? I will check with my dealer, not that it will probably do much good.

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Old 12-07-2010, 02:31 PM
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Re: Auto Door Locks

The auto door lock setting is something I miss too.
Itīs possible that Jeep have excluded this on the EVIC menu but forgot to delete it from the Owners Manual.
Did someone try to enable that at the dealer?

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Re: Auto Door Locks

My Overland has both the Auto Lock Doors and Auto Unlock Doors options in the EVIC settings. Build date Nov. 19.

The User Guide ("second edition" on the outside back cover) that came with the vehicle only lists Auto Unlock Doors in the Programmable Features page.
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Re: Auto Door Locks

My overland has both auto lock and unlock available in the EVIC. The build date was 10/18, and the auto lock is disabled because I hate that feature.
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Re: Auto Door Locks

just curious why it is that those of you that dislike it, dislike it...
it unlocks automatically too, or when you pull the handle... what is the major annoyance you see with it?
again, just curious...
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Re: Auto Door Locks

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just curious why it is that those of you that dislike it, dislike it...
it unlocks automatically too, or when you pull the handle... what is the major annoyance you see with it?
again, just curious...
You're correct, IF you happen to be on the inside. If you pull up to a curb to pick up a passenger (my wife at her workplace, for example), you need to hit the unlock button before she can open the door. This might be a good thing in a large city, but certainly not needed here in Iowa.

I just want to have the option to choose auto lock or not. Since the option has been added to later build date Jeeps, I'll have to check with my dealer to see if this could be a software update to the EVIC.
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Re: Auto Door Locks

Same as mandm1, If I pull up to a curb to pick up my kids or wife, I either have to place the car in park or hit the button. This can be annoying when it's bad weather and your in a hurry, which is usually why I'm picking them up at the curb.

I guess I'm just too old school. If I want my doors locked I'll do it, i don't need an auto or it's manufacturer deciding for me. The same goes for headlights and seatbelt reminders. I also don't like DRL's at all, to each his own. I'd rather decide for myself, the automobile is supposed to be for my use and convenience, not to tell me what to or not to do.
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Old 12-08-2010, 02:39 PM
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Same as mandm1, If I pull up to a curb to pick up my kids or wife, I either have to place the car in park or hit the button. This can be annoying when it's bad weather and your in a hurry, which is usually why I'm picking them up at the curb.

I guess I'm just too old school. If I want my doors locked I'll do it, i don't need an auto or it's manufacturer deciding for me. The same goes for headlights and seatbelt reminders. I also don't like DRL's at all, to each his own. I'd rather decide for myself, the automobile is supposed to be for my use and convenience, not to tell me what to or not to do.

I'm with you, I disabled the DRL's by pulling the fuse as soon as I got home. There is also a process for disabling the seatbelt chime.

Overall I was impressed with the amount of crap Jeep let me disable though. One thing in particular that I can't stand is cars that BEEP when you press the lock button. Why do I want to beep the horn all the time just locking the car? So when I saw I could disable that in EVIC I sure appreciated it.

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I'm with you, I disabled the DRL's by pulling the fuse as soon as I got home. There is also a process for disabling the seatbelt chime.

Why do I want to beep the horn all the time just locking the car? So when I saw I could disable that in EVIC I sure appreciated it.

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I agree 100%, hate the horn when locking/unlocking thing. I too appreciated being able to disable it. I disabled the seatbelt chime but if it's not hooked the darn red indicator stays on constant still.
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