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Old 04-29-2011, 06:26 AM   #1
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Keyless Entry Audible Alert?

Has anyone here ever tried to install any kind of an audible alert for the keyless entry? Maybe its a bit of OCD on my part, but I really like knowing my car is locked. And using the same button to lock/unlock isn't helping my obsession. Also, getting the silent treatment from the car when it locks isn't the best, either. I know the lights flash, but I'm not always in a position to watch the lights to make sure the lock signal was recieved.

I was thinking just a small beep of some kind would be very helpful to go along with the light flashing, and there must be some kind of product on the market to accomplish this - I'm just not sure where to begin.

Any suggestions?
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:18 AM   #2
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I think if you just double press the lock button, the horn will chirp.

Another way (which is what I did), is to fool the car into thinking the armrest storage bin lid is not latched. This will trigger an audible chirp when locking the car. Test it out by not closing the lid completely and locking the car. If you like it, then you can simply disconnect this switch so that it will do it all the time (access by removing the ashtray).

Since the armrest lid notification is completely unimportant anyway, you can actually get a useful function out of disabling it.
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:55 AM   #3
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I think if you just double press the lock button, the horn will chirp.

Another way (which is what I did), is to fool the car into thinking the armrest storage bin lid is not latched. This will trigger an audible chirp when locking the car. Test it out by not closing the lid completely and locking the car. If you like it, then you can simply disconnect this switch so that it will do it all the time (access by removing the ashtray).

Since the armrest lid notification is completely unimportant anyway, you can actually get a useful function out of disabling it.
the chirp is telling you (a) you "double locked" or (b) something that is monitored is not closed - lid, trunk, front trunk... eiher way, as a result, the doors lock but the montion sensor is disabled, so that if someone cuts the top and steals your sunglasses, the alarm will not go off.

i am OCD as well, and i "check" that it was locked by
1 - watching the red LED on the dash blink
2 - if it is dark outside, the interior lights fade more quickly than if the car was not locked
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3 - pulling half-way on the door handle, if it is locked, the window will not drop.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:44 AM   #4
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I didn't know about the double lock noise, but you're saying that actually disables the motion sensor? Dang. So close to such an easy solution!
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:47 AM   #5
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I just make sure I'm in a position to see the lights blink twice. it only takes 2 seconds to turn and watch the car.
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