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Old 11-14-2006, 02:41 PM   #1
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remote locking key

So I've had the Boxster a month and am discovering new stuff every day. I seem to be able to lock the car with the remote fob in two ways- the manual only decribes one.
First, if I hit the lock button once, the car locks and the indicators flash twice.
Second, if I hit the lock button twice in quick succession, the car locks, the indicators flash one long flash and the horn beeps.

What's the difference?.

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Dont know, but i also heard if you put the key in the door and turn it to open the door and hold it in that posistion for a few seconds that the windows will open.
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Old 11-14-2006, 03:55 PM   #3
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the window thing does work, i seem to use it on daily bases, every time i get outta the car im like damn, window open again, turn and hold, and they go up.
on my GFs w203 it does the same thing, but 4 windows and sunroof.

btw, the double locking thing works for me as well, but no horn....
anyone know how to get the horn to beep as well?
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Whats the double locking thing do exactly? Pressing the lock button once, locks both my doors anyways.
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Old 11-14-2006, 04:31 PM   #5
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I'm not positive, but I think I read somewhere that if you hit your remote twice quickly it turns off the motion detector inside the car... so if you want to lock in a passenger or a pet for a quick run into the store, they won't set off the alarm with the top up.
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Old 11-14-2006, 06:06 PM   #6
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You are correct, my '99 manual states the following: "If a person or animal remains in the car while it is locked, the infrared passenger compartment monitoring system must be switched off.
To do this, quickly lock car twice using either the key or remote control.
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does the manual say anything how to make the horn come on when the car is locked?
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does the manual say anything how to make the horn come on when the car is locked?

Hi,

This is not an option. The Horn is used to remind you that some door, or compartment lid is not closed. It cannot be used to verify Locking - that is done with the Tail Lamps, Turn Indicators (and if you've done the Euro sidemarker hack, the side marker lights as well). Hope this helps...

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Jim's technically right, as usual. However, there is a way to make it work. There is a wire leading to your center console that if unplugged, will tell the system you've left the oddments tray (center console) open and it will cause the horn to beep.

Mine beeps when I lock the car because I had an aftermarket stereo installed and the installer didn't know to ground out a wire from the old harness and it's the same message to the system as what I described above.

I love this "feature" on my car. Before I had it, I never knew if I was locking or unlocking my car with a single button remote... and I don't have to look at the car to see if the tail lamps blinked once or twice or whatever it is.
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Jim's technically right, as usual. However, there is a way to make it work. There is a wire leading to your center console that if unplugged, will tell the system you've left the oddments tray (center console) open and it will cause the horn to beep.

Mine beeps when I lock the car because I had an aftermarket stereo installed and the installer didn't know to ground out a wire from the old harness and it's the same message to the system as what I described above.

I love this "feature" on my car. Before I had it, I never knew if I was locking or unlocking my car with a single button remote... and I don't have to look at the car to see if the tail lamps blinked once or twice or whatever it is.
Hi,

Yep, that would do it, disconnect the Brown Wire coming off the Oddments Tray Switch. But, you will lose the reminder function that a door, or latch, is open. Comes down to your preference...

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Old 11-15-2006, 08:07 AM   #12
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Ya, I have an aftermarket stereo too, and if you ever want to turn the horn off ust ground the plate the radio was on.

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