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Not sure how the North American Forte's are configured but one thing that bugs me with my Aussie car is the Door Locking setup.
When you reach 40km/h the doors auto lock and when you stop the car you can't open the doors from outside until the key is removed or you press the unlock button on drivers side door.
This really bugs me as often I will stop the car , go to open rear doors only to find the doors are locked and I have to remove ignition key or press unlock button.
I was wondering is there a work around for this.:(
 

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There was another thread on here or elsewhere about a similar issue and I believe someone from Kia said you can go to your dealer and they can reprogram it for you in 2 minutes.
 

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Not sure how the North American Forte's are configured but one thing that bugs me with my Aussie car is the Door Locking setup.
When you reach 40km/h the doors auto lock and when you stop the car you can't open the doors from outside until the key is removed or you press the unlock button on drivers side door.
This really bugs me as often I will stop the car , go to open rear doors only to find the doors are locked and I have to remove ignition key or press unlock button.
I was wondering is there a work around for this.:(
I know what you mean!!! I lock myself OUT two times!!!
I went to my dealer and ask then to reprogram the ECU to disable the autolock. Everything is find now.... no more autolock!
It was hard to have the tech to do it though!! The first 2 tech didn't know how/where this fonction was in the ECU software. Took 15 min for the third tech to do it. Since I have a greath customer service at my dealer it cost me 0$ :D
In your car manual there's something about this feature in section 14 ....if I recall correct!
 

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Too bad it doesn't go by the parking brake? Wouldn't it be about the same kind of thing?
Sure!!!

But here's why I want to disable auto lock:
This winter I remote start a lot (if not every times) and that morning there was 3 inch of snow so I put all my gear on the pass. seat and put the key in the ignition, grap the snow broom (what ever you call it) to remove the snow from the car. Obviously I've close the doors. Well after 2minutes the autolock engage!:confused:!!
Result: no cel phone, no home keys and a running car!!!! Took me 10 min. to walk to a phone boot, call roadside assistance, wait 30 min. for them....... no realy funny!
 

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Sure!!!

But here's why I want to disable auto lock:
This winter I remote start a lot (if not every times) and that morning there was 3 inch of snow so I put all my gear on the pass. seat and put the key in the ignition, grap the snow broom (what ever you call it) to remove the snow from the car. Obviously I've close the doors. Well after 2minutes the autolock engage!:confused:!!
Result: no cel phone, no home keys and a running car!!!! Took me 10 min. to walk to a phone boot, call roadside assistance, wait 30 min. for them....... no realy funny!
Heh, that does suck, I'm always weary of leaving my keys in the ignition and closing the doors... I am pretty sure they won't lock, but I am always worried they will lol. Maybe I should keep a spare key in my garage, which can be opened with the keypad and don't need a key to get to...
 

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My dealer told me he would disable the auto-lock function but at a price $A80 but then went on to say when it comes in for it's next service he will do it for nothing but thats 6 months away.
That and the stupid chime thingo are the only two things that bug me with my car, if only I could find the wires that operated the warning chime.:)
 

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Not sure how the North American Forte's are configured but one thing that bugs me with my Aussie car is the Door Locking setup.
When you reach 40km/h the doors auto lock and when you stop the car you can't open the doors from outside until the key is removed or you press the unlock button on drivers side door.
This really bugs me as often I will stop the car , go to open rear doors only to find the doors are locked and I have to remove ignition key or press unlock button.
I was wondering is there a work around for this.:(
A couple of weeks ago I had my locking scheme changed by the dealer. My car is a Canadian Koup SX with automatic. As delivered the car locked when taken out of park and unlocked when put back into park. I had it changed to lock at 20km/h and never unlock (yeah, that's what I wanted).

The available options were: Lock - out of park, 20 km/h, 40 km/h, disabled (never lock). Unlock - put in park, remove key from ignition, disabled (never unlock).
 

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My car automatically locks when you put the car into gear, and automatically unlocks when you put it into park.
Mine too (an automatic) and I hated how it unlocked when I shifted into park - I didn't think it was safe - what if I don't want to unlock my doors as soon as I stop?

Took it to the dealer, simple, free, computer fix, and the auto unlocking is now disabled. I chose to keep the auto locking.
 

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Sure!!!

But here's why I want to disable auto lock:
This winter I remote start a lot (if not every times) and that morning there was 3 inch of snow so I put all my gear on the pass. seat and put the key in the ignition, grap the snow broom (what ever you call it) to remove the snow from the car. Obviously I've close the doors. Well after 2minutes the autolock engage!:confused:!!
Result: no cel phone, no home keys and a running car!!!! Took me 10 min. to walk to a phone boot, call roadside assistance, wait 30 min. for them....... no realy funny!
I use a keychain that splits into two halves. Put the remote on one half and the key on the other. Now when you leave the key in the ignition, seperate the two halves and keep the remote with you. Now you can always get back in or lock it and leave it running.;)
 

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So does the car lock automatically after a couple minutes if you're outside clearing snow and it's running?. That would really piss you off.
 
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