Central locking and auto-lock

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Hello,

Does anyone know how to lock the car without activating the alarm? We have a 2004 C class estate and the dog keeps setting off the alarm when she's sitting in the boot - even if just outside the shops for 5 minutes?

Also, is it possible to disable the automatic locking that activates after 20 seconds when the car is parked?

Many thanks.
 

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Leaving aside the issue of leaving dogs unattended in cars...

There is a button on the centre row of buttons above the radio to diable the interior motion sensors.

I don't think you can stop the car auto locking once unlocked and no doors opened.
 

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As above there is a switch for the movement sensors, There could be something in the menu for the auto locking
 

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I assumed the po meant the way the car will lock itself if a door isn't opened within ~15sec of unlocking. To stop the car auto locking once moving above 5mph there is the option in the cluster convenience menu.
 

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I assumed the po meant the way the car will lock itself if a door isn't opened within ~15sec of unlocking. To stop the car auto locking once moving above 5mph there is the option in the cluster convenience menu.

I did not think Peter that the car would lock itself if you get out and leave it. as you say if you unlock and no door is opened then it will lock after X time. It would drive you mad if it did while working on it
 

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I experimented with this myself when trying to find a way of leaving my car locked whilst scuba diving, and not trashing a £200 Merc key in the sea.

I would centrally lock it using the button on the dash whilst the drivers door was open. I then shut the driver's door and used the blade to lock that one.
The car's locked but the alarm isn't set.
(I of course left the electronic part of the key in the car, out of sight - you wont have a need to do this part!)
 
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Thanks folks.

We don't leave the dog unattended in the car for more than 10 minutes ever. Sometimes when we're out we need to nip into the shops and she stays in the boot, but has been activating the alarm.

Good to know I can turn the motion sensors off - thanks for pointing that out.

I would also love to know how to stop it locking itself after 15 seconds - when stationary. For instance if it is open in the driveway for whatever reason, I'd like to be able to go back out to it without having to open it every time. I don't mind it auto-locking when we start moving.

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It wont (well mine doesn't) lock itself again as long as you have physically opened a door after unlocking. I can leave mine unlocked all day..
 

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Thanks folks.

We don't leave the dog unattended in the car for more than 10 minutes ever. Sometimes when we're out we need to nip into the shops and she stays in the boot, but has been activating the alarm.

Good to know I can turn the motion sensors off - thanks for pointing that out.

I would also love to know how to stop it locking itself after 15 seconds - when stationary. For instance if it is open in the driveway for whatever reason, I'd like to be able to go back out to it without having to open it every time. I don't mind it auto-locking when we start moving.

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Then you may have something in your menu where you can disable this auto locking
 

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