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Old 02-05-2009, 07:57 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Nowadays, you can't be in a parking lot, apartment complex or any other public place without ppl honking their car horns when they lock their car doors, oftentimes late at night. Does this honk set some kind of intrusion alarm for the car or are ppl just trying to be annoying to merely lock their doors by pressing their key remote?
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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I noticed more and more automakers are getting rid of the honk and doing the headlight flash when you lock. Even the vehicles that have the honk don't usually honk unless you hit "Lock" more then once. It does get annoying though.
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:39 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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I noticed more and more automakers are getting rid of the honk and doing the headlight flash when you lock. Even the vehicles that have the honk don't usually honk unless you hit "Lock" more then once. It does get annoying though.

My Honda civic will "Lock" with just one click. Two clicks will cause the HONK. Even if I had a car that honked with just one click, I would opt to lock the doors manually (an old fashioned custom that I remember from my childhood) if it was too late at night. Ppl don't seem to care that they're waking up their neighbors when they "honk" their doors this late at night.
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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Mine will lock without a beep on one push. A beep with 2 pushes - >Acura MDX

Beep with one push on the Camry Hybrid

No sound from the BMW convertible.

Prior Nissan Pathfinder - Honk.

Prior Expedition - Honk.

Prior Mercedes M - No sound.
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:18 PM
 
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I don't think one honk will wake up the neighborhood. But some car alarms has a silent lock mode, mine does and I use it at night.
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:32 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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I don't think one honk will wake up the neighborhood. But some car alarms has a silent lock mode, mine does and I use it at night.

That really depends on your neighborhood. If you live in a high density one, they go off all night, some of them with multiple honks. i don't mean to sound so critical, but why can't ppl do the courteous thing and lock their doors manually in the wee hours?
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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That really depends on your neighborhood. If you live in a high density one, they go off all night, some of them with multiple honks. i don't mean to sound so critical, but why can't ppl do the courteous thing and lock their doors manually in the wee hours?

People are getting more and more lazy that's why. It's sad, no respect anymore. Folks slamming doors, not holding doors open for others et cetera. It's 2009.
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:37 PM
 
Location: MI-->TN
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Some cars are different, but on mine, I have to arm the alarm by using the remote. It 'chirps' once when I arm it. One press on my trucks' fob, and the lights flash, two presses and the horn honks. So.. If there is an alarm on the car, they usually have to be armed via the key fob/remote. Most vehicles can be set however to do different things when arming besides honking.
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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,,,, i don't mean to sound so critical, but why can't ppl do the courteous thing and lock their doors manually in the wee hours?
Manually locking does not set the alarm.
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:06 PM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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Nowadays, you can't be in a parking lot, apartment complex or any other public place without ppl honking their car horns when they lock their car doors, oftentimes late at night. Does this honk set some kind of intrusion alarm for the car or are ppl just trying to be annoying to merely lock their doors by pressing their key remote?
Interesting that you mention that. I've wondered about this for a while myself. In our house, we've got one beeper and one non-beeper. I like the quiet one myself, although it does require a visual confirmation to see if the car is locked.

Volvo S80: Silent, flashes the parking lights
Nissan 350Z: beeps the horn
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