Q: How to change the automatic door lock feature?

asked by on

I believe the car has the feature (recently acquired the car) to have the doors lock automatically either when the car is placed in drive, or at a certain mph (either is fine by me). I'd like to know how to enable/change that feature.

My car has 133000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

I found an article on a Honda dealers website on how to program the different features for the automatic door lock features. There is no way for me to know whether your vehicle is equipped with the automatic locking features and this article does not state that it is for any certain models or years. You might give these a try and see if it works for you. If not, I would suggest contacting a certified mechanic, like those available at YourMechanic.com, to take a look at the vehicle and determine whether it is equipped, and if it can be programmed.

Program doors to unlock when you turn the car off

Close the driver’s door. Put the shift lever in Park and turn the ignition into the On (II) position. While pressing the brake, move the shift lever out of Park. Press and hold the unlock side of the master locks switch for approximately 10 seconds. In that time, you will hear three clicks. Within five seconds, turn the ignition to the lock (0) position.

Program doors to unlock when you shift into Park

Close the driver’s door and shift the vehicle into Park. Turn the ignition to On (II), then press and hold the unlock side of the master lock switch for approximately 10 seconds. You will hear three clicks. Within five seconds, turn the ignition to the Lock position.

Program doors to lock when you reach 9 mph

Close the driver’s door and put the shifter in Park. Turn the ignition to the On (II) position. While pressing on the brake, move the shifter out of Park. Then, press and hold the lock side of the master lock switch for about five seconds until you hear two clicks. Within five seconds, turn the ignition to the Lock position.

Program all doors to lock when you shift out of Park

Close the driver’s door and put the car in Park. Turn the ignition to the On (II) position. Press and hold the lock side of the master lock switch for five seconds until you hear two clicks. Within five seconds, turn the ignition to the Lock position.

Turn off Auto Unlock

Open the driver’s door and put the shifter in Park. Turn the ignition to On (II). Press and hold the unlock side of the master lock switch for five seconds until you hear two clicks. Within five seconds, turn the ignition to the Lock position.

Turn off Auto Lock

Open the driver’s door and put the shifter in Park. Turn the ignition to On (II). Press and hold the lock side of the master lock for about five seconds until you hear two clicks. Within five seconds, turn the ignition to the Lock position.

Program driver’s door to unlock when you shift into park

Close the driver’s door. Put the shift lever in Park. Turn the ignition to the On (II) position. Press and hold the lock side of the master lock switch for about five seconds – you will hear two clicks. Within five seconds, turn the ignition to the Lock position.

Program driver’s door to unlock when you turn the car off

Close the driver’s door. Put the shift lever n Park. Turn the ignition to the On (II) position. While pressing the brake, move the shifter out of Park. Press and hold the lock side of the master lock switch for about five seconds – you will hear two clicks. Within five seconds, turn the ignition to the Lock position

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. How to change the automatic door lock feature?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: I changed the throttle body on my Murano and ever since gas pedal is unresponsive? I did all 3 relearn procedures. What is wrong? 2004 Nissan Murano

Hello - there are a couple of possibilities for the "failure to relearn" of the new throttle position sensor". If engine management recognizes an invalid parameter during the relearn process (low system voltage, AC compressor kicking on, etc.), it cancels...

Q: How do I select the play mode when using a USB device?

When you are playing music through the audio system with a USB device, you can select the play mode very easily. To do so, press the Setup button, then rotate the selector knob to choose your desired mode. Press the...

Q: Check charge system

Hi There, You may have a failing voltage regulator that could be allowing the alternator to supply too much or too little amperage to the battery resulting in the battery never maintaining a consistent charge as it is designed to....

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...