If your vehicle has remote keyless do you have it honk with unlocks and locks?

If your vehicle has remote keyless do you have it honk with unlocks and locks?

  • Yes I let the car honk when the doors lock

    Votes: 17 42.5%
  • Yes I let the car honk when the doors unlock

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Yes I let the car honk when the doors lock and unlock

    Votes: 5 12.5%
  • No I don't let the car honk at all.

    Votes: 18 45.0%

  • Total voters
    40

waloshin

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Original poster
Oct 9, 2008
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If your vehicle has remote keyless do you have it honk with unlocks and locks?
 

eawmp1

macrumors 601
Feb 19, 2008
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FL
Honking while locking makes sense. As I am walking away from my car it's nice to have the auditory feedback.

Honking while unlocking makes no sense. If I am unlocking I am subsequently opening the door. If it's still locked that's all the feedback I need to unlock it again.
 

Shaun.P

macrumors 68000
Jul 14, 2003
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Omicron Persei 8
Mine doesn't honk. But you hear it clicking. On my keys, there is only one button that opens and locks the car. The lights on the car flash twice when it's locked and once when it's opened.
 

Rodimus Prime

macrumors G4
Oct 9, 2006
10,132
4
I have mine honk when it is locking. I normally kick it as I am walking away from my car so it is how I know my car is locked. Unlocking I just have it flash the lights.

That set up makes sense to me as when I am locking the car I normally am walking away from my car so my backed is turned and when I am unlocking it I am walking to the car so facing it.
If I am some were that it would be to load or the honking would cause problems I lock the car manually with the power door locks before I leave the car. Those times are normally late at night when people are generally asleep.
 

themoonisdown09

macrumors 601
Nov 19, 2007
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Georgia, USA
I drive a 2001 Jeep Cherokee (Sport Edition) and I don't have a choice. Mine honks when it locks and does nothing when it unlocks.

My wife, on the other hand, drives a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee (Special Edition) and she has the option to have it honk or not. She has it set to honk on lock and not honk on unlock plus the turn signals flash a couple times.

By the way, this is almost as ridiculous as some other polls out there. :D
 

Dmac77

macrumors 68020
Jan 2, 2008
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Michigan
My car (a 2010 Prius II) doesn't honk, it beeps. But when I lock it using the remote, or by using the touch sensitive area on the driver's door handle, it beeps once; when I unlock it using the remote, or the touch sensitive area it beeps twice. There isn't a way to change what the prius does when you lock or unlock it. The lights also flash when locking or unlocking the car.

And just out of curiosity, why do you want to know?

Don
 

yg17

macrumors G5
Aug 1, 2004
14,888
2,480
St. Louis, MO
2009 VW GTI, honks once and flashes lights once when locking, flashes lights twice and doesn't honk when unlocking, in case anybody actually cares.

postCount++; ;)
 

JoeG4

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Jan 11, 2002
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Bay Area, Ca.
I have the option, but I left it on for the same reason most claim (when I'm not next to the car), it also helps to find it when you're completely lost lol.

To the dude with the older GC: you can turn it off, but it involves a certain procedure involving door handle pulls and stuff lol :D Check your owner's manual.
 

dmr727

macrumors G3
Dec 29, 2007
8,623
25
NYC
My car does the old school 'chirp chirp' sound. Fortunately it can be turned off. So only the lights flash, and if you're really close, you can hear the locks.
 

SpaceKitty

macrumors 68040
Nov 9, 2008
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Fort Collins Colorado
I have it programmed to honk only if I press either button twice. I will usually press the lock button twice to make it honk if there are people around when I park it so they are aware of the alarm.
 

kellen

macrumors 68020
Aug 11, 2006
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Seattle, WA
I drive a 2001 Jeep Cherokee (Sport Edition) and I don't have a choice. Mine honks when it locks and does nothing when it unlocks.

My wife, on the other hand, drives a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee (Special Edition) and she has the option to have it honk or not. She has it set to honk on lock and not honk on unlock plus the turn signals flash a couple times.

By the way, this is almost as ridiculous as some other polls out there. :D
Try this:
To program the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) receiver to disable the horn chirp feature, proceed as follows:

Press and hold the Lock button, of a programmed RKE transmitter, depressed for five to ten seconds.
While holding the RKE transmitter Lock button depressed, press and release the RKE transmitter Unlock button.
The horn chirp feature is now disabled. Repeating the preceding steps will again enable the horn chirp feature.

Should work on XJ's.
 

grinnelljd

macrumors newbie
Jun 23, 2003
15
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MA
My car came with the honk on as the default, but it was the first thing I changed after getting the car home. I prefer the more subtle flashing of the lights instead.
 

IgnatiusTheKing

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Nov 17, 2007
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das Fort
I used to have a Jeep in a color that wasn't very common, so I turned off the honk in favor of just having the lights flash because the honk is annoying. But now I have a black VW (far more common), so I let it honk when it locks because, when I'm wandering around the parking lot looking for it, I can press the lock button to make it honk...so I can find it.

For what it's worth, it's not a full honk. More like a little beep (and a little more high-pitched than the regular horn).
 

iBlue

macrumors Core
Mar 17, 2005
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London, England
I can't believe anyone with the option would actually opt for the noise. How annoying and certainly diminishes your stealth! ;)

Mine only flashes the side lights for locking/setting the alarm.
 

HappyDude20

macrumors 68030
Jul 13, 2008
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Los Angeles, Ca
Mine used to honk then I locked it but after I found out how to disable that I did. Mainly for the reasons of not "announcing" every time I came home, which would be really late some nights.

Hmmm. Come to think of it I disabled it cause if that and cause I usually hang out with friends every night and get home between 1am to 4 am and hate bothering houses, whether it be the pppl in my own or nearby. Only cause it's a loud honk, if it was a little beep I wouldn't mind.
 

macbook yes

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Jun 1, 2009
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My car doesn't honk, but it beeps. Then I can track it down at the mall without having to hit the alarm button.