Digital key unlocking and locking

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Pellett
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Digital key unlocking and locking

Post by Pellett » Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:41 pm

Does the digital key lock and unlock car when walking away or walking to your car whilst in your pocket or bag or do you have to physically have to push the keyfob or drivers door

nlittley
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Re: Digital key unlocking and locking

Post by nlittley » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:49 pm

Hi,

The keyless entry requires you to make contacts on a patch on the door handle and boot. I find the boot one works fine, but the door one you have to hold your thumb in the right spot for a couple of seconds to make it open. I think if you only use this method to get into the car, it will then lock again when you walk away, but if you've pressed the button on the key fob then as far as I can tell it will only lock again with the key fob. It also re-locks itself if you don't open any doors.

In most situations (ie. unless my key is stuck at the bottom of my bag somewhere) I've not found the keyless entry to be hugely useful for getting in and driving, because it is a little temperamental. It is really handy for the boot though - that's where i find I use it most (as you can get in the boot without realising you've not unlocked the car)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/gne5toqcikdv8 ... ocking.jpg this is the page from the manual but it doesn't seem to behave quite like it says. I've not returned to it in the dark in a car park to see if the welcome lights come on like it says yet, I'll do some experimenting and update you.

Hope this helps,
Nathan

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Re: Digital key unlocking and locking

Post by Pellett » Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:07 pm

Hi
Thanks for the reply and information my Corsa elite nav doesn't lock or unlock whilst walking away from or to car do i need to do some sort of rest on the key.

Thanks

nlittley
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Re: Digital key unlocking and locking

Post by nlittley » Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:48 am

Mine doesn't lock or unlock just by walking towards or away from it either. I've had a fiddle through the car settings, I can't find anywhere to turn it on or off either. As I say, the only success I have is with the boot, but your finger still has to make contact with a sensor on the boot opening latch on the tailgate, it doesn't actually unlock all by itself.

I'll just stick with the button controls on the key fob I think.

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