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Old 03-02-2008, 01:46 PM
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Door Lock Question

Just bought my new 2008 X5 3.0 with Prem and Tech Pkg. I have it set up so that all doors lock as I drive away. However, when I stop and park, all doors remain locked even after I open the driver door (with 2 pulls). The manual indicates only way to unlock all 4 doors is to push the unlock button on the center dashboard. iDrive has no settings for this feature. Any ideas?
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Old 03-02-2008, 03:30 PM
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The manual is correct. No other way except pressing unlock on the key fob.
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:17 PM
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I appreciate the reply. A little cumbersome but I will get used to it. What a great car. So far, so good.
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:12 PM
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I appreciate the reply. A little cumbersome but I will get used to it. What a great car. So far, so good.
I agree that this is a strange "feature". Every door needs a double pull unless you press the unlock button in center of dash first.

I actually spent some time with my manual and iDrive yesterday to see if there was some way to change this. I could not find a way...
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its a safety feature
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Old 03-03-2008, 06:27 AM
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Yep, this is sometimes anoying. When I get out of the car (by means of pulling twice at the door handle), and then go to open the trunk, the trunk is locked
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Old 03-03-2008, 12:09 PM
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yeah I push the button to let others out. It's a minor inconvenience but I'm living with it. there must be a good reason for it. I know some of the older cars when you put the car to "p" all the doors unlock, but lately some of the cars (merc and BMW and others) have employed the "unlock button" systems.
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there must be a good reason for it. I know some of the older cars when you put the car to "p" all the doors unlock, but lately some of the cars (merc and BMW and others) have employed the "unlock button" systems.
Yes, if you are stopping at night in the remote regions of a shopping center parking lot, or some other potentially dangerous place, it is generally not the safest thing to automatically unlock all the doors when you put the transmission into park. I believe the current idea is that the doors should not unlock unless you specifically do an action to make them unlock.

I know if I stop at a virtually deserted gasoline station at 3 AM in the Morning for gasoline, I would rather not have all four doors unlock when I put my vehicle into Park.
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Yes, if you are stopping at night in the remote regions of a shopping center parking lot, or some other potentially dangerous place, it is generally not the safest thing to automatically unlock all the doors when you put the transmission into park. I believe the current idea is that the doors should not unlock unless you specifically do an action to make them unlock.
I agree that it's probably a safety feature. I'd like to be able to override it. Not necessarily when I put the car into Park but maybe when I open the driver's door. I'm surprised that we have no options like that.
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I am in total agreement with brian5 comments
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