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Old 09-14-2005, 11:03 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by joecvt
you can either lock the door with the key from the outside or use
the remote from the outside, but you can't lock it without closing the door.
I dont' understand...Why wouldn't you want to close the door then lock
the doors using the remote?...

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becuase I was having a problem with my actuator, and the driverside door wouldn't lock with the remote. It would beep. but it would still be unlocked.
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Old 09-14-2005, 01:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Yer right! You can lock the door by holding the inside handle out while pressing the lock button, then closing the door without touching the handles. This is a good feature because it discourages you from getting locked out accidently, but allows you to lock the door when closing it without having available a key or remote.
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Old 09-14-2005, 09:27 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ivelostr2
you hold open the handle on the inside of the door, and click the lock into the locked position. without holding the handle open, the lock will not click over to the locked position.
This is a really good description, better than the one on page 69 of the 2000 Owners Manual because ivelostr2 points out that it is the inside driver's side handle that is pulled out while simultaneously clicking the door tab to lock position.

When I first got my Insight I made all sorts of extraneous and contorted hand movements before the method comfortably "clicked". Now this is the usual way I lock the doors. It's convienient because my hand is already on the door handle getting out and because it locks all the locks, including the hatch, at once on the car. If people are watching I use the remote so that they will not mistake the Insight for primitive transportation.

As far as the car locking on its own, sometimes mine will lock after a few minutes and at other times it has stayed unlocked for an hour. It's erratic...probably a response to embarrassing it earlier w/ my silly hand waving.
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Old 09-15-2005, 10:47 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Default not unique to insights

This "holding the handle open" to lock the doors is not unique to Insights. My 89 Civic and 87 CRX both require you to do this to lock the door. I thought my door was broken when I first bought the car.

Turns out those tricky Honda Engineers are just trying to save me the hassle of locking my keys in my car.

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Old 11-20-2012, 04:24 AM   #15 (permalink)
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OK, Jacston12, I'm waiting for you to edit your post to add the link to some product or service unrelated to this forum or to the 7-year-old thread to which you replied in your very first post. Then I'll report you as a spammer to end your short spammer career here. Bring it on

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