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Old 08-17-2012, 07:32 PM
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I don't have comfort access. What's an easy way to lock the door?

Normally when i exit the vehicle, I have to fish the remote out of my pocket and push the lock button, looking back at my car to make sure the lights flash since there is no horn notification. Is there a way I can lock the car from the interior and shut the door when I get out? I can do this on my Honda Civic by keeping the door handle pulled (to ensure no accidental locking of your keys in the vehicle)
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:07 PM
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Normally when i exit the vehicle, I have to fish the remote out of my pocket and push the lock button, looking back at my car to make sure the lights flash since there is no horn notification. Is there a way I can lock the car from the interior and shut the door when I get out? I can do this on my Honda Civic by keeping the door handle pulled (to ensure no accidental locking of your keys in the vehicle)
Unfortunately, no. With BMW you must lock via the remote, sans CA.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:41 PM
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Just a quick off-topic note but I'm SO glad they don't have that f'ing horn feedback when you lock the car. Must be a European car thing since in Europe nobody does that crap. Over here I put my freedom in jeopardy every time my f'ing neighbor locks her minivan 8 to 12 times in a row because she has an OCD and I could end up in jail for murder


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Old 08-18-2012, 10:04 AM
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Just a quick off-topic note but I'm SO glad they don't have that f'ing horn feedback when you lock the car. Must be a European car thing since in Europe nobody does that crap. Over here I put my freedom in jeopardy every time my f'ing neighbor locks her minivan 8 to 12 times in a row because she has an OCD and I could end up in jail for murder

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OP do you "have special needs" or something?

why not just wait the two freaking seconds it takes to lock the door before putting the stupid key in your pocket?

Seriously this ain't rocket science.
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Because the stupid key is always in my pocket. Thanks for the advice.
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You said in the thread title that you don't have comfort access so you must take the key out of your pocket to start the car.
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I have an F30. I don't think you understand how an F30 works.
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Is there no key-gyna to put the key in to start it?
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Is there no key-gyna to put the key in to start it?
No. The F30 has "keyless" start.
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Ok that makes sense. Ill cyt the OP a little slack. However this is still such a non-problem.
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It's such a "non problem" that it wouldn't be hard for BMW to implement a way to lock the car from
the inside before you exit. In most cars you can.
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It's such a "non problem" that it wouldn't be hard for BMW to implement a way to lock the car from
the inside before you exit. In most cars you can.
This is true. If there was a power lock button on the driver's door I would use it rather than the fob. On my '96 G20 the lock button was a wide toggle easily operated with the thumb and pushing it into the lock position locked all the doors. That was my favorite application of all the cars I've owned. I liked that car so much that when it was totalled at 3 1/2 years old I found an identical one with 32,000 fewer miles to replace it. And I do mean identical.
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I'm sure they are more worried about people locking the key in the car which I'm sue is more of a problem than being too lazy to get the key out of a pocket.

Ah first world problems.
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With a keyfob, you can make it literally impossible to lock your key inside your door. For example, you try to lock the door before you step out of the vehicle and it unlocks immediately, notifying you that the key is still in the vehicle.

How clever, you crack a first world problems joke on a BMW forum...
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Is there a way I can lock the car from the interior and shut the door when I get out? I can do this on my Honda Civic by keeping the door handle pulled (to ensure no accidental locking of your keys in the vehicle)
"Ensure" is a strong word. The pull-handle-while-pushing-lock-button-with-thumb motion becomes so natural and thoughtless that I once locked the keys in a Civic--the deed was done before I could catch myself. And it wasn't even my car.

To the original question: No. The car will not lock while the driver's door is open, whether you use the key fob or the central locking button on the dash.
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Normally when i exit the vehicle, I have to fish the remote out of my pocket and push the lock button, looking back at my car to make sure the lights flash since there is no horn notification. Is there a way I can lock the car from the interior and shut the door when I get out? I can do this on my Honda Civic by keeping the door handle pulled (to ensure no accidental locking of your keys in the vehicle)
Is it actually "hard" to stand next to the door, reach into your pocket and press the middle button on the remote? You get an audio feedback of the door locking, no need for lights flashing or horn honking. How much "easier" to you want it to be? You should have just ordered Comfort Access then you'd just have to touch the ridges on the door.

Way back in the last century life used to be so "hard" when we actually had to put the key into the door lock and turn it to lock the car. And the lights didn't flash or the horn honk for verification.
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Regardless of what all y'all think this is true. BMW is in a very small minority in requiring that the remote be used to lock the doors. Virtually ever other car has a lock button on the driver's door. Since it is now routine with the F30 to have one's keys in the pocket after initially unlocking the door it does not strike me as unreasonable to take notice of this situation.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:21 PM
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Is it actually "hard" to stand next to the door, reach into your pocket and press the middle button on the remote? You get an audio feedback of the door locking, no need for lights flashing or horn honking. How much "easier" to you want it to be. You should have just ordered Comfort Access then you'd just have to touch the ridges on the door.

Way back in the last century life used to be so "hard" when we actually had to put the key into the door lock and turn it to lock the car. And the lights didn't flash or the horn honk for verification.
If Comfort Access was a standalone feature I would have bought it in a heartbeat. Instead it comes bundled in the premium package with a bunch of useless junk that I didn't want.

Why try so hard to defend what is obviously a poor design? I'm sorry, I did not realize BMW could do no wrong and I must surely be the one to blame. This is something I experience every single time I use my car, so it's pretty important to me. And the fact that almost all other car makes have this functionality leads me to believe it's an oversight (deliberate or not) on BMW's part.

I keep my key in my pocket with my cell phone and all sorts of other garbage, so it is indeed a hassle for me to fish it out and orient it correctly so I can push the lock button. Every. Single. Time.
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Just push on the button through your blue jeans or pants. Admittedly, you may look like you're pleasuring yourself, but it's a small price to pay for not actually having to put your hands in your pocket...
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I just place the key fob in the tray in front of the shifter after opening the door; then it's available after I turn off the engine and just grab the key when I leave - it's not in my pocket while I'm driving.
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How about putting the keys in the cup holder after you've unlocked the door instead of putting back in pocket? Then when you get out lock doors with fob and put keys back in pocket. I'm with you though dude. I'd find that annoying which is why I'm getting CA when I eventually order mine.
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This all sounds so much more complicated than a good old fashioned key and remote. Key starts the car, key is in your hand when you exit the car, hit lock button, toss keys in pocket. And it's literally impossible for me to lock the keys in the trunk of my coupe, because the hatch works on the same central locking. Guess CA and keyless start was a solution in search of a problem.

But I do dig the kick-under-the-bumper-to-open-trunk thing. the number of times I've had my hands full and had to juggle junk to open the trunk!
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I just place the key fob in the tray in front of the shifter after opening the door; then it's available after I turn off the engine and just grab the key when I leave - it's not in my pocket while I'm driving.
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