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#1 Jakx

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:25 PM

I seem to recall that my 54 plate 2.0TDCi Zetec had a security function which automatically locked all doors after a set time when parked - providing the key was not in the ignition, the doors were closed but hadn't been locked with the remote!

Did I dream this... ?

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#2 Stoney871

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 01:23 PM

On the MK2 Focus the doors relock if they are unlocked by fob and not opened.
Strangely they don't make any noise when doing so, i'd expect to hear the locks cycle but no - totally silent, i suppose it's just single lock not deadlock activating.
I'm pretty sure it would be the same on your C-max as it is a Focus base.
( I think the C-max actually came out just before the MK2 Focus so is the C-max a built up Focus or is the Focus a chopped down C-max ?)

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:17 PM

Thanks Clive...

Seemingly, I failed to lock my C-Max doors with the key fob when I got home yesterday evening in the dark - not sure if anyone on the street noticed the lack of indicator light flashing, but this morning I found both front doors were not closed properly and someone had entered the car, but not taken anything?

My TomTom power cable was hanging down over the door sill with the mini USB plug resting on the (snow covered) drive - the cigarette lighter adapter and extension cable (normally residing under the driver's seat) were left on the footwell carpet?

I can only guess 'they' were disturbed by someone or something or other and left the scene, there were fresh footprints on the otherwise virgin snow by the LH front passenger door close to the boundary hedge!

But I'm sure when I've been washing the car in the past, the doors have auto-locked (yes, silently) after a while - something I found mildly 'annoying' when I expected to be able to open a door or hatch to clean around the openings..

... anyone know for sure the locking options/foibles or otherwise?

For sure I wish I had locked properly last night... as I said, must have been 'noticed' as I entered the house!

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:33 PM

Some scrotes will just walk along checking door handles.
It's like they can smell an unlocked car.
Problem with Ford's is that it's visibly obvious when looking inside whether they're locked from the handles.
I have a habit of double checking just to be sure.
If it's parked on your drive can i be a right granny and suggest motion sensor spot lights aimed at it?
If you read my various posts you'll see i have a vested interest in stopping criminals in their tracks.


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