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So I've seen this in bits on other threads, but nothing directly. 

I've got a Mk 2.5, registered 2010 (but its a 59 plate, so dont know if I should call it a 2009 or 2010?! the Dealers sold it as a 2010, but then again, they would :wink: ) 

 

anywho - On my old seat ibiza, it had the auto lock function, whereas, when you are setting off driving, one you reach a certain speed, say 5mph or w.e it was, all the doors automatically locked. Its an anti theft feature. 

Now I've seen somewhere on here that says the feature is disabled in the newer cars - and you need a software update before you can do the lock combo on the car to enable it (lock and unlock 3 times with electrics on/off etc) 

So I messaged a garage to ask them to do it. Ford specialists and that. They quoted me all in all, £72 ( i think, may have been closer to £90) to do this. 

I aint paying that!

Has anyone else had this done by other means? I.e know someone that does it or whatever? I begrudge paying that amount of money for such a feature! 

cheers

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21 minutes ago, TomsFocus said:

I did it with a 15 pound modded elm cable and free elmconfig software...  Takes seconds to do. :wink:

i literally have no idea what any of those words mean haha

 

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5 hours ago, Thatguycraig said:

i literally have no idea what any of those words mean haha

 

Maybe it's not something for you to try then lol. :laugh:

It's honestly not difficult if you can use a laptop though.

Probably best to see if there are any local members that can do it for you!

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12 hours ago, TomsFocus said:

Maybe it's not something for you to try then lol. :laugh:

Im not a big car nut - ive fiddled in the past, changed basic things like bulbs, batteries, fuses, brakes, changed stereos, run some LED strips of the interior light... but i dont know all the technical terms, which brings me onto - 

12 hours ago, TomsFocus said:

It's honestly not difficult if you can use a laptop though.

I'm a Network Manager / Sys Admin - so I think im good with that point! haha 

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14 hours ago, artscot79 said:

it can be done but manufacturers disabled it due to the auto lock not disengaging In a crash I just press the button lol

yea obvs thats what i do now... but i like it auto locking cause i always forget... and you never know these days! 

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This has more to do with software than cars so looks like you're in luck lol!

Look for a modified ELM327 Cable on eBay, it's a USB to OBD cable, or use a guide online to modify your own if you want.

Download ELMConfig for free.

The software is very intuitive when it's set up.  It's literally as simple as reading the cars file, saving it as a backup, ticking the check-box for auto locking, then writing that file back to the car.

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1 hour ago, TomsFocus said:

This has more to do with software than cars so looks like you're in luck lol!

Look for a modified ELM327 Cable on ebay, it's a USB to OBD cable, or use a guide online to modify your own if you want.

Download ELMConfig for free.

The software is very intuitive when it's set up.  It's literally as simple as reading the cars file, saving it as a backup, ticking the check-box for auto locking, then writing that file back to the car.

Is the software PC only or is there a Mac version?

 

(Apologies for Hijacking OP :) )

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3 hours ago, TomsFocus said:

This has more to do with software than cars so looks like you're in luck lol!

Look for a modified ELM327 Cable on ebay, it's a USB to OBD cable, or use a guide online to modify your own if you want.

Download ELMConfig for free.

The software is very intuitive when it's set up.  It's literally as simple as reading the cars file, saving it as a backup, ticking the check-box for auto locking, then writing that file back to the car.

i'll look into that one!

 

nice one buddy

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1 hour ago, Jon84 said:

Is the software PC only or is there a Mac version?

 

(Apologies for Hijacking OP :) )

Hmm, I believe this particular software is PC only, not heard of anyone using it on a Mac but happy to be proved wrong lol.

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Just now, mrmetallica said:

you crash often then lol

i think thats a misplacement of a comma haha

"it can be done but manufacturers disabled it due to the auto lock not disengaging In a crash ,  I just press the button lol"

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1 hour ago, TomsFocus said:

Hmm, I believe this particular software is PC only, not heard of anyone using it on a Mac but happy to be proved wrong lol.

Hmmm, might need to have a look around. If not, it's going on the work laptop!!

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6 minutes ago, mjt said:

Fixed, though I thought in parenthesis it wasn't needed. :smile:

 

Possibly, as long as people use the correct words it doesn't normally bother me.

Only the mis-use of words like bought and brought get under my skin, lol.

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Missed the full stop, Alex...  Oh and it's :tongue: instead of :P now. /Pedantic :laugh:

On a serious note though, I do find longer posts difficult to read without any punctuation on forums.  But also get irritated by the wrong there, your, too, brake, etc, despite the fact I know what they mean anyway lol.

 

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It's comforting to know I'm not the only one here that finds that kind of thing jarring. I thought I was the only one with OCD . . . . :tongue:

By the way, Alex, I think it should be 'M in misplacement'. :yahoo:

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