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Old 02-02-2012, 02:20 PM
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keyless remote question.

hi, just got the 12 fit last month. great car.

just have 2 question regarding the key remote.

1. if i press the LOCK button once to lock the car, the lights blink once.
2. if i press the LOCK button twice to lock the car, the light blinks once also, Horn goes off once.

dont' have the manual with me now so therefore a quick question.
what is the difference?

thanks
 
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:22 PM
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On the second time you hit the button, the horn goes off.
 
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:48 PM
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i just got my fit less than a week ago, but my g/f's civic does this also. i always assumed it's just to let you know it's already locked.
 
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by white_FIT2012 View Post
hi, just got the 12 fit last month. great car.

just have 2 question regarding the key remote.

1. if i press the LOCK button once to lock the car, the lights blink once.
2. if i press the LOCK button twice to lock the car, the light blinks once also, Horn goes off once.

dont' have the manual with me now so therefore a quick question.
what is the difference?

thanks
Hitting the button twice (to get the honk) is just for audio confirmation.
 
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:55 PM
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There is no difference, the horn beep is just confirming the car is locked in case you want to be extra sure.
 
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:11 PM
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It's the same on my 2003 CR-V. Just confirms that the door is locked. If I hear the "thunk", then I don't hit it a second time to confirm it.

I believe there is a way to deactivate both the blinking and the horn. It is very useful, though, since sometimes a jar is left ajar and the locking process does not occur.
 
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If you stand on top of a hill relative to the parking lot you can increase the range of the remote. This allows you to watch from a good vantage point as you double tap the lock button just as people walk by your Fit. This is what it is for.
 
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Originally Posted by afreespirit View Post
There is no difference, the horn beep is just confirming the car is locked in case you want to be extra sure.
Which for mildly-OCD folks like me, means I click it to honking every single time.


Originally Posted by JJBFitting View Post
since sometimes a jar is left ajar and the locking process does not occur.
Did that this morning. Ruined a perfectly good jar of jam.
 
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by x_25 View Post
If you stand on top of a hill relative to the parking lot you can increase the range of the remote. This allows you to watch from a good vantage point as you double tap the lock button just as people walk by your Fit. This is what it is for.
I read somewhere that if you put your key under your chin (just behind your jaw), and point it in your skull, you should increase the range quite a bit too. I've tried and it works.

But I just realized, I'm probably irradiating my brain! (RF signals)

I rarely feel the need to try my remote from long distances though. I do double tap the button often.
 

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Old 02-02-2012, 05:54 PM
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Yea, I must be OCD too as I just like to hear the chirp and know it's set. I feel so cheated that there is no chirp when deactivated!
 
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I also get increased range when parked near a wrought iron fence at work.
 
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by larrymcewin View Post
Which for mildly-OCD folks like me, means I click it to honking every single time.
If you look at the headlights or tail lights while clicking the first time you will see them flash, which should be reassuring too. But I understand sometimes we like to be extra EXTRA sure. I think of it as the Fit being friendly.
 
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The beep is very useful if you remember to lock the door when you're at a distance. The first remote click may also have been the unlock button if you're not paying attention too much. I prefer to hear the beep all the time.
 
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Technically, with one push, the doors lock and the security system will activate after 5? minutes, whereas the second click activates the security system immediately. Given that the security system isnt all that effective, the difference is minimal. The big advantage of the second push-beep combo is that the beep won't occur if there's something not right like a door ajar.
 
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:39 PM
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Good points all, I learned something in this thread!
 
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by malraux View Post
Technically, with one push, the doors lock and the security system will activate after 5? minutes, whereas the second click activates the security system immediately. Given that the security system isnt all that effective, the difference is minimal. The big advantage of the second push-beep combo is that the beep won't occur if there's something not right like a door ajar.
Once the doors are all "properly" closed... pushing unlock will cause it to auto-lock after 30 seconds.

As for the security... this is what the 2010 manual says:

The security system automatically sets 15 seconds after you lock the doors, hood, and the tailgate. For the system to activate, you must lock the doors and the tailgate from the outside with the key, driver's lock tab, door lock master switch, or remote transmitter. The security system indicator on the instrument panel starts blinking immediately to show you the system is setting itself.
So, 15 seconds after it auto-locks itself, it should arm itself too.
 
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Minutes, seconds, what's the difference? But yeah, pg 193 says that the first lock push will arm the security system after 15 seconds, or immediately after the second push.
 
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Originally Posted by malraux View Post
The big advantage of the second push-beep combo is that the beep won't occur if there's something not right like a door ajar.
Thank you! Yesterday I noticed that I wasn't getting the reassuring beep at the second push. I thought I had somehow deactivated the feature. After searching the forum, now I know why I didn't get my beep. At lunchtime I went out to the parking lot to look at the car and I discovered the hood wasn't fully latched. After securing the hood, all is now well again.
 
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Rampo View Post
Thank you! Yesterday I noticed that I wasn't getting the reassuring beep at the second push. I thought I had somehow deactivated the feature. After searching the forum, now I know why I didn't get my beep. At lunchtime I went out to the parking lot to look at the car and I discovered the hood wasn't fully latched. After securing the hood, all is now well again.
Yea, that beep feature has saved me a couple times too which is why I use it most of the time now.
 
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