Join Date: 20th May 2007
Location: Almere, The Netherlands
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alarm & double lock on dutch EX
After reading through the manual and this forum it's not clear to me what I should expect from the double-lock mechanism and the installed alarm. After experimenting a couple of minutes ago I found that pressing the lock button on my remote (while sitting in my car) locks the doors but allows to open them by pressing the door-locks at the inside of the car: no alarm is sounded. After pressing the remote twice an alarm will sound if the door is opened from the inside using the lock-levers. However, the door WILL open: no double-lock. So it seems that pressing the remote twice will only activate the alarm. However, this alarm will only sound when openening the door without unlocking it with a key or a remote. Smashing the window (although I haven't tried this of couse), touching the vehicle, wiggling it from left to right, touching and attempting to open with the outside door handles will NOT sound the alarm.
My conclusion : the double-lock is not present on the dutch model of the EX and the installed alarm is a joke. One can smash my windows, steal my laptop (yes I agree, it should not be left in the car) or mobile and no noise will be made!
This can't be true, can it?