: How not to lock the keyfob in the SRX?



NJRonbo
02-26-11, 08:03 PM
I'm pretty sure I talked about this before
and someone may have answered this already,
but that was probably close to a year ago.

Here's my situation. I'm the kind of guy that
always locks doors with keys inside. I'm just
absent-minded like that.

Had a 2008 Cadillac CTS. Loved the fact that
there was no way you could lock that keyfob
in the car because...well...the door would not
lock unless the keyfob was outside of the car.

The one thing that has "irked" me about the
SRX is that you actually can lock your key fob
in the vehicle.

It's my fault. I press that darn lock button on
the dashboard below the NAV screen every time
I exit the vehicle. This means, if I leave the keyfob
inside, the door will lock no matter what.

I have had to call Onstar more than once to
unlock the door.

Now is GM purposely allowing this in order to
give Onstar more purpose -or- is there a setting
in the driver's computer menu that I can change
something so the vehicle cannot lock with fob inside?

Perhaps I shouldn't be locking the door anymore
using the lock button -- but man, once you start
doing it, it becomes second nature.

I am just looking to get rid of Onstar and the only
reason I would keep it is to get me back in the
car whenever I lock myself out of it.

If I can remedy that situation, I am home free.

Thanks in advance.

GeeVee
02-26-11, 09:12 PM
Lol, call me crazy but I always use the lock button on the dash and I always have the keyfob in my pocket and never had problems....I would never leave the fob in the car....just seems like you are asking for trouble

NJRonbo
02-26-11, 09:17 PM
GeeVee,

Crazy? No. What I do is crazy.

The problem with me is that I put the Fob
on my regular keychain. It has a lot of keys
on it so it's not always convenient to throw it
in my pocket.

I usually throw my keys in the cubbyhole
between the front two seats.

RippyPartsDept
02-26-11, 09:57 PM
then you're going to have to stop using the dash lock button and make it a habit to use the keyfob...

NJRonbo
02-26-11, 10:09 PM
then you're going to have to stop using the dash lock button and make it a habit to use the keyfob...

That was the answer I was afraid of.

The one I was hoping for was that there was
an option in the Driver's Control Center to not
lock doors if keyfob is left in vehicle.

RippyPartsDept
02-26-11, 10:12 PM
well double check in your owner's manual but i don't think your going to find it

cam30era
02-27-11, 06:40 AM
There is an option in the Config menu to prevent locking your fob in the vehicle. See page 5-45 in the owner's manual, copied below:

Power Door Locks
Select Power Door Locks and the
following will be displayed:
.
Unlocked Door Anti Lock Out
.
Auto Door Unlock
.
Delayed Door Lock
Unlocked Door Anti Lock Out
When on, this feature will keep the
driver door from locking when the
door is open. If Off is selected, the
Delayed Door Lock menu will be
available and the door will lock as
programmed through this menu.
Press the MENU/SELECT knob
when Auto Door Unlock is
highlighted. Turn the knob to select
On or Off. Press the knob to confirm
and go back to the last menu.

NJRonbo
02-27-11, 07:38 AM
Thank you for reprinting this.

I take it this is the option I want?

Unlocked Door Anti Lock Out

I wonder if I can still use the delayed locking
button on the dashboard. That's not clear.

Thank you again.

cam30era
02-27-11, 07:45 AM
Thank you for reprinting this.

I take it this is the option I want?

Unlocked Door Anti Lock Out

I wonder if I can still use the delayed locking
button on the dashboard. That's not clear.

Thank you again.

Yes, this is the option you want. No, you can not use the delayed locking button on the dash anymore. You have to choose. Can't have both. But you can use the small square chrome insert on the outside door handle to lock to doors after they are closed.

Marc NY
02-27-11, 11:26 AM
GeeVee,

Crazy? No. What I do is crazy.

The problem with me is that I put the Fob
on my regular keychain. It has a lot of keys
on it so it's not always convenient to throw it
in my pocket.I usually throw my keys in the cubbyhole
between the front two seats. IMO: Your key fob should always be by itself because if you need to use or give out your other keys you will have to take off your SRX keys or you will eventually beat the heck out of the key fob. Not really a good idea... you might want to get one of those Bikers key holders to attach to your belt this way you won't forget them in the vehicle. :D

BTW: I have a co-worker who carries every key he owns on one key chain. Looks like a security guard when he pulls out all his dang keys. :bigroll:

RippyPartsDept
02-27-11, 12:50 PM
i had a feeling a good read through the owners manual would sort this out

TheCaptain
03-01-11, 02:10 PM
Well, i don't know about the non Passive Access equipped SRX's, but with my Passive Entry/Exit equipped Premium, i can't lock a key in the SRX UNLESS i have the second fob, or hit LOCK while the key is still inside the SRX.
But since the key is always in my pocket, this problem never occurs!