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We just got our new 02EX Ody earlier this week and I have a question regarding the alarm. If you push the "lock" button on the remote once, all the doors lock. Does this set the alarm also or do I need to push it a second time to actually hear the "beep" of the horn? My husband thinks just pushing the lock button once locks the van and puts on the alarm. I'm not sure about this so I wanted to find out here. Thanks in advance.
 

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The vehicle is locked and alarmed by the first press on the lock button of the keyfob. A second press does not change the alarm status.
 

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I think: The first push locks the doors. The alarm will set after a short amount of time. I don't remember- sometime less than one minute though. The second press will set the alarm immediately. Can any one verify?
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by tikaju:
We just got our new 02EX Ody earlier this week and I have a question regarding the alarm. If you push the "lock" button on the remote once, all the doors lock. Does this set the alarm also or do I need to push it a second time to actually hear the "beep" of the horn? My husband thinks just pushing the lock button once locks the van and puts on the alarm. I'm not sure about this so I wanted to find out here. Thanks in advance.</font>
The first hit of the lock button locks the doors AND arms the alarm. You won't hear the "BEEP" alert unless that option has been enabled. To toggle the "BEEP" on and off, you hold down the OPTION and the LOCK button simultaneously for 3 seconds. The LED at the top of the key fob will flash to let you know which is the current setting: one flash = BEEP ON. two flashes = BEEP OFF. This little piece of information is hidden in the alarm manual on page 7, in the description of the OPTION button.

Happy Ody-ing!

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stlody: she has an EX model, which includes the security system as standard--and it's different than the add-on security system for the LX. There's no option button, for example.

Tikaju: see p. 221 of your owner's manual. It's a wealth of information, on this and other subjects. (For example, did you know that if a door is not completely closed or if your key is in the ignition, the locks won't lock?)
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by adam1991:
stlody: she has an EX model, which includes the security system as standard--and it's different than the add-on security system for the LX. There's no option button, for example.

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Oops, sorry... I was trying to help, but uneducated, I see. I guess I should read my own owner's manual!
 

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page 84, 2002 EX owner's manual:

<center><font color=blue>"Remote Transmitter

On EX and EXL models

You can lock and unlock your vehicle with the remote transmitter. When you push the LOCK button, all doors and the tailgate lock. The parking lights, side marker lights, tailights, and the instrument panel lights flash once."
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page 221:

<center><font color=blue>The security sets automatically fifteen seconds after you lock the doors, hood, and tailgate. For the system to activate, you must lock the doors from the outside, with the key or remote transmitter."</center></font>



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I'll read the manual again tomorrow, but if the thing alarms on the first punch of the remote, why bother with the second?
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by MerpsMom:
I'll read the manual again tomorrow, but if the thing alarms on the first punch of the remote, why bother with the second?</font>
I use the second punch only to have the Ody call for me if I can't find it in a parking lot.
 

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Thanks everyone, I appreciate all the responses. I looked up the page in the manual on the security system, and I guess pressing the lock button once does lock all doors and activate the alarm in 15 seconds. It would have been nice though to have the beep included in the first press, instead of having to press it a second time to hear it.

Maugham - I like your idea for using the second punch of the button!
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by tikaju:
Thanks everyone, I appreciate all the responses. I looked up the page in the manual on the security system, and I guess pressing the lock button once does lock all doors and activate the alarm in 15 seconds. It would have been nice though to have the beep included in the first press, instead of having to press it a second time to hear it.

Maugham - I like your idea for using the second punch of the button!
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I like it the way it is. There are times when I am parking the car, with lots of people around that the beep can be annoying to them (driving up to a group in front of church, movie theater, performing arts theater etc.) If you are close enough to the car, you can hear the locks click closed, thats enough of a confirmation for me, besides the lights flash when you click it once. I only hit the button a second time when I am far away from the car, and cannot hear it click. Using it to find the car is another good idea.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by odynick:
I think: The first push locks the doors. The alarm will set after a short amount of time. I don't remember- sometime less than one minute though. The second press will set the alarm immediately.</font>
 

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page 221 of the manual:

"The security sets automatically fifteen seconds after you lock the doors, hood, and tailgate. For the system to activate, you must lock the doors from the outside, with the key or remote transmitter."


I read this too. But at least for my Ody, it's not exactly the case. When I lock the doors with the inside lock and then close all the doors, the alarm is armed too.

At least that's what I think. The red light in the gauge cluster flashes. Besides the flashing light, is there any other way to verify that the alarm is armed?


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by soldbear:

I read this too. But at least for my Ody, it's not exactly the case. When I lock the doors with the inside lock and then close all the doors, the alarm is armed too.
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Try this. Do exactly what you said except sit in the car afterwards instead of standing outside. Then try to unlock a door with the door switch. The alarm should go off. If it doesn't than you are mistaken. Try this experiment after locking the car with your remote to see what I mean.

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I'm wondering how do you guys put in the "quote" phrase in your messages? I'm new to this board so I have no clue. Thanks!
 

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Leave the window open and lock the car with the remote. Now reach through the open window and manually unlock the door. I believe that the alarm should sound.

Now perform the same routine only lock your door with the power locks before closing the door. Reach through the open window and unlock the door again and I believe that the alarm should sound.

This is how it worked on my Sienna, I haven't got my Ody yet but from what I've read it should work the same way.

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tikaju -

In the message click on the document icon that has the red arrow coming out of the right side. This is the reply with quote icon.

Shinjohn - didn't completely read your post before posting mine. Two different ways to skin the same cat (so to speak).


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by sgergen:
tikaju -

In the message click on the document icon that has the red arrow coming out of the right side. This is the reply with quote icon.

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Thanks Scott, testing it out right now.
 
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