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This was bizarre...Friday the 13th??

MWR

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I back my Av into the garage last night as usual, and leave the keys on the seat as I always do.? Then I'm walking around the front of the truck to go inside and the horn beeps, which scared the crap out of me.? Well at first I looked around for my wife (who likes to play such jokes) but she's nowhere around.? I get to the passenger side and notice that the doors are now locked.? Mind you, the whole time my keys and the fob are on the driver's seat.? So now the truck has locked itself with my keys inside.? Luckily I had a spare set in my desk, but what the hell happened??

It was Friday the 13th, but still...
 
You possibly hit the lock button when getting out. There's like a 10 sec delay after the door is closed before it locks.
 
It did it to me again twice this week.  It's really starting to freak me out. 
 
MWR said:
It did it to me again twice this week.  It's really starting to freak me out. 

1 -- uncheck the lock delay in the DIC
2 -- Don't leave your keys in the unlocked truck unless they're in the ignition switch. Why would you want to do this anyway?
 
If you push the lock botton on the door it waits a certain number of seconds after all doors are closed and then it will lock all the doors (and beep).  That is the way that it is designed. 

However if you leave the keys pushed into the ignition it should override that feature.  Look in the manual, it explains how this works.  I think there is an option on the DIC to override that feature as well.
 
ltxi said:
1 -- uncheck the lock delay in the DIC
2 -- Don't leave your keys in the unlocked truck unless they're in the ignition switch. Why would you want to do this anyway?

I leave my keys in the unlocked truck because it's in a locked garage.  And although in my original post the keys were on the seat, I now leave them in the ignition every night.  So I understand the truck's autolock feature, but I don't know why it is happening with the key in the ignition. 

The last time it happened (this past weekend) I hadn't moved the truck all day - I was just in the garage taking the garbage out.  I'm suspicious that the rolling code on my garage door opener may be doing it??
 
I had an alarm system on my '96 Chevy Pickup that would do that. I don't know if it was defective or incorrectly installed, but I had it removed. I'm so used to hitting the power lock button on the door as I get out that I don't even realize I've done it (don't even notice the three chirps). I have to walk away slowly until I hear it lock. :rolleyes:
 
MWR said:
I leave my keys in the unlocked truck because it's in a locked garage.  And although in my original post the keys were on the seat, I now leave them in the ignition every night.  So I understand the truck's autolock feature, but I don't know why it is happening with the key in the ignition. 

The last time it happened (this past weekend) I hadn't moved the truck all day - I was just in the garage taking the garbage out.  I'm suspicious that the rolling code on my garage door opener may be doing it??

With keys in the ignition, this should not happen; should never happen!
 
It happened to me twice in the last week, and although I was in the garage the first time and able to use my wife's fob to open it, it happened Tuesday while at the friggin dealer!!! :8: :cuss: The keys were in the ignition both times, and better yet, I had no spare key! OnStar tried, but couldn't unlock it due to interference, so luckily, the dealer made me a new key at no charge  (y)
I could very well be brushing the lock button as I'm getting out, because it beeps after 5 seconds, and that's exactly what it did both times. For now, I'm calling it my fault and being more careful - I'm also carrying a spare key...just in case.

Brad
 
Everyone thinks its Electrical and part of a timed sensor      :laugh:

It's a ghost... plain and simple  :kidding:

It has to be the delay... change the settings
 
danlwil said:
It has to be the delay... change the settings

I agree. It shouldn't happen anyway with the key in the ignition, but I'd shut off the delay.
 
MWR said:
I back my Av into the garage last night as usual, and leave the keys on the seat as I always do.? Then I'm walking around the front of the truck to go inside and the horn beeps, which scared the crap out of me.? Well at first I looked around for my wife (who likes to play such jokes) but she's nowhere around.? I get to the passenger side and notice that the doors are now locked.? Mind you, the whole time my keys and the fob are on the driver's seat.? So now the truck has locked itself with my keys inside.? Luckily I had a spare set in my desk, but what the hell happened??

It was Friday the 13th, but still...

Got it solved for you.  It was Friday, the 13th!  :kidding:

I have always had the fear of leaving my keys in any car with a remote lock system.  In short, I don't do it.  You never know when RF signals or harmonics from any number of RF transmitters may lock or unlock your car.  It's hocus-pocus stuff in my book.....keep the keys with you. (y)  Besides, the dealer will write it up as "Cannot Duplicate"......sorry!
 
This has happened to me as well. The first time, left keys in the car  :E:  :E:  Luckily it was summer and I had left the sunroof open.

Other time I had my keys in my hand walking into a store. I'll have to pay attention the next time I hear that now recognizable dinging and see if I accidentally hit the lock botton on my way out the door.
 
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