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I've only had my Element for a day, so bear with me; but is there a way to either disable or silence the horn beep when you double-lock the Element (or any Honda for that matter)? It's just so obscenely LOUD, I fear I'm waking my neighbors at night when I lock my car! I can't be the only one bothered by this....am I?
 

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Hmmm, I was under the impression that pressing it once locked the doors, pressing it twice enabled the security system. Is that completely something that I've made up in my head? Is the extra "beep" just for peace of mind that your doors are actually locked?

Cause if so, I'm a moron... :sad:
 

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Cause if so, I'm a moron... :sad:
Not so... I've thought about adding a Stebel Nautilus horn in conjuction with the stocker but wire the Stebel to only work with the key on. Then put some acoustic packing (or similar) in the stocker so it was quieter when locking/arming/whatever. People tend to glare at ya when you active that in parking lots.

The only real downside to that is the loss of "Panic" mode with a quieter horn.
 

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Hmmm, I was under the impression that pressing it once locked the doors, pressing it twice enabled the security system. Is that completely something that I've made up in my head? Is the extra "beep" just for peace of mind that your doors are actually locked?

Cause if so, I'm a moron... :sad:
Don't be so hard on yourself!
(The second press IS just in case you didnt hear the locks or see the parking lights flash)
 

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I think on every car I've ever owned, I pushed the button twice, thinking I was "super-locking" my doors or something. :razz:
 

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What year and model is your E? ( filling out your profile will help others in the future when you have questions ).
 

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I guess we should ask if you have an aftermarket security system or are just using the standard key fob and such ... I don't have a security system and the second click/honk is just to have an audible lock ... but thank you for being considerate of your neighbors! I kinda wish that honk was muted, like my friend's VW.
 

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Sorry, it's a 2007 EX. I've been a member here for two years, but only just bought the Element yesterday; forgot to fill out my info :)

Car is stock, only 13k miles on it. My wife thought hitting the lock button twice activated the security in her car as well. Guess we were both wrong! It's still louder than necessary, IMO, but oh well.
 

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Don't feel bad, I left the wife out in the parking lot one day because I didn't know the doors locked back in about 30 seconds if you don't open the door right away.

Needless to say, that hasn't happened since... actually she keeps the keys now. :oops:

It's all good, sometimes it just doesn't feel that way.

But as long as you see the lights blink the doors locked. (if they blink twice, they unlocked). Only if you press the lock button twice will the horn sound. - well, unless you press the panic button...
 

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Sorry, it's a 2007 EX. I've been a member here for two years, but only just bought the Element yesterday; forgot to fill out my info :)

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No worries.....a little info can be a big help some times. Congrats on the purchase and browe thru the manual when you get a chance ...you never know when you might need some of the info inside it.
 

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My wife thought hitting the lock button twice activated the security in her car as well. Guess we were both wrong!
Not necessarily though - depends on the security system. I'm not sure your Element actually *has* a security system (like glass-break or motion-activated alarm). Her car might be different.
 

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Not necessarily though - depends on the security system. I'm not sure your Element actually *has* a security system (like glass-break or motion-activated alarm). Her car might be different.
Doubt it...she has a honda and all hondas work the same way..first press locks and sets alam and secon press simply verifies the first press with the horn in addition to repeating the flash of the marker lights
 

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Doubt it...she has a honda and all hondas work the same way..first press locks and sets alam and secon press simply verifies the first press with the horn in addition to repeating the flash of the marker lights
Okay. I missed the part about her having a Honda. And whether she had a secondary alarm system or not. But I agree - on a stock Honda, at least mine!, one clicky = lock and flash lights, two clicky = lock and honk.
 

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Doubt it...she has a honda and all hondas work the same way..first press locks and sets alam and secon press simply verifies the first press with the horn in addition to repeating the flash of the marker lights
How do you know what kind of car my wife has?!?! :|

:razz:

She actually has a stock Hyundai Santa Fe...pretty sure the "beep" on hers means the same thing as on ours. And I'm sure my last two Jetta's were both the same way as well.
 

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My mistake ..thought I read that it was a honda...but I will say that the first lock on ALL cars prodcued with factory lock systems, the firstpress of the lock is what does the locking ..anything after that is just for the comsumer to verify
 

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Don't feel bad, I left the wife out in the parking lot one day because I didn't know the doors locked back in about 30 seconds if you don't open the door right away..
i dont think this happens with the element ?
i remember having a after market system years agi, wheee it would auto lock the doors, not a good idea,many carsd at gas pumps got key locked in.
 

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i dont think this happens with the element ?
i remember having a after market system years agi, wheee it would auto lock the doors, not a good idea,many carsd at gas pumps got key locked in.

Yes it does happen with the E....many times i hot the unlock button from inside the house and ran out to my E with a handlefull of stuff only to find the doors had relocked because i didn't open them fats enough.
 

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I thought that the Element came with a factory alarm, but I was proven wrong when some SOB broke into it. The second push beep is just to confirm that the doors are locked. the Element has no alarm unless you purchased that option when buying it. I'm thinking about getting it.
 
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