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Old 10-09-2013, 08:18 PM   #1
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98 Century Classic Dings on door lock

Ok I've had cars that will 'ding' if you try to lock the door while the lights are on, key is in the ignition, etc so I'm familiar with the sound. My 98 'dings' at me when I try to lock the door by using the button on the door. I can't find any reason behind it, no lights on, keys out, etc. Anyone have any ideas?
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:21 PM   #2
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Re: 98 Century Classic Dings on door lock

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Ok I've had cars that will 'ding' if you try to lock the door while the lights are on, key is in the ignition, etc so I'm familiar with the sound. My 98 'dings' at me when I try to lock the door by using the button on the door. I can't find any reason behind it, no lights on, keys out, etc. Anyone have any ideas?
When you press the lock button, does it 'ding' and then after you close the door, does it lock in about 5 seconds? That is the way my Grand Prix is and I think the 'ding' is letting you know that it felt you push the button. The behavior might be programmable. You see, if I went and hit the button to lock it, and it did not ding, and then I close the door, will it lock? I would not be sure, because I'm not sure if my attempt to press the button was successful.
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Re: 98 Century Classic Dings on door lock

It's warning you- that there is a chance of locking you out- do you have the key out of ignition? - hit lock button once with door open- you get the warning, hit it twice with door open and doors will lock-
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Re: 98 Century Classic Dings on door lock

That is the "delayed" locking feature....kind of warns you, that you are locking the door....and then the door does not lock right away, it delays for about 5 seconds....not sure if that is programmable....check your "Personalization" options in your Owner's Manual....

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