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Hi All. I'd like to change this behavior so that when I go from drive to park all the doors don't automatically unlock and vise versa. Is there any documentation to show how to change this?
 

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I would think the owners manual would say something about it. I know in my 09 Camry it has something to do with having the doors locked and hitting the lock and unlock on the key fob. I've done it unintentionally a couple times but don't remember how.
 

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I would think the owners manual would say something about it. I know in my 09 Camry it has something to do with having the doors locked and hitting the lock and unlock on the key fob. I've done it unintentionally a couple times but don't remember how.
Typically stuff like this is in a service bulletin but I'll check the manual. To clarify I'm not talking about the key fob but the gear shifter.
 

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That is adjustable in the vehicle settings if using a Techstream. I am not sure if it is manually adjustable without looking in a manual.
 

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Hi All. I'd like to change this behavior so that when I go from drive to park all the doors don't automatically unlock and vise versa. Is there any documentation to show how to change this?
That feature is customizable in my 2004 Camry. I assume your question is about your 2007 Camry mentioned it your signature. Check out your owners manual. It should be there.


Good luck,
Sam
 

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My 2004 XLE V6 has the car manual that shows the instructions on how to change it. Mines is set to lock when car is in reverse/drive gear
 

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Re Door Locks,
Everybody says .... ( well not everybody .. but a lot do ) ..
Make sure you lock your doors... Push the Buttons down ,... we don't want you falling out etc...

Because they believe that locking the door from inside IE Pushing buttons down or Flipping the switch on the door...
Makes the Car Safer and will secure the Doors.

All it does is Stop People from Opening the Door from Outside. ... It just moves the Handle Lever away from the Door Catch inside the Door.

That means CarJackers can't get in ...... And Neither can the Rescuers trying to remove you from your vehicle if you are in a smash
and can't get out yourself.

So Many people think it Secures the Doors and would stop them Coming Open by themselves.

Glad you sorted the Automatic locks.

Cheers...Ron
 

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I want doors to stay locked in P

I was just about to start a new thread. Wife wants her 2008 Camry to stay locked when she puts it in park.
Found the section in the manual but it doesn't work

Is it possible somebody programmed the computer to ignore customization ?

I put it in Park.
I turn it on to the ignition position..back to acc then back to ignition.
Press the door lock and hold it down for 5 seconds plus (Tried holding unlock down too)
Nothing works

I moved to park and the doors unlock..

Help ! Please !
 

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I was just about to start a new thread. Wife wants her 2008 Camry to stay locked when she puts it in park.
Found the section in the manual but it doesn't work

Is it possible somebody programmed the computer to ignore customization ?

I put it in Park.
I turn it on to the ignition position..back to acc then back to ignition.
Press the door lock and hold it down for 5 seconds plus (Tried holding unlock down too)
Nothing works

I moved to park and the doors unlock..

Help ! Please !
Success !
ok...
1 Car in R
2 turn on to ignition position
3 Turn back to acc position
4 back to ignition, and shove it into P and hold UNLOCK down after the first seat belt flash.
5 Hold it for 4 flashes only and release
6 You should hear the locks click
Now, If the engine is running and the doors are locked, I move to P and the doors stay locked
Not sure if 3 is necessary, but this sequence works on both our 2008 Camrys
Holding it for 5 flashes TOTAL is critical. If it doesn't cycle (click the locks) at the end, you haven't done it right

I saw one reply to this problem on one post that said "Don't drive in bad areas".... That's like curing the problem of your mother's low ceiling, by cutting her head off. Hate it when people make inane replies to people trying to solve technical problems.. Local radio had a caller with a problem and the radio guy said what kind of car is it. When the guy answered "Ford", the radio 'problem solver' said "That's your problem right there". Makes my blood boil...
 
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Ah yes. The old when in doubt read the instructions. I don't think many owners ever look at the owner's manual. Just like everything else. When in doubt, start pushing buttons.
Trouble is that the manual is imprecise and appears to have been translated from the original Japanese by google translator

A google search will show huge numbers of people who quote the manual instructions but still failed (like me)

For example, referring to just one part of the process, many people will read '5 seconds' as meaning at least 5 seconds and not exactly 5 flashes of the light - no more, no less.

The people who sneeringly post "Just don't stop in bad areas" just compound the frustration of folks trying to customize the computers on their cars. Luckily there aren't too many of those...
 

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ALLSERENE the other problem with Owner Manuals is that they were written for almost every version of a model and not just for the car you bought. There is a difference in operating a "LE", "XE", "Limited" etc. If I don't have a sun/moon roof I don't need 10 pages explaining how to open and close it. If I have a full size spare I don't need to know about a donut-spare.
You get my drift. $25K for a car and you can't get a $25.00 Model/Version specific manual.
 

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ALLSERENE the other problem with Owner Manuals is that they were written for almost every version of a model and not just for the car you bought. There is a difference in operating a "LE", "XE", "Limited" etc. If I don't have a sun/moon roof I don't need 10 pages explaining how to open and close it. If I have a full size spare I don't need to know about a donut-spare.
You get my drift. $25K for a car and you can't get a $25.00 Model/Version specific manual.
That is so true and here is an example of how bad it is: We bought two Camrys on the same day from the same dealer in Florida. Both LEs but mine is the V6 and wife's is 2.4. (Men deserve more power)
I programmed the door lock on hers and then, flushed with success, on mine.

Yesterday I found mine wasn't locking when I drove off, but the 'stay locked' when shifting to P was working as I had programed that bit correctly.. That 'lock when driving off' setting is done with the shift in neutral and locks the car at 12mph.

So I fixed that in N, and then thought I would check wife's car... guess what...
Her car, exactly the same as mine, but a 2.4 engine, locks the doors when shifting out of park ! No mention of 12 mph..The 12 mph is only on the V6, although both cars are LE, no sunroof, identical !

Looked in her manual and mine, and sure enough they are totally different with different engines as the only difference......
 

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