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Why does my van beep at me when i push the lock button twice?

I was wondering if you could tell me why my van beeps at me when I push the lock button twice on the remote. Is it just to tell you the van is securely locked or is it telling you it is locked and the alarm is set and will go off if touched. I live in a small neighborhood and don't think the neighbors would like hearing an alarm going off but want to make sure the van is locked so no one brakes into it. Thanks for anyone that can help me out!! This is the first time owning a van like this so this is all new to me.

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  • jgauvin Mar 13, 2009

    Think I should go out and re lock it only pushing the button once so the alarm doesn't go off? I've been parking it behind of our house in the driveway but get spooked going out early in the morning w. 3 little ones because of the wooded area behind our house. I'm always afraid someone is hiding back there even when they aren't. Guess could say I'm easily paranoid. So I parked the van out front where there is bumper to bumper parking. Hopefully won't get parked in. Let me know on your thoughts. Thanks!!!

  • jgauvin Mar 13, 2009

    I'm gonna let it go. Hopefully it'll be OK and won't go off. We've only had one problem with it so far since buying it last week. For some reason we couldn't get it to unlock when using the remote and had an insistence where the passenger sliding door almost shut on our 3 year old. Luckily she was able to get in the van before it shut so she didn't get hurt. That kinda worries me and am hoping once we get comfortable having the new van, we will be able to prevent it from doing that again. We got it mainly because everyone said it was one of the safest vans out there. So hopefully it won't let us down.

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My van has a safty feature (i think all of them do) when the door closes if something is in the way it will reopen i hut my arm in the door to make sure it worked and it did squeeze a bit but nothing major good luck

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You are correct in what you posted. Double beep is telling you that it is locked and security is set...touch it or mess with your van and the alarm goes off. One push and the van is locked but no alarm. GOOD GUESS!!

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    Greg Bernett Mar 13, 2009

    It wouldn't cause any problems....no battery drain or anything. I would set it on security.

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