How To Program The Honda Accord’s Customizable Door Locks

June 15th, 2012 by

The door locks on the 2005 to 2012 Honda Accord are customizable to lock and unlock automatically based on the drivers preference. 2012 Honda Accord locks are pre-set from the factory to lock when your vehicle reaches about 9 – 10 mph. and unlock just the driver’s door when shifting the vehicle into Park (P). You can personalize these settings by programing how and when the vehicle doors automatically lock and unlock. Watch the video:

Programming The Auto Door Unlock Settings
To program all doors to unlock when you shift to Park:

Close all doors, Shift into Park (P)
Turn the ignition switch to ON (II)
Press and hold the unlock side of the master lock switch for about 10 seconds. In that time, you will hear three clicks.
Within 5 seconds, turn the ignition switch to LOCK (0)
Programmable Auto Door Lock/Unlock Settings
Below are the different programmable options you can choose. Download this handy reference guide on programing your Accord door locks: Programing 2012 Honda Accord Door Locks

You can also find complete instructions in the 2012 Honda Accord Owners Manual starting on page 83.

Auto Door Lock:
Select when the doors automatically lock.

Shift from “P”: All doors lock when the shift lever is moved out of Park (P).
With vehicle speed: All doors lock when the vehicle speed reaches about 10 mph.
Auto Lock Off: Auto door lock functions are deactivated and locks will work manually.
Auto Door Unlock:
Select when the doors automatically unlock.

Shift to “P” Driver Door: Driver’s door unlocks when the shift lever is moved to Park (P) (default for A/T only).
Shift to “P” All Doors: All doors unlock when the shift lever is moved to Park (P).
Ignition Off Drivers Door: Driver’s door unlocks when you turn the ignition OFF.
Ignition Off All Doors: All doors unlock when the ignition switch is turned off.
Auto UnLock Off: Auto door unlock function is deactivated and you will work the locks manually.
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