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Is there any way to lower the volume of the horn when locking the car....? I twice gave my wife a heart attack locking the car up as she walked in front of it.....Its super louder than any car Ive owned with this feature.
 

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Is there any way to lower the volume of the horn when locking the car....? I twice gave my wife a heart attack locking the car up as she walked in front of it.....Its super louder than any car Ive owned with this feature.
It should be switchable thru the Body Control Module but only accessible thru a programming scan tool at the dealer. Only problem is that it would be either on or off.
I don't imagine he'll charge for that since it should be a customer choice.

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Is there any way to lower the volume of the horn when locking the car....? I twice gave my wife a heart attack locking the car up as she walked in front of it.....Its super louder than any car Ive owned with this feature.
Why don't you wait till she is not in front of the car. I like the loud Horn cause when I do use the horn I want the A-hole I honking at to hear me :D
 

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Why don't you wait till she is not in front of the car. I like the loud Horn cause when I do use the horn I want the A-hole I honking at to hear me :D
Pretty sure he'll have to just turn off the horn that confirms locking the car (and rely on just the lights flashing).

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I've heard that locking the doors manually (by pushing the button on the inside of the door) can be safer since you don't transmit the locking code and it can't be intercepted and used to open your doors without sounding alarm. Just another thought regarding security.
 

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I've heard that locking the doors manually (by pushing the button on the inside of the door) can be safer since you don't transmit the locking code and it can't be intercepted and used to open your doors without sounding alarm. Just another thought regarding security.
I don't know about the locking code being intercepted etc....but I'd mention that I'm trying to break my habit of locking the doors in this way as I locked my keys in the car the other day....You know that sinking feeling when you just realize that the keys are on the driver's seat as the door clicks shut?....I've since been trying to make it a habit to use the remote lock to avoid this again.
 

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I don't know about the locking code being intercepted etc....but I'd mention that I'm trying to break my habit of locking the doors in this way as I locked my keys in the car the other day....You know that sinking feeling when you just realize that the keys are on the driver's seat as the door clicks shut?....I've since been trying to make it a habit to use the remote lock to avoid this again.
On my CT I'm unable to lock the keys in the car: It won't allow the doors to be locked while the keys are in the ignition.
It may be a different story if they're on the seat.;)

Someone mentioned that clicking the lock button on the fob locks the doors but doesn't toot the horn. One has to click twice to toot the horn.

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Yeah I was grabbing some books and papers and they dropped onto the seat...

Yeah it happens to the best of us but if you make a habit of always locking the car with the fob then you can't lock the keys in there.

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reviving this tread, because I also feel the horn sound is a bit loud. I caught people giving me dirty looks when double click the remote. I like the fact there's horn sound acting as a feedback saying "master, the door is locked", however I like the confirmation to be said in a softer tone.

My question is - there seems to be two speakers(horn) fright in front of the radiator. Can I muffle one or both with tapes, bags, or something to make it quieter? Do you guys think that might damage the horn?

any comments will be greatly appreciated!
 

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reviving this tread, because I also feel the horn sound is a bit loud. I caught people giving me dirty looks when double click the remote. I like the fact there's horn sound acting as a feedback saying "master, the door is locked", however I like the confirmation to be said in a softer tone.

My question is - there seems to be two speakers(horn) fright in front of the radiator. Can I muffle one or both with tapes, bags, or something to make it quieter? Do you guys think that might damage the horn?

any comments will be greatly appreciated!
I doubt it would damage the horn, but it would also make the horn ineffective when you really needed it to warn or alert another driver that is about to plow right into you...
 

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Just press the lock button on the key fob once, then it won't chirp the horn. You can actually "hear" the doors lock mechanism working. That should quiet things down and still arm and lock the vehicle. (Still better than that annoying Toyota/Lexus high pitch chirp that I can hear halfway across the parking lot)

What I like to do is press the lock button on the inside of the door as I am getting out and then putting the keys my pocket. Yes...There is a slight risk on locking myself out if I forget to take the keys with me, but so is the risk on someone scanning the code on my keyfob, which is supposely hackable. When you get back into you car, use the keyhole on the drivers door to get in. Do this especially if you are in shady areas of town or public parking garages. There is a new crime I spotted that caught my eye below.


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http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/7_on_your_side&id=9079852
 

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I have a "Karr" security system enhancement that apparently the dealer I bought from installs on all their inventory. It adds motion/impact detection to the OEM system and comes with some guarantee on vehicle recover/reimbursement, not that it is worth the paper it is written on. But the price was right, no additional charge by the dealer.

When arming my alarm all I hear is a noticeable but not loud chirp from the rear of the car, nothing involving the car horn.

I'm not sure if this is due to the Karr system or is the way the '13 Crosstour is set up now, but I like it better than the way my '03 Accord OEM system works with sounding the horn if you press the lock button twice...
 

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I want to +1 pushing the lock button just once.

1st push = locks all the doors
2nd push = audibly confirms the doors are locked with the horn.

I've only ever pushed the lock a second time as I'm walking away from the car in a large lot and can't remember if I actually locked it or not.
 
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