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Help, I Can't Lock my Driver's Door from the door-lock switch on that door. It will lock from the remote and from the other door. Any ideas? I'm sure its a "convenience" setting I've screwed up.

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Yes, thats exactly what I'm trying to do. So, if I want to lock my car when I get out of it, I have to do it from the remote??? That seems a little silly. I can't lock my own car as I'm getting out? Hmm? Any option for changing this? What if my remote dies suddenly? ...I just can' t lock my Drivers side door?
 

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Seriously; how much sense does this make. Don't get me wrong, I love my GTI, but how much sense does it make that my passenger can lock us both out of my car as he/she gets out, but I can't, as the driver, lock my own car as I'm exiting? Hmm. Oh well.
 

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GTfly said:
well its better then locking yer keys in the ignition by accident.
...something I haven't done since I was 16. ...even without this crazy feature.

However, the passenger can still lock me out of my own car. This is what I don't understand. When my passenger gets out, he/she can hit the lock button and lock us both out.
 

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Thalo said:
I've been driving VWs and Audis all my life and they've always had something preventing you from locking the drivers side door while open (even my '88 Jetta just wouldn't let you push the knob down). To me it makes no sense that some car manufacturers still make cars that allow you to lock yourself out. It just becomes routine to exit vehicle, close door and hit remote lock while walking away (to reassuring beep of horn).
This is what I don't understand though. If the goal is to prevent getting locked out of your car, then why have the passenger side doorlock functional? If the passenger 'accidently' hits the lock button on her/his door, then all the doors lock right? Why give the passenger this control but deny the driver of the car this control?
 
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