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Title: Should the central locking activate when moving?
Post by: owen1 on March 15, 2015, 09:35:54 PM
Hi
I have looked through the handbook but I can find no reference to whether the central locking should activate when you start moving.

I have a 2009 Galaxy Zetec

Does anyone know if this is a feature of this model?

Thanks
Owen
Title: Re: Should the central locking activate when moving?
Post by: Chrispb on March 16, 2015, 02:51:14 AM
Hi owen  welcome5
No it doesn't.
But you can do this https://www.fordmpv.com/smf2/mk3-galaxy-reference-library/how-to-open-only-drivers-door-central-locking/
Title: Re: Should the central locking activate when moving?
Post by: insanitybeard on March 16, 2015, 10:01:24 AM
Chris, I've never owned a Mk3 Galaxy (unlike yourself) so I can't speak from experience but I thought some of the newer Fords could be configured for the central locking to automatically activate when in motion as a security feature?
Title: Re: Should the central locking activate when moving?
Post by: Chrispb on March 16, 2015, 10:41:45 AM
Chris, I've never owned a Mk3 Galaxy (unlike yourself) so I can't speak from experience but I thought some of the newer Fords could be configured for the central locking to automatically activate when in motion as a security feature?
Hi Paul
It may well be something that can be configured but not something that can be done by the average DIY'er.
There will be a switch for activating/deactivating this feature, our new Sharan has this but as yet not tried it.
Title: Re: Should the central locking activate when moving?
Post by: insanitybeard on March 16, 2015, 11:44:10 AM
It was a while ago, like you say it possibly was something that had to be done with IDS (and it does ring a
-distant!- bell) as opposed to something the vehicle owner could configure themselves- if the O.P's vehicle is doing this perhaps it had been configured at the request of the previous owner?
Title: Re: Should the central locking activate when moving?
Post by: owen1 on March 16, 2015, 08:13:46 PM
Thank you all who replied

Owen