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post #1 of 24 Old 12-16-2015, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Strange button on the hatch door

I was asked by a friend a question that I am not able to answer about the CX3.

On the bottom edge of the hatch door, there is a black rectangular button that looks like it should close the door automatically if I press it. However all it does is make a series of beep and does nothing. Does anyone have a clue as to what it is?

It would be nice if it did work as a hatch closer.

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It should function as an unlock/release button. Much the same way the button on the door handles unlocks the door.

Try pressing it when the hatch and passenger doors are closed. You'll see how it functions.

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I was baffled by this button too. Thanks for the info..
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It's a nice security feature. If you are unloading items at the back door, there would normally be nothing to stop a dirtbag from opening a side door and helping theirself to your stuff. You can lock all the remaining doors with that button.

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It's a nice security feature. If you are unloading items at the back door, there would normally be nothing to stop a dirtbag from opening a side door and helping theirself to your stuff. You can lock all the remaining doors with that button.
I can see how this would be helpful. But most situations you can walk up to the hatch and with the proximity key just open the back door without unlocking the other 4. I wish it could also unlock the doors if I needed to let someone in.
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Unless you have set walk away locking, you can use the button to lock the doors. You would otherwise have to walk to a front door to lock the car.

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Unless you have set walk away locking, you can use the button to lock the doors. You would otherwise have to walk to a front door to lock the car.
Seriously my favourite feature of the CX3 lol.

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I love it too but I can’t bring myself to not watch the indicators confirm it!!!

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I must hear the "clunk" of the locks actuating as well

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I love it too but I canít bring myself to not watch the indicators confirm it!!!
Now if you had auto folding mirrors you could here them close rather than look at the indicators, plus you can see them from a distance

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