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If it's anything like the Laguna system, then using the lock/unlock buttons on the card will disable the handsfree locking until you next start the engine (so effectively, if you lock with the card, you can only unlock with the card.) As Otto says, you can still stick the card in the slot if you want to.
The handsfree system does have its irritations, most of which revolve around how the system behaves if your passenger happens to have their card with them too. The silly little ritual of having to make sure that the passenger stands well back from the car while the driver approaches to unlock it can be irritating, but it's necessary if you want the seat and mirror memories to select the correct positions for the driver. Once you're in the car, it often starts off the wrong keycard too. That's not so much of an irritation, but it can mean it decides to stick the radio on when you had been listening to a CD and leaves you with the passenger's favoured climate settings instead of your own.
If you really hate it, then the dealer may well be able to disable it with the Clip computer. It'd probably hurt the re-sale value of the car though (unless you paid to got it re-enabled) so I'd be inclined to just take the bad with the good and learn to live with it
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2010 Laguna III Initiale.
Last edited by Horatio; 24th June 2007 at 09:18 AM.