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I just picked up my CT this week. After driving a G35 for a few years, I've grown accustomed to locking the car from the outside by pressing the button on the driver's door after closing it.

Since the CT has no such button, are there any ways of locking the car that don't require either pressing the door lock button (a little too far away) or using the key fob (annoying to dig for a key I shouldn't need in my hand)?

I dug through the LPS options (http://www.lexus.com/pdf/service/CT200h-with-nav-LPS.pdf) but didn't see anything there either.
 

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I'm confused by the question a bit. You want to lock your door without using the key fob or without using the touch feature on the door handle? If that's what you're asking, I'm pretty sure there are no other possibilities besides that. I recall someone asking if there was a feature that would automatically lock the doors once the key fob is out of range, to which the answer to that was 'no' as well.
 

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I'd like to use the door handle, but I haven't noticed it working that way. Without a button, is there some trick to it that I haven't gotten yet?
 

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Look at your door handle closely -- you'll notice a little dimple towards one end that you can lock the door by touching. Is that what you're looking for?
 

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I think I've tried that already, but will take a closer look when I go for lunch and let you know.
 

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That's how it's done. Touch, hold for a split-sec *locked*. You'll love the car a little more after you've got this trick down.
 

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I think I've tried that already, but will take a closer look when I go for lunch and let you know.
Take a look. It's not a button. There's a sensor built into the top of the door handle toward the front.
 

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Interestingly, while hosing my car yesterday before washing it, the door unlocked/locked from just a little direct spray!
 

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i've grown a habit of locking the door by sliding my fingers over the sensor of the door to lock it as i walk away. works for me.
 

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Mine does that too I guess it completes a circuit or someting? I used to think you had to physically push down on that area to physically engage the locking mechanism but it must be a circuit or incredibly sensitive as it does it when the water trickles down the window onto the door handle when I rinse the roof even. Now I just touch it ever so lightly.
Any electroncis guys care to enlighten us???? :D
 

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I think I've tried that already, but will take a closer look when I go for lunch and let you know.
Did you find it? I can't believe your dealer didn't show you how it works when you bought the car!
 

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Here is how you do it ....

From page 50 of your Lexus CT200h Owner's Manual :rolleyes:

 

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Interestingly, while hosing my car yesterday before washing it, the door unlocked/locked from just a little direct spray!
Keep your key fob 8-10 feet away while washing your car and it won't do that.
 

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Keep your key fob 8-10 feet away while washing your car and it won't do that.
Yea, I figured as much but I wasn't about to go inside to put it away while i was already into it.

My salesman didn't show me either.
 

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It's just an electronic contact sensor. BMW has been using these in their vehicles for a while.
 

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I definitely have become accustomed to the lock feature, but had a strange experience today. Tried to lock by swiping the sensor area and the car started beeping. Did this 2 or 3 times then leaned in and saw the display reading "key detected in vehicle",or something of the sort. Anyone experience this? Not too worried at all opened and closed the door and system back to normal.
 

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The wife and I were trying to figure this put today. For a few weeks we thought the car locked itself! Found the sensor on the door. Awesomeness.
 

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Do you guys have the same problem that the upper sensor doesnt quite work if you touch it right after closing the door. I need to wait for a second or two before touching it.
 

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I definitely have become accustomed to the lock feature, but had a strange experience today. Tried to lock by swiping the sensor area and the car started beeping. Did this 2 or 3 times then leaned in and saw the display reading "key detected in vehicle",or something of the sort. Anyone experience this? Not too worried at all opened and closed the door and system back to normal.
Um....The car does that so you don't lock your keys in the car.
 

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Do you guys have the same problem that the upper sensor doesnt quite work if you touch it right after closing the door. I need to wait for a second or two before touching it.

I usually touch it right after, and there's a 1 second delay before it locks. I think the delay is there because the car is checking to make sure all doors are closed and keys are out of the car.
 
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