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The car has keyless entry.

Sometimes I want to pop something in the car but my wife has the keyless fob (spare at home). So I make use of the coded entry using the tailgate button. A great help.

However, how do I then lock the car without the fob? Tried everything (or hopefully quite everything!). The nearest I've got is to do each door separately using internal locker and holding handle while closing. But that leave the tailgate unlocked.

Surely there is a way?
 

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Have you tried the look button on the driver's door panel? I just used the pin code to unlock, used the driver's door panel unlock, all doors open, then press the driver's door panel lock button and all doors are locked.
 

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@gumbobtr Unlocked using Pin. Then tried locking using the drivers door (IE. Move inside lock to locked then close door while holding handle. Drivers door locks but no others. Getting so frustrating; had to leave car unlocked in Supermarket carpark this morning.

Seems a bit of a design issue; why would you have a way of doing keyless unlock but then not be able to lock the car again?
 

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What about pushing the lock button on the tailgate? That is supposed to lower gate and lock all doors.
 

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OK, solved! Thanks to the sales manager, Senior Hua, at the Subaru dealership here (Bartons Subaru - yep, giving them a plug as they did solve it!) in Brisbane.

So. Unlock the car using the Pin Code.

Do whatever - In my case put shoppping in the car.

Then, sit in the front Passenger seat with all doors & tailgate closed.
Use the 'Lock all' button on drivers door to lock all.
Unlock just the passenger door and get out.
Using the inside passenger door leaver lock the passenger door.
Close passenger door with handle pulled.

Hey presto car locked!!

However... Mirrors wont have automatically pulled in as the locking will have been semi-manual rather than automatic. If you really want mirrors to retract, unlock using the pin-code again then and just leave the car WITHOUT opening any dorrs/tailgate. After 30 seconds car will auto lock and mirrors retract.

Yee har! :)
 

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They also get side and front cameras ...


but for the door all i have to do is press lock button on the door and close the door
Yes, I think the cameras would be cool to have.

But to the OP I am not sure why it is not working. Just so I can sleep tonight I tried this again. I disabled my FOB which if done near the vehicle locks all doors. Then used the pin code which for me unlocks only the driver door. I then push the black unlock in the arm rest and all doors unlock and can be opened including the lift gate. The lock and close button on the left gate does not function and I assume this is because the FOB (being disabled) is not near vehicle. I then press the black lock button on the arm rest of the drivers door and all doors lock including the lift gate and the alarm is turned on. This is how it functions on my US spec Touring trim.
 

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Wow - no retractable mirrors!!??! How can you live without retractable mirrors! :-D

Chuckle. To be honest I think they are more a gimmick than anything more. The idea is great - protect yer mirrors from someone walking/driving/cycling/etc past and knocking them. However, as they are so thick (probably the adjustment machinery) when they have retracted (IE. Just turned inwards) they in reality have only retracted about 20-30mm (an inch?).

The front/side cameras ARE quite cool. I was a bit sceptical to begin with as I have a full set of eyes and can see but they are useful when parking to see how close to kerb and/or vehicle in front.

Why don't 2019 Foresters have these? Cost-saving or a US legal thing?
 
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