How to disable auto re-lock (or extend time) after unlocking car with key fob?

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Hello all,

I've got a 2014 VW TDI Sportwagen. Whenever I unlock the car with the key fob (remote button), it will only stay unlocked for about 30 seconds, before the car automatically relocks all the doors again. This tends to be inconvenient and/or annoying for me at times, and I would like to disable this "auto re-lock" function, if possible. Or if it can't be shut off, at least extend the amount of time the car stays unlocked before it automatically re-locks itself.

I've done some searching on this, but so far have not found any definitive content or answers. So does anybody here know if such a thing is possible w/ these cars (i.e. to disable, and/or extend time before, car automatically relocks the doors), and if so, how to do it? Thanks!
 
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We're gonna need to see a full unedited VCDS Auto-Scan of your Sportwagen to see if there is a way to disable/delay autolock.

BTW what I've learnt to do in 20+ years of VAG ownership is just to open and close a door to prevent the autolock happening.
 
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Here's my scan:

Code:
Sunday,22,November,2020,16:55:15:62701
VCDS -- Windows Based VAG/VAS Emulator Running on Windows 10 x64
VCDS Version: 20.4.2.0 (x64)  HEX-V2 CB: 0.4513.4
Data version: 20200730 DS317.0
www.Ross-Tech.com


VIN: 3VWML7AJ6EM601018   License Plate:


Chassis Type: AJ-VW36 (7N0)
Scan: 01 03 08 09 15 16 17 19 1C 25 2E 42 44 46 52 56 62 72 77

VIN: 3VWML7AJ6EM601018   Mileage: 46110km-28651miles

01-Engine -- Status: OK 0000
03-ABS Brakes -- Status: OK 0000
04-Steering Angle -- Status: OK 0000
08-Auto HVAC -- Status: Malfunction 0010
09-Cent. Elect. -- Status: OK 0000
15-Airbags -- Status: OK 0000
16-Steering wheel -- Status: OK 0000
17-Instruments -- Status: OK 0000
19-CAN Gateway -- Status: OK 0000
1C-Position Sensing -- Status: OK 0000
25-Immobilizer -- Status: OK 0000
2E-Media Player 3 -- Status: OK 0000
42-Door Elect, Driver -- Status: OK 0000
44-Steering Assist -- Status: OK 0000
46-Central Conv. -- Status: OK 0000
52-Door Elect, Pass. -- Status: Malfunction 0010
56-Radio -- Status: OK 0000
62-Door, Rear Left -- Status: OK 0000
72-Door, Rear Right -- Status: OK 0000
77-Telephone -- Status: OK 0000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Address 01: Engine (CJA)       Labels: 03L-906-022-CBE.clb
   Part No SW: 03L 997 030 D    HW: 03L 907 309 AA
   Component: R4 2.0l TDI G000SG  9983
   Revision: 12H16---    Serial number:          
   Coding: 0050072
   Shop #: WSC 43579 002 1048576
   VCID: 2F3B18F7EB1202A3FB9-807A

No fault code found.
Readiness: 0 0 0 0 0

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Address 03: ABS Brakes (J104)       Labels:. 1K0-907-379-60EC1F.clb
   Part No SW: 1K0 907 379 BL    HW: 1K0 907 379 BL
   Component: ESP MK60EC1   H31 0152
   Revision: 00H31001
   Coding: 114B600C492200FB880B06E592210042B70000
   Shop #: WSC 00066 000 00000
   VCID: 7DA7F2BF7DFE2033395-8028

No fault code found.

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Address 08: Auto HVAC (J301)       Labels:| 3C8-907-336.clb
   Part No SW: 7N0 907 426 BH    HW: 7N0 907 426 BH
   Component: AC Manuell    H20 0505
   Revision: 00001019
   Coding: 0010002002
   Shop #: WSC 00066 000 00119
   ASAM Dataset: EV_ACManueBHBVW36X A01010
   ROD: EV_ACManueBHBVW36X_VW36.rod
   VCID: 7BA3FCA7636A2E03071-802E

1 Fault Found:
10489856 - No Basic Setting
          B2010 00 [009] - -
          [Grundeinstellung - nicht durchgeführt]
          Confirmed - Tested Since Memory Clear
             Freeze Frame:
                    Fault Status: 00000001
                    Fault Priority: 6
                    Fault Frequency: 1
                    Reset counter: 240


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Address 09: Cent. Elect. (J519)       Labels:. 1K0-937-08x-09.clb
   Part No SW: 5K0 937 084 N    HW: 5K0 937 084 L
   Component: BCM PQ35 B    122 1184
   Revision: BG122001
   Coding: AF380E1A802F3EC4008800C17000004449000086535D0520648020200040
   Shop #: WSC 43579 002 1048576
   VCID: 3D2732BF3D7EE033795-8068

   Subsystem 1 - Part No: 5K1 955 119   Labels: 1KX-955-119.CLB
   Component: Wischer 29061  26  0512
   Coding: 009795

No fault code found.

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Address 15: Airbags (J234)       Labels:| 5K0-959-655.clb
   Part No SW: 5C0 959 655 M    HW: 5C0 959 655 M
   Component: AirbagVW10G   014 0726
   Serial number: 003L4R022NTP
   Coding: 00004E42
   Shop #: WSC 00066 000 00000
   ASAM Dataset: EV_AirbaVW10SMEVW360 001026
   ROD: EV_AirbaVW10SMEVW360.rod
   VCID: 3C213FBB26E4E93B4EB-8068

   Seat occupied recognition:
   Subsystem 1 - Part No SW: 1KM 959 339 B    HW: 1KM 959 339 B
   Component: BF-Gewichtss.  006 0001
   Serial number: ---0000R--00008M7300

   Crash sensor for side airbag: driver side:
   Subsystem 2 - Part No SW: 1KM 955 557     HW: 1KM 955 557
   Component: S.Sens.Fahr.V  H02 ----
   Serial number: 3572MSME680F427AZZZ2

   Crash sensor for side airbag: front passenger side:
   Subsystem 3 - Part No SW: 1KM 955 557     HW: 1KM 955 557
   Component: S.Sens.Beif.V  H02 ----
   Serial number: 3582MSME7406767AZZZ+

   Crash sensor for side airbag: rear: driver side:
   Component: S.Sens.Fahr.H  --- ----
   Serial number: 3511HSME180B4B2FZZZX

   Crash sensor for side airbag: rear: passenger side:
   Component: S.Sens.Beif.H  --- ----
   Serial number: 3521HSME5E024B2FZZZZ

   Crash sensor for front airbag: driver side:
   Component: F.Sens.Fahr  --- ----
   Serial number: 35527SME6C195C2FZZZ

   Crash sensor for front airbag: front passenger side:
   Component: F.Sens.Beif  --- ----
   Serial number: 35627SME340F5C2FZZZX

No fault code found.

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Address 16: Steering wheel (J527)       Labels:| 5K0-953-569.clb
   Part No SW: 5K0 953 507 BC    HW: 5K0 953 549 E
   Component: Lenks.Modul   008 0090
   Revision: --------    Serial number:  90440MF700020
   Coding: 108A140000
   Shop #: WSC 00066 000 00185
   ASAM Dataset: EV_SMLSNGKUDS A05001
   ROD: EV_SMLSNGKUDS_A05.rod
   VCID: 72BDD18334206F4B547-8026

   Multifunction steering wheel control module:
   Subsystem 1 - Part No SW: 5K0 959 542 C    HW: 5K0 959 542 C  Labels: 3C8-959-537.CLB
   Component: E221__MFL-TAS  H31 0037
   Serial number: 0282107 FLE 20130521
   Coding: 820000

No fault code found.

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Address 17: Instruments (J285)       Labels:| 5K0-920-xxx-17.clb-SRI1
   Part No SW: 5K0 920 973 G    HW: 5K0 920 973 G
   Component: KOMBI         H04 0811
   Serial number: 00000000000000
   Coding: 270F01
   Shop #: WSC 00066 000 00119
   ASAM Dataset: EV_Kombi_UDS_VDD_RM09 A04721
   ROD: EV_Kombi_UDS_VDD_RM09_004_VW32.rod
   VCID: 35372A9F05CE3873B15-8060

No fault code found.

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Address 19: CAN Gateway (J533)       Labels:. 7N0-907-530-V2.clb
   Part No SW: 7N0 907 530 AK    HW: 7N0 907 530 AK
   Component: J533  Gateway H57 1642
   Revision:   H57       Serial number: 30061303000215
   Coding: 352002
   Shop #: WSC 00066 000 00000
   VCID: 79AFE6AF69D61C1315D-802C

No fault code found.

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Address 1C: Position Sensing        Labels: 1Kx-919-xxx-1C.lbl
   Part No SW: 5N0 919 879     HW: 5N0 919 879
   Component: Kompass         002 0002
   Revision: 00002000    Serial number: 1225223RNH5M07
   Coding: 0000002
   Shop #: WSC 00066 000 00000
   VCID: 7EA5F5B37CF83B2B20F-802A

No fault code found.

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Address 25: Immobilizer (J334)       Labels:| 5K0-920-xxx-25.clb
   Part No SW: 5K0 953 234     HW: 5K0 953 234
   Component: IMMO          H04 0811
   Serial number:          
   Coding: 000000
   Shop #: WSC 00000 000 00000
   ASAM Dataset: EV_Immo_UDS_VDD_RM09 A03710
   ROD: EV_Immo_UDS_VDD_RM09_VW31.rod
   VCID: 6A8DC9E31CF0A78BEC7-803E

No fault code found.

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Address 2E: Media Player 3
Cannot be reached

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Address 42: Door Elect, Driver (J386)       Labels:| 3C0-959-70X-GEN4.clb
   Part No SW: 561 959 701     HW: 3C0 959 793 B
   Component: TUER-SG FT    002 0501
   Revision: 13110009    Serial number: 0007003657
   Coding: 0004B5
   Shop #: WSC 01383 790 50316
   ASAM Dataset: EV_TSGFPQ35BRFVW46X A04001
   ROD: EV_TSGFPQ35BRFVW46X_VW36.rod
   VCID: 5BE39C27C3AACE03671-800E

   Slave Driver:
   Subsystem 1 - Part No SW: 3C0 959 703 C    HW: 3C0 959 795 D  Labels: 1K0-959-70X-GEN4.CLB
   Component: J388__TSG-HL  009 1509
   Serial number: 00000007951260 
   Coding: 000490

No fault code found.

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Address 44: Steering Assist        Labels: 1K0-909-14x-GEN3.clb
   Part No: 1K0 909 144 P
   Component: EPS_ZFLS Kl. 70     3305
   Revision: 00H22000
   Shop #: WSC 02069 000 90108
   VCID: 372B20971342CA63A39-8062

No fault code found.

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Address 52: Door Elect, Pass. (J387)       Labels:| 3C0-959-70X-GEN4.clb
   Part No SW: 561 959 702     HW: 3C0 959 792 B
   Component: TUER-SG BT    002 0501
   Revision: 15110009    Serial number: 0006997694
   Coding: 0004B4
   Shop #: WSC 01383 790 50316
   ASAM Dataset: EV_TSGBPQ35BRFVW46X A04001
   ROD: EV_TSGBPQ35BRFVW46X_VW36.rod
   VCID: 5CE19F3BC6A4C93B6EB-8008

   Slave Passenger:
   Subsystem 1 - Part No SW: 3C0 959 704 C    HW: 3C0 959 794 D  Labels: 1K0-959-70X-GEN4.CLB
   Component: J389__TSG-HR  009 1509
   Serial number: 00000007819395 
   Coding: 000490

1 Fault Found:
131072 - Rear Door Control Module
          B11ED 04 [009] - Internal System Fault
          Confirmed - Tested Since Memory Clear
             Freeze Frame:
                    Fault Status: 00000001
                    Fault Priority: 4
                    Fault Frequency: 1
                    Mileage: 11196 km
                    Date: 2016.05.21
                    Time: 12:40:09


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Address 56: Radio (J503)       Labels:. 5M0-035-1xx-56.clb
   Part No SW: 1K0 035 188 F    HW: 1K0 035 188 F
   Component: Radio Prem-8  H05 0008
   Revision: -----09S    Serial number: VWZ4Z7N3474736
   Coding: 01000440040007
   Shop #: WSC 00066 000 00000
   VCID: 2B030CE7D30A7E83D71-807E

No fault code found.

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Address 77: Telephone (J412)       Labels:| 5N0-035-729.clb
   Part No SW: 5N0 035 729 A    HW: 5N0 035 729 A
   Component: TELEFON       H05 0315
   Revision: 1B001001    Serial number: 00007664871884
   Coding: 0A10030080010110
   Shop #: WSC 01383 790 50316
   ASAM Dataset: EV_UHVUMI 001007
   ROD: EV_UHVUMI.rod
   VCID: 2E0505F3E0980BABF0F-807A

No fault code found.

End----------(Elapsed Time: 01:09, VBatt start/end: 11.9V/12.0V)-----------
Yes, am aware that if you open a car door after unlocking remotely w/ the key fob, it won't relock after that. However, my car is parked in a separated garage, and the keys normally hang inside the house. Sometimes I want to load something in the car for later (or etc. / similar), but am not wanting or needing to take keys along with me. In cases like that, I always have to hustle a bit, before the stupid car can (unnecessarily) automatically re-lock itself.

And really, if I command a car to unlock, I want it to stay unlocked, period -- this is the way all the other cars I have ever owned worked. I find the TDI's auto re-lock function to mainly just serve as a source of annoyance to me...
 
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This has been a recurring theme with VAG cars "forever". I do not think it's possible. If you open a door, the car will not re-lock. The reason the car re-locks after 30 seconds or so if you do not open a door is to keep it from sitting unlocked indefinitely if it is inadvertently unlocked via the remote, for example if you unintentionally press the unlock button when putting the key in your pocket.

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Thank you sir! Bummer that it can't be disabled or modified -- but at least I don't have to keep searching for a non-existent procedure any more.

BTW, I just discovered that my wife's 2020 Nissan Pathfinder does the same thing, albeit it takes about twice as long for the doors to relock on hers (about a minute or so, vs. approx. 30 seconds on the TDI). I guess it's just one of those "blessings/curses" of the ongoing automation in things... :-)
 
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However, my car is parked in a separated garage, and the keys normally hang inside the house.
Is the garage secure enough to just leave the car unlocked with the garage locked?
 
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Is the garage secure enough to just leave the car unlocked with the garage locked?
I basically never lock my cars when they are parked at home, but you must understand ze German mentality: I've had Germans tell me it is illegal to leave a parked car unlocked there. I'm not certain that this is actually true, but if enough people, particularly the guys in the white lab coats who write the specifications for how the cars vill function, believe it....

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Is the garage secure enough to just leave the car unlocked with the garage locked?
Our garage is actually more of a shed (no doors), but it's also in back of the house and a long ways from the street. So yes, we've always felt comfortable leaving car(s) unlocked at times in the garage or on the back patio, at least during the daytime and when we're home. We do always lock them up at in the evenings and/or when we're gone, though, as a matter of routine.

I can certainly understand the automatic re-lock feature being desirable for certain locations and circumstances, but am still a bit surprised that it can't be turned on and off / modified, like a lot of the other safety features available and built in to these cars (e.g. autolock while driving). There are times when it's definitely not needed at all, and then it mainly serves as a source of annoyance, like I noted earlier. One of those odd things you just have to learn to live with in these cars though, I guess. *sigh* :-)
 
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