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I have recently noticed an issue with the proximity keyfob on my 2015 Ram 1500. When I attempt to lock the door from the outside by pressing the little button on the outside door handle, the truck unlocks instead of locks about 1/2 the time. At first I thought it was me but while trying to trouble shoot the problem, I was being extra careful not to place any part of my hand in or around the handle, and just use my extended finger to press the lock button. Has anyone else had this problem? I'm hoping for an easy fix because it's starting to get annoying and my dealer is not convienently close.
 

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I have recently noticed an issue with the proximity keyfob on my 2015 Ram 1500. When I attempt to lock the door from the outside by pressing the little button on the outside door handle, the truck unlocks instead of locks about 1/2 the time.
Does the unlock come along with three horn chirps? If so, the truck thinks the FOB is inside the truck. This happens to me often, I either use the FOB to lock or the inside door lock switch.
 

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Does the unlock come along with three horn chirps? If so, the truck thinks the FOB is inside the truck. This happens to me often, I either use the FOB to lock or the inside door lock switch.
I have it set to turn the lights on and not to chirp when unlocking the doors, and that's exactly what it does half the time when I press the button. It's becoming frustrationg. It chirps once when locking.

I guess I will have to take it to the dealer and have them take a look at it.
 

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Whatever pocket your fob is in turn away from the truck. You should be good. If the truck thinks the fob is in the truck the doors will not lock.
 

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I have this EXACT same issue as well and never thought about turning a way from the door but I did find a sorta kinda work around.

When I get out purposely touch the outside handle once and notice it pulses the unlock and seems to get that one out of the way. Then I push the center button and the door locks. This usually works!

Please let us know if you do take it in what the dealer says. I've tested my passenger side and it does seem to work better like you would expect but one in a blue moon I'll get something out of the passenger side and go to lock it back with the outside button and it does the same thing as the drivers side.
 

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I thought that if you press the lock button on the FOB when you are 5 or more feet away, it would Lock
I may be wrong, neither of my Rams have the Proximity FOB
 

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I have it set to turn the lights on and not to chirp when unlocking the doors, and that's exactly what it does half the time when I press the button. It's becoming frustrationg. It chirps once when locking.

I guess I will have to take it to the dealer and have them take a look at it.
The three horn chips are a notification that isn't user selectable, so the dealer tells me. It notifies the operator that a door lock was requested but the FOB is being detected as being inside the cab. I've never seen this documented, just dealer's word.
 

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This morning when I got to work I turned away from the truck and pressed the button and it seemd to lock immediately instead of the typical unlock noise it usually makes (lights flash, etc). I thought hmmmm this might be it.

Then after lunch I went out to get something out of the truck and did the same thing and NO GO!. Standing arms length away from the truck and my keyfob in the pocket turned furthest from the truck. The second my finger touched the lock button it pulsed its usual "UNLOCK" crap and took a couple presses before it would lock. :i_rolleyes:
 

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I thought that if you press the lock button on the FOB when you are 5 or more feet away, it would Lock
I may be wrong, neither of my Rams have the Proximity FOB
With the keyless entry there is a button on the outside part of the door handle that you can press to lock the truck instead of using the key fob. I use it all the time instead of taking the key fob out of my pocket to lock, but it doesn't always work on the first try.

To the OP; Usually I turn my pocket with the key towards the truck to make it work. I feel like in my case, I need to be close and right in front of the door for it to work. Still it usually takes two tries for me. I don't know if maybe there is a delay from the time you close the door to the point when you can successfully lock the doors with the handle.
 

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In your owners manual

UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
• Passive Entry
This feature allows you to lock and unlock the vehicle’s door(s) without having to push the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter lock or unlock buttons. It automatically unlocks the doors when the outside door handle is grabbed. To make your selection, press the “Passive
Entry” button on the touchscreen and select from “On” or “Off.” Press the back arrow/Done button on the touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
Refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your
Vehicle” for further information.

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)


For vehicles not equipped with a touchscreen radio,
refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/ Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)”
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
• For vehicles equipped with a touchscreen radio, refer
to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument
Panel” for further information.

Who the heck wrote this book
was it a guy with a type writer that has sudden memory lapses & has no knowledge about how to finish a subject
 

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This morning when I got to work I turned away from the truck and pressed the button and it seemd to lock immediately instead of the typical unlock noise it usually makes (lights flash, etc). I thought hmmmm this might be it.

Then after lunch I went out to get something out of the truck and did the same thing and NO GO!. Standing arms length away from the truck and my keyfob in the pocket turned furthest from the truck. The second my finger touched the lock button it pulsed its usual "UNLOCK" crap and took a couple presses before it would lock. :i_rolleyes:


Hahaha!! You just answered your own question.:LOL:
To disable the proximity sensor you need to push the button on the door handle twice (quickly) and this will allow the truck to lock with the FOB in your hand or pocket. But remember if you check to see if the truck is locked and you grab the door handle the truck will unlock and you have to start over. You can also accomplish this with the lock button on this inside of the door by the arm rest. When you exist the truck, push the lock button twice and the truck will lock. This is how I lock my truck because I don't want to announce to everybody that the truck is locked.
If you only push the button (either button) "once" the truck will not lock because the sensor knows the FOB is close by.
Now that you know this DON'T forget and leave the keys inside your truck or guess what???????
 

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When you push the exterior door handle button the first time the truck's horn will beep once and the lights should flash, the second push the truck will not announce anything but I can hear the tailgate lock and I know that the truck is locked.
This is what works for me so don't laugh. With the door closed, push the button once, count one-thousand and push the button a second time.
I always use the lock switch button inside the door (pushed twice) when I exist the truck and close the door. Using this method the horn doesn't beep and works better for me when at a campsite and it doesn't annoy the neighbors. The outside button maybe more sensitive and alittle harder to use but I have done it a couple of times and it has always worked.
 

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When you push the exterior door handle button the first time the truck's horn will beep once and the lights should flash, the second push the truck will not announce anything but I can hear the tailgate lock and I know that the truck is locked.
This is what works for me so don't laugh. With the door closed, push the button once, count one-thousand and push the button a second time.
I always use the lock switch button inside the door (pushed twice) when I exist the truck and close the door. Using this method the horn doesn't beep and works better for me when at a campsite and it doesn't annoy the neighbors. The outside button maybe more sensitive and alittle harder to use but I have done it a couple of times and it has always worked.
There is a way to disable the horn from chirping when locking the truck. I set mine to off as soon as I got the truck home from the dealer. Don't remember the exact steps but I believe there is an option in the settings, through the display, to disable the chirp. Every car I've owned has had a way to disable the lock chirp, either through settings or performing some procedure of steps to disable it. Much like disabling the "seatbelt not buckled chime", I find it to be a must do on my cars and trucks. And just for the record, before the bashers come out, I do drive with my seatbelt on.
 

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There is a way to disable the horn from chirping when locking the truck. I set mine to off as soon as I got the truck home from the dealer. Don't remember the exact steps but I believe there is an option in the settings, through the display, to disable the chirp. Every car I've owned has had a way to disable the lock chirp, either through settings or performing some procedure of steps to disable it. Much like disabling the "seatbelt not buckled chime", I find it to be a must do on my cars and trucks. And just for the record, before the bashers come out, I do drive with my seatbelt on.
Yep there is. In the Settings if you have Uconnect. I turned mine off because of the countless times I've had and still have to push the darn lock nipple on the outside handle more than once. I'd rather not hear the horn beep.
 

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Reviving an old thread.... I have the same issue and the dealer is struggling to fix it... They changed the door handle and the BCM.... Still the same problem.

Did anyone manage to get this fixed?
 

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Reviving an old thread.... I have the same issue and the dealer is struggling to fix it... They changed the door handle and the BCM.... Still the same problem.

Did anyone manage to get this fixed?
Hello Detox,

Do you need us to get this escalated to a Case Specialist while you work with the dealer. We're available via direct message and will need your VIN to get started.

Jasmine
Ram Social Care Specialist
 
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