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why press lock twice?

I'm reading the manual for the 2017 EX-L RES I picked up today and I can't seem to figure one thing out. Why would one have to press LOCK on their fob twice when according to the manual the factory alarm gets set with the first push of the LOCK button. See screen capture below.
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I'm reading the manual for the 2017 EX-L RES I picked up today and I can't seem to figure one thing out. Why would one have to press LOCK on their fob twice when according to the manual the factory alarm gets set with the first push of the LOCK button. See screen capture below.
Read the manual. Second press confirms security system is set. No need to press twice.

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Read the manual. Second press confirms security system is set. No need to press twice.
I did read the manual I just don't see the logic to it....why would you need to confirm it (by pressing twice)? Pressing it once makes an audible beep and confirms that the alarm has been activated. What does the second button push do that the first button push didn't already do?
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Make a sound. Ever had those times when you second guessed yourself if you've locked your car?

*Beep*.

I thought I did.


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First press does more that set the security system. It also locks all the doors. Just like if you set up to auto-lock, you get one beep when you close the door and after you are about 6-8 feet away you get a second beep. You don't need to press a second time if it bothers you.

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You don't need to press a second time if it bothers you.
Doesn't bother me at all, was just trying to figure out why it's even mentioned in the manual.
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It's a great tool to find your car in a crowded NFL stadium or mall.
Also fun to scare the kids as they cross in front of the car.
But why mention it? Perhaps they wanted people to know what the beep means.

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I don't use the "walk-away auto lock" feature, but I also don't use the fob button to lock the car anymore. I push the button on the door handle once, and it cheerfully beeps to let me know it got the message. On our older Honda/Acuras I usually push the fob button twice to get the beep. I like validation. It makes me feel special.

But seriously, if for some reason it can't lock the doors, for instance if a door or hatch isn't fully closed, it won't beep. That is useful.
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I did read the manual I just don't see the logic to it....why would you need to confirm it (by pressing twice)? Pressing it once makes an audible beep and confirms that the alarm has been activated. What does the second button push do that the first button push didn't already do?
My 2016 seems to work differently from yours. The first press simply locks the doors and flashes lights; no beep. I always hit the button at least twice so i can audibly here the beep. To me, that confirms that it is set (even though it's set with the first push).

Everyone has their own "rituals". For me, two clicks with a beep works. For you, it might just be the one push. Either case, not the end of the world what option to choose as long as the Pilot locks as expected.
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My 2016 seems to work differently from yours. The first press simply locks the doors and flashes lights; no beep. I always hit the button at least twice so i can audibly here the beep. To me, that confirms that it is set (even though it's set with the first push).

Everyone has their own "rituals". For me, two clicks with a beep works. For you, it might just be the one push. Either case, not the end of the world what option to choose as long as the Pilot locks as expected.
Mine works the same way too. No beep on the first press, doors lock and a light flash. 2nd press of the button produces the same plus an audible beep.
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I just realized that mine does not beep on the first push either so I can see now why it makes sense to press it twice. I actually found this morning that it's just easier to push the lock button on the door handle since it's the equivalent of pushing the remote's button twice.
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I did read the manual I just don't see the logic to it....why would you need to confirm it (by pressing twice)? Pressing it once makes an audible beep and confirms that the alarm has been activated. What does the second button push do that the first button push didn't already do?

You're really overthinking this.

Audio feedback of the alarm set (provided its set up that way in your custom settings via touchscreen.). If you don't need to verify, don't push twice.

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I did read the manual I just don't see the logic to it....why would you need to confirm it (by pressing twice)? Pressing it once makes an audible beep and confirms that the alarm has been activated. What does the second button push do that the first button push didn't already do?
Some people may not like to have it beep at him. If you do, press it one more time.

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