How to enable or disable Auto Locks on Ford F-150

Why do my doors lock when I start driving? Why do all the doors unlock when I open my door? Your car has a few features that automatically lock or unlock all of your doors.

Autolock will lock all of your doors when your vehicle is moving and reaches a preset speed, and Auto Unlock will unlock all of the doors when the car is turned off and the driver’s door is opened.


Don’t worry. If you’d rather choose when to lock or unlock your doors, you can turn off either or both features at any time.

  1. First, you’ll need to access programming mode. Turn the car on, press the car unlock button three times.
  2. Turn the car off, press the unlock button three more times and turn the car on again. You’ll hear a chirp to let you know you’ve entered the programming mode.
  3. To turn Auto Lock on or off, press the door unlock button, then the door lock button. The horn will chirp once if Autolock was turned off. Or twice, (one short chirp, and one long chirp) if Autolock was turned on.
  4. To turn Auto Unlock on or off, follow the steps to enter the programming mode. Then press the door lock button and then the door unlock button. The horn will chirp once, if Auto Unlock was turned off. Or twice (one short chirp and one long chirp), if Auto Unlock was turned on.

Instrument Cluster Method

The more easy way to enable or disable auto locks is from the F-150’s instrument cluster menu.

  1. Using steering arrow buttons, go to “Settings”.
  2. Then go to “Advanced Settings”.
  3. Next select “Vehicle”.
  4. On next screen select “Locks”.
  5. Finally you will be presented with “Autolock” and “Autounlock” options with check boxes. A ticked checkbox means the feature is enabled, and an empty box means the option is disabled.
  6. Use steering arrow controls to make your choice.
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Wesarc
Wesarc
8 days ago

Have you tried this on a f150??

Mathew
Mathew
8 days ago
Reply to  Wesarc

Don’t if the method on this article works, but you can always enable or disable auto locks in the instrument cluster menu. Go to Settings > Advanced Settings > Vehicle > Locks.

Wesarc
Wesarc
7 days ago
Reply to  Mathew

It doesn’t give option anymore to disable auto locks … only option is Auto Unlock …
When u step out of truck to go to endgate to get something of truck box (with truck running) it’s locked , even if Auto Unlock is enabled …
Very Annoying!!!

Mathew
Mathew
7 days ago
Reply to  Wesarc

That’s weird. Do you have a newer truck? Maybe they removed this option.

Jameson Fitzpatrick
Jameson Fitzpatrick
7 days ago
Reply to  Wesarc

I have 2019 King Ranch and I am facing the same problem. Have searched everywhere but can’t find a solution. It seems Ford removed the option to disable auto locks from 2019 onwards, as I have seen this option in older models. This and the auto start-stop are the most annoying features on F-150.

Wesarc
Wesarc
7 days ago

This is suppose to Be a work truck , not a city/ street fiddlings around truck … wish they come out with farmer / rancher / construction model !!!

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 day ago

I have a 2020 F150 sold in Canada. I tried to follow your tips but i can’t get the car to chirp only once. It doesn’t matter how i do it the horn chirp twice. I have a Lariat package and i don’t have the choice of auto lock in the menu. My menu only have the auto unlock with checkbox not auto lock.
Any ideas?