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Old 01-06-2005, 09:11 AM   #1
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Or is it just Nissan. When I was cleaning my moms car, I found that the passenger side door doesnt have a key thingy. Only the driver side. My aunt has a 2003 as well and she has it on both sides. What gives with the one key entry?
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I bet there'* a trick to open all doors from one side. Many cars do this, some Vdubs can open windows.
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Another example of technology run amok. Give me a break...
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I'm not sure if I like it, but the new cadillacs (and probably other luxury cars) don't even make you take your keys out of your pocket. They feel you coming. Walk to the door, it unlocks. Walk to the trunk, it opens. Sit down in the driver'* seat, and you don't need the key to start it. Just turn the "thingy"

Actually, my son'* 88 Taurus has that last feature, but I don't think it'* intentional....
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Most GM cars from 2002+ dont have keyholes on the passenger side, but soon the cars will recognize our fingertips or pocket sized cards that will activate the unlock sequences and ignition.
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Give me a good, old-fashioned key lock any day. Come on, has our society become so lazy we can't even pull our freaking keys out of our pocket to start the car??? Although that feature is cool, it will be quite the opposite when it eventually break, you can't open the door, and GM charges a kidney to replace it from an only-from-GM part.

Call me an old curmedgeon wannabe, but I remember when we used to have keys, and we'd use these keys to... aww helI, I'll shut up already...
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Techology...just like sex, sells...it always will, however a traditional key hole access on the driver side will always be found until a failsafe is developped.
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McLaren/Mercedes SLR there'* a place to touch on the shifter once you're in the car.

The Caddy'* and C6 Corvette don't have anything to turn, you get in, the car recognizes that the key fob is in the vehicle. Then you can push the Engine start button. The same piece also has and engine off , and acc place.

http://www.cadillac.com/cadillacjsp/...Personal&year=
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I love the Driver Recogntion system on the new Mercedes *-Class, similar to the SLR as long as you have the card on your person, the doors open, lights come on, and the engine start is on the top of the gear shifter....now thats cool!
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I'm not liking the new technology either. It'* just something else that is going to go wrong and keep the car from working like it should eventually. (Maybe I just feel that way because of all the problem i've had with the Pass Key II system though. ) Don't Most SSE Bonnevilles even as low as 92 unlock all the doors if you hold the key in the unlocked position for more than a second? (on either door.) I know our 95 SSE had it, and my Riv has it, and both of our 00'*.
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