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ricebike

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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2011 9:45:27 AM

i have a 1989 nissan 240sx with no remote transmitter, so I open the doors with my key all the time...

BUT,

my newer 2002 quest minivan has a remote & I can't think of when I used the key to the lock cylinders on the front doors or trunk!

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basically, a reminder to lubricate them with graphite lube and "excersise" the lock cylinders with my key this spring... in case the remote's batteries die out
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Corky4043
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 4:03:24 PM

Keys actually fit in door locks?? Remote is soooo much easier!!
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eB40
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 2:43:03 PM

today
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cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2013 8:54:57 AM

Today
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 6:03:58 PM

There's a key?
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eB40
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2013 4:03:26 PM

It's been several years.
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2013 12:39:54 PM

put a little wd40 on it and tried it today.
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Hemond
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 8:35:50 AM

I'm extremely uneasy not even having a key. No way to unlock or lock if key fob fails. I hate this, yet so far so good.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 8:12:07 AM

It has been a long time with my 2003 Honda Accord.....

I always use a key with my wife's 2001 Honda Civic....
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hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 8:10:23 AM

Over a year ago.
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rick_evans
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 7:05:35 AM

The last time I opened the door.
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sandy40
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 6:33:50 AM

about a month ago.
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mnrick041
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 6:17:25 AM

With my own car I never use the key. Some of the vehicles I get at work however either do not have a remote or they do not work.

On some cars you do not even get a key. We have a few Altimas in our fleet that there is no key for.

[Edited by: mnrick041 at 6/16/2013 6:20:01 AM EST]
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DiannaFan
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 12:25:25 AM

About an hour ago. Even if I had the option I would disable it. Too risky.
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beachd8
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2013 10:40:25 PM

My remote died a long time ago. Replacing the battery did not help. Buying a new remote costs more than a monthly car payment. When I lived in icky weather and when I had young children, the remote was worth it. I've been using a key for about 5 years now.
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xbAG
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2013 10:11:00 PM

today. always
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ace12012
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2013 1:10:59 PM

not high tech so I use a key every time.
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RacksnSpurs
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2013 12:34:22 PM

old truck - 100%
SUV - 0%
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psm80134
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2013 11:13:34 AM

Actually, I think it's been decades now.
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down2fumes
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2013 10:06:54 AM

6 year ago
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contiki
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2013 9:55:49 AM

It has been a long time with my 2003 Honda Accord.....

I always use a key with my wife's 2001 Honda Civic....
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Desoto49
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2013 9:34:44 AM

Several years
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DasAuto92
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2013 8:27:36 PM

3 cars no use key to open door
other 6 cars work the old fashion way you needa key...
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steffy628
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2013 5:53:45 PM

Never on the two vehicles I own now
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2004VHO
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2013 4:58:47 PM

Used the door key im my '83 Silverado 2 weeks ago.
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2013 4:21:47 PM

Today
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jrfan6767
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2013 3:59:49 PM

quiet awhile
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BT1288
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2013 3:47:48 PM

The 18th.
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Wanda127
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2013 2:32:44 PM

Today,because the Chev. remote isn't very good after about 3 yrs. I've checked it, reprogrammed it & change the battery several times but still doesn't always work.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2013 2:13:42 PM

It has been a long time with my Honda Accord.....

I always use a key with my wife's Honda Civic....

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toms1120
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2013 1:06:10 PM

Going to do it today... to test it!
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RNF
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2013 6:27:03 AM

I use the remote most of the time.

Every now and than I use the key.
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Ratso
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2013 6:09:50 AM

Can't remember to tell you the truth...I use the remote on my key chain !
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probedude2
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2013 1:47:34 AM

You can open the door with a key!?
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Storywood
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2013 1:26:31 AM

I can't remember
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Greenrancher
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 9:37:09 AM

Every day when I drive my truck. The other vehicles have remote transmitters and I almost never use the key.
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MTK143
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 9:33:22 AM

last year when my battery died
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puddy
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 6:31:25 AM

today
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Hemond
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 12:58:44 AM

no key, no key slot, If the fob dies, I'm @#$%*&%!!!!! What a ridiculous system, no backup.
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streetcars
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 12:30:58 AM

last time I locked it
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Norm1947
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 12:29:23 AM

I don't even remember.
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sagnat
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 11:29:20 PM

My daily driver has a fob but I often use the key because I can roll all the windows up/down with the key.
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blckwolf
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 10:58:50 PM

Whenever I drive my truck.
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bearscharger
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 10:21:52 PM

Yesterday
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dandeeman
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:05:18 PM

4 YRS AGO
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mybigtruck
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 12:39:27 PM

I'm not sure my key even works on the door. I've never used the touchpad for door unlock either
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jimmy544
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 11:59:08 AM

My cars are too old so there is no remote.
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speedy700
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 11:21:20 AM

A few weeks ago when the battery in my transmitter finally died after six years. I quickly replaced it!
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 10:31:54 AM

It has been a long time with my Accord but always with my wife's Civic....

[Edited by: contiki at 6/10/2013 10:33:24 AM EST]
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 10:03:38 AM

a long time.
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gator2002
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:33:37 AM

Can't remember
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 8:48:55 AM

agrees w/ cactus, but in this bad economy any opportunity that you give to a potential thief will go for it
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