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#26 eyesore

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Posted 20 October 2003 - 12:13 AM

Mom's 93 escort does the opposite. Chimes all the time with door open. Key or no key. juggle the lock and sometimes the chime will quit.:banghead:

#27 the_bard

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Posted 20 October 2003 - 12:27 AM

Could be worse. I've got a college friend out in Rochester (though I believe he's back home in Buffalo...:rolleyes:) who owned an old station wagon, Chevy, I believe.

He was able to remove the key from the ignition while the car was running, without shutting the engine off. Talk about a worn ignition...

#28 DerFahrer

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Posted 20 October 2003 - 12:56 AM

My Legacy as well as my XT both turn off their lights with the ignition as well as have the parking light switch. More than once in the Legacy I have "left my lights on" and didn't have to worry about it :D

#29 dave833

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Posted 20 October 2003 - 06:27 AM

MY '84 GL overheated (or nearly did so) a couple of times last July or August-- I finally realized I'd been driving around with all my lights on in the middle of the day (thanks to Subaru's better idea). The car ran much cooler with the lights OFF for some reason. At night it wasn't a problem since the outside temp was much cooler. Still, I love the fact that the lights go off when the key's off. I don't know why more automakers do it!

#30 calebz

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Posted 20 October 2003 - 08:25 AM

Originally posted by the_bard
Could be worse. I've got a college friend out in Rochester (though I believe he's back home in Buffalo...:rolleyes:) who owned an old station wagon, Chevy, I believe.

He was able to remove the key from the ignition while the car was running, without shutting the engine off. Talk about a worn ignition...



My old 73 chevy truck does that. I actually like it.. its reaL handy sometimes.

On the other hand, My 70 corolla did that too.. on hard left turns, the keys would come flying out of the ignition:rolleyes:

#31 eyesore

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Posted 20 October 2003 - 08:59 AM

My '80 chevy Citation did that too. All my friends knew it, as we used to use the keys for "stuff" while driving. A buddy went to pull them out while going down the freeway, and accidentally shut the car off, at 70mph! luckily it was on a straighaway, and I was able to get it restarted before we hit the retaining wall.

#32 MaroonDuneDoom

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Posted 20 October 2003 - 09:24 AM

my first car was a mazda b2000, and it did that. i would four wheel it and go to turn the damn thing off, and no keys. i'd have to hunt all over that little truck for them. oh, and she died w/230k miles. not bad at all.




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