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Old 03-11-2004, 01:01 AM   #1
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That the passenger side door has no keyhole?

I was waiting by my wife's 04 XT, and I had the valet keys in my pocket w/o remote. I start searching the handle assy (which has a keyhole on my WRX Wagon) and then the door panel and had an enlightening moment right there.

Guess we could take a JDM Forester door and put it on the driver's side and viola, no keyholes for that clean shaven look.

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Old 03-11-2004, 03:53 AM   #2
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Yep, thought it was pretty cool. Good idea with the jdm door.
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Old 03-11-2004, 08:58 AM   #3
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viola? not violin?
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Old 03-11-2004, 10:48 AM   #4
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And neither does the rear hatch! Am I the only one that thinks Subaru is getting a bit carried away with cost savings?
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Old 03-11-2004, 10:51 AM   #5
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There is only one keyhole and it's in the drivers door. There isn't even one in the rear hatch. One place I read that it was done for better security. Because, it was a cost reduction and saved money is purely incidental I'm sure

Myself I kind of like the idea.

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Old 03-11-2004, 03:47 PM   #6
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There is only one keyhole and it's in the drivers door. There isn't even one in the rear hatch. One place I read that it was done for better security. Because, it was a cost reduction and saved money is purely incidental I'm sure

Myself I kind of like the idea.

Peaty
Ditto. Where I live any hole, including keyholes, just adds another point of salt-water intrusion which means....RUST.

I like it with only the one, and wish more cars were like that.
(Though I think there's a "secret" release for the rear hatch anyway).
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Old 03-11-2004, 05:41 PM   #7
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Yeah I notice that there was only one key hole on the whole car also. My wife went to the grocery the other night with the new FXT after putting our son to bed. She calls me from the parking lot asking how to shut off the alarm w/o the remote since she hadn't put hers on her key chaing yet. I told her to read the manual that was in the glove box because I didn't know. Mean while the alarm is going off the whole time while she read the manual.

This is the first Japanese vehicle that I have had that didn't disarm the security system via ulocking the doors with the key. Now I know that you have to either disarm w/ the remote or unlock the drivers door using the key, which will set off the alarm, and then put the key in the ignition and cycle between "lock" and "on" position 3 times within 5 seconds.
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Old 03-11-2004, 06:05 PM   #8
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viola? not violin?


voila! Must have been thinking about that hot nurse in my department...Viola.
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