On Tue, 29 Mar 2016 12:08:25 -0700, Malcom Mal Reynolds
On second thought, the garage might not be sealed well to the outside,
but I'd think it's sealed pretty well from the rest of the house. I
wonder how the gas got into the bedroom. If she'd left the door to
the garage open. people don't do that in the winter, do they, and
she'd have heard the car maybe.
Garages are not that well sealed. Cars can idle for days if they have
Unless the house is all electric, they should have a CO detector. If
you have fossil fuel heat and no CO detector you are negligent.
Two airport stories from a Volvo dealership.
Guy goes to the airport, parks car, forgets to hit the off button.
Comes back days later, car is out of gas with a dead battery.
Husband drives to airport with wife. Curbside, he leaves with fob in
pocket. Wife drives to mall. Hits off button. You guess the rest.........
The dealer also tested the fact that car will not shut itself down if
fob goes away. Drove fob 5 miles away. Car kept running in the service
I looked at a new ford a few months ago, and the thing had so many bells
and whistles on it that they had to offer a class on how to operate it.
I just needed a car with the basics and possibly a back-up camera on
it, and I didn't want a keyless entry, either. They looked at me like I
was living back in the dark ages. Those bells and whistles are nice
when they work, but what happens when some software upgrade doesn't
work, or the system just gets old and you need to upgrade the bells and
whistles for a hefty if you want them to keep working? They funny thing
about the test drive was that they couldn't get the software in the
display panel to work right while I was test driving it. Can anyone say
I'm fond of standard transmission, crank windows,
and other low tech. Sadly, even the key entry on
the passenger side door is missing on newer cars.
Christopher A. Young
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I like all those goodies. There is no reason to think you'd have to
upgrade the software to keep things running. Sure anything mechanical
or electrical can break or wear out, but you don't have to upgrade a
program to keep the power windows working.
What is nice is to have the seat go all the way back and the steering
wheel to go up to give your old body plenty of room to get in and out
and go into your favorite driving position when you push the START
I drive 22,000+ miles a year so I want to do it in comfort. If you
just go to the grocery store a mile away once a week, different story,
save the money.
He bragged about his $2 key, but many keys are $100 or more. I'm on my
fourth keyless car. I like it. Never had a problem. Nice to not have
to fumble to unlock it by finding a keyhole in a storm. It senses I'm
near, lights the handle and puddle lights and I touch a button on the
handle as I open the door.
Yes, but not many cars have "regular" key any more. You don't have a
choice if the car maker uses a chipped key. They don' t have a
battery, but if you lose it or the chip is damaged, big buck for a new
IMO, the guy in the video likes living in the 19th century. His
Get a load of his "fiberglass buckboard" I'm sorry, seventies era
Vettes don't turn my crank. A C6? Now you are starting to get
As far as the keys go - at least with Ford PATS system, the time to
get another key is BEFORE you loose one
for Ford/Mercury 1998 and newer,
If you want to add a key....
**You must have two original keys to perform this procedure. If you
only have one key, you WILL have to take it to the dealer to get it
1. Insert and existing (working) key into the ignition cylinder.
2. Turn the ignition cylinder ON (RUN) and back to OFF. Ignition
should stay on for at least ONE SECOND.
3. Remove the existing key and, within TEN seconds, insert a second
working key and turn it to ON (RUN) and the back OFF. Ignition must be
in ON for at least ONE second, but no more than TEN seconds. Remove
4. Insert the new key before TWENTY seconds have elapsed and turn it
to ON (RUN). Leave it the ON position for at least ONE second and
turn back to OFF.
5. The security light will light up for THREE seconds to indicate that
the new key has been successfully programmed.
6. To program additional keys, repeat steps 1 through 5
If you have lost one, and only have one left, you are at the mercy of
For older Fords,1996-early 1998, it is a bit better -
If you want to add a key....
1. Insert an existing key into the ignition cylinder.
2. Turn the ignition cylinder to ON (RUN) and back to OFF.
3. Remove the existing key and, within 15 seconds, insert the new key
and turn it to ON (RUN).
4. The security light will light up for two seconds to indicate
success in programming the key into the vehicle.
5. Don't attempt to start the vehicle with any key for at least 1
On the older Fords you can set up your own new key (all keys lost) but
on the newer ones the dealer machine is required - along with a
minumum of 2 PATS keys.
on the older Ford PATS system you can do it yourself. It will take you
the better part of 1 hour to do this. You would want to do this if,
for instance, you had your keys stolen. Doing this makes the old key
incapable of starting the car.
If you want to initiate a new master key....
1. Insert new key into ignition cylinder and turn it to the ON (RUN)
position. The security light on the dash will flash for fifteen
2. When the security light stops flashing, you have FIVE minutes to
start the next step. Turn the ignition cylinder OFF and then back to
the ON (RUN) position. The security light on the dash will flash for
fifteen more minutes.
3. When the security light stops flashing, you have FIVE minutes to
start the next step. Turn the ignition cylinder to OFF and then back
ON (RUN) position. The dash will flash for fifteen more minutes.
4. After the security light stops flashing the third time, the new key
has been programmed into the vehicles computer and will operate the
car. It has replaced ALL the previous electronic key codes and is the
ONLY key programmed into the vehicles computer.
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