Almost pulled my gun at HEB.

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Re: Almost pulled my gun at HEB.

Postby Keith B » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:36 am

Doors can be configured to unlock all, only driver, or none by the owner. Should just have to go into a menu on your vehicle driver information panel. Your owners manual will tell you how.
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Re: Almost pulled my gun at HEB.

Postby KLB » Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:38 pm

I'm glad I'm not the only one who does things like this. By "this," I mean try to get into the wrong car.


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Re: Almost pulled my gun at HEB.

Postby Soccerdad1995 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:48 pm

Keith B wrote:Doors can be configured to unlock all, only driver, or none by the owner. Should just have to go into a menu on your vehicle driver information panel. Your owners manual will tell you how.


Unless you drive a BMW. Great cars but not very customizable by the owner.
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Re: Almost pulled my gun at HEB.

Postby WildBill » Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:54 pm

C-dub wrote:There appears to be ways to do that without pulling a fuse on many vehicles.

https://www.google.com/search?sourceid= ... 4.2738j0j7

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Re: Almost pulled my gun at HEB.

Postby Deltaboy » Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:33 pm

Yep we will being seeing the dealer soon to get that feature fixed. I just glad it all worked out. Thanks everyone.
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Re: Almost pulled my gun at HEB.

Postby suthdj » Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:43 pm

Read the owners manual thats how i learned to do mine.
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Re: Almost pulled my gun at HEB.

Postby mescobar_rpls » Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:36 pm

So about 12 yrs ago, my wife and I were getting dinner. We came out of the restaurant to go home. I unlocked our minivan with the key, get in and try to start the vehicle. It did not start. I began cussing, then noticed that the van was quite a bit messier than I remembered. We both look around and realize that it was not our van.

It was the same make, model, year and color. The outside keys worked the locks, wow!

I went back inside the restaurant and located the owners and explained the situation, which was probably overkill, but oh well.

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Re: Almost pulled my gun at HEB.

Postby C-dub » Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:42 pm

mescobar_rpls wrote:So about 12 yrs ago, my wife and I were getting dinner. We came out of the restaurant to go home. I unlocked our minivan with the key, get in and try to start the vehicle. It did not start. I began cussing, then noticed that the van was quite a bit messier than I remembered. We both look around and realize that it was not our van.

It was the same make, model, year and color. The outside keys worked the locks, wow!

I went back inside the restaurant and located the owners and explained the situation, which was probably overkill, but oh well.

A lot of Fords used to be like that. I don't know how many models are now. A father of a family I was friends with back in the 80's worked for Ford at the Mahwah plant in NJ. They had 5-6 fords of different models and years from the 70's and into the 80's. One set of keys worked in at least 4 of them.
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Re: Almost pulled my gun at HEB.

Postby Dave2 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:39 pm

mescobar_rpls wrote:So about 12 yrs ago, my wife and I were getting dinner. We came out of the restaurant to go home. I unlocked our minivan with the key, get in and try to start the vehicle. It did not start. I began cussing, then noticed that the van was quite a bit messier than I remembered. We both look around and realize that it was not our van.

It was the same make, model, year and color. The outside keys worked the locks, wow!

I went back inside the restaurant and located the owners and explained the situation, which was probably overkill, but oh well.

That happened to a friend of mine in college, except his car didn't have separate door and ignition keys. The guy had parked next to my friend's car... Same model/year/color/trim/interior/etc...

Never did see the other car again. I guess it must've belonged to someone who didn't live there.
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Re: Almost pulled my gun at HEB.

Postby Excaliber » Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:37 am

This collection of stories shows just how common it is to have this problem when you drive just one or two cars.

Consider for a moment the challenges we frequent travelers face when every place we go we're in a rental with a different make, model, color, and tag and not at the top of our game from a combination of long hours fatigue and jet lag.

If it weren't for the wireless unlock function that also flashes the lights, we'd be yanking on wrong doors every couple of trips.
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Re: Almost pulled my gun at HEB.

Postby rentz » Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:14 am

i went to the wrong car just about a month ago, we were leaving the store and there was a car that looked identical to the wifes parked just a few spots down from where hers actually was.
car is all keyless so im grabbing the spot that opens the trunk by touch and it wont open and im groaning saying great your keyless entry isnt working now we have to take it to the dealer, then she glances down and notices it has different wheels and we realize OOOOPS wrong car.

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Re: Almost pulled my gun at HEB.

Postby Pawpaw » Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:15 am

C-dub wrote:
mescobar_rpls wrote:So about 12 yrs ago, my wife and I were getting dinner. We came out of the restaurant to go home. I unlocked our minivan with the key, get in and try to start the vehicle. It did not start. I began cussing, then noticed that the van was quite a bit messier than I remembered. We both look around and realize that it was not our van.

It was the same make, model, year and color. The outside keys worked the locks, wow!

I went back inside the restaurant and located the owners and explained the situation, which was probably overkill, but oh well.

A lot of Fords used to be like that. I don't know how many models are now. A father of a family I was friends with back in the 80's worked for Ford at the Mahwah plant in NJ. They had 5-6 fords of different models and years from the 70's and into the 80's. One set of keys worked in at least 4 of them.

It wasn't just Ford. About 1970, a friend & I went to the rec center in his mother's Pontiac station wagon to play some basketball. When we came out, he couldn't find his keys. Sure enough, they were hanging in the ignition. On a whim, I pulled out the key to my '55 Chevy and unlocked the door. Just to see if it would work, he used my key to start it and we drove home with his keys in his pocket.
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Re: Almost pulled my gun at HEB.

Postby twomillenium » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:07 am

I had a new 76 Ford F-150 explorer (I started driving when I was 3). My Brother and I went out to eat. When we left I walked straight to the truck and was trying to unlock it. The man inside the truck did not appreciate it at all. His truck was the same everything except a year older. My truck was stolen and never to be found. Those weren't the days.
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Re: Almost pulled my gun at HEB.

Postby LSUTiger » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:34 am

This happened when I was a kid. My parents had a new 1975 Ford LTD. She had taken me to the Dr. and afterward we left and got halfway home before realizing we were in the wrong car. The car was the same year, make, model , color, everything, identical. She noticed grocery bags in the back seat and turned around.

We get to the Dr's office parking lot and sitting there is our car, in close proximity to where we had got in to the wrong car. She parked and went in. The lady whose car we had taken was not even aware of what happened. We had a good laugh but our keys worked in both car doors and ignition. Scary. That was an issue with Ford at that time. Sometimes keys worked on other cars.

Years later I found a set of old keys and for grins I tried it in my Uncles 1991 Ford F-150 Pick Up. I was able to unlock the door and start it right up! :shock:
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Re: Almost pulled my gun at HEB.

Postby TVGuy » Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:22 am

Soccerdad1995 wrote:
Keith B wrote:Doors can be configured to unlock all, only driver, or none by the owner. Should just have to go into a menu on your vehicle driver information panel. Your owners manual will tell you how.


Unless you drive a BMW. Great cars but not very customizable by the owner.


I've been through four BMWs and all could be customized as described in this thread. You might check the manual or with your dealer.


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