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Posted by OscartheGrouch on October 2, 2010, 8:05 am
On 9/12/2010 7:00 PM, Peter Granzeau wrote:

I gave up on that, thought I'd try again when I had a clearer head and
prep'ed myself. It shouldn't be that hard. Print the thing in English,
not Japanese translated into English using some translational software.
Have an English speaking employee proofread the manual. OMG this
infuriated me.

Posted by Daniel who wants to know on September 13, 2010, 1:47 am

You couldn't but someone else could. If being near any zone enabled them all
then in theory someone could open the door, get in, and drive away with you
still behind your car standing next to the cart full of groceries you just

Posted by Peter Granzeau on September 16, 2010, 12:58 am

On Sun, 12 Sep 2010 20:47:15 -0500, "Daniel who wants to know"

But grabbing the right side front handle opens all doors, regardless.
There are all those little transponders, and evidently they can tell
where the fob is.  I know that when I'm about to open the left hand
front door, my spouse can't open the right hand door, so obviously the
system knows where the fob is.  I haven't tested every possibility, so
don't know if a fob near the outside the car still permits the car to be
turned on--but I rather doubt it.

I changed the programming so the left front handle also opens all doors
(see above about spouse on the right).  A few weeks go, I was unable to
get to the car, so I gave my spouse the fob and asked her to bring it
around--and when I finally got to the door, discovered that she and
several of her friends were all gathered around the car, but unable how
to move it.  None of them thought to step on the brake when pressing on
the power switch.

My spouse is such a luddite that she refuses to drive the Prius.  It
doesn't use a key to turn it on and start it, and it doesn't have a
PRNDL transmission lever.  She can't even tune the radio in her own car
(a 1995 Lumina); I have to do that for her.

Posted by Daniel who wants to know on September 16, 2010, 1:34 am

I also drive a 2nd gen Lumina (a '97). Really, how hard is it to push in the
tune knob so that it pops out and lets you turn it?

Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on September 8, 2010, 10:08 am

Have you read your owner's manual of your shiny $5,000 toy?

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