D2 Remote Key Question?

Nomar

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I never took notice....does it make a difference?

Is there more horsepower one way or the other?
 

crown14

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No, its a serious question. I noticed that I always do it a certain way (without really thinking about it or looking at it) and am curious if anyone else does too.
 

helievacpilot

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crown14 said:
No, its a serious question. I noticed that I always do it a certain way (without really thinking about it or looking at it) and am curious if anyone else does too.
Never thought about it, but yea, I always have the buttons toward me. I think my thumbs just used to being on the buttons to lock/unlock, so it just feels "right" that way. Weird.
 

Disco2Guy

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I usually have the buttons facing away from me, so when I turn the key I don't press one of them accidentally.
 

stu454

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In eight years of D2 ownership, I can't recall ever paying attention one way or the other.
 

seventyfive

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i put the key in so that i wont put it into super lock when i twist them out and press the buttons.


well that, but mostly because like you Joel i suffer from ocd. i also jiggle the key 5 times before i pull it out.
 
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Sometimes I wondered if I was the only one stricken with OCD enough to to this every time. Buttons toward me as the key goes in the ignition. Otherwise, I would probably freak out before I get to the road.
 

rwhitmo04

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group captain mandrake said:
Sometimes I wondered if I was the only one stricken with OCD enough to to this every time. Buttons toward me as the key goes in the ignition. Otherwise, I would probably freak out before I get to the road.
Definitely not the only one. I'll take it out and put it in the "correct" way if I accidentally put it in facing away from me.
 

jafir

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Buttons toward me. Unless it sticks and won't turn. Then I try it the other way at least once. It's probably because I pressed the button with my thumb before getting in, and it just naturally goes in buttons facing me from that point.
 

sholden7

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I usually use the plain non remote key that came with it to start the truck because I'm always afraid I'm going to break the new remote/key in half on accident. When I was shopping for D2s one of the keys broke in half in the ignition...sort of slowed things down as the owner fiddled with the two halves for twenty minutes.
 

stu454

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group captain mandrake said:
Oh the horror...
That is just not right.
Rest easy; I have selective OCD. There are many other things that I'm picky about, just not this one. If the damned thing started, my OCD demons were sated.
 

MNinWI

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Let me know if I would get better mileage one way or the other, if so then I will be more careful to make sure that I put the key in properly.
 

ukoffroad

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I never thought anyone else considered this. Buttons towards me for absolutely no logical reason, but I always do it the same way. Same with the Volvo.
 

hk9176251

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It dont make a difference I only had one key and it had buttons broken out wen I got my truck and since I only
Bought the truck as a toy/hunting, winter vehicle I just had some plane metal keys made and use it .
My truck is a 99 d2 I just set the alarm in the door lock when I have hunting/fishing equipment left in
 
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