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Old 04-19-2009, 07:25 PM   #1
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Door lock?

Curious if anyone knows why the power door lock button ended up on the center console. Maybe Fbodfather can answer this question. If this has been covered in a previous post, please accept my apologies. Long day and too tired to search.
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Just designed to be there. Saves the need to have and wire 2 lock switches.
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Old 04-19-2009, 07:41 PM   #3
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It seems to me that since it's in the middle, it doesn't have to be on each door. I like it.
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Harder for someone to carjack your Camaro
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Harder for someone to carjack your Camaro
Reminds me of how easy it was to get into the early 3rd gens. Just needed something long enough to reach the hatch switch that was on the console. Getting something in between the door glass and roof was a snap.
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Are there any other vehicles with the same feature? Just the first I've ever seen it there. Were they thinking outside the box?
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Are there any other vehicles with the same feature? Just the first I've ever seen it there. Were they thinking outside the box?
Lot's of cars. European cars were doing that in the '70's.
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Old 04-19-2009, 08:26 PM   #8
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Are there any other vehicles with the same feature? Just the first I've ever seen it there. Were they thinking outside the box?
my dads PT cruiser has all buttons on the center console. windows, locks, everything.
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The G8 had all the switches in the center. Mini cooper does too. I'm sure it helps with LHD/RHD conversions. It also makes sense to have one center switch versus a separate switch for each side.
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:08 PM   #10
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yeah my crossfire has all the buttons in the middle including windows
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:11 PM   #11
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the mini's are the same way. the toggle switches are kinda cool.
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:23 PM   #12
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In my 2nd gen Camaro the power window switches were is to center console. I wonder why if thay put the door lock switch in the center why did that put the window switches on the doors?
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:35 PM   #13
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I've seen them on a lot of European cars and some in India. I kinda like it.

Also I think it saves the possible water damage that could happen to the locks if they are on the doors... like when you leave the windows open when the car is parked and you get stuck in a freak summer rainstorm.
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:42 PM   #14
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Makes since...the door windows are frame-less and very small. It would be too easy to unlock the doors if you had the switch on the doors.
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:45 PM   #15
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I think its just a combination of cost saving and common sense. Why use two when you can have only one? I'm not saying that 2 isn't better just from an engineer point it really is a no brainier.

Reminds me of a car I seen once. I can't remember the name of the car but its very expensive im sure. Anyway, the designer put an additional Windshield column in the CENTER of the windshield. From an engineering standpoint this makes all the sense in the world. The car is stronger during rollovers and you don't need to use as thick of steal on the standard 4 column. However, from the consumer side your kinda just thinking, hmmm this is different......
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doent the windows go up into the frame when you close it? or did that get taken out?
i know i read that somewhere but idr where.
it was to reduce wind noise and prevent water leakes.
so i really hope they still do it
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It was engineered that way on the G8 - and it was something that could be easily adapted to the new Camaro.....(plus, that's where most Austrailians like it!)

It does reduce build complexity and number of parts as well......
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You know how in australia the toilet bowl water spins the other way? Same deal here.
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Reminds me of how easy it was to get into the early 3rd gens. Just needed something long enough to reach the hatch switch that was on the console. Getting something in between the door glass and roof was a snap.
You could actually stick your whole hand in there and just unlock them if you knew what you where doing. I used to lolerz at that back in the day.
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:09 PM   #20
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k. well. the windows are indexed, so i think i will be fairly hard to stick anything between the glass and the frame on the 5ths.
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:14 PM   #21
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It is actually quite comfortable. I love it
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In the 4th gens (Trans Am anyway), when you lock the car and close the door, the buttons on the door stop working. I learned this the hard way on a 120 degree day in Baker, CA. Somehow, the keys ended up in the console, then I locked the door with the door button (thinking I had put the keys in my pocket), closed it and headed into Arby's.

Had to pop the manual lever thing with a L-shaped piece of rebar.
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:22 PM   #23
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Just saw the video Richard posted. It seems odd to have the door lock/unlock
there.....
But I find it rather interesting. Will take some time to get used to though. I guess
that means I have to spend more time in HER when she gets here than originally
planned!!
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:27 PM   #24
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Honestly, with the Key Fob now standard, how many will actually even use it to lock the doors. Me, I use the key fob to lock the car. I may unlock the doors using the central lock button if I am letting a passenger in.

Also, the inside door handles are "double-pull" meaning if you pull it once it unlocks the door so that on the second pull the door will unlatch and open.
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:30 PM   #25
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A lot of the Camaro design and engineering work was done in Australia by GM's Holden division as is the Ponitac G8 and as the GTO was. The "vehicle architecture" is the same on these vehicles so they use the same electronics and design layout. If you look at a G8 you'll see the window controls in the center console too. It basically just has to do with using the same electronics and the fact that a "true" driver's car or "true" sports car is supposed to be driven with the left hand on the steering wheel and the right hand is used to shift and control the radio and windows.
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