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Old 04-19-2009, 06:25 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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Old 04-19-2009, 06:40 PM   #2
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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, 06:41 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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Old 04-19-2009, 07:08 PM   #6
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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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Old 04-19-2009, 07:11 PM   #7
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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, 07:26 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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Old 04-19-2009, 07:30 PM   #9
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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, 08:08 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, 08:11 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, 08:23 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, 08:35 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, 08:42 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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