Why is there a key inside the Prius Key Fob?

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by doogster, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. doogster

    doogster Junior Member

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    I mean... is there anywhere on the car you can actually USE a key?
     
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    To open the door in the event the battery dies and keyless entry does not work.
     
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    Yeah, what he said!
     
  4. GoesStation

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    As my wife and I discovered a few days ago, it's also the only way to get in if you lock yourself out while the car's turned on.
     
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    It's like one of those Russian dolls - if you look carefully at the key you will find another key fob inside it!

    (ohhh.. Not really - but that would be kind of cool)
     
  6. qbee42

    qbee42 My other car is a boat

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    The mechanical lock is on the driver's door. You should use it once every so often to make sure it still works. Often they get stiff from lack of use.

    Tom
     
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    Whatever you do .....do not use the green colored gas nozzle when you fill up.
     
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    cwerdna Senior Member

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    Yep.

    It really is too bad that people selling Priuses don't bother telling their buyers about this and a few other essential items/things to know. (When I bought my Prius new, my salesman told me about the emergency key and why.)
     
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    qbee42 My other car is a boat

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    Except at BP, where they use green for gas.

    Tom
     
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    Over here it's pretty much standard to use green for E10, yellow for regular and black for diesel.

    So what is the green handled nozzle in the US?
     
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    usnavystgc Die Hard DIYer and Ebike enthusiast.

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    CookieGuru Owner since March '12

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    I just look for the 87 ;)
     
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    :focus: From a Key to Fuel?:peace:
     
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    Yep.

    Those Aussie conventions are odd. Here, in many states, there's no choice but for up to 10% ethanol. There are apparently some gas stations that sell 0% ethanol gas, but they're extremely rare in CA. I've never personally seen or been to one.