How do I use the mechanical key?

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  1. Mr. King Andrew

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    That's the manual for my Prius, but mine doesn't have a key slot on the door. My key fob does have a mechanical key in it though.
     
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    no key slot in the drivers door?

    could someone have put a passenger handle on it?
     
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    Did you buy it new?
    It's a complicated work of alternate universe fiction to try to write a story where your door ends up with a handle that doesn't have the key slot.
    I have to ask...are you sure?
    Otherwise, it's a story of an accident, and shoddy replacement.
     
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    As shown, it should be at the rear of the door handle in the US.
     
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    hey, just like in the drawing, amazing
     
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    Maybe previous owner put a keyhole cover to hide the key slot?
     
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    you got a keyhole cover, or is it aftermarket?
     
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    I don't have it on my cars. Someone asked about it on other thread, and I found out they do exist for some models.

    key hole cover-vert.jpg
     
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    cool, and not a bad idea for weather protection, since they never get used
     
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    Key Hole cover....I didn't think of that.
    But that makes a whole lot more sense than the Alien Life Form, abduction conspiracy theory I was working on.
     
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    Key hole covers to prevent Alien probes, film at 11.
     
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    We still need a confirmation from OP to see if keyhole cover was really the culprit.

    Or do we have to wait for the new episode of The X-Files? lol
     
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    ummm, i'm starting to think Mr. King Andrews went out to look for the key hole and caught the aliens messing with the car and now subsequently other keyholes have become part of their experiments.
     
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    Evidently I do have a keyhole, right where the diagram shows. As it turns out, I didn't even look. :oops:
     
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    Mystery solved. So no alien abduction for this incident report. :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    Would the key only be used for the driver side door? Any other places where it may have a use?
     
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    Ahh.. I've been using a screwdriver like a nethanderal and never bothered to check if it would fit.
     
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    dang, i was hoping this thread would have a more dramatic ending :cool:
     
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    Are you sure #14 sounds like the real Mr. King Andrew?
     
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