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Discussion in 'Ford F-150 Raptor General Discussions [GEN 2]' started by Oldfart, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. Oldfart

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    I had stopped by the store to grab a few things on my way home. I touch the outside door handle lock button and it won't work! Try it a few more times and it still won't work! I figured I would hit the passenger side on my way into the store to see if something went wrong with that side too. Passenger side will not lock either! God damn Ford!!!!

    It hits me that my key fob is in my jacket which I left inside the truck because it warmed up. :emotions122::facepalm: I think I heard my truck laughing when I walked into the store.
     
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    I’ve got this OCD thing that I can’t leave a parked car without giving the door handle a tug to make sure it’s locked.

    I use a lot of rentals and the auto-unlock key fobs have caused me more than a few autistic-screech moments.
    (BTW; you know the difference between a Raptor and a Rental?....


    ... a Rental will go anywhere.
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    Anywho, my truck requires the key in the ignition to start, but the side door lock won’t work when it’s running. In turn, I’ve learned to use the 7-8/9-0 on the keypad to lock the door when I run into a gas station or whatever. Then, I key myself back in with my combo. I love that feature.

    My wife’s Focus ST doesn’t have the keypad, and my last F150 made the lack of one a dealbreaker for me.
     
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    :D I have the same habit. That tripped me up several times when I first got my Raptor. I would check to make sure it was locked and it would unlock because I checked it.
     
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    Been there...lock...unlock...lock...unlock:emotions122:
     
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    Happens to me too.

    To outsmart the Raptor, I’ve been using the keypad lately.
    Such a great feature.
     
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    My typical habit is to press the lock button on the inside as a step out. This works just fine, except when my daughter is in the truck with me. For whatever reason, she always to be several seconds behind in exiting the truck, and doesn't even have her door open when I am ready to lock the truck. I find myself waiting on her so I don't lock her in. I know I can lock by keyfob afterwards, but I just don't want to reach into my pant pocket, or think about having to lock the truck. Little annoyance.

    Locking the truck, or locking anything for that matter...is sort of a weird exercise, IMO. First, there is no reason to lock a truck if there is no thief to steal the truck or it's contents. Since the majority of people are not going to steal due to personal morality or the deterrent of legal punishment, the risk is kind of low.

    Second, a locked truck and unlocked truck look identical. A thief isn't going to look for unlocked truck, testing every door. He will assume all targets are locked and he's going to have to break in somehow. Sure, unlocked truck is easier, but he won't choose the target based on whether or not it's locked. It's somewhat similar to herd immunity, in that you don't really need to lock your truck as long as the vast majority of people are locking their truck. So basically, leaving your truck unlocked isn't going to significantly increase your risk of theft. I would argue that it more important to get a vehicle who locks are not easily bypassed than it is to habitually keep your truck locked.

    That said, I do habitually locked the truck. What I try not to do is freak out about whether or not I remembered to lock the truck.
     
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    I hang my keyfob with a clip on my belt loop dad-style.
     
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    Not if you've enabled any of the folding mirror functions via ForScan. A lot of vehicles fold mirrors upon locking, probably the quickest visual indicator next to any kind of blinking LED.
     
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    You can lock with driver’s side keypad too
     
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    Keypad is the best
     
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