StephenFord

Old age, it's a dreadful thing LOL

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This morning I went to open the boot of my MK2 Focus, on pressing the 'boot' button, nothing. Bugger, well at least it opened on the general unlock button. On getting back home, I tried again, then remembering that on my Merc, you need to hold the button in for several seconds, but again nothing, Then tried to do a diagnosis in my head. The other buttons on the remote work perfectly so unlikely to be a battery. so a last resort, looked up the owners manual to see if there was a 'what to do if it didn't work' bit. Then I saw it - you have to press the button twice in succession within 3 seconds! Honestly folks, try your best not to get old, it can make an awful fool of yourself! 🤣

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23 minutes ago, StephenFord said:

Try your best not to get old. 

Unfortunately the only alternative is dying young. No thanks.

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3 minutes ago, pcaouolte said:

Unfortunately the only alternative is dying young. No thanks.

Wow, I can tell you're not a Millenial! :laugh: 

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6 minutes ago, pcaouolte said:

Unfortunately the only alternative is dying young. No thanks.

According to the saying, "only the good die young" so most of us on here should be safe😀

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50 minutes ago, StephenFord said:

This morning I went to open the boot of my MK2 Focus, on pressing the 'boot' button, nothing. Bugger, well at least it opened on the general unlock button. On getting back home, I tried again, then remembering that on my Merc, you need to hold the button in for several seconds, but again nothing, Then tried to do a diagnosis in my head. The other buttons on the remote work perfectly so unlikely to be a battery. so a last resort, looked up the owners manual to see if there was a 'what to do if it didn't work' bit. Then I saw it - you have to press the button twice in succession within 3 seconds! Honestly folks, try your best not to get old, it can make an awful fool of yourself! 🤣

I know what you mean 😄

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1 hour ago, WES180 said:

Could've been worse, once you got it open you could have then left your keys in the boot and closed it! 😂

I did this once. Fortunately for me, I'd already opened the rest of the car first. Now I always check that I have the key on me before closing the boot.

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I always carry 2 keys on 2 separate  key rings.This strategy has saved me a lot of inconvenience and potentially money👍

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8 minutes ago, williamweb said:

I always carry 2 keys on 2 different key rings.This strategy has saved me a lot of inconvenience and potentially money👍

I'd go for 3 sets just to be extra safe because you never know.......! 😉

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1 hour ago, williamweb said:

I always carry 2 keys on 2 separate  key rings.This strategy has saved me a lot of inconvenience and potentially money👍

I have a set wife has a set and a spare set at home so I should be ok  if I can remember were I live ha ha😃

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10 minutes ago, dezwez said:

I have a set wife has a set and a spare set at home so I should be ok  if I can remember were I live ha ha😃

The only thing that really freaks me out to be honest is my wallet.I’m continually seeking reassurance that it’s in my pocket.I know it's their but it still freaks me out and I have a big panic ha ha usually when I’m behind the wheel 😯

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4 hours ago, williamweb said:

The only thing that really freaks me out to be honest is my wallet.I’m continually seeking reassurance that it’s in my pocket.I know it's their but it still freaks me out and I have a big panic ha ha usually when I’m behind the wheel 😯

I often panic that I've forgotten my keys while driving...  I don't even have keyless start so the keys have to be in the ignition... :laugh: :lol:

Phone, wallet and watch are also checked frequently lol!

 

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8 hours ago, WES180 said:

Could've been worse, once you got it open you could have then left your keys in the boot and closed it! 😂

I've done that twice now. Only realised that I'd done it when the boot auto reopened. Keyless you see, the car knows that the key is locked in the boot and re opens.

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When you got the boot open, did you remember why you wanted to open it?

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4 hours ago, jeff-d said:

I've done that twice now. Only realised that I'd done it when the boot auto reopened. Keyless you see, the car knows that the key is locked in the boot and re opens.

Lucky mate. Keyless is scary though.

 

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11 hours ago, TomsFocus said:

I often panic that I've forgotten my keys while driving...  I don't even have keyless start so the keys have to be in the ignition... :laugh: :lol:

Phone, wallet and watch are also checked frequently lol!

 

If you look at me before I leave the house, I look like I'm doing a Bavarian dance, slapping my ***** and legs making sure I've got everything 

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9 hours ago, YOG said:

When you got the boot open, did you remember why you wanted to open it?

Lol 🙂

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10 hours ago, YOG said:

When you got the boot open, did you remember why you wanted to open it?

OK, now you're just taking the p**s! LOL 😀

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