2006 Silver OB 2.5i MT
am I correct there's no keyhole on the trunk? if so, can it be opened with the car running? if not, I might need to submit a post over at scooby's
yes, but can the hatch be opened with the car running? manually and with the key fob?Jay H said:In my MY05 Outback, you can unlock the door and then you can open the hatch in the back. Or if the doors are locked, you can still use the keyfob thing to unlock just the trunk.
After three months of ownership, I just noticed the passenger side lacking a keyhole the other day. Wow. I hope I never get a problem with the driver side and perhaps a dead keyfob.
sorry, I meant "unlocked" I guess...it's just the car I have now, it won't pop open with the key fob if the car is running, but it does have a keyhole at least, so I just wanted to make sure the OB will open while the car is runningroo said:The OBS will unlock anytime, just using the door panel lock/unlock button, but power must be active at the time.
Will also do so using the keyless entry, engine running or not, with a double-press within 5 seconds.
There's no remote lever inside the car except for the non-wagon's with trunks, FAIK. The Outback (Legacy) might be different, of course. As to it actually opening and not just unlocking, I don't think that can't be done, I guess only trunks do that. Maybe this is the real question?
gotcha, my car has a trunk, so there is no "unlocked", just open or closed. I would just hate to have to shut the car off just to unlock/open the hatch. Just wanted to find out before I buy.Jay H said:Ohhhh, I guess I'm confused with open and unlock.. (I think).
As Roo points out, there is no way to remotely OPEN the trunk, the keyfob "trunk unlock" or the double press of the "unlock button" or the door lock swith on the door handle will simply unlock the hatchback on the OB wagon. You still have to go back there and push the lever to open the hatch. If the hatch is unlocked, then you can open the hatch no matter what state the car is in. But there's no way to remotely open the hatch from inside or outside the car without physically pushing the lever.
I wish the OB had a rear window open option.
yup, same with my escort, have to either use the key or the key fob (which doesn't work if the car is running)The_Lizard said:I was surprised to see that my friend's Focus wagon has no exterior latch handle for the hatch; you have to open in with the key every time.