Talking Lady: "Keys are in the Ignition"

General information about the first-generation Nissan Maxima in the US. What was the Datsun 810 became the luxury leader Maxima in the US in 1981.

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Post by 83_maxima » 14 years ago

goglio704 wrote:81 Subaru was the same way, had to hold the handle up or the door would unlock as you closed it. Both my Maxima's are this way. Problem is it becomes a habit to hold the handle up and next thing you know you have locked your keys up.
Yeah... :D

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Post by glenlloyd » 14 years ago

goglio704 wrote:Problem is it becomes a habit to hold the handle up and next thing you know you have locked your keys up.
Yep, and that's why they make little magnetic boxes for hiding keys under the back bumper! :)

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Post by asavage » 14 years ago

Some more pics of this. It works great. Flip switch one way, never hear "Key is in ..."; flip it the other way, stock.

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1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
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Post by kassim503 » 14 years ago

that is high tech :D

Too bad im loving the silence so much that I know I will never want to hear that again, mabye just once in a blue moon for a " just like old times" moment. But thats not coming soon
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Post by vicmason » 11 years ago

My voice warning system doesn't work at all, and I'd actually like it to! The rocker switch does not turn it on. Perhaps a previous owner who found it annoying did something to disable it! If so, what might they have done that I could undo? Or, if it's just broken, what can I do to fix it?
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1996 VW Passat TDI wagon
1952 GMC bookmobile gasser

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