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just got my pinto! have a question tho
« on: March 30, 2014, 03:15:42 PM »
what am i not doing to open the back trunk window, i unlock it with the key and still won't open, I'm sure I'm missing something i just don't know where it is. also what is the silver button thing on the floor of the drivers side.

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Re: just got my pinto! have a question tho
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2014, 03:52:38 PM »
Silver Button is your headlight brights-

Sounds like your trunk has not been opened in a while- You may need to spray some penetrating oil on the mech from inside of the car...
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Re: just got my pinto! have a question tho
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2014, 05:17:34 PM »
Thanks!! Ya that was the issue, got it!


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Re: just got my pinto! have a question tho
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2014, 06:41:54 PM »
Wow! you must be under 40 to not know what that floor button was for!

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Re: just got my pinto! have a question tho
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2014, 07:54:06 PM »
Yup! It's my first car


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Re: just got my pinto! have a question tho
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2014, 12:03:34 AM »
And..., just in case you didn't know, the silver stick with the round thing on the end..., that's to open the window if moved in a circular motion.  ;)

 Monday's lesson:   Power door locks (slide elbow back, lift, then drop).

 Tuesday's lesson: Power seats (Forward - push seat lever, slam on brakes) (Backwards - push seat lever, dump clutch).

Wednesday's lesson: Navigation system (open glove box, place map on passenger seat, reference map as needed).

Thursday's lesson: Clock adjustment (place cell phone on dash - done).

Friday's lesson: Trip meter (write current mileage on post it note / reference "driven" mileage later. Digital calculation feature requires disabling clock from Thursday's lesson).

FYI, my daughter who has now been driving for 2+ years just yesterday found out about the day/night mirror adjustment in her Mazda 3.  She knew it was there, used it, but thought it was for looking at the twins in the back seat that she "Nannies."  ::)

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just got my pinto! have a question tho
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2014, 12:06:06 AM »
And..., just in case you didn't know, the silver stick with the round thing on the end..., that's to open the window if moved in a circular motion.  ;)

 Monday's lesson:   Power door locks (slide elbow back, lift, then drop).

 Tuesday's lesson: Power seats (Forward - push seat lever, slam on brakes) (Backwards - push seat lever, dump clutch).

Wednesday's lesson: Navigation system (open glove box, place map on passenger seat, reference map as needed).

Thursday's lesson: Clock adjustment (place cell phone on dash - done).

Friday's lesson: Trip meter (write current mileage on post it note / reference "driven" mileage later. Digital calculation feature requires disabling clock from Thursday's lesson).

FYI, my daughter who has now been driving for 2+ years just yesterday found out about the day/night mirror adjustment in her Mazda 3.  She knew it was there, used it, but thought it was for looking at the twins in the back seat that she "Nannies."  ::)
Priceless!! :D


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Re: just got my pinto! have a question tho
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2014, 02:52:01 AM »
Priceless!! :D
I agree !

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Re: just got my pinto! have a question tho
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2014, 07:43:41 AM »
And..., just in case you didn't know, the silver stick with the round thing on the end..., that's to open the window if moved in a circular motion.  ;)

 Monday's lesson:   Power door locks (slide elbow back, lift, then drop).

 Tuesday's lesson: Power seats (Forward - push seat lever, slam on brakes) (Backwards - push seat lever, dump clutch).

Wednesday's lesson: Navigation system (open glove box, place map on passenger seat, reference map as needed).

Thursday's lesson: Clock adjustment (place cell phone on dash - done).

Friday's lesson: Trip meter (write current mileage on post it note / reference "driven" mileage later. Digital calculation feature requires disabling clock from Thursday's lesson).

FYI, my daughter who has now been driving for 2+ years just yesterday found out about the day/night mirror adjustment in her Mazda 3.  She knew it was there, used it, but thought it was for looking at the twins in the back seat that she "Nannies."  ::)
Priceless for sure.... ;) ;) :D
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Re: just got my pinto! have a question tho
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2014, 08:44:25 AM »
Haha thanks 😝


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Re: just got my pinto! have a question tho
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2014, 05:57:25 PM »
I had to ask my dad about the headlight button too.  It's just not something most our generation has ever seen.

As far as Wittsend's lesson plan, (not applicable to pintos but...) you forgot the lesson explaining what the second key is for.  In high school I drove an 80's cutlass ciera and when I let any of my friends drive it they couldn't figure out why the key that opened the door wouldn't start the car.  ::)

Things like that seem strange to us "kids" but make perfect sense once we've seen it.

While we are at it I would like to make an official apology on behalf of my generation for our terrible music and lack of attractive cars.   ;D
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Re: just got my pinto! have a question tho
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2014, 06:44:42 PM »

So you have to be how old to drive old car's....Hell at least your not trying to start a M-151 Jeep , there are no key switches , just move the switch to start and hit the starter button on the floor...As for rolling up the windows "What are windows ?". Or for that matter "what are  doors".

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Re: just got my pinto! have a question tho
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2014, 09:02:46 PM »
Keyless entry......Pic k up brick & break glass  :o
 
Intermittent wipers......Sw itch on, switch off, repeat as needed  ???
 
Remote start......Pho ne a friend to fire it up before you get there  ::)
 
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Re: just got my pinto! have a question tho
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2014, 10:14:56 PM »
Gotta love old cars  8)
Yeah, no electronics to take a crap and ya can always McGiver em to get home, lol.. :D
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Re: just got my pinto! have a question tho
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2014, 05:21:08 PM »
Thanks for the laugh, guys! :)

Sometimes I have gotten annoyed by the lack of intermittent wipers in older cars, then I remember that the settings on those systems always seem to be either just a little faster or slower than what is needed, so you wind up having to mess with them anyway. lol

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Re: just got my pinto! have a question tho
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2014, 07:01:03 PM »
One of the upgrades I made to mine when I had the windshield replaced was a day night rear view mirror. Figured a Squire Wagon would have all the bells and whistles but apparently these weren't even an option. Had to use a GM one but it doesn't know it's in a Ford.

When was the last time you were in a car without one? My new cars are even automatic.

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Re: just got my pinto! have a question tho
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2014, 03:01:45 AM »
Thanks for the laugh, guys! :)

Sometimes I have gotten annoyed by the lack of intermittent wipers in older cars, then I remember that the settings on those systems always seem to be either just a little faster or slower than what is needed, so you wind up having to mess with them anyway. lol

The last several new vehicles I've owned have been equipped with rain-sensing windshield wipers - solves that problem altogether!

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Re: just got my pinto! have a question tho
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2014, 07:36:54 PM »
YAYPINTOS, I love that name!!!

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Re: just got my pinto! have a question tho
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2014, 10:54:47 AM »
Haha thanks!!


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