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Old 05-19-2015, 12:35 PM   #1
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Anyone know what this is on the door panels ?

I'm thinking it must be a way to see if the doors are locked or unlocked since the lever is not on the top of the door panel anymore, but I wasn't positive.


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Old 05-19-2015, 12:38 PM   #2
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Looks like a small speaker?
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Old 05-19-2015, 12:38 PM   #3
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It looks like a tweeter for the sound system. that wouldn't be a bad place for one - as you're sitting there, the sound is angled upward toward your ear.
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Old 05-19-2015, 12:43 PM   #4
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Hadn't thought about a speaker....good idea....just might be !
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If it is a speaker I wonder if there is a way to see if the doors or locked or unlocked from outside the car....or for that matter if you are sitting in the car.
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Old 05-19-2015, 12:50 PM   #6
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It looks like a tweeter for the sound system. that wouldn't be a bad place for one - as you're sitting there, the sound is angled upward toward your ear.
+1 for tweeters
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Old 05-19-2015, 12:59 PM   #7
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If it is a speaker I wonder if there is a way to see if the doors or locked or unlocked from outside the car....or for that matter if you are sitting in the car.
In some of the pictures it looked like there was a little LED next to the lock / unlock button, I'm assuming that lights up or something. Not sure how you can check to see if it's locked from outside the car. Press lock on the fob, I guess!
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In some of the pictures it looked like there was a little LED next to the lock / unlock button, I'm assuming that lights up or something. Not sure how you can check to see if it's locked from outside the car. Press lock on the fob, I guess!
That would make sense...I know in the past when they didn't have the indicators at the top of the door there was a red indicator when the door lock was slid one way and no red when it was slid the other....I bet it's LED now.
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Old 05-19-2015, 01:26 PM   #9
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Looks like a tweet. But I sure hope not. Thats a REALLY bad place for them!
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Old 05-19-2015, 01:26 PM   #10
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In some of the pictures it looked like there was a little LED next to the lock / unlock button, I'm assuming that lights up or something. Not sure how you can check to see if it's locked from outside the car. Press lock on the fob, I guess!
You can see a little something (maybe a light) in this shot by the lock button.

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..... Pull the handle, if it opens it's unlocked. If it doesn't open, it's locked.
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..... Pull the handle, if it opens it's unlocked. If it doesn't open, it's locked.
Yeah but if it has automatic unlocking with the fob getting so close to it, you'd never be able to check this way.
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Yeah but if it has automatic unlocking with the fob getting so close to it, you'd never be able to check this way.
Do they normally have an option to leave the car unlocked when the fob is out of range?
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..... Pull the handle, if it opens it's unlocked. If it doesn't open, it's locked.
I'm talking about walking away from the car going into a store and glancing to make sure you locked the doors...(locking the doors is such a common thing I sometimes can't remember if I did and check to make sure before I walk off).

And when you are inside and the passenger needs to get out and check the mail it's nice to know if they are locked or unlocked by glancing at something.
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Do they normally have an option to leave the car unlocked when the fob is out of range?
Not sure.

I know I have a lot to learn about the automatic key fob.....My Dad's car has this, but I have never been around his car enough to learn how it works completely....and the Camaro could be a little different too.
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Do they normally have an option to leave the car unlocked when the fob is out of range?
Maybe it locks automatically but if you hit unlock it stays unlocked? I can't speak from experience, I've never dealt with a car with automatic locking / unlocking. I always pull on the door handle to check to make sure I locked my car, but I'm not sure how that's gonna work if the door automatically unlocks when the fob is close enough...
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If you're in the store wondering whether it's locked or unlocked? Shouldn't you have hit. Lock button and heard the horn o seen the lights blink? That usually notifies you that it's LOCKED! Lol
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The 4th gen had a flashing red light on the dash, didn't it?
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If you're in the store wondering whether it's locked or unlocked? Shouldn't you have hit. Lock button and heard the horn o seen the lights blink? That usually notifies you that it's LOCKED! Lol
You don't think it becomes just a little bit of a habit after several thousand times...to the point where you can't always remember if you did (or didn't).

Although I do use the OnStar app to make sure it's locked from inside the store if want to make absolutely sure.
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The 4th gen had a flashing red light on the dash, didn't it?
It sure did.....I think (best I remember) it told you it was locked and the security system was armed.
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Old 05-19-2015, 02:02 PM   #21
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On the c6 as soon as you were out of range it would automatically lock. No worries about if you forgot to lock it.
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It looks like a tweeter for the sound system. that wouldn't be a bad place for one - as you're sitting there, the sound is angled upward toward your ear.
Actually I think that would be a bad place for a tweeter. I would not want tweeters next to 1 ear and not the other. Tweeters play frequencies that are very directional and IMO you want them placed somewhere in front of you for best imaging. Not right next to one of your ears. I'd be disappointed if that is the tweeter placement.
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Possibly a microphone for Bluetooth or Bose noise cancellation?
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Upon zooming on it, it looks like a "vent" of some sort, maybe?
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Generally if you unlock the doors and don't open them, then they will lock after a period of time. However if you do open a door (such as when getting out of the car), then they will stay unlocked when you walk away from the car.

You have two options: 1) push the button on the outside of the door. If it unlocks, then hit it again to re-lock the doors. 2) hit the fob if you are farther away. I have learned how the orientation of my fob so that I don't have to take my keys out of my pocket when I want to double check that my car is locked. I just hit the button and wait for the hazard lights to light up.
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