Push Button Start?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Fantine, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Fantine

    Fantine Guest

    I have carpal tunnel syndrome in my right hand. I can turn an
    ignition key to the right to start my car, but it's painful for me to
    turn it to the left to turn the car off. Does anybody know if I can
    add an after-market push button start to my 2007 Hyundai Elantra SE?
    That would solve my problem. Thanks.
    Fantine, Jun 5, 2010
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  2. Fantine

    Irwell Guest

    Use your left hand
    Irwell, Jun 6, 2010
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  3. Fantine

    Fantine Guest

    Have YOU ever tried to use your left hand to turn an ignition key?
    Fantine, Jun 6, 2010
  4. Fantine

    dsi1 Guest

    One of those places that pimps out rides could probably do it. Make sure
    you pack some heat before going into the neighborhood. Otherwise, keep a
    cheap pair of pliers nearby and use it to grasp the key. Turn the key
    using your shoulder while keeping your wrist rigid.
    dsi1, Jun 6, 2010
  5. Fantine

    Irwell Guest

    Yes. I had an epicondylectomy on my right arm several
    years ago, became fairly ambidextrous, so using my left
    hand is very easy.
    Irwell, Jun 7, 2010
  6. Yes, but it was a VERY unusual situation.... But in the end, she was
    Matthew Fedder, Jun 7, 2010
  7. If you had a push button to start the car you would still have to turn
    the ignition off to stop the engine unless you had another on/off switch
    fitted to cut the electrical power to stop the engine.
    John Schofield, Jun 7, 2010
  8. Fantine

    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Depends on the system. The newer cars have a RF transmitter and you only
    have to be in the proximity of the car to unlock and start it. Push the
    button to start, push the same button to stop. Never take the key out of
    your pocket. I think you don't even have to shut it off, just walk away
    until the TX is out of range, about 20 feet.
    Ed Pawlowski, Jun 8, 2010
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    zayton Guest

    zayton, Jun 10, 2010
  10. Fantine

    zayton Guest

    And to shift gears, as well.
    (But that was in Higy School and my right hand was otherwise occupied)

    ((and no, not doing that....))
    zayton, Jun 10, 2010
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