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Why didn't Ford integrate the keypad into pillar?

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Child: "Hey Dad"
Me: "What's up, bud?"
Child: "I need to get into the Bronco and get my books out, what's the code?"
Me: "12345"
Child: "Thanks Dad, I love you so much, I'll never put you in a retirement home when you get old."
I stuff my 2 kids in the back of a 2 door. I am sure they will stuff me in a crappy retirement home someday!
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I stuff my 2 kids in the back of a 2 door. I am sure they will stuff me in a crappy retirement home someday!
you get the point
 

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Has anyone found a way to remove the b pillar outer plastic? I would love to cutout the key pattern and mount it behind that, but could not figure out how to get that trim piece off.
 

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That's where mine is, its great.
@Big Boss Any chance you could post a picture of it on the fuel door? I just picked one up from the parts department and I'm questioning if it'll fit. Thanks!
 

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@Big Boss Any chance you could post a picture of it on the fuel door? I just picked one up from the parts department and I'm questioning if it'll fit. Thanks!
Grab a piece of tape, temporarily stick it on there and check for yourself. That's less work overall for everybody. Don't be lazy.
 

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Ford did it right with the Mach-E. Cant see the numbers until you tap the pillar, then they light up.

Ford Bronco Why didn't Ford integrate the keypad into pillar? 2021-Ford-Mustang-Mach-E-DC-Motor-Co-by-Paddy-McGrath-135
 

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Grab a piece of tape, temporarily stick it on there and check for yourself. That's less work overall for everybody. Don't be lazy.
@Scott R Nelson Apologies, you must have thought I was directing that towards you, which I was not.

I don't owe you an explanation, but I wasn't being lazy. More so curious where people are putting them. When sticking to the inside of the door itself, I'm concerned that applying the pressure on the hinge when pushing the buttons could cause a larger problem down the road.

No need to respond with anymore accusations. I don't want to cause you any "work".
 

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Ford did it right with the Mach-E. Cant see the numbers until you tap the pillar, then they light up.

2021-Ford-Mustang-Mach-E-DC-Motor-Co-by-Paddy-McGrath-135.jpg
Our 2014 Escape is the same as this. We use it all the time. I was going to order it on the Bronco until I saw the set-up. This would have been nice.
 

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When sticking to the inside of the door itself, I'm concerned that applying the pressure on the hinge when pushing the buttons could cause a larger problem down the road.
You have a valid concern. I hadn't thought of that issue, but now I can add it as one more reason why I'm leaving mine where Ford put it.
 

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Has anyone found a way to remove the b pillar outer plastic? I would love to cutout the key pattern and mount it behind that, but could not figure out how to get that trim piece off.
I just got my keypad and was planning the same thing. I was hoping to wrok
With Mabett or Broaddict to get a new puller fiber plastic made that they could shift to production. In raw black is actually matches the puller trim nicely. I was hopping to integrate it better. If you figure out the removal. Please post
 

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Wonder why Ford didn’t build the keypad into pillar like other models Instead of the stick on version.
Guesses:
  1. Frameless doors, so no where to mount it.
  2. Could potentially use the B pillar, but 2 door Bronco's don't have one
  3. It required the least amount to do it this way
 

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2. Could potentially use the B pillar, but 2 door Bronco's don't have one
Except that they do. If you take the doors and top off, there is still a B-pillar as part of the roll bar.

Don't know whose Bronco this is, but you can see what's left of the B-pillar when everything else is removed.

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Guesses:
  1. Frameless doors, so no where to mount it.
  2. Could potentially use the B pillar, but 2 door Bronco's don't have one
  3. It required the least amount to do it this way
the two door is probably the reason
 
 


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