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Old 06-02-2011, 09:57 AM
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Hopefully you gathered from the emoticon I used I was just kidding about a recall?
But of course, hence me sticking my tongue out (that wasn't to catch snowflakes!).
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Just to sum all this "locking the FOB in the car" issues there are 3 ways to lock your car without using the "hidden" key, only ONE will allow you to lock the FOB inside. Learn this and you should never have an issue.

1. Press the lock button on the inside of the door and leave the FOB inside. The WK2 will sense the FOB is inside, unlock the vehicle and honk the horn 3 times letting you know it saved your ass.

2. Exit the vehicle and press the outside lock button on the door handle with the FOB inside the car. The WK2 will not lock the doors leading you to think the button is broken until you realize you screwed up and left your keys in the car.

3. Press the lock button on the FOB when your door is open, set the FOB down inside the car and exit the vehicle, closing the door. You have now locked your keys in the car!


Maybe Chrysler needs to issue a recall to correct situation #3
That would be cool if Chrysler could recall the owners who lock their keys in the car and then wonder why their keys are locked in the car.
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Re: A way to lock yourself out

"Please surrender your car keys immediately - you have been recalled!"
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Old 06-10-2011, 04:09 AM
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Re: A way to lock yourself out

Where do you keep your keys while driving? Now that the key doesn't go into an ignition..I have no place to let my keys sit. So where is everybody putting them?

I started putting them in my cup holder, but got worried about scratching the surface with my actual keys (sorry, my house and office don't have fobs...yet)

The center console is a pain....and leads to endless saves as described in lockout options 1 and 2 above.

Finally, the map pocket on my door isn't great either...as they've fallen out of the car when the door has opened....thank god for the warning 'keys not in vehicle'

Ideas?
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Where do you keep your keys while driving? Now that the key doesn't go into an ignition..I have no place to let my keys sit. So where is everybody putting them?

I started putting them in my cup holder, but got worried about scratching the surface with my actual keys (sorry, my house and office don't have fobs...yet)

The center console is a pain....and leads to endless saves as described in lockout options 1 and 2 above.

Finally, the map pocket on my door isn't great either...as they've fallen out of the car when the door has opened....thank god for the warning 'keys not in vehicle'

Ideas?
Your own pocket? This is where I keep mine
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Re: A way to lock yourself out

You might prefer to uninstall the ignition switch button, then insert the key into the switch to operate the car.
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Re: A way to lock yourself out

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You might prefer to uninstall the ignition switch button, then insert the key into the switch to operate the car.
Just so someone doesn't make the same mistake someone else did, you insert the FOB, not the metal key in the ignition switch that's under the push to start button.

The FOB has an RFID chip in it that the ignition must detect for the vehicle to start, the metal key is worthless aside from unlocking the door.
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Your own pocket? This is where I keep mine
Ditto.

Why even take the key out from where you have it the rest of the time?
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Ditto.

Why even take the key out from where you have it the rest of the time?
Don't know about you, but my keychain is HUGE and seems to keep growing with keys that I need. So a pocket full of keys isn't the best to drive around with...or walk around with for that matter. Either way, if I can not have it in my pocket while driving (ie danglining from ignition in the old days) it'd be nice... Just saying.
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Don't know about you, but my keychain is HUGE and seems to keep growing with keys that I need. So a pocket full of keys isn't the best to drive around with...or walk around with for that matter. Either way, if I can not have it in my pocket while driving (ie danglining from ignition in the old days) it'd be nice... Just saying.
I get what you're saying, but I just get medieval when cutting down the clutter... I ask "am I REALLY going to need this key on this keychain?" I've cut the keys I haul around in half by doing that.

But if you can't chop them down to something manageable, you're probably just stuck; there's no real place you can put them where you can guarantee you won't forget them.
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I just get medieval when cutting down the clutter...
I hear that. Back when car keys were just slugs of metal, I rekeyed my wife's vehicle so one key would operate either of our cars.
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