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surfer, question about keys

so i surf, and when i would go for a surf my old car had the regular key to open and start the car so i would just hide it on a lip of the under body of the car. since i have a FOB key now im not sure what to do, i know the physical key pops out and i can keep that in my wetsuit key pocket but if i do that and leave the fob in the car cant the car still be opened? not sure what to do. any suggestions?

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Old 06-16-2015, 10:16 PM
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Re: surfer, question about keys

The fob needs to be outside the car to open a door. If you search you'll find another thread about locking the fob in Jeep.


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Old 06-17-2015, 12:31 AM
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Re: surfer, question about keys

The fob can be locked in the jeep. Read this.

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Old 06-17-2015, 03:10 AM
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Re: surfer, question about keys

I had similar requirements and eventually found the solution:

Place to hide your keys/external lockbox options?
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Re: surfer, question about keys

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I had similar requirements and eventually found the solution:

Place to hide your keys/external lockbox options?
Mozzie's link is to the thread but the actual solution is in post #30 in the thread, also posted by Mozzie. Note: I have not confirmed this myself. I'm not skeptical; just saying.

I think this links you directly to post #30: Place to hide your keys/external lockbox options?

Also, post #26 in that same thread by Roadkill defines Emergency Key and Valet Key.
HTH: Place to hide your keys/external lockbox options?

I want to try this too, but have not.
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surfer, question about keys

You don't need to wrap the key fob in foil or anything else to lock it in the car. It can simple be left in the vehicle and no someone else can't just walk up to your jeep and open it.


Place you fob in the vehicle. Hold down the interior door lock button for around five seconds then close the door. Locked. Or you can press the interior door lock button down and close the door the jeep will sound a series of honks at you. On the third attempt the door will stay locked.

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You don't need to wrap the key fob in foil or anything else to lock it in the car. It can simple be left in the vehicle and no someone else can't just walk up to your jeep and open it.

Place you fob in the vehicle. Hold down the interior door lock button for around five seconds then close the door. Locked. Or you can press the interior door lock button down and close the door the jeep will sound a series of honks at you. On the third attempt the door will stay locked.

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I have found that the fob doesn't need to be wrapped but this leaves the car ready to be driven/stolen if someone breaks in through the window.
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Re: surfer, question about keys

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I have found that the fob doesn't need to be wrapped but this leaves the car ready to be driven/stolen if someone breaks in through the window.

The alarm would go off then the perp would have to find the key fob to shut off the alarm and start the car. If they can't find the key fob the instrument cluster will just display "key fob not detected" and the vehicle will not start. Lock yourself in the vehicle and try it. As long as the fob is well hidden in the vehicle your gtg.


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Re: surfer, question about keys

My Hitch Safe from Amazon works quite well. I do wrap the FOB in tinfoil though so someone can't just open the doors.
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My Hitch Safe from Amazon works quite well. I do wrap the FOB in tinfoil though so someone can't just open the doors.
You dont need the tinfoil though... If you close the car with the key in it, it will ignore the key.
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You dont need the tinfoil though... If you close the car with the key in it, it will ignore the key.

I don't use the valet key. I shut all of the doors, lock it, and then put the whole FOB in tinfoil and in the hitch safe. Without the tinfoil anyone could walk up and open the tailgate because of the comfort access.
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Re: surfer, question about keys

Anybody use a Faraday Bag? I got one on amazon that's sized for a key fob like ours for my wife's fob. She keeps it in her purse and when with me, sometimes the memory settings go to hers, not mine. The small RF blocking bag works like a champ.
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