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Emergency key/fob

Any good way to hide a key/fob so you can drive home if something happens to the primary set? Thanks in advance...

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Re: Emergency key/fob

There are plenty of things called HIDE-A-KEY.... Magnetic and other means of attachments to the vehicle... Take a look on Google...
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Re: Emergency key/fob

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There are plenty of things called HIDE-A-KEY.... Magnetic and other means of attachments to the vehicle... Take a look on Google...
Won't that let anybody unlock and maybe drive your jeep? The fobs work pretty far away.
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Re: Emergency key/fob

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Any good way to hide a key/fob so you can drive home if something happens to the primary set? Thanks in advance...
I am guessing by post, hidden on car...
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Re: Emergency key/fob

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Re: Emergency key/fob

Since we are talking about 'in case of emergency' and not for every day use, hide it with the battery removed but in the same container.

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Any good way to hide a key/fob so you can drive home if something happens to the primary set? Thanks in advance...
What sort of "something"?

If you're talking losing it, then the only way around it is to hide a key as suggested above.

If you're talking a dead fob, there are ways around that.

- You can unlock the doors with the key inside the fob. It will set off the alarm, but you'll be able to deactivate it once inside the vehicle.

- You can start the vehicle by holding the tip (non-key end) against the Run/Stop button. This will halt the above car alarm condition.

- If you subscribe to the UConnect service, you can use the phone app to unlock the vehicle.

- If all else fails, pull the battery from the fob for a minute, then put it back in. That may give enough juice to get you to the nearest store to buy a replacement.


My prediction is this will soon be a thing of the past. I'll bet within a few years, you'll be able to use your smart phone as a fob.


I'd actually pay for the UConnect service if it included that ability. I'd love to have it recognize my phone as I approach so I don't even need the fob at all.
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Another option if you carry a smart phone and don't want to subscribe to Uconnect. You can buy the app this company makes.
http://obdcanex.com/o/
It works to lock/unlock, start/stop, control the seat heaters, and the panic alarm. They haven't added the fan control or high idle yet on the diesel.
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Re: Emergency key/fob

So hide a key outside and keep a FOB inside the vehicle, with the battery removed. Dealer said you were only allowed to have 2 fobs programmed for your vehicle at one time. Has anyone found a way around that? I'm wanting a spare on the vehicle, with another at home. Wifey is hard on keys...
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Re: Emergency key/fob

I have 3...all work. I "lost" one with-in a week of getting the Jeep. Had the extra 'insurance' and got a replacement. Put on a suit I haven't worn since then and there's the fob in a pocket. All 3 work to open and remote start the Jeep. Have not checked functionality beyond that!

Have a generic key tie-wrapped and caulked to the Jeep underneath....and the 3rd fob in the Jeep with a piece of electrical tape covering the top of the battery so it is not 'armed'.
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I have 3...all work. I "lost" one with-in a week of getting the Jeep. Had the extra 'insurance' and got a replacement. Put on a suit I haven't worn since then and there's the fob in a pocket. All 3 work to open and remote start the Jeep. Have not checked functionality beyond that!

Have a generic key tie-wrapped and caulked to the Jeep underneath....and the 3rd fob in the Jeep with a piece of electrical tape covering the top of the battery so it is not 'armed'.
I would remove the battery and put it in its own little baggie, little envelope or some other holder instead of leaving it in the fob the way you have it.

The reason is, it gets insanely hot in your vehicle on hot days and the battery could still potentially swell and leak even when not connected. That will potentially ruin the fob. Further, that electrical tape will eventually leave a sticky residue on the batter if it's contacting it. Old electrical tape does not like to peel off cleanly.

Since you still have to open the fob to remove it anyway, you might as well keep the battery out of the fob.
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