Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 -

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #37  
Old 02-23-2012, 01:02 PM
New Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Corpus Christi, Texas
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
TexMan is on a distinguished road
Re: Hide-a-key solutions?

11962jeep, I solved this issue in my Overland by putting my second keyfob in the spare tire well, and hiding an entry-only key in a magnetic box on the underside of the body near the driver's door. I had a local lock shop make me several copies of the entry-only key (the one stored within the fob), and hide one of these underneath the vehicle. I also have one in my wallet.

To ensure the fob left in the spare tire well would not unlock the doors or activate the start button, I wrapped it in several layers of aluminum foil and put it in a ziplock bag, then buried inside of an emergency roadside kit I keep in the spare tire well (gift from dealer!). This keeps the fob from being "seen" by the remote entry and starting system, so it won't unlock the doors or start the vehicle while stored this way.

I do a lot of kayaking and sailing here on the South Texas coast, and taking one of the smartkey fobs along would be asking for trouble. I don't think they would survive a sal****er dunking! Rather than worry about keeping one of them dry, I take one of the extra entry-only keys clipped into a pocket on my life vest, and leave the fob hidden in the vehicle.

Tex
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 02-23-2012, 03:42 PM
AAAA's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2011 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 2,550
Thanks: 10
Thanked 39 Times in 35 Posts
Rep Power: 1543264
AAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Hide-a-key solutions?

You can buy waterproof cases in various sizes for things like that at camping stores. Alternative is 2 zip lock bags.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 02-23-2012, 07:41 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 305
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 1197
tnjeep has disabled reputation
Re: Hide-a-key solutions?

I would still take the battery out of the fob if you're going store it in the vehicle because it may be dead when you need it the most.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 02-24-2012, 11:26 AM
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: NY
Posts: 43
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1495
SLSILBERT is on a distinguished road
Re: Hide-a-key solutions?

why don"t you wear the key around your neck like a necklace
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 02-24-2012, 05:27 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Erin, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 211
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 1264
WoodyCanuck is a splendid one to behold
Re: Hide-a-key solutions?

I've never lost a FOB yet (touch wood), but I guess there is always a first time.

Quote:
Originally Posted by JTS97Z28 View Post
Just be more careful with your keys. How do you manage to lose them so easily? For me the keyfob stays in my pocket anytime im away from home. When I get home and park the car in the garage I either leave the keyfob in the center cup holder or bring it in and place it on the kitchen counter right next to my wallet.
So the keyfob is either ALWAYS in your pocket, or on your kitchen counter next to your wallet. How hard could this be? lol
James
Since I got my Jeep in December, its been coat weather, so the key remains in my coat pocket 24/7.
In the summer it will be a different story, as I can't stand stuff in my pocket.
I guess a clip or something for my belt loop will have to do.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ncboverland View Post
I like that. Even if I just use it for temporary occasions like camping / boating, etc. I think I'll order one.
__________________
_________________
2012 GC Overland, Black w/Saddle Interior. Hemi QD II :D
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 02-25-2012, 02:00 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: N. Idaho
Posts: 181
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 22748
Ernest has a reputation beyond reputeErnest has a reputation beyond reputeErnest has a reputation beyond reputeErnest has a reputation beyond reputeErnest has a reputation beyond reputeErnest has a reputation beyond reputeErnest has a reputation beyond reputeErnest has a reputation beyond reputeErnest has a reputation beyond reputeErnest has a reputation beyond reputeErnest has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Hide-a-key solutions?

My wife has a hitch safe on her Lexus. The pin that retains it in the receiver cannot be removed from the outside. You must use the combination to open the safe in order to access the pin to remove it for towing, etc. Master Lock also makes a safe that attaches to the outside of the receiver with a locking pin, which allows you to use the receiver for towing while still keeping the safe attached. (This is important to me for towing boats around.) The problem I see in looking at pics of the Master Lock is that the Jeep receiver does not extend outward far enough to attach the device properly, so it would just hang there suspended from the pin and looking rather odd.

The other dilemma is that the visibility of these safes will still inform the determined thief that your key is present and the car will be available to him if he breaks in. It would still require you to remove the battery from the fob in order to be effective. But since the thief won't know if you have done so, he may still be encouraged to break into your car and attempt to start it. What to do?

This is a good thread. Let's keep those creative ideas flowing on this problem.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 02-25-2012, 02:27 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: N. Idaho
Posts: 181
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 22748
Ernest has a reputation beyond reputeErnest has a reputation beyond reputeErnest has a reputation beyond reputeErnest has a reputation beyond reputeErnest has a reputation beyond reputeErnest has a reputation beyond reputeErnest has a reputation beyond reputeErnest has a reputation beyond reputeErnest has a reputation beyond reputeErnest has a reputation beyond reputeErnest has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Hide-a-key solutions?

Another thought just occurred to me: Being an old film photographer, I still have several of those lead lined bags we used to use for carrying film through airport scanners. I would think many photo stores would still have them, or be able to get them on special order. Then just put the spare fob in the bag and put it in the glovebox. Make a couple of entry keys, one to put in a magnetic box under the car, another to keep in your wallet. Don't forget to tell your wife where the magnetic box is located, or better yet, make a third for her purse! Maybe a spare battery in the bag as well, just in case the spare fob battery expires.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 02-25-2012, 09:23 PM
Mendo's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Queensland
Posts: 586
Thanks: 44
Thanked 23 Times in 21 Posts
Rep Power: 6259
Mendo has a reputation beyond reputeMendo has a reputation beyond reputeMendo has a reputation beyond reputeMendo has a reputation beyond reputeMendo has a reputation beyond reputeMendo has a reputation beyond reputeMendo has a reputation beyond reputeMendo has a reputation beyond reputeMendo has a reputation beyond reputeMendo has a reputation beyond reputeMendo has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Hide-a-key solutions?

have I missed something here ? - I know it's an old thread but can't you just remove the button from the push start and use the key to start it old school?
__________________
3.0L CRD Brilliant Black
Laredo w/ QuadraLift
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 03-05-2012, 02:04 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Bellevue, WA
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1028
Rodders is on a distinguished road
Re: Hide-a-key solutions?

We rented a GC last week to see if we liked it enough to buy, and ran into an issue related to this topic. With our current car, we just lock the smart fob in the car using the mini-key and carry that with us under water. We tried this method with the GC, but using the mini-key to unlock the car set off the alarm. The only way I could get the car to lock was to use the interior power lock button and hold the outside handle while closing the door. This may have been the root of the alarm problem. I know it's not very secure, but is there a way to lock and unlock with the mini-key and not set off the alarm? If not, does anyone have experience with one of these:

http://secureikey.com/productstyles.aspx

The Faraday pouch in a Master Lock box on the hitch may be a solution.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 03-05-2012, 02:29 AM
Dan JGC's Avatar
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,817
Thanks: 1
Thanked 46 Times in 41 Posts
Rep Power: 3804
Dan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond reputeDan JGC has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Hide-a-key solutions?

^^^ I have just manually locked the drivers door (push the lock knob down, not using the lock button). Then used the key to unlock the door later. Am I missing something or not understanding what your issue is???
__________________
||||||| 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4x4 V8 in Bright White Clear Coat exterior with Grand Canyon Jeep Brown interior. Built 3/20/2014 (I & KZ on 3/21/2014). |||||||
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 03-05-2012, 11:29 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Bellevue, WA
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1028
Rodders is on a distinguished road
Re: Hide-a-key solutions?

Good to know. I'll have to fiddle with it once we take delivery.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 04-04-2012, 02:52 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Bellevue, WA
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1028
Rodders is on a distinguished road
Re: Hide-a-key solutions?

I can confirm that the Hitch-Safe will hold the FOBIK and creates enough of a Faraday cage to hide the key from the Keyless-N-Go system. Works like a charm.

http://www.hitchsafe.com/SUV-accessories.html
__________________

__________________
Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Summit V8
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Retro-Solutions HID Kit bigpapapablo Visual Modifications 15 01-16-2010 06:32 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community