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Old 03-08-2013, 04:53 PM
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MY14 keyfob question

So the MY14 fob does not have the plastic extension which is used to "key" start the engine in the event of a fob battery failure that is on the MY11-13 fobs. How do you start the engine on the 2014's in this situation?
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:57 PM
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Re: MY14 keyfob question

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So the MY14 fob does not have the plastic extension which is used to "key" start the engine in the event of a fob battery failure that is on the MY11-13 fobs. How do you start the engine on the 2014's in this situation?

Having played around with test-driving a '14 last week, I was curious about this as well. There's a real physical metal key inside the fob that slides out when you push some sort of release mechanism.

Of course, what you DO with that metal key is a mystery to me at this point, since I assume jabbing it into the start button won't accomplish much.

So, there's half your answer.
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:59 PM
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Re: MY14 keyfob question

Thanks, but the metal key is a glove box and emergency door key. Same as MY11-13.
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Re: MY14 keyfob question

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Thanks, but the metal key is a glove box and emergency door key. Same as MY11-13.
There is something in the manual about holding the opposite end of the fob from where the key is, directly against the start button. Having never seen this set up it didn't make a lot of sense to me, but it there for your reading pleasure.


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Re: MY14 keyfob question

It uses NFC (Near Field Communication) to authenticate the dead fob with the button. You press the fob against the button and voila, she starts!
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It uses NFC (Near Field Communication) to authenticate the dead fob with the button. You press the fob against the button and voila, she starts!
Thanks RoF. Please explain how "Voila" works if the battery is dead. Is it a magnet? Residual battery power?
Bill_de: I'll bet your car is here in Albany at the Selkirk railyard. I frequently see truckloads of Grand Cherokees coming out of there onto I-87.
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Re: MY14 keyfob question

NFC requires only 1 of the 2 objects to be powered. The button is, fob not. NFC is popping up everywhere. Some stores have an NFC "sticker" that you can touch your smartphone to and it checks you into Foursquare or Facebook.
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Re: MY14 keyfob question

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Thanks RoF. Please explain how "Voila" works if the battery is dead. Is it a magnet? Residual battery power?
Bill_de: I'll bet your car is here in Albany at the Selkirk railyard. I frequently see truckloads of Grand Cherokees coming out of there onto I-87.
My Jeep is in Jessup, Md., the last train stop. My salesman told me they are sometimes slow to get them on to trucks. There is one in the tracking thread that waited for 4 days. And it's less than 2 hours away.



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Re: MY14 keyfob question

I am 500 miles from Detroit and mine took 3 weeks to get here!
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Re: MY14 keyfob question

Thats how the smart key system works on my Lexus, you hold the of up to the dash next to the button and it starts if the battery is dead. Most modern smart key systems work that way.

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Thats how the smart key system works on my Lexus, you hold the of up to the dash next to the button and it starts if the battery is dead. Most modern smart key systems work that way.



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