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Old 11-23-2012, 09:07 AM   #1
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How to lock fob in car

Hi folks. I'm new here - just bought a 2013 Titanium hatch and still figuring it out. All in all, very happy with my new car.

I've know this was discussed before, but I've never seen a good answer. What I want to do is lock the fob inside the car and leave the emergency key in a magnetic holder somewhere on the undercarriage. That way I can canoe down the Colorado, trek the Himalayas, or go diving in Bimini without worrying my fob will be damaged, lost, or stolen.

I know I can lock it inside using the second fob, but that doesn't help me much. I could disable the fob by opening it. That works ok, but is kind of a hassle, because then when I unlock the car with the emergency key, I have to find and reassemble it really fast or the car alarm goes off. Plus, I'm afraid that the fob wasn't made to be opened and closed alot and might break.

I have tried wrapping the fob in aluminum foil, and this actually seems to work, but I'm worried that after time enough radio signal will leak out to open the doors.

Any other ideas?

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