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12-11-2012 02:52 PM
Chickenmuffn Actually I drive a hatch. We don't get the sedan in the UK.
12-11-2012 02:33 PM
jeff_nc
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Originally Posted by Chickenmuffn View Post
When I got my UK Focus' the dealership told me that there is only one way to lock the key in the car.

You have to lock your car with the fob, then press the trunk release button on your fob. Open the truck, throw your keys in, and close the trunk. The car then locks.
That might work on a sedan, but it doesn't on a hatch. I'm also sad to report that the lead-lined film bag I ordered from Amazon doesn't work either.

So here's my best solution, found in my basement so it didn't cost me a penny.



I'll be on the lookout for something smaller, but at least this works!

How to lock fob in car:

1. Lock doors with the dash button.
2. Remove emergency key from fob.
3. Put fob in metal box.
4. Get out and close the door. Doors will stay locked.
5. If desired, hide emergency key in a magnetic key box and hide it under the vehicle.
6. When you open the door with the emergency key, you have about 10 seconds to take the key out of the box and push the start button before all hell breaks loose.
12-10-2012 06:48 PM
Chickenmuffn When I got my UK Focus' the dealership told me that there is only one way to lock the key in the car.

You have to lock your car with the fob, then press the trunk release button on your fob. Open the truck, throw your keys in, and close the trunk. The car then locks.
12-10-2012 10:37 AM
captainsubt3xt
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Originally Posted by jeff_nc View Post
Doesn't work on mine. Maybe you bought the "shielded glove box" option?
No, nothing special. At least, I don't think. I can't imagine that being an option. Just driving a Titanium. I wonder if the owners manual (the little pouch for your fob) is shielded rather than the glovebox itself. That's where mine resided for some time.
12-10-2012 09:27 AM
jeff_nc
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Originally Posted by r1ch999999 View Post
I would think an anti-static bag would do it, they'll block the ez pass
I ordered a lead-lined film bag from Amazon. It should arrive today and I'll post the results.
12-10-2012 09:26 AM
jeff_nc
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Originally Posted by captainsubt3xt View Post
The glovebox is shielded. Put your extra fob in there.
Doesn't work on mine. Maybe you bought the "shielded glove box" option?
12-10-2012 06:20 AM
r1ch999999 I would think an anti-static bag would do it, they'll block the ez pass
12-10-2012 02:54 AM
captainsubt3xt The glovebox is shielded. Put your extra fob in there.
12-04-2012 08:55 PM
12_T_Hatch
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Originally Posted by jeff_nc View Post
I like it! This could be the answer - http://www.amazon.com/Tundra-Securit.../dp/B00023JL2I
Glad I could help! Let me know how it works out for ya!


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12-04-2012 08:33 PM
jeff_nc
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I worked for carmax for a while and they would hang the keys to all the cars in lock boxes on the windows. When the proximity keys came out we had the same issues, so carmax bought little led filled bags you tuck the key into then place in the lockbox. It worked like a charm. No clue how much or where to buy though... Hope this helps.
I like it! This could be the answer - http://www.amazon.com/Tundra-Securit.../dp/B00023JL2I
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