key fob hack to leave in car?

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by Breezy, Sep 30, 2018.

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  1. Breezy

    Breezy Member

    We were thrilled to find the car has a physical key that we can put in swimming trunks or kayak bag (for example). Normally we'd lock valuables (including our older car's fob) out of sight in car. The dealer didn't know of any way to override that the Clarity won't lock with the key fob inside other than to disconnect the car battery. Anyone figure this out? It would be great to have a single use override to invoke as needed.
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  3. JJim

    JJim Active Member

    Take the key fob's battery out instead?
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  4. neal adkins

    neal adkins Active Member

    I was able to lock my key fob inside the car. Just disconnect the manual key from the fob and put the manual key in the door handle and turn it to lock.
  5. ryd994

    ryd994 Active Member

    Try a metal canry box.
    Metal box should be able to shield any RF
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  7. You can use one of those signal blocking pouches/enclosures mentioned above.

    You can also wrap the key in a couple of layers of heavy duty aluminum foil, extra heavy duty aluminum foil, or Reynolds Pitmaster’s Super Strength Aluminum Foil. If you keep some heavy duty aluminum foil folded in the car (keep in a baggie), it's there for one of those quick spur of the moment excursions (like maybe a quick hike after work on a great weather day :)).

    Fwiw, although the aluminum foil could be used multiple times, I suggest avoiding that. Pin holes can happen.

    If you want added security, there are lockable metal boxes that be secured, by a cable, under the seat/etc. So, even if someone were to break into the car, they'd have find the key for the security box to steal the car.
    Imho, if I'm going on a long hike and getting back late, I like knowing that my car will be there when I get back. :)
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  8. Breezy

    Breezy Member

    Yep, this works and is the easiest solution. Thank you!
  9. Breezy

    Breezy Member

    Good solution for added security since someone can drive the car with the fob. In meantime I'll keep a bit of foil (or an ezpass pouch?) in car so that if someone breaks in, it won't work to push Start.
  10. britanyweel

    britanyweel New Member

    You can try another method. Just disconnect your key fob, and then lock the car manually. You can also try to extract the battery from your car, but this would be a big deal to do. Some older car types, permit you lock the key fobs inside your car, without any problems. I did this some years ago, and the car doors blocked. Because of this I went to, and there I had my other car fobs programmed to my car. This way I was able to open the doors. So I believe I answered your question, and I hope you will understand the principles of car key fobs.
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  12. Not that I would prefer this method, but they do sell quick-release terminals.

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