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StirCrazy

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Posted: 12/13/20 09:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

just put them in the cab and dont worry about it. with the wife's new ford I have had my spair key while she is driving and there has never been an issue at all.

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It’s not always that easy. Some vehicles won’t let you leave an RFID key or fob inside when you get out and lock the doors. There are various ways to get around that though, depending on the vehicle.

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LA, why not just try it and see if there is an issue?[emoticon]


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Posted: 12/13/20 10:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mine has the button on the door handle , so if it senses the fob , the door will open if anyone hits the button.


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I think on my truck, the only way to defeat it is put the key in the metal Altoids box or wrap it in foil. On my wife’s car you can turn that function off in the vehicle settings. If you can find it in the menus that is [emoticon]

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I am more than a little puzzled. If you lose your key, what good is it to have the spare locked into the cab?

BTW. the truck will detect my key fob if it is left in the truck.

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In days gone by, a spare key hidden in or on a vehicle might have been ok. No more, especially a smart key. Not to mention an insurance company might take a dim view of the theft claim.

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I have been doing this since 2005 with all 3 of my F 350 Lariat's. Don't forget to foil bag your ez pass if you tow something in a trailer also. Towed mine and friends bike one time and he didn't bag his bike's ez pass, and got charged for all tolls, ouch !

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JimK-NY wrote:

I am more than a little puzzled. If you lose your key, what good is it to have the spare locked into the cab?

BTW. the truck will detect my key fob if it is left in the truck.


Ford vehicles have a door keypad where you can lock & unlock the doors with a code. When I switched to Ram, that was the thing I miss the most


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patperry2766 wrote:

JimK-NY wrote:

I am more than a little puzzled. If you lose your key, what good is it to have the spare locked into the cab?

BTW. the truck will detect my key fob if it is left in the truck.


Ford vehicles have a door keypad where you can lock & unlock the doors with a code. When I switched to Ram, that was the thing I miss the most


I also wouldn’t hesitate (much) to break a window if needed to get in.

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And, hopefully I’d remember to at least TRY the keypad first [emoticon]

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