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Re: Surf Rig - How do you hide your keys?
« Reply #45 on: May 14, 2021, 10:39:17 AM »
Car alarms should be banned as noise pollution. Totally annoying to everyone within a quarter-mile.

I would disable mine if I knew how. I asked the dealer to do it on my last car and he told me it would void the warranty which sounds crazy to me.

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Re: Surf Rig - How do you hide your keys?
« Reply #46 on: May 18, 2021, 10:23:22 AM »
And I lick my key before every unlock. No lie.
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Re: Surf Rig - How do you hide your keys?
« Reply #47 on: May 27, 2021, 12:39:29 PM »
Have been using a waterproof pouch under my wetsuit, but it makes me nervous, especially when I switch to shorts and a rash guard.  Thinking about a fake rock to put under my bag in the sand at the edge of the dunes.
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Re: Surf Rig - How do you hide your keys?
« Reply #48 on: May 28, 2021, 12:13:58 PM »
This took me a stupid long time to figure out, but works great on my Toyota.

1. Take the metal key out the fob. Stash the fob in the car.
2. Lock every door except the driver's. Close the doors. No alarm.
3. Use the metal key to manually lock the driver's door. Still no alarm.

Using the "lock all" button on the fob or the door triggers the alarm, but the mechanical key doesn't.
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Re: Surf Rig - How do you hide your keys?
« Reply #49 on: May 29, 2021, 05:13:49 AM »
This took me a stupid long time to figure out, but works great on my Toyota.

1. Take the metal key out the fob. Stash the fob in the car.
2. Lock every door except the driver's. Close the doors. No alarm.
3. Use the metal key to manually lock the driver's door. Still no alarm.

Using the "lock all" button on the fob or the door triggers the alarm, but the mechanical key doesn't.


That is exactly how I did it with my Saab. I wore the metal key around my neck under my wetsuit or used the key loop in the pocket of my trunks on hot days. The electronic part stayed safe inside the car.


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Re: Surf Rig - How do you hide your keys?
« Reply #50 on: May 29, 2021, 08:32:03 AM »
This took me a stupid long time to figure out, but works great on my Toyota.

1. Take the metal key out the fob. Stash the fob in the car.
2. Lock every door except the driver's. Close the doors. No alarm.
3. Use the metal key to manually lock the driver's door. Still no alarm.

Using the "lock all" button on the fob or the door triggers the alarm, but the mechanical key doesn't.

That works fine on cars that have no electric doors. I can lock the side sliders manually on my van, but the rear hatch has no manual lock, only electric. So I gotta push the button.

The solution for many cars is the delay for arming the alarm--generally 45 seconds. I use the fob to lock all doors and set it in the console. close the drivers door, then immediately unlock and open it, then close it and manually lock it. That works consistently for my van and two other cars with electric hatches that I tried.
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Re: Surf Rig - How do you hide your keys?
« Reply #51 on: June 02, 2021, 12:01:52 PM »
Red_TX:
You aren't getting many Chevy-specific suggestions. I assume I have your same setup in my 2015 Yukon. As you noted, you can't leave your FOB in a lockbox or hidden on the car.
For me, I simply remove the physical key from inside the FOB, place the FOB inside the car, then lock the car with the key on the drivers side door. The doors stay locked, are easily unlocked when I return, and the alarm never goes off. I have not had any problems with saltwater in the 6 years I've been doing this, but I do rinse the key with freshwater before re-inserting into the FOB.
BIG NOTE: I do not think this worked when I first purchased the car. At first, the door would unlock automatically when I locked with the key in the drivers side door. Then, one day, it worked. I assume it was a software update the dealer performed at one of my services. I recommend making sure your software is up to date.

 


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