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Unread 11-09-2010, 07:20 PM   #16
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Ok, here's the scoop from a Jeep tech (a close friend), the keyless sensor modules located in the two front doors and the rear liftgate can only sense or read the remote if it is located outside (even if the windows are open) and the sensor module located inside (part of the switch/ start button) can only detect the remote if it is inside and within five feet of the start button. So if your remote is inside and you try the unlock buttons on the door handles your SOL.
With this info I think it would be OK to keep a spare remote hidden in the Jeep (as long as it is in the back) and a spare hard key hidden outside somewhere.

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Unread 11-09-2010, 08:11 PM   #17
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I guess you would also turn off your car and not be able to start it again to come back home. Crazy.
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Unread 11-10-2010, 02:51 AM   #18
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the threat of accidently locking the keys in any vehicle makes life a little more interesting. that threat helps keep you alert. glad to read that the new GC is still in the mix of this tradition.
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Unread 11-10-2010, 07:17 AM   #19
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Did anyone ever use locksmith to unlock the car in similar situation? How do they do this? Do they use lock pick or some less advanced methods (and then there is a risk of scratching or other car damage)?
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Unread 11-10-2010, 11:40 AM   #20
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Did anyone ever use locksmith to unlock the car in similar situation? How do they do this? Do they use lock pick or some less advanced methods (and then there is a risk of scratching or other car damage)?
You mean like a brick?
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Unread 11-10-2010, 01:21 PM   #21
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You mean like a brick?
No, like squeezing a ruler or some other objects between the door and a glass.
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Unread 12-06-2010, 09:44 AM   #22
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Also locked keys in car with remote start

So.....I remote started my car....left the keys in the center console....got out...and couldn't get back in. It seems like when you remote start the car...it doesn't beep and automatically unlock for you when you leave the keys in the car. My wife is not happy.
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Unread 12-06-2010, 10:14 AM   #23
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Did anyone ever use locksmith to unlock the car in similar situation? How do they do this? Do they use lock pick or some less advanced methods (and then there is a risk of scratching or other car damage)?
I valet parked my car the other day. Valet drove off with the keys in the cupholder, turned the car off, left the keys inside, and pressed the lock button on the inside of the car, then shut the door. Keys inside and door locked from inside, it would not let me open by putting my hand on the handle.
Ended up calling a company called pop a lock. They put a wedge in the bottom of the passenger window, stuck a thin rod down there (similar to a slim jim), hit some button, and the lock popped up. It definitley wasn't a pull up, rather he hit some kind of switch and it unlocked the door.
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Unread 12-06-2010, 11:20 AM   #24
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Sorry to hear others have been locked out but I am a little glad I am not alone.

I highly recommend taking the actual key out of the fob (does everyone know there is an actual old fashioned key inside?) and get a copy made. Then, get a hide a key box and secure it somewhere hidden with this copy made. It sucks to get locked out the first time and I can only imagine the second time is MUCH worse of a feeling.
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Unread 12-06-2010, 12:23 PM   #25
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Best thing to do is leave the fob in your pocket instead of taking it out and putting it in the console or something. My C6 vette has keyless go and I don't think it let's you lock the keys in it. If you close a door with the fob inside it will not lock and if you try to with say the door switch it will honk at you and not let you lock it. Same with nissans anytime you lock with a fob in the car it beeps at you and will not lock the car.
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Unread 01-26-2011, 09:42 PM   #26
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Wk Fob

I got caught up in this too.

What I found is it only works with the drivers door lock.

Toss the fob in and lock any other door than drivers and you are SOL.
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Unread 05-04-2011, 11:22 PM   #27
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Yup, it is very easy to lock the keys in the Jeep. It knows to prevent locking if it senses the key inside. That is unless you enable remote start, open the lift gate, toss in keys (they were in my gym bag), and close the lift gate. Engine running with keys locked in. Not fun.
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Unread 05-05-2011, 05:20 AM   #28
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Jeep roadside assistance is a better one to call. They will send someone who is local...I doubt the company in the links will help being thousands of miles away.
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Unread 05-11-2011, 02:45 PM   #29
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the threat of accidently locking the keys in any vehicle makes life a little more interesting. that threat helps keep you alert. glad to read that the new GC is still in the mix of this tradition.
just kinda a side thought not meaning to troll... but aren't you not supposed to lock your keys in your vechicle...ever?

What stopped us from locking them in 15 years ago..

Common sense?
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Unread 05-14-2011, 11:40 AM   #30
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Alright - I locked my keys in the car with my kids in the car. My dad and I exited the vehicle and mistakingly left my keys in the cup holder by the gear selector. Upon exiting the vehicle the doors locked as one of us were shutting the door. I'm not sure if my dad hit the lock button on the inside or hit the exterior lock button or if I did. But the doors did lock and they did not reopen when hitting any of the buttons on the exterior or touching the door handle like you would with the key in your pocket.

I didn't think the doors could lock with the keys on the inside. Again - the keys were located in the front cup holder of the vehicle.

Luckily one of the windows was cracked a bit and I was very close to home so I had someone go in the house and get my spare. My cell phone was also in the Jeep so it could have gotten ugly under different circumstances. Luckily someone was home near my house and my dad had his phone and it was nice outside. My younger son slept through the whole thing and older son played peek-a-boo with me for a bit until he got pissed off enough to start crying.
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