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Lock in drivers door
« on: October 17, 2021, 12:07:37 PM »
Gen 3, 2018, both my keys are just fobs yet theres a lock in the drivers door, why ?
Im guessing main dealers could cut  or access a key to suit ?
Any point in getting one myself assuming you even can ?

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Re: Lock in drivers door
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2021, 01:48:47 PM »
It's not one of those key fobs where the key 'pings out' like a flick knife?  Maybe there should be a 'third' key that is just a basic one to open the doors, though presumably non SE and SE Nave models that have keyless entry as standard don't have an ignition lock as a backup if the fob or system doesn't work, or do they?

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Re: Lock in drivers door
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2021, 02:40:37 PM »
The fobs do actually have a key inside them. There's a small slide switch on the reverse which you use to get the key out of the fob itself.
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Re: Lock in drivers door
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2021, 05:56:05 PM »
If you do use the keyhole be prepared for the alarm to go off.

Activates the anti-pick, if your fob is genuinely flat only way to shut it up is start the engine.

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Re: Lock in drivers door
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2021, 08:51:57 PM »
Look at life through the windscreen, not the rearview mirror.
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Re: Lock in drivers door
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2021, 10:23:43 AM »
The fobs do actually have a key inside them. There's a small slide switch on the reverse which you use to get the key out of the fob itself.
Spot on, i didnt see that.

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Re: Lock in drivers door
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2021, 10:25:27 AM »

It was one if those 'doh' moments when i realised.  Cheers

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Re: Lock in drivers door
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2021, 07:13:11 PM »
I don't think i've ever used the key to access the car. These days i don't even use the buttons on the fob to open the car, i simply push the little button on the door handle while the fob is in my pocket.
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Re: Lock in drivers door
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2021, 11:50:05 AM »

It was one if those 'doh' moments when i realised.  Cheers

Better to do so now rather than after calling out the breakdown service and them telling you! :-)  My motto is far better to asking a 'dumb' question up front and take the hit then, rather than to hold your tongue to keep your ego intact and look a complete berk later on.  It also has the added benefit of letting many others in a similar situation (but who don't want to admit it) the answer to their unasked question as well.  Well done for being the 'fall guy' this time and taking it with good humour!

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Re: Lock in drivers door
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2021, 11:50:05 AM »