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Old 04-02-2018, 12:39 AM
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Can you lock yourself out of the car by leaving it in your gym bag if in the rear hatch - like in my C6?
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Old 04-02-2018, 12:56 AM
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Yes, that's certainly possible if it's out of range of the receiver, which it certainly could be buried in a bag in the rear storage area, and if you have the auto lock feature enabled. I don't ever use that because I only want my car locked when I hit the lock button on the fob.
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Old 04-02-2018, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Borntorun04/17 View Post
I keep fob in pocket. I did buy silicone case for fob which makes it less slippery in pocket. A few times fob fell on to seat when getting out of car. No more of that problem with case. Case was cheap around $ 4.00 on Ebay.

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Old 04-02-2018, 11:57 AM
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Old 04-02-2018, 01:24 PM
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I keep my fob on my key ring which is attached to a hook which I clip to my belt loops.
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Old 04-03-2018, 11:35 AM
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Old 04-03-2018, 05:47 PM
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I keep my fob in my pocket when I'm out of the house, and on the bar that's near the garage/house entrance when I'm home. That way, when I see the fob, it reminds me that I'm not in my Vette, and I'm that much closer to the alcohol to drown my sorrows.

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Old 04-04-2018, 09:52 PM
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Originally Posted by jimmbbo View Post
When in use, in my left pocket, iPhone in the right, wallet in hip pocket...made it a habit to do a "3 check" before leaving the house.
When not in use, hanging on one of the hooks I hang other keys on...
Have used the steering column receptacle only to check how it worked.
I do the same "3 check", except iPhone in left pocket and key fob in right
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Old 04-04-2018, 10:03 PM
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Mine always just stays in my pocket.
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Old 04-04-2018, 10:23 PM
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Pants pockets.
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Old 04-04-2018, 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Jerrymannal View Post
So far I have been keeping my C7 key fob in my pocket when I drive my Z51. There is a slot in the steering column for the fob and plenty of room in the console or behind the nav screen etc. My question is ‘is there a best place to keep the fob’ and why?
Geeze, Jerry, just keep it in your pocket. Anything else runs the risk of leaving it behind and causing problems. I've been doing keyless entry/ignition on a number of cars for years and have never gone wrong with keeping it in my pocket.

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Old 04-05-2018, 01:13 PM
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Left front pant pocket.
Putting it in the left rather than the right means it's less likely to be activated by seat belt pressure.
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Old 04-05-2018, 02:47 PM
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Since this thread is about key fobs, does anyone bring two key fobs with them in case one fails?
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Old 04-05-2018, 03:54 PM
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Since this thread is about key fobs, does anyone bring two key fobs with them in case one fails?
Just a spare battery for me. You can always use the cut key to run the car.
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Old 04-05-2018, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by joemessman View Post
Just a spare battery for me. You can always use the cut key to run the car.
The cut key? How?

I know you can use the cut key to open the trunk, pop the door release, and put the dead fob in the slot to start the car, but I don't know a way of directly using the cut key itself to run the car...
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Old 04-05-2018, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Prray View Post
Do you have a Link? Can't find it-thanks!
Sorry missed your post. Don't know how to do link. Just went on Ebay type in "5 button fob case holder Corvette caddy srx cts" a few will pop up I got mine from seller nytoptek (2 ) 7.90 shipped .They show none in stock now. There is a lot of other sellers with stock and some with different color cases if interested.
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Old 04-05-2018, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Krenath View Post
The cut key? How?

I know you can use the cut key to open the trunk, pop the door release, and put the dead fob in the slot to start the car, but I don't know a way of directly using the cut key itself to run the car...
I misspoke. I meant insert the key fob itself into the steering wheel slot.
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Old 04-05-2018, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by joemessman View Post
Just a spare battery for me. You can always use the cut key to run the car.
How? You can get in the car, but how do you start it?
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Old 04-05-2018, 05:49 PM
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In pocket to me means inevitably will go through laundry.

Mine lives on a lanyard, and stays around my neck while I'm driving, and "about town".

And case around it is required, as they fall apart and one day you'll find it in half, and will never find the rest of it.
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Old 04-06-2018, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by SoCalFinest View Post
Haha me too. Key will be in front right pocket, if not the cup holder and in gym bag or golf bag. If I'm at home, on top of the dresser near the door.
I should've also mentioned that the workout bag option has its risks. One day in my 2015 while refueling (door closed, fob in bag) I couldn't re-enter the car--locked out with fob on the inside. My cell phone was also in the bag so I couldn't use the MyChevrolet app. I assumed it might've caused interference with the fob so after re-entering the car with a key hidden on the outside I did a quick test by moving the fob to the console and closing the door. Click, doors locked again! The hidden key was my savior in this case as it had been on other cars over the years.

When I returned home I checked the voltage on the 3v battery, which was 3.05v. The replacement showed 3.3v and I had no problems from that point until I bought my 2017. The lesson here is that the fob can get locked in the car despite good technology and intentions, so keep that in mind. It might also be a good lesson to change the fob battery once per year.

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