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Old 6 Days Ago   #16
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Re: Too easy to lock your keys in the car?

I locked my parents-in-law in my VW Bora a decade ago and still haven't forgotten. It was just a normal key fob remote lock, but force of habit in a rush I left them outside a Comet store and locked the car as a dashed away to collect an order. 20mins later I returned to my car completely steamed up inside as my mother in law had got steadily more panic stricken that they would run out of air. I'm afraid I got a bad case of the giggles as I couldn't get the image of my in-laws trying to remain still as people walked by with the car gradually steaming up! I did discover afterwards that there was an emergency handle to unwind the sunroof.

A few years later when I had a Renault Megane a couple of people had the same car at work and a competition was launched to see who could lock their keys in the car. It was nigh-on impossible as the car was pretty clever at knowing the key was in the car and wouldn't allow you to lock it. In the end someone won by using the global window close feature. They opened the driver's window, locked the car with the key card from outside but kept the lock button pressed. This started the auto window close feature and as the window was rising he chucked the keys through the rapidly decreasing opening. Hey presto - keys locked inside!
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Re: Too easy to lock your keys in the car?

Regarding the 500X deadlock issue I pointed out today I've asked my dealer to follow up with Fiat UK. I'm hoping there is a patch, e.g. custom proxi data byte change that can be made that will disable the deadlocks for keyless exit door button press.

Only other alternative is to turn keyless entry off altogether which thankfully we can on the 500X.
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