Thread: Car ate Key
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      02-19-2013, 01:54 PM   #10

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Originally Posted by BMWrules7
Originally Posted by Redztone
Key fob in right hand.

Jump back in car to adjust parking between the lines.

Fob slips out of hand, bounces off foot onto floor of driver's seat.

Get out of car, search for 20 minutes. No fob. Move seats a the way up, all the way back. Nothing. Car cranks fine, IT KNOWS the fob is still in the car.

There is an air vent in the floor under the seat. Flashlight shows nothing lodged. But, opening is perfect size for the fob.

Seriously, did this just happen??
If you lock your car with your alternate fob, the key fob inside your car will become delisted. Thus, the car will no longer rely upon it for authentication.

Now, this is not a perfect science for long term reliance. However, it was designed for when you lock your wife's purse in the car (with the key in the purse).
So how do you make it active again? Bring to dealer to charge an arm and a leg for it to work again? Hehe
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