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Old 10-20-2014, 01:00 AM   #11
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Re: Always have a spare key...

You could also clean a spot somewhere duct tape the key in place and paint over the tape
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Old 10-20-2014, 11:19 AM   #12
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Re: Always have a spare key...

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One of those factory key pad's have always been on the list of to do mods.
Oh yeah, I think my van doesn't have that. I wonder how hard it would be to add? I have one on my raptor and totally love it!
If your van has the remote fob for unlocking, you can add the remote keypad.

www.sportsmobileforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=6899

It is simply another remote, but one that needs a code entered before it will unlock the van.

I have a spare set of keys hidden inside my van and can use the keypad to get into the van if I lose my keys. Turns out, I use the keypad frequently when the van is in my driveway.

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Old 10-20-2014, 11:26 AM   #13
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Re: Always have a spare key...

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One of those factory key pad's have always been on the list of to do mods.
Oh yeah, I think my van doesn't have that. I wonder how hard it would be to add? I have one on my raptor and totally love it!
If your van has the remote fob for unlocking, you can add the remote keypad.

http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/viewto ... =14&t=6899

It is simply another remote, but one that needs a code entered before it will unlock the van.

I have a spare set of keys hidden inside my van and can use the keypad to get into the van if I lose my keys. Turns out, I use the keypad frequently when the van is in my driveway.

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Everyone should know though, that the keypad will NOT unlock your doors if the engine is running. That makes for a far worse day if you're in that situation. FWIW I loved the remote keypad that I added on my SMB.


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Old 10-20-2014, 12:26 PM   #14
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Re: Always have a spare key...

After reading this I'm going out to see if my magnetic box is still there!

Years ago I accidentally locked my keys in my Isuzu Trooper while getting gas, and the truck was running (oops, and also dangerous). I went up to the high school kid behind the cashier's window and told him I locked my keys in my car and somebody was bringing me a spare. He looks at me, at the Trooper, and then says "Well, you can't leave it there while you wait, it's blocking the gas pump." Ummm... ok.
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Old 10-20-2014, 12:33 PM   #15
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Hmmmm.... a thong around your neck sounds like something after a heck of a lot of partying I think pictures might better explain this

That's thong as in 'thin leather cord'; no relation to my wife's drawers.
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Old 10-20-2014, 03:26 PM   #16
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Re: Always have a spare key...

A friend duct tapes a spare key on the back side of the license plate. I carry a spare in my wallet and the one I use on a carabiner clipped to my jeans.
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Old 10-20-2014, 03:46 PM   #17
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Had them cut a couple of door keys... one hid and one in my wallet.
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Old 10-20-2014, 04:09 PM   #18
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Re: Always have a spare key...

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Everyone should know though, that the keypad will NOT unlock your doors if the engine is running. That makes for a far worse day if you're in that situation. FWIW I loved the remote keypad that I added on my SMB.


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Why is it that the keypad wont unlock your doors when the car is running? I thought that it just acted as a remote since it isn't integrated into the van. Or will all remotes not work when the van is running?
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Old 10-20-2014, 04:51 PM   #19
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I carry a spare in my wallet and the one I use on a carabiner clipped to my jeans.
Duh...

I completely forgot that I had a key (cut out of a plastic credit card material and made by AAA) for our van in my wallet. Still, it is more manly to use a big knife to solve the problem!
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Hmmmm.... a thong around your neck sounds like something after a heck of a lot of partying I think pictures might better explain this

That's thong as in 'thin leather cord'; no relation to my wife's drawers.
Okay!!! Now we have leather and leather cord!! this getting better! Beginning to wonder what the key actually unlocks I think I better look into locking my keys in my van while having a thong around my neck (of course with a key). Viejo, seems you have found some benefits to all of this!!
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