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  1. RoadRamblerNJ

    RoadRamblerNJ Senior Member

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    Hey, crash68,
    Where were you 3 days ago when I officially locked my dumb ass out of my own truck, LOL?
    Yep, 1st time with this truck. And I had just mentioned to my wife how the truck wouldn't lock with the key in the ignition. Well, it wasn't in the ignition, I shut it off and took it out, they layed it down for some reason.
    Luckily, I was in front of a Harbor Freight so I got to wonder around and look at all the crap we buy from China. Bought a $3 bag of zip ties and got the free 4" magnetic bowl.
    AAA was there in 15 minutes. Dude was in my truck in 10 seconds flat.
     
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    My brain shut off. Now that I think about it that's what I did, actually push the stem down. My memory isn't what it used to be. Thanks for clearing that up.
     
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    I was video taping your first attempt to get back in your truck...LOL!!

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    I did the same thing as Loudram has done. I started carrying a second door/ignition key since they went to one key for everything. I started carrying two separate key chains after I accidentally locked myself out of my 89 Dakota the first week I got it in 94.
     
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    What about using your second fob ?


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    I don't want to carry one fob, let alone two. I'd be setting off that damn panic alarm all the time.
    Send me back to the days of a skinny little metal key. You know, the days when your engine only needed one vacuum line that went from the carburetor to the distributor.
     
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    What's a carburator? :D
     
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    Like already said, my '18 has an in-the-dash fob, so I had a brass copy of my door key made and it is twistie-tied up under the front bumper somewhere. Then, whenever I forget to take out my fob key and lock it while running I won't have to call AAA.
     
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    I've used magnetic key holders, wire, spare key in my wallet (prehistoric times) but this big fob is new. Guess I could do what you did and just wire the metal insert key up somewhere.
    I do get a certain amount of satisfaction by using AAA. Makes me feel like my $120./year wasn't for nothing. I had so much fun waiting for them in Harbor Freight, I may do it again next week in the HomoDepo parking lot.;-)
     
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    Just an fyi, the new aftermarket remote starts are mostly plug and play by installing a "Y" harness at your OBDII connector. In addition, you do not have to carry 2 remotes to use it either as most can be programmed to accept hitting your lock button or another button 3 times to remote start......

    I was lucky I got the upgraded 1990s cab in my 2019 Ram 1500 classic 5.7L Hemi, as in it had electric windows and locks but still used a key and did not come with any sort of remote for the doors to lock and unlock, it had only the radio and heavy duty vinyl seats with the cool "hidden" 3rd seat front seat console.......YES I had to insert the key to unlock it.

    But then again I got to get a great aftermarket remote system with remote start and stop that works over a 1/4 mile away and with 3 big metal buildings in the way......... I Love it.
     

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