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How do I lock my VF2 at the beach?

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Rikes, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. Flukey

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    Maybe try a little clip-lock plastic bag - they seal pretty well.
    Or wrap your key in glad wrap.
    Boardies often have pretty good pockets that seal well so it shouldn't come out.

    Unless of course your a speedos type of guy.......:yeah:
     
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    peoples if you need a waterproof bag / pouch etc.... an old rc car trick ...balloons ... put key inside a balloon tie of the end and its 100% waterproof.
     
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    works for prison Mule'n too I believe..
     
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    put it in a condom, tie a knot and then ......
     
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    Bring the wife for a nice drive to the beach. Hand her keys jump in water
     
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    What about a condom??:rofl2::rockon:
     
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    Jocks or swimmers with a hook and loop pocket and use a balloon, condoms are useless they break easy :surprise:
     
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    I'm not 100% but I think if you wrap the key in foil it will block the fob then you can just put it in ur usual lock box I will check tonight
     
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    DruiD Black is the new RED!

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    Ahh the good old days where you could slip a kid a $5 note to look after your $h17 while you surfed and you come back to find your tyres all washed and polished for you because they had such respect for your ride.

    Guess probabily more like $50 now and still end up with a key'd ride lol.

    PS .. I have definitely heard of foil insulated lock boxes, will have to dig up the link.
    The padded foil lined envelopes you get your eTOLL \ Road Toll 'tag' transponders in work a treat as well.

    Not sure on the whole insurance point of lock boxes thou, beach or not .. anyone know the legit ruling on them?
     
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    Just tested this and it worked for me. I’m facing the same issue of locking the car at the beach. I use a lockbox and with the key inside it you could still open the door pressing the button on the door handle. I’ll be testing this out soon.
     
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    First the drive-in movies, now the beach :(
     
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    It's pretty easy to take the battery out of the fob... do that before putting it in the lock box just to be sure?
     
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    Take the battery out of the key and the pkes will not work.

    You could also get a ebay key cut and the fob programmed so you replicate what you had with your vt2.

    You will just have to lock and unlock it using the blade in the door and when you goto start it put the key in the console slot for it to sense the fob.


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    I should add this to avoid confusion...

    "Pkes" is the passive entry system and requires power from the battery in the key to work.

    A "fob" is the rfid chip in the key that does not require power from a battery like the older immobilizer setups.

    You can unlock/start the vf with just the fob and key blade.
     
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    your explanation is illuminating! I didn't have any idea of the ability of the key to unlock and start the VF without battery power! Does the flat key battery starting utilise the cotact point inside the centre console? Id almost forgotten about t6hat HaHa!What does rfid mean?
     
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    Stating the obvious and probably on the wrong Tram but with a VE you get a 'surf' key cut that only opens the door so you leave the key fob locked in your car.'
    I know things changed with the VF.
     
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    Put the key inside a metal box or wrap it in foil and hide it in the car. Metal box or foil will prevent the car from detecting it.
     
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    How do you get back in the car when locked?
     
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    The same way you locked it:
     
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    ^ Does VF still have that deadlock feature if you manually lock it? Where if you do Something with the key, manually, the car won’t electronically unlock? Although I never used it, when that was in the VS (or was it VR?) I thought it was a neat feature at a time when criminals were starting to get Cute with little black boxes to capture & then re-transmit lock/unlock signals.
     
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    It was available up until the VE. Handy feature as you had to manually unlock the car when you returned.
     

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