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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-30-2011, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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Chronic Lock-Keys-In-Car-Syndrome.

hello everyone,

i drive a 2006 cobalt, LS.
my car does not have power locks, and due to this - i've been locking my keys in the car often.

luckily i've always had someone able to give me a ride home to grab my spare and then come back and get in, but i feel like that luck will run out eventually, and i will be stranded.

i've heard about getting my key copied to an all metal key and then somehow that gets magnetized to the bottom of the car, and ive also heard about boxes you can buy that are magnetic.

has anyone else had luck with this? right now i have a spare key in my wallet, but i feel like that is not the place for it, as it will either ruin my wallet, or somehow that will get stolen?

not sure what to do about the problem, any suggestions?

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the magnet things work pretty damn well. the first week i had my car, i accidentally locked my keys in my car with it running. i was distracted by something, got out of my car, locked my door by habit and shut it. i didn't notice the car was running because it's so quiet compared to my old car. luckily the person i was with had aaa so they got out and unlocked it. i suck at locking my keys. i always do a check before i close my door now.

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the magnet things work pretty damn well. the first week i had my car, i accidentally locked my keys in my car with it running. i was distracted by something, got out of my car, locked my door by habit and shut it. i didn't notice the car was running because it's so quiet compared to my old car. luckily the person i was with had aaa so they got out and unlocked it. i suck at locking my keys. i always do a check before i close my door now.
were you able to magnet the factory key? or did you have a special key cut, like an all metal key without that black end i have on my key?
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i've never owned a spare key for my balt nor have i owned a magnet thing. BUT i DO know that the magnet things work. there are different sizes. i'm pretty sure that the makers of those magnet holders know that most new cars have that obnoxiously big end on them, so they produce accordingly

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I have the same issue have locked my keys in my car twice in the last 2 weeks, due to starting the car to warm up right before I leave work. I need to get another spare made and either keep it on the car or in my wallet. Also even tho this is not the right way with just your fingers and a coat hanger (and no it does not scratch the paint) you can literally unlock the balt in 20-30 seconds, it is by far the easiest car I have ever had to break into.
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^^LOL Thats reassuring....


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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-31-2011, 04:26 PM
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Go to Lowes and get a hide a key at the hardware desk..3$ and you stick it under your car on a flat part.saved me plenty of times already...twice in 1 day

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With my last car, I used thick wire to tie the key to something under the car. But that was a POS anyway. My mom always uses that magnet box thingy. I just always use the remote to lock my car, so I don't usually run into an issue.


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what you could do thats free. is take a ziptie, and ziptie a key somewhere on your car that you can get to when that happens. that what i did and ive only had to use to my spare key once in the past 2 years, because i made the same mistake when i first got my car

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You can get replacement fuel caps that have a roller lock on it and enough space to hide a key.

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