Anybody hate your keyfob as much as I do?

Discussion in 'Audio/Video/Electronics' started by John Cater, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. John Cater

    John Cater Member

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    At first, I thought my FR keyfob was pretty cool but, the longer I have it, the more I hate it. Specifically, I hate how easy it is to set off the emergency alarm (horn). Seems like the other keys on my keychain often press against the fob set it off. Happens just about every week and sometimes multiple times per week.

    First of all, I'd like to ask if any of you ever had an emergency and you used that button to help you in some way? I'll bet 1 in 100 or maybe none. When I'm working in my garage and I lean against something that presses one key against the emergency button on my FR fob, it scares the crap out of me if I'm closed up in the garage with the truck. If it's sitting in the driveway, then the whole neighborhood's probably saying, "yeah, sounds like ol' John's Raptor is scared again." That feature should have an opt out setting on the dash somewhere so that it can't be activated or, better yet, remove it from the fob completely.
     
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    Vikes91 Well-Known Member Military

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    So remove the other keys.

    I have a 17 which is a different key fob than the 18s, but never set off the alarm.
     
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    I don't mind mine yet. The only thing I hate is when I leave the truck running and keep my keys in my pocket and run into the house for something and it honks. I need to get into tweaking everything with FORSCAN.
     
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  4. John Cater

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    If I didn't need the other keys, they wouldn't be on my keychain.
     
  5. WH7

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    I have had mine go off several times. Like you, just leaning against something sets it off. Neighbors already hate me so no big deal :)
     
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    I don't think you need forscan for this, you can shut it off in the menu. I hated it too until I was on the phone and I went in the house came back out 1/2 later and truck was still on. auto start stop had the motor off, not that its loud anyway, when I got out. now I leave it on and if im just getting out for a sec at home I throw the fob in the cup holder.
     
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    I rearranged the keys and a plastic card to sort of cover the panic button. Probably not , but has worked so far.

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  8. John Cater

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    Sounds like it may work or at least reduce the number of "emergencies." Thanks.
     
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    Reprogram with Forscan for a double press.
     
  10. abn373

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    Turned off the emergency button on fob with forscan. I also turned off the double honk when u exit with the fob. While in forscan I also turned off both front seatbelt warning chimes. I ALWAYS wear my seatbelt when driving on the road. I dont need a reminder to do it, but just moving around in driveway or something its annoying.
     
  11. John Cater

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    Did you need to get the forscan extended license or were you able to make these changes with basic?
     
  12. WH7

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    Changed mine to double press and turned off the honk with forscan as well. I paid 10 bucks for a 1 year extended license.
     
  13. John Cater

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    Perfect.
     
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    I found a stainless steel case that solved the problem for my 2017 key fob on Amazon.

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    Link please. My silver trim is coming off
     

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