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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Locked my keys in the trunk. Is this supposed to happen the way it's designed? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; My keys were in my golf bag. I took the bag off the cart and set it down right next ...
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    Locked my keys in the trunk. Is this supposed to happen the way it's designed?

    My keys were in my golf bag. I took the bag off the cart and set it down right next to the trunk, then reached for the trunk, opened it with my hand and threw the bag in and closed the trunk and got back in the cart to go have a beer inside. Then I realized my keys, wallet, etc. were still inside the golf bag. But the trunk was locked and wasn't going to open. At least I was only playing a short ways from home so getting keys and coming back wasn't a big deal, but still this situation kind of sucked and could easily be repeated, even though it seemed pretty out of character for me.

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    Re: Locked my keys in the trunk. Is this supposed to happen the way it's designed?

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    Re: Locked my keys in the trunk. Is this supposed to happen the way it's designed?

    Either onstar or locksmith if you got no second keys. I've thought about that with my new VW how screwed I'd be if I locked my keys in a bag in the hatch without the option of onstar. I'm really careful.

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    I'm surprised that given the proximity of the fob in the bag which was in the trunk that it wouldn't allow it to open again. Must be a finicky setup.

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    Re: Locked my keys in the trunk. Is this supposed to happen the way it's designed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trapspeed View Post
    I'm surprised that given the proximity of the fob in the bag which was in the trunk that it wouldn't allow it to open again. Must be a finicky setup.
    Probably a dying battery...

    The vehicle should have honked 3 times when the fOB was left in the car... It should have remained unlocked for atleast a little while.

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    Re: Locked my keys in the trunk. Is this supposed to happen the way it's designed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trapspeed View Post
    I'm surprised that given the proximity of the fob in the bag which was in the trunk that it wouldn't allow it to open again. Must be a finicky setup.
    This... or you have a lead shielded golf bag. I tried duplicating what you did, however the trunk and doors opened every time.
    Battery in the fob failing?

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    I've done the same thing. I just keep trying to open the trunk and eventually it opened. I did try to rock the car back and forth. Really stupid design IMHO. If the fob is within 3 feet of the car, everything should work, including the key on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhariak

    Probably a dying battery...

    The vehicle should have honked 3 times when the fOB was left in the car... It should have remained unlocked for atleast a little while.
    It still does that if I leave it in the cabin after turning the car off. This is a different situation though since I was returning to a previously locked car and there is no lock to consciously activate after closing the trunk. By my estimate the key would have been in the middle to the front part of the trunk with the bag being diagonal. Maybe I'll experiment with it in closer proximity to the rear of the trunk.

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    Re: Locked my keys in the trunk. Is this supposed to happen the way it's designed?

    No offense to the OP.... But has technology made us this brain-dead? Ever since I've been around cars, I was careful to NEVER put the keys in the trunk because when you slammed it, it locked and you were stuck. In my opinion, this is kind of like slamming a piano lid on your wang and then wondering why it hurts.

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    Re: Locked my keys in the trunk. Is this supposed to happen the way it's designed?

    Interesting....never locked the fob in the trunk, but I do know that you have to be pretty close to the doors to get them to open. If I am at the trunk, the passenger or driver door won't open...trunk on the other hand will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdog533 View Post
    No offense to the OP.... But has technology made us this brain-dead? Ever since I've been around cars, I was careful to NEVER put the keys in the trunk because when you slammed it, it locked and you were stuck. In my opinion, this is kind of like slamming a piano lid on your wang and then wondering why it hurts.
    How can you not lulz?

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    Re: Locked my keys in the trunk. Is this supposed to happen the way it's designed?

    In the old days I couldn't have opened the trunk without using the key, either by pushing a button in my hand or putting the key into an external lock. Mind you the key was in a bag on the ground next to the bumper. It could have just as easily been in my pocket and all would have been fine. If my golf bag would have been another foot or two away from the bumper it probably wouldn't have opened, and I would have gotten my keys out of the bag.

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    Re: Locked my keys in the trunk. Is this supposed to happen the way it's designed?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1997BlackETC View Post
    Either onstar or locksmith if you got no second keys. I've thought about that with my new VW how screwed I'd be if I locked my keys in a bag in the hatch without the option of onstar. I'm really careful.
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