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

    RemoteLink OnStar app for your smartphone, and remote unlock it without having to call OnStar.


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    Quote Originally Posted by VMoose
    RemoteLink OnStar app for your smartphone, and remote unlock it without having to call OnStar.
    He's got an '09. No go on that one.

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

    wife did this with her 4 month old lexus back in the day so its not GM specific

    she rested the keys on the trunk floor while loading the car and closed the trunk

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    I did this with my BMW. Trunk opened back up automatically. Neat trick

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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 RGaret View Post
    I did this with my BMW. Trunk opened back up automatically. Neat trick
    later on life the module that controls that will go bad rendering the trunk useless.
    It will require replacing that module which also controls the headlights so you have to change it- and its cheap @ $3200.
    Labor is simple- they mount it under the intake manifold but the trick is its actually PART of the manifold so you have to change the manifold too and that costs $2800, so $5000 in parts and only $3200 in labor later your trunk will open again
    cdog533 and cdog533 like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobF300

    later on life the module that controls that will go bad rendering the trunk useless.
    It will require replacing that module which also controls the headlights so you have to change it- and its cheap @ $3200.
    Labor is simple- they mount it under the intake manifold but the trick is its actually PART of the manifold so you have to change the manifold too and that costs $2800, so $5000 in parts and only $3200 in labor later your trunk will open again
    Little things like this are why I didn't get another German car.

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

    I just did this the other day. Laid the fob down in the trunk while I was loading some stuff, closed it down without thinking.

    Fortunately, I am an Onstar subscriber and use the smart phone app. Had the trunk open in a couple of minutes. Saved me a lot of aggravation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khoeysr
    I just did this the other day. Laid the fob down in the trunk while I was loading some stuff, closed it down without thinking.

    Fortunately, I am an Onstar subscriber and use the smart phone app. Had the trunk open in a couple of minutes. Saved me a lot of aggravation.
    That's the old school way of doing it. I never set keys down in the trunk as a proactive habit.

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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 khoeysr View Post
    I just did this the other day. Laid the fob down in the trunk while I was loading some stuff, closed it down without thinking.

    Fortunately, I am an Onstar subscriber and use the smart phone app. Had the trunk open in a couple of minutes. Saved me a lot of aggravation.
    Sorry for the dumb question...but why wasn't the fob in your pocket. I keep the fob in my pocket and never take it out. Just curious.

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    I have always been careful of keys and the trunk. 30 minutes ago I was under the back of it it started pouring the rain. I threw n everything one the ground tools cigs and apparently keys. When it stops raining get n it. Worked on a car lot so long u figure away out.

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

    Happened to me with my C6Z, put the fob down in the back hatch area and then closed it.
    Fortunately, I was home and just went and grabbed the other Fob.

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

    I haven't tried this with my coupe. I had an '06 Acura a keyless setup. Similar to the CTS (fake key). If you put the fob in the trunk and closed it, the car would give a warning beep and pop the trunk back open.

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    Just tested. Put my keys in the trunk and closed it. No warnings, but the trunk opened right up by pressing in the touchpad.

    Tried it with the keys right up to the trunk opening and placed them deeper in the trunk. Opened right up both times.

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

    To help answer DiamondWhite: When your golfing, you have tees, divot puller, marker, sometimes a spare ball and your glove in your pocket. When you pull out one of those (especially glove) sometimes other items fall out, so, I personally don't keep it in my pocket and risk leaving a key fob out on the course... Not to paint a bad picture, but there are usually a few drinks on the course also, so judegement isn't always stellar. So not thinking of your key location at the point of closing the trunk is in play. Hopefully at that point the golfer has the good sense not to drive home!

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

    I don't like how it locks and arms the car even if the trunk is open. This shouldn't happen. It's annoying, the car is not secure

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