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  Reply # 1098060 29-Jul-2014 17:58
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gzt: Being off topic is so much worse when it occurs at the top of a page.

Whereas in the second post, you can get away with as much off-topic as you like!

My dinner was nice tonight :)

Edit: YOU CHEAT! surprised



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  Reply # 1098061 29-Jul-2014 18:00
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  Reply # 1098062 29-Jul-2014 18:01
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joker97: ?

gzt posted something off-topic, realised it was at the top of the page, and edited his post to say so. Then, while I was posting my silly reply, he deleted it.

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  Reply # 1098096 29-Jul-2014 18:47
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itxtme: Have an SX4 and the key starts the vehicle if the remote goes flat, had the car 4 years and never had the need to use the physical key.


Also have an SX4. I've had to use the key once when I parked beside a factory sub station and the interference stopped the rf remote working.

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Reply # 1098112 29-Jul-2014 19:16
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joker97: You use the key to enter the vehicle. But key won't start the car.
My Toyota Ractis is keyless with push button start and I would say the Estima would be the same as most keyless push button starts like mine.
If the battery in the keyfob goes flat you can remove the physical key to enter the vehicle. Then to start the vehicle you hold the black key fob against the push start button for 30 seconds.  Then push the start button and engine will start.




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  Reply # 1098152 29-Jul-2014 20:07
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Hi did u use any third party key and if u did were there any issues? Coz this is what they are offering me a copy fob without a second physical key

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  Reply # 1098160 29-Jul-2014 20:13
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For piece of mind I just replace the batteries in my keys every two years. They're just CR2032 button cells, so they're not expensive.

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  Reply # 1098165 29-Jul-2014 20:20
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joker97: Hi did u use any third party key and if u did were there any issues? Coz this is what they are offering me a copy fob without a second physical key
with mine I used genuine keys.  Mine came with the original 2 key fobs and keys




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  Reply # 1098170 29-Jul-2014 20:25
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joker97: You use the key to enter the vehicle. But key won't start the car.


On my cx5 you use the backup key to open the door and the wave the fob over the start button (like an access card or similar) and then you can start it. No battery required.

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  Reply # 1098175 29-Jul-2014 20:30
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My Outlander has keyless entry but it's got a backup key as part of the fob. The keyless entry is great IMO, especially carting kids around. I also like being able to push the little button on the door handle to lock it.

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  Reply # 1098205 29-Jul-2014 21:10
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My Nissan Juke has keyless entry fob. Just press the button on the door and the car will unlock/lock the car (as long as you have the fob with you).  And you cannot lock the car when you leave the fob in the car.

 If it goes flat you can take out the hidden key in the fob and use that to get in the car. Then you can too put the fob against the start button and the car will start. I think this is pretty standard with a lot of cars.

But.. it does come with 2 fobs just in case something happens to the first one as I've read yes they are expensive to get replaced/programmed.





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  Reply # 1098206 29-Jul-2014 21:11
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as an aside my genuine Toyota key fob has 1 battery in it. an ecr1632




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  Reply # 1098362 30-Jul-2014 09:18
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Do you know if any Car Insurance cover for replacement keys? as an additional option? 

 
Otherwise make sure you add replacement keys to your insurance :)



Sorry for being off topic.

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maxeon: Do you know if any Car Insurance cover for replacement keys? as an additional option? 

 
Otherwise make sure you add replacement keys to your insurance :)



Sorry for being off topic.


Some do. I lost mine and BNZ insurance replaced it with no excess and no no claims impact. Cost them $800 to get replacement



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  Reply # 1098365 30-Jul-2014 09:22
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That was contents insurance I imagine?

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