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Re: The car key problem
« Reply #45 on: December 06, 2016, 08:42:57 PM »

The faultline in that suggestion, Bob, is that the thieves will know to look on top of the rear tyre.

Some may, but very few. 


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I recall recently reading another downside of the "keyless ignition" - a driver had inadvertently left the keyless identity fob on the car roof when she got in. The fob was in proximity, so the car started. The fob fell off as she drove away, and only when she switched off at her destination did she discover - too late - she had no way of restarting the car. When will these manufacturers learn ...

I had a friend who left her fob at home in her bathroom.  She drove around all day without it.  She thought it was lost until she got home.  The car didn't mind.

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Re: The car key problem
« Reply #46 on: December 06, 2016, 09:04:44 PM »
My then girlfriend locked the keys in her van many years ago. We were 40 miles from anything and off the main road in the desert naked. Our friends, who were with us, helped out, when she refused to smash her window. We met her brother with her spare key, who had had to drive down from Phoenix over 100 miles, at my place (40 miles away). I'll be posting the whole story at a later date, on my website.

A spare key on a magnetic box somewhere on the car is a great idea. I just wish that I would actually follow my own advice!
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Re: The car key problem
« Reply #47 on: December 07, 2016, 03:29:44 PM »
Back in the early 80s I had a fairly old car of a fairly cheap model/make.  One day in the snow, leaving the large car park at work, I started the car and got out to scrape ice & snow off the windscreen (windshield).  A sudden gust of wind slammed the car door closed and I discovered it was completely stuck, either frozen, jammed or both.  I was at my wits end as the car was revving away with keys in ignition and choke out.  Fortunately, not long after, a colleague, who had the same car model and make although a different year, emerged from the factory, saw my perplexity and we hit on the idea of trying his car key to open mine.  It worked easily!  Key & lock technology will surely have advanced a lot since then..... hopefully!

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Re: The car key problem
« Reply #48 on: December 07, 2016, 04:22:43 PM »
When I were a lad it was "well known" that if you had a Ford, particularly an Escort, your key had a better than average chance of working in another Ford.
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Re: The car key problem
« Reply #49 on: December 07, 2016, 05:58:21 PM »
when i was at college in the seventies my ford key would open all the other dozen or so fords in the carpark and start atleast one of them .   the minis just needed a small flat bladed screwdriver.


for years i taped a spare ket to the towbar with insulting tape, but havnt done so for years.

now we have rac breakdown cover .

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Re: The car key problem
« Reply #50 on: December 07, 2016, 07:28:48 PM »
In those days you could open most cars using a wire coat hanger.
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Re: The car key problem
« Reply #51 on: December 07, 2016, 11:58:58 PM »
A big rock is effective in all instances, but carnuding home afterwards is very risky.
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Re: The car key problem
« Reply #52 on: December 08, 2016, 05:41:46 PM »
Maybe the issue here is not the car key itself but the lack of space nearby one's abode to allow free range time? We have many walkers in our neighborhood and at least once a year someone will post on the local social media page that Saturday is the day for all females to walk naked in the neighborhood to flush out the terrorists who by religion cannot see a nude female body other than their wife's. Also the men will sit outside and drink beer and eat pork rinds during this time. Just once I would like to see a group of walkers join up and walk the street naked. Next time I see the post there may be an underground movement started by me!
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Re: The car key problem
« Reply #53 on: December 08, 2016, 06:39:29 PM »
... ... I started the car and got out to scrape ice & snow off the windscreen (windshield).  A sudden gust of wind slammed the car door closed ... ...
Having once experienced similar, I always roll down the window before I get out of a car with the key in the ignition.

And... although this item does not apply to leaving the car while in the buff....  My key ring has two car keys (per vehicle -- I have three).  One is on the main ring.  The other(s) is on a detachable smaller ring. When I unlock the car, I put the main ring back in my pocket.  Thus, if I lock myself out, I still have the second key. 
Even as meticulous as I try to be with the "primary" key, the second key has saved me numerous times thru the decades.

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Re: The car key problem
« Reply #54 on: December 09, 2016, 12:31:02 AM »
Of course if you're driving naked you don't have a pocket for the second key ... and we're back to the car key problem ....
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Re: The car key problem
« Reply #55 on: December 09, 2016, 09:09:34 AM »
eureka moment


nipple rings  would be ideal to hang your car key on. :)




in reality ill stick with the camera bag or hat with zipped pocket.

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Re: The car key problem
« Reply #56 on: December 15, 2016, 11:48:28 PM »
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nipple rings  would be ideal to hang your car key on

Three observations:
1) Ouch!
2) Could lead to a craze for seeing how big a bunch of keys one could stand to have on the ring!  Perhaps there would be macho men walking around with a couple of pounds of keys on each nipple but the bunches scraping on the ground!!!! :D :D
3) I have always felt that of god had intended us to be naturists he would have made Adam with a pocket or two situated somewhere convenient!

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Re: The car key problem
« Reply #57 on: December 16, 2016, 10:44:58 PM »
eureka moment
nipple rings  would be ideal to hang your car key on. :)


That sounds good, but in real life not so much.  The extra weight and bounce soon becomes painful. 

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Re: The car key problem
« Reply #58 on: December 17, 2016, 10:42:51 AM »
"That sounds good, but in real life not so much.  The extra weight and bounce soon becomes painful. "



that reads as if youve tried it? ;)

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Re: The car key problem
« Reply #59 on: June 20, 2017, 03:11:43 AM »
I ran across this while I was looking for those photos in the post from John about the pub meeting.

Dan Freewalkerma up above told me that my technique of leaving the key on one of the tyres wasn't secure enough: "Everyone knows about that". I'm gonna show him. One of these days we'll go on a trip together and when he's not looking, I'll take his keys from that nook he uses and put them somewhere else. Ha ha ha I will go.

So, John, did you make good on that? :D
It’s not like you’re reaaalllly getting’ busted. :P
You DID post it on a public forum! :)

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