Emergency solution, for when a key fob dies

Industry Observer with Retired Realtor

Top of the morning to residents of Toledo Ohio, Sylvania Ohio, and the surrounding areas.  So, my wife just purchased a new car that has a key fob.  No having a key fob myself, I came cross an article in our local newspaper The Toledo Blade.  The article had an emergency solution for when a key fob dies that was of interest to me.  This article was by Ray Magliozzi and Doug Berman in their weekly edition of "CLICK and CLACK TALK CARS".

So what do you do in an emergency solution, for when a key fob dies?

Many fobs have a key tucked away within the fob.  My wife's fob has a small button she slides to get to the key.  The next thing you need to do to resolve your emergency for when your key fob dies is find where the hidden key holes are located.  To get inside the car, some cars have a hidden key hole in the handle.   For my wife's car, no problem to get inside her car..  The problem arose in trying to locate where to put the key to turn on the ignition and start the engine.  So to the glove box for the owner's manual.  Surprisingly, the information we needed was in the manual.  The key hole was located inside the center console between the two front seats.  However, you needed a small regular bladed screwdriver to remove the cap.  Now she drives with the screwdriver as part of an emergency solution.

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If you have a real estate question, you can contact me at 419.346.1458 or email me at bertspangenthal@bex.net

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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Bert- I had a keyfob that went a little wonky so I had to use the little key that is built into the fob to unlock the door. 

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