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Old 12-18-2012, 12:25 PM   #1
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did you know..

that if you do not have your key fully extended when you start the car, you will get the theft alert on the DIC and the car won't start?


I usually flip my key back 90° when driving, keeps me from wacking my knee on the house key..

tried to start my car with the key only half open.. can't do it..


didn't realize the key apparently completes the circuit for the RFID (or whatever system GM is using) signal.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:55 PM   #2
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Interesting. Going to try this when I go to lunch today.

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Old 12-18-2012, 01:12 PM   #3
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I guess you learn something new every day. I might have to give it a try and see what happens.
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:50 PM   #4
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Yup sure enough it wouldn't turn on.

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Old 12-18-2012, 03:19 PM   #5
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Hmm. So somebody can't just take or somehow copy the key part and steal your ride. Interesting.
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:02 PM   #6
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bull&hit, tried every orientation, key fully and not fully opened, and the car starts fine... ill take a video, can you do the same?
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:25 PM   #7
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Wow, that's a new one! Still finding 'new' discoveries 4 model years in.
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:34 PM   #8
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bull&hit, tried every orientation, key fully and not fully opened, and the car starts fine... ill take a video, can you do the same?

yeah i'll do a video..

my car won't start unless the key is fully extended.. some others have verified the same.. Now once the car is started it doesn't matter if you fold back the key, as I said I have been doing that to keep the keys from rattling and smacking my knee.


But I'll make a video when I go to lunch.
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:50 PM   #9
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Sure enough! Just tried this, got an STD
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:08 PM   #10
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One day you are going to have an RFID inside you too :-)
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:34 PM   #11
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here ya'll go:

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Old 12-19-2012, 03:43 PM   #12
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bull&hit, tried every orientation, key fully and not fully opened, and the car starts fine... ill take a video, can you do the same?

Maybe since yours is in Canada it doesnt know any better than to not let someone steal it?
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:23 PM   #13
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bull&hit, tried every orientation, key fully and not fully opened, and the car starts fine... ill take a video, can you do the same?
Our 2011 2SS/RS is the same.

Makes no difference in the key position.
Starts with the key not fully open just as it does fully extended.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:55 PM   #14
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2010 SS here and it does'nt matter whether the keys fully extended or not..........starts right up. So this appears to be a feature exclusive to 12's............wondering if they added it at some point in the production run and whether the feature varies by VIN/build date/number or whether the V6 models like (
velocity149 )
are exempt, the OP's is a SS?
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