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Old 06-23-2013, 01:35 PM   #1
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Separate key and fob

Soooo does GM or an aftermarket company make a key and fob separate from each other? I frequently have to drive places and run in for only a few seconds and would hate to have to turn the car on/off every time I do that. So what I usually do is keep key in ignition and use a quick release key chain and take the fob with me and lock the car...

ALSO, and this is a big one, I am a firefighter and there are many times in the middle of the night that I have to get up and drive to the firehouse (rather quickly) and then park the car and jump on a truck. It kills me to start the car up beat the **** out of it and then turn it off in a matter of 3 minutes. So what I normally do is when I get to my destination I keep the car on and lock it because calls are usually only a matter of 1/2 hour so I'd rather keep my car idling for a half hour then turn it on and off so quick like that. Also a lot of the time someone will take my key from from my locker and turn the car off for me if I'm gone for an extended period of time...

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Old 06-23-2013, 01:40 PM   #2
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when you get to the station, turn the car off, lock it, then use the remote start. It willshut off after 10 minutes and it will remain secure.
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:42 PM   #3
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when you get to the station, turn the car off, lock it, then use the remote start. It willshut off after 10 minutes and it will remain secure.
I ordered a m6 no remote start =/
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:48 PM   #4
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Sorry--I missed that.
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:49 PM   #5
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no biggie. I never wrote it above.
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Old 06-23-2013, 02:46 PM   #6
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Well....I'd just say shut the car off...I doubt it will really hurt it.
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:35 PM   #7
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You're over thinking it, turn the car off, you're not going to hurt it. If you were running a turbo you might want to idle it for a bit, but you're not so no harm. Its also illegal in most states to leave a car running unattended with the key in the ignition. Remote start systems are exempted because you still have to put the key in the ignition to move the car.
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:54 PM   #8
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Hah I hope you guys are right. Something about taking a cold engine in the winter from sitting still to high load in a matter of 3 minutes to not moving again (not having the coolant flowing ect...) scares the **** out of me... It reminds me of that radio station that told everyone to throw hot water on their windshields to melt all the ice one winter morning and a bunch of idiots actually did it and cracked their windshields. I feel like that's what I'm doing to my engine.
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:26 PM   #9
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:32 PM   #10
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In the days of carburators, constant cold runs would load up the oil with fuel. Modern engines are not bothered by short cycles since the O2 sensors have heaters to get them online quickly.
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I would be more worried someone would break the window and bye bye Camaro. Wasn't that long ago here in Tulsa that someone broke into a fire station while they were out on a call and stole things and vandalized it.
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Ok I feel better about it now. Kinda weirdly can't wait until I get it so I can drive it then shut it off real quick. lol

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I would be more worried someone would break the window and bye bye Camaro. Wasn't that long ago here in Tulsa that someone broke into a fire station while they were out on a call and stole things and vandalized it.
We have a 24/7 dispatcher that sits in a weird watchtower type looking thing over the parking lot.



^^^ That's what it looks like!
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Hah I hope you guys are right. Something about taking a cold engine in the winter from sitting still to high load in a matter of 3 minutes to not moving again (not having the coolant flowing ect...) scares the **** out of me... It reminds me of that radio station that told everyone to throw hot water on their windshields to melt all the ice one winter morning and a bunch of idiots actually did it and cracked their windshields. I feel like that's what I'm doing to my engine.
I would be more worried about driving my cold 1LE in the winter with those performance tires and crashing.
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So what I usually do is keep the key in the ignition and use a quick release key chain and take the fob with me and lock the car..
I was under the impression that the key fob and the key were one in the same. How did you find a way to separate them?
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I would be more worried about driving my cold 1LE in the winter with those performance tires and crashing.
Yeah i'm either going to be getting snow tires, or sharing a jeep wrangler unlimited with roommate. That's actually what I'm doing now while I wait for the Camaro to be delivered. It's not bad because we both work together.

I would like to get snow tires but from what I have read it doesnt seem like there are many options for snow tires so I probably won't do that.
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I was under the impression that the key fob and the key were one in the same. How did you find a way to separate them?
That was the method I used for my previous vehicles. The Camaro has both units in one.
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That was the method I used for my previous vehicles. The Camaro has both units in one.
I know when you stick the key in the ignition, the controls on fob don't even work.
so you might be SOL on that option...
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I know when you stick the key in the ignition, the controls on fob don't even work.
so you might be SOL on that option...
Ahhh gotta love how the inconvenience of having separate key + fobs turned into a convenience when they decided to put them together. Lol, that's a clear example of how there is no one fit solution for any product.

BUT. I just remembered my last car 2006 Charger had the key and fob in one but because I had a police package they had it separate. I wonder if GM had an option like this.

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Ok I feel better about it now. Kinda weirdly can't wait until I get it so I can drive it then shut it off real quick. lol



We have a 24/7 dispatcher that sits in a weird watchtower type looking thing over the parking lot.



^^^ That's what it looks like!
Wow! Looks like a prison tower or something. lol
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Ok I feel better about it now. Kinda weirdly can't wait until I get it so I can drive it then shut it off real quick. lol



We have a 24/7 dispatcher that sits in a weird watchtower type looking thing over the parking lot.



^^^ That's what it looks like!
That's not Long Beach FD is it?
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:49 PM   #22
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That's not Long Beach FD is it?
Nope. Im in suffolk.
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Nope. Im in suffolk.
Water in the background and the advertisement on the bus stop threw me off. Amityville is my last guess.
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Water in the background and the advertisement on the bus stop threw me off. Amityville is my last guess.
lol no I'm A lot farther east then you think. That picture is just something I found on google. It's not actually a tower it's a part of the building but it looooooks like that.
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Gotcha! I'm in the Kings Park/Smithtown area that was the reason why I asked. Now I know when I'm driving to stay clear of the Camaro with lights flashing lol. Hey at least you will be the fastest one to the firehouse!

Ps grab some snow tires
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