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It IS possible to lock keys in a coupe

It IS possible to lock keys in a coupe (but not a cabrio).

Want to try?

Make sure you have BOTH keys with you.

Stand outside car. Put one key in a safe place (your pocket).

Using second key, remote lock the doors. The lights will flash 3 times
(horn will beep three times if you have the factory alarm)

Press the "hatch unlock" button on key, the one to the right of the lock button.

open the hatch.

place key in rear cargo area.

MAKE SURE YOU STILL HAVE THE OTHER KEY WITH YOU

DOUBLE CHECK THAT YOU STILL HAVE THE OTHER KEY WITH YOU

TRIPLE CHECK THAT YOU STILL HAVE THE OTHER KEY WITH YOU


Close the hatch.

You have now locked the key in the car.

Now use the second key to unlock the car and retrieve the key that you just locked in car.

WHAT ?!?!?! You don't have the second key with you?

Call the dealer and have your smart towed in.
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...some how I got I feeling that you're talking from experience...

jetfuel...got a new key today...1hr to program...
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If you use the remote to unlock your smart and do not open the doors, after a bit, the locks will re-lock themselves.

with the ignition off, you can still press the radio on button and get the radio to play for around an hour. It shuts itself off afte that.
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Also the secret shelf, it's forward of the passenger side footrest next to the firewall. I keep my Bulb Kite there with a small piece of velcro ..
I didn't know what a "Bulb Kite" was so I asked Google, it suggested you meant Bulb Kit.
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I don't understand #7, but I have a cabrio, so maybe it doesn't matter.
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I don't understand #7, but I have a cabrio, so maybe it doesn't matter.
I didn't word it well, and it probably doesn't matter on a Cabrio. Since I first owned the car I have only used the hatch button on the remote to open the hatch. Then one day while standing behind the car waiting for the remote to open the hatch I realized that if I had hit the unlock button twice, I could already have opened the hatch. Then I realized the same thing when I'm sitting in the car, instead of fumbling for the key fob and holding the hatch button, I can just hit the unlock button on the dash. Probably just my OCD, but seemed like a revelation to me ;-).
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Revelation...the use of a hair dryer will kill your MPG...

jetfuel...set on high
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1. Ignition key does not spin the starter immediately the first time you try to start the car. You need to hold it for a few seconds. This does not happen when the engine is shut off, then restarted.

I think this delay is the system booting, if you turn the key, but not to the start position for a second or two, and let the thing boot (all the system lights on the dash, etc.), it will engage the starter as expected when you turn it the rest of the way. and remember, no foot required, everything computer controlled.
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I didn't know what a "Bulb Kite" was so I asked Google, it suggested you meant Bulb Kit.
No he meant Bulb KITE. Check his Gallery. He is a Kite Flyer with AKA Plates (American Kiteflyer Association)
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1. Ignition key does not spin the starter immediately the first time you try to start the car. You need to hold it for a few seconds. This does not happen when the engine is shut off, then restarted.

I think this delay is the system booting, if you turn the key, but not to the start position for a second or two, and let the thing boot (all the system lights on the dash, etc.), it will engage the starter as expected when you turn it the rest of the way. and remember, no foot required, everything computer controlled.
Either way, the ignition key is not talking directly to the starter, it simply sends a signal to the ECU telling it to start the car. If the computer is booting up initially it may delay the start, but 99% of the time all you need to do is tweak the key into the start position momentarily and then release - the ECU takes it from there.
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