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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-08-2018, 08:57 AM
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Another note on my procedure above... Yes, a key is left in and the driver's door is unlocked (I lock all doors first). I do have a non-electronic key that I sometimes use, but have to hold a regular key just right close to dummy key to be able to switch ignition off or on. Kind of a hassle. So, a bit of a security concern. But with cut-off switch pretty much hidden from view, and needing to use the proper procedure to start the car, I'm not worried about someone driving the car off. And anything I have in the car is not of concern for loss either. We've never had a problem with casual daytime stops. If I am concerned, or park for extended times in tow mode, I will reset the car and lock up.
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I haven’t tried it yet but I have two key fobs. I thought that if I wanted to lock the car (2017 453) after the battery is disconnected that I could do so with the key that flips out of the key fob?
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On my 2009 I have a procedure which disconnects the battery and still allows all the doors to be locked while I'm towing.

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I do also Ron. Mine had a remote control solenoid that I installed that disconnects the battery after I close all the doors I hit a button on a keyfob and the solenoid releases disconnecting the battery. My only shortcoming to the system is if I don't release the solenoid, it stays connected and will over night run the battery down. So I have two buttons to push in locking and shutting down the car for the night, no big deal unless I forget one of them!
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