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I was wondering whether there is a way to leave the remote in the car and only take the key with me. I want to avoid that the remote gets damaged when swimming in the ocean.

My attempts to leave the remote at the weirdest places In the car didn't work. the doors wouldn't stay locked.

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I was wondering whether there is a way to leave the remote in the car and only take the key with me. I want to avoid that the remote gets damaged when swimming in the ocean.

My attempts to leave the remote at the weirdest places In the car didn't work. the doors wouldn't stay locked.

thanks in advance fro your help
I don't think so, it was designed that way. Have you tried wrapping the key in aluminum foil....maybe it will block the signal?

The other idea, you can hide your key on top of one of the wheels (assuming nobody see you do it)!
 

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Or wrap aluminum foil on your head. Wait... that does something else... nevermind.
 

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I am a triathlete and often do open water swims. I took the key out of the remote, put the remote in the glove compartment, locked the glove compartment with my key and then locked the car doors with the key manually. I put the key in a small water proof bag in my wet suit and had no problems.
 

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I took the key out to lighten the weight of the remote - since I always have the remote in my pocket - made a difference!!
That's something I haven't heard before. I use the loop on the end to hang my keys, so no taking the key out for me.
 

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I put the key in a small water proof bag in my wet suit and had no problems.
Hi Tomsterdude
1. If you are putting the key in the *water proof* bag - is it big enough - and - waterprrof enough - for the whole key fob (or is the whole key fob too big for your wetsuit?
2. You *could* remove the battery from key fob and effectively de-actvate the radio signal in the device so it is bot detected by the car. You will still need to carry the metal key - but this mgiht provide an alternative?
 

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I don't think so, it was designed that way. Have you tried wrapping the key in aluminum foil....maybe it will block the signal?

The other idea, you can hide your key on top of one of the wheels (assuming nobody see you do it)!
Yes, I just tried this. Aluminum foil does block the key signal (as does a metal canister).

I think a good solution is to wrap the smart key in metal foil, and place/hide the wrapped key somewhere in the car when you go to the beach. Then use the manual metal part of the key to unlock the door when you return from the beach.

That is my plan, anyway... (I think it is safer than hiding the key on top of a wheel.) Thanks for the discussion.
 

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I am a triathlete and often do open water swims. I took the key out of the remote, put the remote in the glove compartment, locked the glove compartment with my key and then locked the car doors with the key manually. I put the key in a small water proof bag in my wet suit and had no problems.
The best solution by far, thanks for sharing! My previous car was without key detection and I never had issues while going to surf. I'm glad that at least one workaround is there, wouldn't want to stay puzzled by the ocean :(.
 

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On my MINI just inside of the back wheel well there was a little "shelf" that was built in just for what you are wanting. It was even mentioned in the owner's manual. Not sure if the CT has it but i used to put the key there when I went running at the park so I didn't chance loosing it.
 
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