I have a question. I'd like to put a chipped programmed Nissan Versa
door/ignition key in one of those magnetic key containers somewhere
accessible from the outside of the car in case I lose or mislay the fob and
My question: Will the magnet damage the key and cause the programming to
not work properly?
Anyone know? Found out the hard way? The $100+ key is too exdpensive to
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Related question for you to consider: Do the plastic magnetic car key
holders hold to the car as well as the metal magnetic car key holders?
They both have a metal magnet of course, but some have a plastic box.
the magnet won't bother it but a better idea is to hide the expensive extra chipped key inside the car or inside the trunk and put an ordinary key in the magnet box.
You can use the ordinary key to unlock the car/trunk and use then use the chipped key to start the car.
Just don't forget where you hid it.
Don't lock the car. Locking it keeps out a couple of 10 year olds and
invites damage. The pro will get you car if he wants it.
Had my cars broken into a couple of times and total loss was a quart of
oil in the back seat. Locked cars had broken windows, pry marks, etc.
I had no damage.
I have a plastic holder unused. The magnet seems strong. I've seen some
metal holders with poor performance. Sometimes I tape a key to underside
wiring with black tape. Reminds me to check where I put that.
I don't know the answer, but I would be concerned about placing it next to
Plus, the person who suggested just hiding a spare regular key to get into
the vehicle manually had a good idea. That would prevent the expensive the
fob from being next to the magnet and out in the elements. Keep the spare
fob elsewhere -- at home, at work, or somewhere inside the vehicle (my vote
would be someone NOT inside the vehicle).
I had in mind something like the task performed by a reflector in a tv
antenna, a nearby piece of metal (on the antenn) that makes the antenna
work better. Magnetic waves are a lot like radio waves. i'm pretty
sure a metal holder would be better, and the first time I saw a plastic
one, I was afriad they didn't make metal anymore. .
The magnet should not have any effect on the chip in the key. But, I think
Mark's suggestion about putting the chipped key somewhere inside the car a
nd just putting an unchipped key in the hidden outside key holder is best,
it is what I have done, so far haven't needed it, but...........
On Friday, June 20, 2014 11:52:20 PM UTC-4, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
and just putting an unchipped key in the hidden outside key holder is best
, it is what I have done, so far haven't needed it, but...........
or you can bypass the chipped key and just use a regular key. you tube has
videos on bypass
Incidently chipped keys are sold at wallmart for a fraction of the dealer c
wallmart 2001 chevy venture key 35 bucks
chevy dealer 85 bucks
Well, I just started a thread in sci.electronics.repair and sci.physics
with my question. No answers yet, but I've wondered about this for
years and your two answers arent' phrased very strongly, so we'll see
what they have to say.
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