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Fob Locked Inside

I was wondering if there was a way to unlock your renegade if you accidently lock the smart key inside the jeep. Lets say you leave the smart key in the cup holder and accidently lock the car. how do you unlock it without using the other smart key? what if you lock both smart keys in the car?
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Will it even let you do that? I don't have any experience yet with these smart keys, but I thought I had heard it won't let you lock the doors with the fob inside the vehicle?

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The manual says if the fob is within 5 feet of the door handle you can lock or unlock the car with the door handle unless you have disabled the passive locking function. It doesn't say the fob has to be on your person.

With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft
(1.5 m) of the driver’s door handle, grab the front driver
door handle to unlock the driver’s door automatically

You've got two - why not experiment? :-)

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The manual says if the fob is within 5 feet of the door handle you can lock or unlock the car with the door handle unless you have disabled the passive locking function. It doesn't say the fob has to be on your person.

With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft
(1.5 m) of the driverís door handle, grab the front driver
door handle to unlock the driverís door automatically

You've got two - why not experiment? :-)
True, but I heard they are directional and the fob needs to be on the outside of the vehicle, so the 5 feet wouldn't include being inside the vehicle. But an experiment would work. I just wouldn't try locking both inside as a test.

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I think Crafty42 is right. Reading the manual (always a good idea) it says you can't lock the vehicle with the button on the handle if a fob is detected inside the vehicle when another fob is not detected outside the vehicle. You can, however lock it manually.

NOTE: The vehicle will only unlock the doors when a
valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter is detected inside the
vehicle, and no valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter is
detected outside the vehicle. The vehicle will not unlock
the doors when any of the following conditions are met:
• The doors are manually locked using the door lock
knobs.
• There is a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter outside
the vehicle and within 5 ft (1.5 m) of either Passive
Entry door handle.

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This happened to me a couple weeks ago at work. Started the jeep and had my phone keys and wallet in the cup holder. Jumped out to grab my coffee cup and got caught up talking to someone. The doors then automatically locked and I was screwed.

Edit: I no longer take my keys out of my pocket.
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I was wondering the same thing. These key fobs are so big and clunky. I was trying to figure out how to keep the key in the jeep and lock it at the same time. Soon I think vehicles will be standard for eye or figure print ID.
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Wife did this at the grocery store. She was able to open the trunk and retrieve the fob.
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I have to passive key push button deal on my trailhawk. I accidently shut it inside when closing the hatch and the hatch popped back open. I also attempted to do this by shutting the driver's door with the fob inside and it also unlocked. I did not have the other passive key fob near the vehicle at either time. Not sure if that helps or not. I would just experiment with having the extra key/fob somewhat in the area you are doing the test.
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"Smart key"? Bwahahahaha!
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