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I've Lost my Effing Key!

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by LimoX, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. LimoX

    LimoX Member

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    It's a little sad that this is my first thread I've opened. But for the life of me I cannot find my bloody key! I have torn this car upside down, it's somewhere on board but I cannot find it.

    I've had to leave it basically active on three occasions where somebody could've just walked in and driven off with it!

    Are there Any really really strange places that keys have lodged?

    Signed

    Now Hairless
     
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  2. purplewalt

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    You might try looking between the seat and the door sill.
    The key being black makes it hard(er) to visually see.

    Happened to me, so I also got a small enclosure for the key so it would not slip out of my pants.
     
  3. HabitualUser

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    Just check the exact place you lost it. Case solved.
     
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  4. OzSimon

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    Did you look under the phone charging spot in that secret compartment?
     
  5. Dborn

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    Between the seat and the center console. Move the seats as far forward as you can to check and use a torch.
     
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  6. JHWJR

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    Mine fell out of my pants and lodged in the little well that is created by the carpet pieces around the post that supports the second row seats in my Model X. Since then, I've tried to put the key in the little pocket in the door near the window. And for good measure, i have added a "Tile," that I can make beep with my phone. (Tiles are great ideas for LOTS of things once you're tired of searching for stuff.) Good luck.

    I think Dborns' suggestion that is it against the track that supports the driver's seat is the strongest, but that seems so obvious. Move the seat forward and use a bright light is key, though, no pun intended.
     
  7. Duke-U

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    If you lay it down on the closed phone dock and you accidentally opened it, the key will roll down into the space under the phone dock. Fishing it out there provided me with some coins, a napkin and some odd bits.
     
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  9. LimoX

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    Great help guys! Got home late after a long day so pathetically announced to my wife my predicament. She's always up for a victory over me. Took her 10 mins but she found it in a place I had looked repeatedly..... under the lower armrest/centre console thingimajig.

    Told her that's another reason why I married someone 10yrs younger.
     
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  10. Dborn

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    In the cup holders there?
     
  11. LimoX

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    No, way further back under that little shelf In front of the ciggy lighter. Designed for those needing to stash Nimbin's finest product.
     
  12. Kirriport

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    My key never leaves my pocket. Why would you put it in the car somewhere?
    There must be a good reason for doing so at times, but I've never had to resort to it.
     
  13. LimoX

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    #13 LimoX, Jul 11, 2017
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    I'm often in and out of the car loading and unloading luggage for customers. It's happened more than once to me when leaning up against the rear bar reaching into the cargo area for a bag up against the rear seat, "BEEP"! Goes the descending door warning.

    I have about half a second where I lose my whole professional demeanour dashing around to the side of the X where the Falcon Wing door is about to do the most damage. (Yes they do give you a fair hit in the head before coming to a stop)
     
  14. OzSimon

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    Me too, I have closed doors on people several times so now the fob is left inside the car 24/7 except when out in public.
    Has no effect on vampire drain, I am finding I loose 1 klm per night.
     
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  15. baillies

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    Where exactly on the Gold Coast are you? I would love to take a test drive!:):):)
     
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  16. BenT

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    Dear Hairless.

    Hopefully by now you have found your key. You can of course lock the car via your phone app even if the key is in the car thus stopping someone simply driving off with the car.

    If the key is still in the car, has the battery died yet? There are quite a few posts about batteries being exhausted by being left too close to the car.
     

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