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Tip for Leaving Cabin Unlocked in the Garage

Discussion in 'Model 3: User Interface' started by PianoAl, Jan 5, 2020.

  1. PianoAl

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    I've seen some threads about the inconvenience of having the car locked when it's in the garage. I agree that often you want to get or put something in the car, and you don't have your phone with.

    I found one simple solution: Leave the window open. Any downsides to that?

    We used to keep our phones charging in the garage, but I decided that's like leaving the keys by the car.
     
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    Mice might like the comfortable seats?
     
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    That's a really weird place to charge your phone.
     
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  4. PianoAl

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    I found a downside: I turned on the climate control from inside the house, and the window was open. I was heating the garage.
     
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  5. PianoAl

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    Well, we never use our phones in the house (poor coverage). So it worked well to drop them in the charging box when entering or leaving the house.
     
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    Leaving the window down does not work as the car still locks as I walk away with my iPhone while in the garage.
     
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    could you pop the trunk and not open it?
     
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    If you unlock the car from the inside (through the window) wouldn’t that trigger the alarm?
     
  9. PianoAl

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    Yes, but you can reach in through the window and open the door.
     
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    Yes but the alarm goes off and will not turn off without the phone.
     
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  11. PianoAl

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    Well, I tried it without any alarm. Is it because Sentry mode is turned off at home?
     

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