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Old 05-19-2013, 07:22 PM
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Being able to leave the keys in truck because it has the keypad on the outside. Not used to carrying a key. Minor thing I know.
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I really like that feature also. Wish every car had it, I wonder why no one but ford does it. Has anyone here ever had an aftermarket version installed? Check this one out....

http://www.a1electric.com/Merchant2/...uct_Code=AKE-5
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If you have the 8.4A/AN and a smartphone you can use the uconnect app. Sometimes it takes a couple minutes for it to actually unlock though. But, that's what I use when I need to leave my keys inside.
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I know exactly what you mean.

I never carried keys with my previous truck. It was an incredibly handy feature.

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I would never leave my keys in my vechicle thats just like handing the keys to someone and saying here take it.

I'v know 2 people who used to do that and they will never do it again as they had their vechicles stolen when someone smashed the drivers side window broke in and found the key and went away with the vechicle.

It maybe handy to do but it isn't worth the chance of having the vechicle stolen.
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Yup only 2 things I miss about my Ford

1. Keypad on door

2. Truck key lock on center console.

Where I live we don't even lock our front doors half the time. Used to lock my keys in the truck all the time that keypad sure was handy.

My wife had her key in her purse when her escalade was stolen (downtown dallas as work) so having your key in your pocket doesn't guarantee anything.
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You guys would leave your keys in the truck? That just seems insane to me but maybe I just live in an area with more prominent vehicle theft. Personally I love the idea of proximity key with push to start. Never having to fish thru my pockets for keys is a huge bonus for me. Much better system than door keypad IMO. The only additional feature I wish the truck had was proximity key at the tailgate.
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You guys would leave your keys in the truck? That just seems insane to me but maybe I just live in an area with more prominent vehicle theft. Personally I love the idea of proximity key with push to start. Never having to fish thru my pockets for keys is a huge bonus for me. Much better system than door keypad IMO. The only additional feature I wish the truck had was proximity key at the tailgate.
Must be an area thing, around here not much thought at all when I had my ford to throwing my keys under the seat and locking the door. If people are going to steal a truck and go through the process of breaking in they have other plans and aren't looking for keys. Also it wasn't an every time thing.

I personally can't stand the proximity thing and specifically got my truck without it.
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I used to live in the safest city in the US for car theft. Williamsport PA, at least back in 2003 it was when I lived there. Ironically I found out it was considered the safest city for car theft right after my house was broken into. They didn't steal the car though!

Car theft isn't big in this area at all, I live in a rural area now near a city and I only lock my doors to keep people from taking the contents out. I never worry about it being stolen. 2 of the safest cities in the US for car theft aren't far away, so I'm sure other areas it's more of a problem.
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I would use it when I go surfing, now I end up hiding my key in a wheel well or something, that's why I didn't order the key FOB on my new truck.

Has any one ever tried this one, looks like an easy installation, any one have experience with this? I may start a new thread regarding aftermarket keypad entry systems....

http://www.autoloc.com/catalog/Keyle...pad-Entry-Pads
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