So, you have your key, but your car’s instrument panel says “Key Not Detected”. Or worse, it won’t unlock and you can’t see how to get in! Now what?
The Dead Key FOB Mobile App is Back-up Plan, an instruction utility to help you get into your push button start vehicle and get it underway when the battery in your key fob – the car’s remote control – goes flat.
And it will go flat. Sooner than you will be ready for.
Why? Because the very nature of a keyless start system requires that the key fob attempt to be in constant radio contact with your vehicle. The end result the battery in your keyless start system’s key fob will be depleted in two years or less. We mean to help!
— Yes, your dealer can help – if they are open and you get the right person!
— And, yes, the instructions are in your owner’s manual – if you can find them. Give it a try! We’ll still be here after you’ve searched through 400 or 500 pages.
— Roadside assistance? About all they can offer is a tow truck…
— Did you borrow or rent the car???
Be prepared – before “Key Not Detected” appears on your instrument panel!
— The Dead Key FOB App is currently available for iPhones, iPods and iPads as well as Android and BlackBerry** mobile phones and tablets and now at Amazon for Kindle and Fire products. Search “Dead Key FOB” at your device’s store or click an image above.
Also an exclusive of DashboardSymbols.com, the Dead Key FOB App will first show you 13 variations for retrieving the standard ‘hard’ key (and there is a hard key) and six different ways to get in. Note to Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ford, Jaguar, Hyundai, Kia, Lexus, VW and Volvo owners: the keyhole may be hidden, just to make the car look better! And the instructions are now locked in your car!
Worse, the auto industry has not standardized a way to start your car! So we’ll also show you over 30 distinct starting variations. General Motors and Hyundai/Kia each use six different methods; Ford uses another four and Mazda three!
This is what car companies foist on the buying public and you are all supposed to figure this out on a cold dark night, on your own.
This is appalling to us, so we’ve done it for you. As long as you have your key, open the Dead Key FOB App, choose your manufacturer, get the instructions, and go…
— Don’t get caught in the dark without this App!
— Don’t borrow or rent a push-button start car without this App!
— Don’t send your kids out in any push-button start car without this App! Or your parents!
The battery in your Key FOB will go dead, but there is a back-up plan! We can help.
The App holds text instructions and illustrations for keyless start systems from BMW and Mini, Chrysler, with Dodge and Jeep; Ford and Lincoln; GM vehicles Buick, Cadillac and Chevrolet; Honda and Acura; Hyundai and Kia; Jaguar; Mazda; Mercedes; Nissan and Infiniti; Toyota, with Lexus and Scion; Volkswagen and Audi; and Volvo.**
As a bonus, we’ve included a full list of Roadside Assistance numbers you can dial directly from the App.
The App is a good-faith effort to find every possible option for getting in and starting a push-button start car with a Dead Key FOB. You’ve downloaded lots of fun Apps – for your peace of mind, download something you can use! Today!
Number of drivers with our Mobile App back-up installed: 11,973 and counting…
* Apple, the Apple logo and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPod is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.
* Research In Motion, the RIM logo, BlackBerry, the BlackBerry logo, SureType and SurePress are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be pending or registered in other countries – these and other marks of Research In Motion Limited are used under license.
* Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates are the sole owners of Amazon Marks.
** The BlackBerry version includes instructions for vehicles built prior to 2012 only.