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#1 OFFLINE   Bill-N

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:20 PM

I just realized that there's no panic alarm button on my Type 1 Intelligent Access Key.  I guess I assumed that some combination of button presses would activate the alarm.  Is this really the case (no panic alarm)?  Surely not.

 

But if so, can I buy a Type 2 key and have it work with my plain-vanilla SEL?


Edited by Bill-N, 17 February 2013 - 03:21 PM.








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#2 OFFLINE   zhackwyatt

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:58 PM

That is true, I believe the Type 2 is only for the Energi due to the built-in remote start.



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:04 PM

WELL HOW ABOUT THAT :yahoo:

I hadn't even noticed it was missing.

 

That has been the #1 thing :rant2: (GRIP) :rant2: I've had for yrs.

EVER TIME I'm working on a motorcycle or anything else in the garage I set that POS alarm off!

 

Thank you so much :worship: , I'm on my way to the garage right now to enjoy a little peace and quiet while rebuilding some carburetors.

 

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#4 OFFLINE   Laurel

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:42 PM

Bill I noticed the lack of panic button awhile back and was surprised.  I found having one on my last car's key fob was very reassuring when walking to the car at night.



#5 OFFLINE   valkraider

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:49 PM

I am not sure a panic alarm would do much. When was the last time anyone ever paid much attention to a car alarm?
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:26 PM

We are not as heavily populated where I live so I think heads would turn.  Hey we even got the fire truck coming into our townhouse complex due to a smoke detector shrieking (fire hall is across the street).



#7 OFFLINE   Chinto

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:47 PM

I liked the panic alarm when I am trying to find my car in big parking lot decks.  Now I will just wander around hoping I will find it again.    

 

  :sos:  I lost my car

 

 

Maybe if there was a gps app that would track the car on my phone???????????? :drool:



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Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:57 PM

Page 60 of the manual:

 

Car Finder

Press the lock button on the key twice within three seconds. The horn will chirp and the turn signals will flash. It is recommended that this method be used to locate your vehicle, rather than using the panic alarm.


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#9 OFFLINE   Chinto

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:45 PM

Page 60 of the manual:

 

Car Finder

Press the lock button on the key twice within three seconds. The horn will chirp and the turn signals will flash. It is recommended that this method be used to locate your vehicle, rather than using the panic alarm.

Thanks,  I missed that.  



#10 OFFLINE   RachelnLa

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:06 PM

It says use this rather than the panic alarm, so does that mean there IS a panic alarm?

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:15 PM

Page 60 of the manual:

Car Finder
Press the lock button on the key twice within three seconds. The horn will chirp and the turn signals will flash. It is recommended that this method be used to locate your vehicle, rather than using the panic alarm.
The bi-directional remote start has a similar feature in that it honks the horn 4-times. It's called progressive scan. This is a little better in that the bi-directional remote start fob has a greater range than the car fob to lock/unlock the doors.

It says use this rather than the panic alarm, so does that mean there IS a panic alarm?
According to the manual, the Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (the key for the SE) has the panic.
The Type 1 Intelligent Access Key (the key for the SEL) does not.
The Type 2 Intelligent Access Key (the key for the Energi) has the panic.

Edited by zhackwyatt, 18 February 2013 - 06:16 PM.


#12 OFFLINE   valkraider

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:31 PM

Just scream "Free Beer". It works better...
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#13 OFFLINE   Laurel

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:56 PM

Funny one Valkraider.  I'll to remember to do that if I get worried without my panic button. 


Edited by Laurel, 04 July 2014 - 09:26 AM.


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:34 AM

I just realized that there's no panic alarm button on my Type 1 Intelligent Access Key.  I guess I assumed that some combination of button presses would activate the alarm.  Is this really the case (no panic alarm)?  Surely not.

 

But if so, can I buy a Type 2 key and have it work with my plain-vanilla SEL?

 

Since there are many new members, I thought i'd ask again: does anyone know if the Type 2 key can be used to gain panic alarm functionality?



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:48 AM

Only those with an Energi have a Type 2.  You would have to ask the dealer if a Type 2 can be programmed with a Sel.



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 01:41 PM

I liked the panic alarm when I am trying to find my car in big parking lot decks.  Now I will just wander around hoping I will find it again.    

 

  :sos:  I lost my car

 

 

Maybe if there was a gps app that would track the car on my phone???????????? :drool:

MyFordMobile shows the state and location of the car on your phone or computer.  Works great.  Can also start, lock, unlock car, and sends a txt message if car alarm sounds.


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#17 OFFLINE   Bill-N

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 05:06 PM

MyFordMobile shows the state and location of the car on your phone or computer.  Works great.  Can also start, lock, unlock car, and sends a txt message if car alarm sounds.

 

Were it that I had an Energi.



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 05:06 PM

MyFordMobile shows the state and location of the car on your phone or computer.  Works great.  Can also start, lock, unlock car, and sends a txt message if car alarm sounds.

Isn't that only available for the Energi? 



#19 OFFLINE   Bill-N

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 01:29 PM

Ashley, would you check on this please?  I'd really like to have a FOB (of whatever type) that would act as a panic button.  My dealer parts dept. has no idea.

 

 

adThanksvance.


Edited by Bill-N, 03 July 2014 - 01:34 PM.


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 05:30 PM

I have the type 2 FOB which has a panic button on my Hybrid SEL, so the type 2 remote is not exclusive to the Energi.  I do have the remote start option which came with my car, but guessing it is probably not a very popular option.

 

I don't see why a type 2 wouldn't work in a regular hybrid, but aren't they really expensive? (my dealer told me they were $500 to replace) 


Edited by Adrian_L, 03 July 2014 - 05:31 PM.







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