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#1 gmercury2000

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 06:36 PM

Just curious, I used the reg key and not the fob to unlock the door the other day. And yes it was the factory key and when I opened the door the alarm went off. I was just wondering if this was normal. If this was already discussed I'm sorry for the post. I searched and didn't find anything. It's not an issue or anything, I just thought it was odd. Thats all. Thanks!

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 06:41 PM

If the doors are locked with the fob and unlocked with the key the alarm goes off...if locked with the key the Alarm is not armed and therefore will not go off.
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so you expected something that weights 5000 pounds and has aerodynamics of a piano to get what?


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#3 gmercury2000

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 06:47 PM

Ok cool! Thanks! I always use the fob to lock the doors. It's happened a few times. At least now I know it's normal. :rolleyes:

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 07:28 PM

Just curious, I used the reg key and not the fob to unlock the door the other day. And yes it was the factory key and when I opened the door the alarm went off. I was just wondering if this was normal. If this was already discussed I'm sorry for the post. I searched and didn't find anything. It's not an issue or anything, I just thought it was odd. Thats all. Thanks!



If you lock the doors with either the fob or the power lock button on the door panel... and unlock with the key... the alarm will go off. You can either silence the alarm with the fob or just go ahead and put the key in the ignition and start the truck. The horn alarm will quit.

As the one poster explained, you can lock the truck with the key and that will allow you to unlock with the key. However, the alarm is not armed. Should someone break into the truck, the alarm would not sound.

I have always carried my keys in one pocket and my fob in the other. I spend a lot of time on the road and my second set of keys may be a few hundred miles from the truck. One incident of locking the keys in the truck... with the fob... will teach a good lesson of separating the keys and fob. I always lock with the button on the door panel as I exit the truck. So, I've developed the habit of unlocking with the fob. Visiting Chevy dealers for service, it is fun to watch how the service people have gotten used to the alarms going off. Went in for an oil change a couple weeks ago. While there, two vehicles were unlocked with keys by mechanics and the alarms went off. This no longer even fazes the mechanics. They just climb in and start the vehicle and the alarm is silenced.
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