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It all depends on if you have the proxmprox buttons. If you do you just push the button on the door handle and it locks and sets the alarm. If you don't have that feature then yes you have to use a key fob to lock and unlock and set the alarm
What about start the Jeep?

Doesnt the fob have to be close by to use proximity?





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Using the great info on this thread I ordered both a faraday bag and two of the fiat/jeep blanks on amazon. If anyone is in the sac/auburn, ca area, the place called "Locksmith & Key" on the corner of 49 and Palm in Auburn, CA cut both keys for $30. Took about 10 minutes.
For some reason after walking the dogs out in the middle of nowhere yesterday, I decided to check on my hide a key and make sure the spare key works.

Turns out that if you unlock the door with the blank I had cut, it sets off the [factory] alarm which won't go off until you hit the lock/unlock button on the fob. Is there a reason that unlocking the door lock sets off the alarm? What's the point of even having a door lock there that actually unlocks the door if you still need a fob?
 
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For some reason after walking the dogs out in the middle of nowhere yesterday, I decided to check on my hide a key and make sure the spare key works.

Turns out that if you unlock the door with the blank I had cut, it sets off the [factory] alarm which won't go off until you hit the lock/unlock button on the fob. Is there a reason that unlocking the door lock sets off the alarm? What's the point of even having a door lock there that actually unlocks the door if you still need a fob?
It's been reported that if you lock with the fob, you have to unlock with the fob. You should lock manually if you plan to unlock manually.
 

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It's been reported that if you lock with the fob, you have to unlock with the fob. You should lock manually if you plan to unlock manually.
Oh! That's good to know. I usually end up locking with the little button on the outside door handle. That's probably the same as locking with the fob.
 

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I found a fobless key that will work with the JL locks. It's a 2016 renegade emergency key, also referred to as 2015 - 2016 Jeep Fiat High Security Emergency Key. I ordered online ($3) and had it cut local. There may be other keys that work, the dimensions are 3mm X 7.5mm.

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I was able to find this key. Any ideas on creating a “handle” of sorts to make using it to open the doors easier?
 

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.....until one realizes the FOB is needed to start the vehicle:swear:
The RFID chip you need to start the jeep is really tiny. https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/forum/threads/hiding-the-fob-while-hiking.40787/page-3#post-905236

Edit: I suppose that keyfob with no buttons comes with the sports? You can buy that separately. It's part # 68416785AA and appears to still work with the proximity lock/unlocks and stuff.

It's a shame they didn't make it with a small keyfob! I would totally be interested in it since I never use the keyfob buttons anyway.
 
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I was able to find this key. Any ideas on creating a “handle” of sorts to make using it to open the doors easier?
Drill a hole in it and put it on a key ring like in the pic. That gives you enough leverage to use the key.
 

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