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    Default Disco 4 + Roof top tent + key in tent = flat battery... Help?

    Question for those those who camp with the D3/ D4/ RR? that have the proximity feature on that unlocks the car on handle pull when you are near the car.

    When I sleep in my roof top tent, the key is in the tent with me but it seems to be within the unlock proximity so anyone can open the doors and even worse, this seems to run the battery low overnight if not flat when camping 2 days in a row.

    Any tips on what to do with the key to prevent this?
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    Default Re: Disco 4 + Roof top tent + key in tent = flat battery... Help?

    Quote Originally Posted by DETOUR-GP View Post
    Question for those those who camp with the D3/ D4/ RR? that have the proximity feature on that unlocks the car on handle pull when you are near the car.

    When I sleep in my roof top tent, the key is in the tent with me but it seems to be within the unlock proximity so anyone can open the doors and even worse, this seems to run the battery low overnight if not flat when camping 2 days in a row.

    Any tips on what to do with the key to prevent this?
    Remove the battery?
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    Default Re: Disco 4 + Roof top tent + key in tent = flat battery... Help?

    Can you not temporary disable this feature when camping?
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    Default Re: Disco 4 + Roof top tent + key in tent = flat battery... Help?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackie View Post
    Can you not temporary disable this feature when camping?
    This is perhaps the easiest solution and can easily be done with the IIDtool
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    Default Re: Disco 4 + Roof top tent + key in tent = flat battery... Help?

    Quote Originally Posted by DETOUR-GP View Post
    This is perhaps the easiest solution and can easily be done with the IIDtool
    Let me know please if you find out how.
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    Default Re: Disco 4 + Roof top tent + key in tent = flat battery... Help?

    Quote Originally Posted by douglash View Post
    Let me know please if you find out how.
    I stand to be corrected, its a sequence on the key fob and not IIDtool

    KEYLESS ENTRY on D4 from 2010 - this information is NOT in TFM
    To disable keyless entry:
    Drivers Door open
    Key inside the car
    On the keyfob:
    press the headlamp (5) button 3 times followed by the unlock (2) button.
    Take the key out, shut door, press the keyfob lock (1) followed by the unlock (2) button. The car will lock and keyless entry is disabled.

    To enble keyless entry:
    Unlock the car
    Drivers Door open
    Key inside
    On the keyfob:
    press headlamp button 3 times followed by the lock button
    Take the key out, shut door, press door handle keyless area.
    The car will lock and keyless entry is enabled
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    Default Re: Disco 4 + Roof top tent + key in tent = flat battery... Help?

    Seems another option is using a faraday key bag. will have to get me one of these to keep in the RTT


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    Default Re: Disco 4 + Roof top tent + key in tent = flat battery... Help?

    wouldn't keeping the key in an iron casing isolate the signal from the key? (or aluminium?)
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    Default Re: Disco 4 + Roof top tent + key in tent = flat battery... Help?

    Quote Originally Posted by DETOUR-GP View Post
    I stand to be corrected, its a sequence on the key fob and not IIDtool

    KEYLESS ENTRY on D4 from 2010 - this information is NOT in TFM
    To disable keyless entry:
    Drivers Door open
    Key inside the car
    On the keyfob:
    press the headlamp (5) button 3 times followed by the unlock (2) button.
    Take the key out, shut door, press the keyfob lock (1) followed by the unlock (2) button. The car will lock and keyless entry is disabled.

    To enble keyless entry:
    Unlock the car
    Drivers Door open
    Key inside
    On the keyfob:
    press headlamp button 3 times followed by the lock button
    Take the key out, shut door, press door handle keyless area.
    The car will lock and keyless entry is enabled
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    Default Re: Disco 4 + Roof top tent + key in tent = flat battery... Help?

    Quote Originally Posted by waldo_g View Post
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    Default Re: Disco 4 + Roof top tent + key in tent = flat battery... Help?

    Glad you brought this issue up Rob. I've been thinking about this issue as well, especially on my 2 Botswana trips planned for later this year. I will be traveling with my parents who has an older Prado. I will probably have to keep my key and spare key in the older Prado with the Prado's key in the tent.
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    Default Re: Disco 4 + Roof top tent + key in tent = flat battery... Help?

    Try this

    Open the Drivers Door, and press the Headlamp button on your remote 3 times, and then press the Unlock button once. The remote needs to be inside the car, near the rear view mirror.

    Now lock the door with the remote

    Your keyless entry should now be deactivated, and you cant open the door without pressing the Unlock button.

    To re activate, just do the reverse.......open door, press the Headlamp button 3 times, followed by the Lock button once.

    KE should now be activated again
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    Default Re: Disco 4 + Roof top tent + key in tent = flat battery... Help?

    Faraday cage is the answer, disabling the auto access won't stop the battery drain as the car will still see and communicate with the key.
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