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Seems like if I have the car running (key in), the remote fob functions (lock/unlock/open trunk) don't work. Is there a way they can disable/enable this? On my old car, I could leave the key in and still use the fob.

It's a PITA if I am running into get something and want to leave the car running. I have to
1) Lock car manually with extra key
2) Unlock car manually while carrying stuff
3) Open the door while carrying stuff
4) Pull the Trunk Release (because my trunk doesn't have a key hole!) while carrying stuff
5) Then finally be able to put my stuff in the trunk.

When all I should have to do is
1) Press button to lock door
2) Press button to open trunk and throw my stuff in
3) Press button to unlock door
 

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Any thoughts on this? Might consider getting a security/remote start system installed to take care of this, but not sure yet.
 

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I know that viper makes a remote starter that has a valet feature which allows you to leave your car running and bring your keys with you. I have it installed on my other car. It's very nice to have.
 

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I guess the only way is to get an aftermarket remote start / keyless entry system. I have a Crime stopper remote start, and basically my OEM remote works when the car is off. and my aftermarket remote works when the car is off, and also when its on. so i have 4 remotes. (2 stock, 2 aftermarket), also the remote start system allows me to take out the key from the ignition while keeping the car running. (for keeping it warm while you run into the store to get something)
 

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Seems like if I have the car running (key in), the remote fob functions (lock/unlock/open trunk) don't work. Is there a way they can disable/enable this? On my old car, I could leave the key in and still use the fob.
Yea I noticed this, too. Makes it a real issue if I want to warm up my car and let it idle. If it weren't for the fact I have intruder sensors in my driveway I'd have to worry that someone could come up while the car is idling, get in and drive away. GM has a feature to let you lock the car via the remote while the car is idling, even on their baseline models.
 
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