Not sure if the AU or UK/EU versions are different, but the US version
remote is not an immobilizer. All ours does is turn on/off the alarm,
lock and unlock the doors, and open the trunk/boot.
You can start and drive the car without disarming it. It will simply
make noise and beep for a few minutes before it gives up and stops
sounding. Useful to know if you misplace the fob.
My 2003 Sonata will alarm if I open with a key after my wife has locked with
the fob. The 2007 Sonata is perfectly happy to be opened with the key in
the same situation. I prefer it that way since my RV is the same. Besides
keys are a lot smaller than fobs for my pants pocket.
P.S. where did that word "fob" come from anyway? not friends of bill
"PMDR" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
fob (n.) Look up fob at Dictionary.com
1653, "small pocket for valuables," probably related to Low Ger. fobke
"pocket," High Ger. fuppe "pocket." Meaning "chain attached to a watch
carried in the fob" is from 1885
"Partner" < email@example.com> wrote in message
I had an extra key copied for my 07 Elantra on Saturday. I locked my car
and armed it with the fob before I got the key copied, and I then opened the
door with the new key, to make sure it worked. The alarm did not go off.
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