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Old 02-27-2015, 12:51 PM   #1
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Default Disabling panic button on 2015 keyless access fobs

I was hoping someone has figured out a non-destructive method for disabling the panic button on the 2015 keyfobs.

I was hoping I could just tape over an electrical contact but the circuit board has an actual button on it that is pressed and activates the alarm.



Any suggestions? I set this thing off once a week or so getting into the car when the keys are in my pants or coat pocket...

The red cover for the panic button can be pulled out but then there is a hole in the remote and it looks a little ghetto.
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Old 02-27-2015, 01:46 PM   #2
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Can you not hollow out the underside of the red part? I don't have a 2015 but its a remote so I would guess its similar to others!
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Old 02-27-2015, 02:12 PM   #3
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Not non-destructive but your options are-
Trim the nub inside the red button as suggested above so it can't actually press the switch
Desolder and remove the switch from the circuit board (requires soldering skill and proper tools)
Cut one of the circuit traces to the switch (requires proper tools and hand-skill precision)

The desoldering/cutting may be reversible, if you have the skills and tools to break it you can probably fix it.
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Old 02-27-2015, 02:16 PM   #4
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Just looking at that pic and reading what Mulder wrote, I would find something hollow and put it over the button on the board. If you did that you would not be able to push the button but at the same time you can remove it and bring the fob back to normal any time you want.

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Something like this just use is as a spacer so you cant push it

http://hardwareonlinestore.com/index...iCTRoCLPXw_wcB
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Old 02-27-2015, 03:40 PM   #5
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not so tight pants?
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Old 02-27-2015, 05:12 PM   #6
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Non destructive? lol

Cut the trace with an exacto, it can always be reconnected.
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Old 02-27-2015, 05:19 PM   #7
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By non-destructive I just meant reversible.

Yea, hollowing out the inside of the red button does seem to be the best option. My soldering skills aren't good enough to work on stuff this small.

I just wish they had recessed the button more, this is the only button that this happens with. I think it has to do with its position, being on the bottom corner.

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not so tight pants?
I don't have a little sister to borrow jeans from. Unlike some people that probably post here.

I also did mention that it happens in my coat pocket too.

Honestly, I think it's that dick Boba Fett.

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Old 02-27-2015, 07:36 PM   #8
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In my 437 years on the road, through 138 different vehicles and key fobs, I have never once accidentally set off the panic button. Have you run into the issue of accidentally hitting it? When I was 16 I was dry humping with this girl Nicole and that's the only time it went off. We laughed. She lives in Hawaii now.
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Old 02-27-2015, 08:00 PM   #9
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Default Disabling panic button on 2015 keyless access fobs

LOL. I've never had this problem with any other key or fob.

But back in college I had my dad's 1996 4Runner SR5, which my folks bought used. It came with an aftermarket alarm and one time in the middle of the night I was driving back to campus on a one lane road in the middle of nowhere. Doing about 50mph the alarm just started going off for no reason. I had a buddy with me and it scared me so bad I almost ran us off the road.
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