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The dash flashed "Theft Attempted" as I finally drove away.
Apparently, I tried to steal a car.
With my key.
When we left lunch today, my key fob would not unlock my car. Try as I might, nothing was happening. I had 3 kids standing in front of the pizza place trying to get in a locked car to go grocery shopping.
After trying it countless times, I decided...My door has a keyhole
My keyfob is connected to my key! The key I use to start the car every time I drive it! It would seem you could use that key to unlock the car door...
So, I inserted the key into the door...
I turned it...
And the alarms started blaring!
Ears being covered
I locked, I unlocked, I locked again
I closed the door
Anything to try to make it stop!
And eventually it did.
And then we were still locked out.
And scared to try that again!
I searched online and
I texted my husband seeking advice
His suggestion was unlock with the key,
Put it in the ignition & start the car
Maybe that would shut the blaring off
We were all scared.
My kids backed away,
Covering their ears.
I braced myself
Put the key in the door
No alarms the second time around.
But, as we drove away, I saw the display:
We drove home and switched cars before venturing out again. And I bought some batteries to try to change in the key fob. Hopefully that works.
Otherwise, I'm going to have to steal my car again. With my key.