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Anyone added a keyless entry system to their vehicle. Gm has one available says compatible probably a relatively simple setup may require some advanced expertise thow for wiring and mounting. Jus ran across on website haven't seen anyone post about it and is something I could definitely use at times for added convenience and assurance. Any advice be great may get for future install
 

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I had looked at that briefly in my previous scrollings through the official GM part store: My understanding is that this panel is just attached to the door panel w/ adhesive and uses a replaceable battery and is paired to the car wirelessly in the same manner that the key fobs are paired.

IMO it seems like a waste of money. I cannot fathom a situation where you would need to get into your car where you have neither the key fob on you, nor your phone to issue a remote unlock command via the app. Even if you locked your keys in the car, you can still get inside because the door will unlock (unless you manually turned off the remote keyless entry feature…in which case you can still just use the app).

edit* I find it hilarous that one of their selling points is the “just in case you lock your keys in the car”. Which, again, on any modern GM vehicle with keyless entry, is not possible.
 

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IMO it seems like a waste of money. I cannot fathom a situation where you would need to get into your car where you have neither the key fob on you, nor your phone to issue a remote unlock command via the app.
I think I remember a member posting about a scenario in which he or she wanted to leave everything in the car (including a phone) when doing some sort of water-related activity (surfing, swimming, etc.), though it could also make sense for someone who wants to go on a run without full pockets. I think this type of keypad makes sense in those types of scenarios.
 

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I had looked at that briefly in my previous scrollings through the official GM part store: My understanding is that this panel is just attached to the door panel w/ adhesive and uses a replaceable battery and is paired to the car wirelessly in the same manner that the key fobs are paired.

IMO it seems like a waste of money. I cannot fathom a situation where you would need to get into your car where you have neither the key fob on you, nor your phone to issue a remote unlock command via the app. Even if you locked your keys in the car, you can still get inside because the door will unlock (unless you manually turned off the remote keyless entry feature…in which case you can still just use the app).

edit* I find it hilarous that one of their selling points is the “just in case you lock your keys in the car”. Which, again, on any modern GM vehicle with keyless entry, is not possible.
Nice to know there's an app for that stuff It is cool to use the car as a safe at times I suppose but would likely have phone on me in any scenario but is especially good for times when forget something in car or wish to check it out or give a friend temporary access perhaps in weird situations if have multiple drivers or simply just too lazy to bring key fob with to unlock every time. Is a big distraction from appearance of car so for that reason may not get it def a bunch of what if scenario's that are easily avoidable probably in most cases besides beach lock box guess haha . Good insights 👍
 

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I think I remember a member posting about a scenario in which he or she wanted to leave everything in the car (including a phone) when doing some sort of water-related activity (surfing, swimming, etc.), though it could also make sense for someone who wants to go on a run without full pockets. I think this type of keypad makes sense in those types of scenarios.
If you lock the fob inside the car you can do a double press of the silver unlock button followed by a double pull of the door handle and it'll unlock the car. Happened to me once where I threw a backpack into the trunk that had my fob in it and shut the hatch thus locking myself out.
 
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