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Old 04-29-2012, 12:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How do you unlock a 2007 avalon limited with both smart keys in locked in the car? My wife put both of our keys in her purse in the car then one of our grandkids hit the lock button on the outside of the handle. Can anyone help?
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How do you unlock a 2007 avalon limited with both smart keys in locked in the car? My wife put both of our keys in her purse in the car then one of our grandkids hit the lock button on the outside of the handle. Can anyone help?
The car should not lock with the keys inside. I did that once and it gave a lock continuous beep and didnt stop until I removed the key from inside. I have a 06 Limited.

Edit- I also lock the car with the black button on the handle so the keys are either not inside the car or both batteries are ( Highly unlikely)

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Old 04-29-2012, 02:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've tried to lock mine in the car and was unable to do so. I assume the trunk release button (on the outside) doesn't work either? Your batteries must be very weak in the remotes.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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We finally got it open. Fortunately my wife works for a police department so they brought their tool kit. It was still very dificult. Hitting the unlock button wouldn't do it. Pulling the manual lever just triggered the alarm. We were lucky my keys were on top of my wife's purse in the seat. It took a bit but we finally hit the unlock button on the remote. These cars are very secure. Thanks for the replies.
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I am still confused why the car locked. It should never lock with both keys inside. I suggest talking to the dealer the next time you are there because it might be a malfunction in the remotes. I would also replace the batteries because my remote would not have a red indicator when a button was pressed but still functioned.
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I also have an '07. The owner's manual tells you that you can not lock the smart-key remotes in the car. Something ain't right here.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Im sure it is something with the remotes themselves. Either they are dead ( Unlikely ) or they are malfunctioning.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:20 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I tried locking my keys inside the car and the trunk when I first got my 11 Avalon Limited. The doors would not lock and the trunk would not lock with the keys inside the interior or the trunk. That's a great feature to me. I would hate to lock myself out and be stranded somewhere.
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Same for the 750. It knows that the fob is in the car or trunk and it will not lock and TMK all systems have a similar feature as stated already for Toyota. On conventional cars without sealed bottoms like the 750, I keep the spare in a magnetic key holder just in case I lose the key on vacation- the spare does me no good hanging in the cabinet a thousand miles away. I keep it in a sealed small zip lock inside the magnetic holder. Not sure how this would work with a proximity key- might be too close to the interior for it to work- If I get a '13 Avy and there is any metal exposed underneath I'll give it a try.
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maybe the grandkids just manually locked the car? not from the button? Kids, who know what they can do
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I wish the smartkeys of today followed MBs ofiginal 1997 design without having to hit a button on the door. My 750 requires a push of the door handle, simply lifting opens it- very good on opening. MB's design was to have the car unlock as you approached it and lock as you walked away without hitting any buttons. If I have to hit a button to lock the door, I might as well hit the fob in my pocket as i walk away, that is much more convenient and what I do with the 750. I gain nothing if I have to make a deliberate effort to push anything on the door to lock, that simply slows me down.
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Looks like those keys are not that smart, eh?
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Apparently I need to have a dealer check this out. I know the car was locked by the button because I was on the other side of the car when it happened.
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I wish the smartkeys of today followed MBs ofiginal 1997 design without having to hit a button on the door. My 750 requires a push of the door handle, simply lifting opens it- very good on opening. MB's design was to have the car unlock as you approached it and lock as you walked away without hitting any buttons. If I have to hit a button to lock the door, I might as well hit the fob in my pocket as i walk away, that is much more convenient and what I do with the 750. I gain nothing if I have to make a deliberate effort to push anything on the door to lock, that simply slows me down.
It only takes a second to push a button. What's the rush?
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My wife on more than one occasion has managed to lock the car with the keyfob in her purse, after placing her purse in the trunk. But I could never recreate the event with my keyfob if I tossed it in the trunk. The car gave a long beep and refused to lock for me. So I swapped fobs with her. Lo and behold . . . still locked for her, but not for me. Wow, I thought, Avalons are even gender-sensitive! Must be a Japanese cultural thing.

It turns out the lock-or-not action depended on what else was in the purse along with the Smart (or not-so-smart, depending on your point of view) Key. When I placed my fob in a paper bag alomg with a keyring full of other keys, a metal business card case, and a couple of metal lipstick tubes, the car then locked with the key inside just fine. Apparently, metal objects interfere with the fob-to-car communications.

Take-away message to wife: don't store the SmartKey in your purse and you'll be fine.
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