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  • meyerweb
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    Originally posted by ReddyZ06 View Post
    The two FOBs
    Not convinced that small difference in the flags would keep me from grabbing the wrong fob. In our case, mine has a house key hanging off it, the other fob doesn't. Makes it very easy to tell apart.

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  • Dumbell2
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    Originally posted by ReddyZ06 View Post
    The two FOBs
    Great. Thank you.

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  • ReddyZ06
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    The two FOBs
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  • meyerweb
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    Originally posted by 2020Colorado View Post
    Having never had a car that used the Fob and the dash start button, I was wondering what the distance the fob has to be for the start button to work. Also if your standing beside the car and the start button WILL start the car and the driver takes off, will the car shutdown when it's out of range of the fob? Or if you start the car and then get out to run in the house, will the car shut off? Thanks in advance.
    Originally posted by ltomn View Post
    I commonly park my Silverado at the Post Office, running, and go into the building to collect my mail. It continues running, however, I believe it's time sensitive. If you're out of range long enough, it will shut off.
    Originally posted by Klinn View Post

    And after driving away like that, when you try to turn off the car, you'll get a message on the DIC asking "No fob detected. Turn off or accessory?" (meaning accessory position) So the car basically tries to stop you from getting into trouble by not having the fob available to restart it.

    At least, that's how my C6 works. Got that message when the fob battery was too weak to register with the car.
    Tested out trying to start the car with the fob outside the car. No go. Fob was in my gym bag right outside the drivers door. Tested with door open and closed, and the car told me there was no fob.

    I don't think there's a time limit on driving without the fob, for two reasons. First, it could be dangerous: heading down the road at 50 mph and suddenly the car shuts off and you have no power steering would not be a good thing. Second, on another forum, a poster described inadvertently leaving his fob in the house after he started the car, and didn't realize it until he got to his destination, and couldn't restart the car. Having never done it, I don't know if the C7 works the same way as the C6 or not.

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  • Klinn
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    Originally posted by meyerweb View Post
    BUT, if you start the car, take the fob back in the house, and drive off, the car will not shut down when you're out of range. So you could drive away without the fob.
    And after driving away like that, when you try to turn off the car, you'll get a message on the DIC asking "No fob detected. Turn off or accessory?" (meaning accessory position) So the car basically tries to stop you from getting into trouble by not having the fob available to restart it.

    At least, that's how my C6 works. Got that message when the fob battery was too weak to register with the car.

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  • brad66
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    Just keep the fob in your pocket and you won't have any issues.

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  • Vetter1
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    Having two different fobs is a great idea. Makes things much less complicated.

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  • meyerweb
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    Originally posted by 2020Colorado View Post
    Having never had a car that used the Fob and the dash start button, I was wondering what the distance the fob has to be for the start button to work. Also if your standing beside the car and the start button WILL start the car and the driver takes off, will the car shutdown when it's out of range of the fob? Or if you start the car and then get out to run in the house, will the car shut off? Thanks in advance.
    Anywhere inside the car will allow it to start. I've not tried, but I don't think it will let you start the car if it's outside the car. I'll try that when I go to the gym later this morning. BUT, if you start the car, take the fob back in the house, and drive off, the car will not shut down when you're out of range. So you could drive away without the fob.

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  • ltomn
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    I commonly park my Silverado at the Post Office, running, and go into the building to collect my mail. It continues running, however, I believe it's time sensitive. If you're out of range long enough, it will shut off.

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  • 2020Colorado
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    Having never had a car that used the Fob and the dash start button, I was wondering what the distance the fob has to be for the start button to work. Also if your standing beside the car and the start button WILL start the car and the driver takes off, will the car shutdown when it's out of range of the fob? Or if you start the car and then get out to run in the house, will the car shut off? Thanks in advance.

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  • 23skinguy
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    I think it is a good idea to have slightly different fobs. One thing I have done with prior cars to differentiate fobs is/are different key chains, which is now antiquated since metal keys 🔑 are not used for much these days. Such is life...

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  • CaryBob
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    I can tell you that if your wife was 5’0” tall and she opened her door first, your seat would try to crush you against the steering wheel in order to put the seat and wheel where her fob programmed them. Happens often to me — I then stab the “1” button in a panic.

    One of the videos on the Chevrolet website is about the fobs, and tells us that there are two fobs per Corvette, one Carbon Flash and one chrome. The traveling display board repeats that information.

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  • John
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    The Corvette team is so accessible to us all. I watched at the the NCM event, literally thousands of folks over the three days walk up to the 50 Corvette team staff who were standing around, hour after hour, available for any one to literally walk up to any one of them, yes right up to Tadge and Harlan, Kirk and Josh and Kelly and Phil and all the rest, and ask them any questions about the C8 Stingray.

    The team listens to both answer questions, and to get feedback. They incorporate a lot of it into the next generation car.

    Whether the C8 having is for the first time A/S tires as an option, to Z mode, to having you be able to restart your car in the same mode as you left it (exception track mode for a specific safety reason), to have blind spot protection, all the way down to having to fobs visually different, they truly listen. Not saying they always agree and implement, but they listen and wherever possible and consistent with their concept of where Corvette is going next, and of course within budget, to implement as much as they can.

    We are so very fortunate!

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  • meyerweb
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    If I grab the wrong fob, I just press the right button on the door and the seat adjusts to were I want it. But I think the last time I had the "wrong" fob was because I misplaced the one I normally used, and rather that spend time looking for it I just grabbed the other one.

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  • Dumbell2
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    Originally posted by John View Post
    Tell you please share why the two c8 fobs will be nicely visually different. Let’s assume that there are two C8 drivers in your household. Fob 1 is programmed by your SO to have their exact seat location, the outside mirror settings, “radio” stations, and even dash IP favorite setting (which gauges located where). Fob 2 is programmed by you, a person who is of different size, enjoys different entertainment, selects completely different dash settings — and the setting differences can also extend to different “MyMode setting and other things.

    So as you race out of your house, you grab the wrong key fob, getting in the car, on a rush to Starbucks, the gym, work or whatever, and ****, all the settings are wrong. This was a C7 problem, and the Corvette team was besieged by a combo of complaints about that and requests for this to be fixed in the future.

    And so the Corvette team listened, and why the two key fobs for the C8 will be visually different.
    That is why I couldn’t figure it out. Nobody else has ever driven any of my corvettes prior. Lol. However my son is now old enough and I will give him the chrome one for his settings. Thanks for the explanation John. I knew you would know the answer 👍

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