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    Running car but keep it locked?

    Is there a way I can run my engine with say the spare key, and lock the car with the other one? I would go out and try but it's too cold and me and the wife are preparing tea.

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    nope,

    only way to do that is have remote start installed on the car (which will by pass your immobiliser and remove the cat2/1 from it)

    The spare key will have the chip encoded in it so wouldnt matter if u have a master key as the ecu transponder will still recognise a key is inside the car.

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    So long as the spare key has the immobiliser chip in it, then yes, you can leave your engine running and lock the car. Failing that, a method i have seen done, put the spare key into the ignition, touch the metal key blade of the normal key onto the metal blade of the spare, and turn the ignition on. works the same as if the origonal was in, then start it, leave it running and lock the car with the normal one. But may I ask why, you wanna do this, as if someone stole the car, with the keys, the police probably wouldnt do anything, since the key was in the ignition
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    So I can run it for a few mins to warm up but keep it locked.

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    Get a Turbo Timer installed as this leaves the engine running as long as you want
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    Turbo timer is no use, it's job is to let the turbo cool down, not warm the engine.
    What the OP needs is remote start, then the engine can be started & run with no keys, but will shut down if doors are opened/brake pedal touched without being disarmed from the remote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SQ Man View Post
    Turbo timer is no use, it's job is to let the turbo cool down, not warm the engine.
    What the OP needs is remote start, then the engine can be started & run with no keys, but will shut down if doors are opened/brake pedal touched without being disarmed from the remote.
    Same difference though? you can have the keys out of the ignition aswell

    End of the day, the engine is still running which is what the OP wants...
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    another option would be fit a disk lock or similar to the car?

    No need to fart about, as long as you have the keys for the lock on you then it stop them getting very far with your car.

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    You do no it is illegal to have the car running and you not near it?

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    it will also most likely invalidate your insurance Check before you do this!
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