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  1. Fast cat

    Fast cat BANNED Hellcat Car Club

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    I found it to my surprise today that you do not need to have a key to pop open the back trunk lid with the pushbutton on the exterior of the car for some reason I thought you would've had to have a key present to open the trunk fromThe exterior. Yes the car was unlocked !
     
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    Was your key IN the car? It doesn't open if your key is NOWHERE around (at least, it SHOULDN'T)... but if it's in your car it should pop open without the key necessarily in your pocket.
     
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    Fast cat BANNED Hellcat Car Club

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    No key in the car keys were in the house a good 150 feet away
     
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    If the car was unlocked as you said, I'm not at all surprised that it opened. My Ram came with a locking tailgate that locks/unlocks with the rest of the doors. I have an aluminum roll cover that locks on it and, if the truck is unlocked, I can open the tailgate and access the bed. Seems similar in my mind.
     
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    Fast cat BANNED Hellcat Car Club

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    Then why do we have a trunk button on our key. It should be separate. it is not a minivan!
     
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    LOL I can't answer that. Now that I think of it, my wife's Durango is the same way. I can walk out to it in the garage and, with it unlocked, open the lift gate. It has a button on the fob I use all the time when we're leaving the grocery store and approaching it. I pop the lift gate and let it open as I'm walking up so I don't have to wait once I get to it.
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I appreciate the feature. I can run out to my car and get my gear out of the trunk without needing to have the key in me when the car is unlocked.:)
     
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    Fast cat BANNED Hellcat Car Club

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    Yes so can everyone else!
     
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    All us Goodfellas here in Jersey appreciate this feature. If you know what I mean? Forgetaboutit!
     
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    magnummrk SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    The only time my car is unlocked is when it is in the garage or I am close by it. Other than that it is locked up.
     
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    If it's unlocked, the whole vehicle is open and available. Seems the trunk would be the least of your worries.
     
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    if the vehicle is unlocked, the entire vehicle can be accessed, except the manually locked glove compartment.
    the truck lid button does not directly operate the latch. it is merely an input to the BCM (body control module), which controls the latch motor using an internal HSD (high side driver). once the BCM receives a "lock" request, it ignores the trunk lid switch input.
     
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    Caddy's are the same way, I can vouch for that. Only problem I find is someone can unknowingly unleash the Trunk Monkey:D
     
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    You need paint protection film on the top of the rear bumper. This way you don't scratch anything dragging the bodies out LOL. The zippers do a lot of damage.
     
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    why in the hell would you ever leave your car unlocked when you are not there??? I didn't always live in the city, grew up in rural Pennsylvania and we would still lock the doors even though there was no one around 99% of the time. It's just inviting trouble IMO
     
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