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  1. magnummrk

    magnummrk SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    On my 12SRT you could pull the key out of the fob(just like the Hellcat) to gain access to the car if the fob stops working. On the 12 you could pop out the push button start and stick the end of the key fob in to the hole and turn it just like a key to start the car.

    The question is, what happens with he Hellcat if the key fob stops working? Are we stranded?

    Also on the 12 you could pop a little panel off by the shifter and stick the end of the fob in to shift it in to neutral in case the battery was dead or any other reason the car would not run

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    That's a really good question...maybe that's why they give us three keys,, and the car let's us know when the key fob battery is low
     
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    magnummrk SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    If something happens with the electronics you can get in the car, but with an automatic you can't put in in neutral to get it on the flat bed :mad:
     
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    magnummrk SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Found a partial answer to my question...still does not answer how to shift the car to neutral with a dead battery

    NOTE: In case the ignition does not change with the
    push of a button, the RKE transmitter (Key Fob) may
    have a low or dead battery. In this situation, a back up
    method can be used to operate the ignition switch. Put
    the nose side (side opposite of the emergency key) of the
    Key Fob against the Engine START/STOP button and
    push to operate the ignition.
     
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    hellcat1 Gold Member

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    The auto has the side cover that pops out like the other cars
     
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    magnummrk SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Ok...figured it out.

    Page 468
     
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    Was it what you posted
     
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    magnummrk SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    page 468 deals with the emergency neutral release. This was on the on line manual

    In order to push or tow the vehicle in cases where the
    transmission will not shift out of PARK (such as a dead
    battery), a Manual Park Release is available.
    Follow these steps to use the Manual Park Release:
    1. Firmly apply the parking brake.
    2. Remove the console storage bin to access the Manual
    Park Release lever.
    3. Using a small screwdriver or similar tool, fish the
    tether strap up through the opening in the console
    base.
    4. Insert the screwdriver into the slot in the center of the
    lever, and disengage the lever locking tab by pushing
    it to the right.
    5. While holding the locking tab in the disengaged
    position, pull the tether strap to rotate the lever up and
    rearward until it locks in place in the vertical position.
    The vehicle is now out of PARK and can be towed.
    Release the parking brake only when the vehicle is
    securely connected to a tow vehicle.

    To Reset The Manual Park Release:
    1. Push the latch (at the base of the lever, on the rear side)
    rearward (away from the lever) to unlatch the lever.
    2. Rotate the Manual Park Release lever forward and
    down, to its original position, until the locking tab
    snaps into place to secure the lever.
    3. Pull up gently on the tether strap to confirm that the
    lever is locked in its stowed position.
    4. Tuck the tether strap into the base of the console.
    Reinstall the console storage bin.
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    My 12 had the same fob as my Hellcat. If the battery dies in the key, you can remove the key to unlock the door. To start the car, you need to push the start button with your fob. I know it sounds weird, but it works. I was busy and didn't replace the fob for a few days and it worked like thst each time. You probably wouldn't want to go too long.:)
     
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    magnummrk SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    That is odd because my 12 Challenger you had to remove the push button and insert the end of the fob like the picture I posted
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I had a Charger and I think they came out with the new fob technology in them first.
     
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    magnummrk SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    That might be it
     
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    My 09 SRT 8 fobs go dead frequently. Dealer advises the fob "constantly seeking the vehicle " and runs it down . ( Think Bluetooth battery drain )
    Battery not difficult to change....I keep spares in the glove box and house.
     
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    So can you remove the push button, use the key like a key, and turn it like you could in a 2009 car? Or will it not come out?
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Nope. Just a fob. If the battery dies, you push the end of the key against the button, but no slot to put it in and turn.:)
     
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