Holden Colorado Key, always locking & unlocking - Help?

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Holden Colorado Key, always locking & unlocking - Help?

Unread post by bigred15 » January 23rd, 2012, 12:08 pm

Hi,

I picked up my Holden Colorado last week, over the few days, I've enjoyed every minute of it - except, the design of the key.

I put the keys in my pocket, and every 20 seconds, I can hear the car lock and unlock. Does anyone know if there's a possible alternative for it? Or if it's even possible to get an alternative designed up?

It's doing my head in! :)

Cheers,

Big Red

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Re: Holden Colorado Key, always locking & unlocking - Help?

Unread post by Peter Aawen » January 23rd, 2012, 12:16 pm

Maybe buy a key wallet to cover the key with when you put it in your pocket so the buttons on the key are a bit more protected?? Or hang it on your belt or a chain round your neck??

Most replacement keys for things these days tend to be a little expensive due to the chipping & electronics involved, but check with a locksmith to see what they can do - you might even be able to get a separate key & control fob or panel, or maybe even something that comes at your problem from a little bit further outside the square.
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Re: Holden Colorado Key, always locking & unlocking - Help?

Unread post by bigred15 » January 23rd, 2012, 12:27 pm

Thanks for the response Peter. I actually think the key wallet would probably make it worse - lol. I'll have a chat to a locksmith, see what they can do, otherwise, I'll hook it up to a lanyard or something.

Silly key design tho really, ahh well, rest of the car is great :-) Can't wait to get the bastard off-road!

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Re: Holden Colorado Key, always locking & unlocking - Help?

Unread post by Waza27 » January 23rd, 2012, 12:31 pm

not sure on an alternative setup. but i know if you bump the keys in your pocket and it unlocks the car, it will lock again shortly after if a door is not opened. so thats probably what keeps happening to yours.
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Re: Holden Colorado Key, always locking & unlocking - Help?

Unread post by bigred15 » January 23rd, 2012, 12:35 pm

Waza27 - Yeah, it has the auto-lock if the door is not open. Even if I just put the keys in my front or rear jeans pocket and I'm walking, it's bumping/unlocking, so perhaps hooking it to a lanyard would be the cheapest option.

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Re: Holden Colorado Key, always locking & unlocking - Help?

Unread post by LagsLux » January 23rd, 2012, 4:01 pm

i know what you mean bigred. deffinately the worst key design ever. who are these people who approve this stuff?

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Re: Holden Colorado Key, always locking & unlocking - Help?

Unread post by amtravic1 » January 23rd, 2012, 4:44 pm

I dont know if the key is the same as the Dmax but I had the same problem. You can buy from ebay a silicone key cover which fixes the problem. It cost about 6 dollars from Thailand. I cant find the link any more as I bought mine more than 12 months ago. Never had a problem with the key since fitting the cover.

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Re: Holden Colorado Key, always locking & unlocking - Help?

Unread post by mal51 » January 23rd, 2012, 5:31 pm

Try this - I bought 2, and haven't any problems since

http://www.ebay.com/itm/S2N-1-piece-Key ... 9506461207

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Re: Holden Colorado Key, always locking & unlocking - Help?

Unread post by mydmax » January 23rd, 2012, 8:45 pm

Yes, the Dmax is the same in the key design too.
The person who designed it has never been near a vehicle I would think, they definitely haven't had one of their own keys in their pocket.
Obviously no one at Holden or Isuzu have used them either, otherwise they might have changed it if their powers of observation is intact.
I am going to glue a rim of plastic at the edges of mine to stop the triggering.
Good thing about the covers. Thanks Mal, I will investigate it.

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Re: Holden Colorado Key, always locking & unlocking - Help?

Unread post by CASH476 » January 24th, 2012, 9:47 am

mal51

Bought the same, stopped the problem 99% of the time.

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Re: Holden Colorado Key, always locking & unlocking - Help?

Unread post by Goneftn » August 5th, 2013, 8:10 pm

Are others still having this issue? I have been since the car was new and Holden are trying to tell me they have never had another complaint about it. I would like to hear if anyone is still having issues or was it fixed for them? Thanks

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Re: Holden Colorado Key, always locking & unlocking - Help?

Unread post by shambles » August 6th, 2013, 11:36 am

Just buy the cover Goneftn, they are cheap, they work and yes, common complaint by anyone that owns a Colorado.

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Re: Holden Colorado Key, always locking & unlocking - Help?

Unread post by Nutta » August 8th, 2013, 10:40 pm

I keep the garage door opener on my key ring also and pop it in the front waist of my pants and leave the keys hang out, works fine for me.

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Re: Holden Colorado Key, always locking & unlocking - Help?

Unread post by 5ofus » August 29th, 2013, 10:49 am

I ordered 3 of the covers , 1 for a mate my brother & me they work good.

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