this project is officially underway. if i am successful here, i will add a write-up to this thread. this is a peek at what i am starting with. anyone know what i am thinking and doing here?
We are already half way there...we already have push start, so why the heck should we require to take our keys out of our pockets just to unlock the car? We don't need to do that to start it...my moms 6 year old infinti has this feature..quite sad Dodge still isn't up to it.It sounds like a really cool idea, but why?
I've already tried doing this once by kind of 'jumping' a key fob. I took an RF transmitter and receiver, put the receiver in the fob and whenever it hooked up with the transmitter it completed the circuit for the unlock button. The idea was to hide a button under the door handle and then leave the transmitter in the door. By using the fob, I'm assured about the same level of security I have now. (unless the fob is within 15-20 feet and someone knows about the button there shouldn't be an issue) Unfortunately the fob drained a 2032 battery in just a few days, so I never installed the button. Worked great though. I know some of the Viper alarms have two-way communication, but those batteries really don't last that long either and I'd prefer a solution that doesn't have me swapping batteries every 6 weeks.
I also would like to keep the look of my baby the same without any externally visible buttons or handle changes. I'm looking into another option, just not sure when I'll get around to messing with it again. Keep us updated, would love to see how yours turns out!
i drive mine everyday, so the odds of waking up to a dead battery over night are pretty slim. it is no different than any car with shaved door handles.I don't know about yours but mine doesn't have a key hole on the passenger's side. A dead battery would make for a bad day.
the 2011 challenger door handle will not fit our doors. so i bought a 2011 Jeep Cherokee door handle and took the switch out of it. i will add it to the charger's keyless rear door handle....since the 2011's are going to have it, if it might be easier / better to see if they will sell the spare parts needed. I don't like the new door handle as much, but again you can hide the button anywhere. (likely under the handle)