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Hide a Key for Large Car Keys

Does a Hide a Key exist for a large car key? This is a question I've thought a lot about myself, and I'm excited, along with you, to experiment. See what works and what doesn't, and we're going to end up talking about key hiders' reality.

A few decades ago, car keys were pretty minor down the memory lane. Then, as technology became incorporated into them, they started getting bigger and bigger. And as the Keyblade started to get minimized, they began to become smaller and smaller in many circumstances. So that leads to the big question, 'What fits and doesn't? Which hiders work?' Like our belts, there are different slots for different sizes, and that's exactly the same with key hider. 

I've grabbed the three most popular hider keys and a nice assortment of automotive keys for this experiment. Click the links to check these products.



You can tell that the medium hide a key was designed a few months ago. This case can fit an emergency key, but it's too thick to be closed. The DA34 key, a popular Nissan key, will not fit either. So, the Y170 transponder key and the rest won't fit too. It is clear that the medium hide a key isn't going to hold anything unless it's an old key.



Many people struggle opening one, trying to slide the cover or stick their finger at the end. The trick to open it is to place your two thumbs towards the end and push it down.

Back to the experiment, the emergency key, the Nissan key, and the Y170 fit without any problem, while the Chrysler remote head key is not going to fit, and the Mazda flip key would fit but will need force in closing the lid.

Prox keys as hider keys are a bad idea, especially in a hide a key like this. So, if there's a hide a key out there that will fit them, like this plastic box here, do not do it. It is because there's a possibility that it could start the vehicle. That's not a hide a key, that's just a steal that car hide a key, so don't do that.



The emergency key, DA34 key, Y170 transponder key, Chrysler remote head key, Mazda flip key, and the prox key fit well.



The standard medium size that you'll see on the market will not fit much. The extra-large Lucky line hide a key that does fit most automotive keys on the market today. And lastly, our signal blocking velcro hide a key pouch that fits them all. If you have a customer that sincerely wants to put a prox key as a hide a key, try to talk them out of it. But, if they want to do it for some reason, make sure you get one of these signal-blocking pouches.

With how things work today, if a customer wants a spare key for a hide a key, lean them towards getting an emergency key or a metalhead key. That way, it'll get them access inside of the vehicle. And if they want to hide a prox key or a transponder key in a pouch or somewhere that no one would be able to find without knowing, it is not the best idea. Stick with an emergency key or a metal-headed key in every scenario.



If you're interested in where you should hide the keys on the vehicles, check out our blog or video where I put a bunch of hide a keys on my truck and took them through the carwash. I hope you found this helpful and answered the question, 'What hide a keys work with today's modern car keys.' See you next time!

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