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Hello all,
Is there a way to lock out the trunk or glove compartment? I'm guessing there isn't for the glove box because there's no actual lock on the handle, but what about the trunk?

Thanks for you help,
Lonnie
 

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In the new Accord there is a on/off switch inside the glovebox compartment to disable access to the trunk with the key fob. Not sure if that's also the case on the Insight.
 

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There is a Valet key inside of the remote transmitter. Slide the little switch on the side of the remote marked "H" to the left to access the key.
 

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From page 167 of the owners manual:

"The built-in key can be used to lock/unlock the doors when the remote battery becomes weak and the power door lock/unlock operation is disabled.To remove the built-in key, slide the release knob and then pull out the key. To reinstall the built-in key, push the built-in key into the remote until it clicks."
 

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That’s not really a valet key. Valet keys were designed to unlock doors and start the car, but not unlock the glove box and trunk. I don’t think there’s any way to lock out the trunk on the Insight. At least not that I’ve found yet.
 

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Thanks Goldy,
Since there's no kill switch in the glove compartment like the Accord there's no way to lock out the trunk. Unless, they could do a software option that would somehow lockout the trunk until a password or pin # was entered into the system. With the holidays approaching I'd feel more secure with packages locked in the truck. Is there a way to request or suggest this to Honda's software developers?
 

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Has anyone left their car with a valet yet... and if so, did you leave the whole fob (with internal/metal key in place) or did you remove the key?

I'm thinking that since the Insight's internal key doesn't lock the glove compartment like on the Accord, there's no value to or need for removing the key before handing over to valet. Am I thinking about this correctly?
 

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Has anyone left their car with a valet yet... and if so, did you leave the whole fob (with internal/metal key in place) or did you remove the key?

I'm thinking that since the Insight's internal key doesn't lock the glove compartment like on the Accord, there's no value to or need for removing the key before handing over to valet. Am I thinking about this correctly?
I think you will be fine giving the whole keyfob unless the key opens something than just the door on our Insight. The Accord also has a hidden trunk lock switch behind the locked glovebox.
 

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I think you will be fine giving the whole keyfob unless the key opens something than just the door on our Insight. The Accord also has a hidden trunk lock switch behind the locked glovebox.
Thanks. Without a glovebox lock nor trunk lock on the Insight, the physical key only works to lock/unlock the exterior doors (or open/close the windows/moonroof using same key point and holding). So I guess it makes sense that there's no security benefit to removing the physical key before handing fob over to valet.
 

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I wouldn't want the physical key to be so easily available to be copied
...it seems like equivalent risk as in 'old school' cars where keyed transmissions/doors were the standard, and those physical keys were left behind with the valet. However now with the Insight, even if the physical key were copied, it would 'only' unlock the doors. To start the car, the key fob would need to be copied/coded.

With hackers already targeting key fob replication, it feels uncomfortable to hand over the whole fob to a valet and walk away. But assuming there are situations where valet is required (versus self-park) I don't know of other way to leave the car operable without leaving the fob...?
 

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Having Insight driven by valet or parking lot attendant

I am curious if any of you have had experiences and/ or concerns about attendants (whether valet or parking lot types) driving your car through parking lots.

I have only been to midtown Manhattan once in the 15 months that I have had my car. No valet parking at restaurants or clubs here in New Jersey. That one time I went to Manhattan to park at an underground garage, I was concerned about whether the attendant would know how to turn the car on/ off and I certainly did not explain the process to him when I handed him the car key (as his English was terrible to begin with).

I have no idea whether he might have done something wrong, as I didn't/ haven't noticed anything different about the car and its ignition since that time. Any experiences/ thoughts about this issue?
 

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In Manhattan, I used an underground garage, the car in front of me was a Lamborghini, he didn't ask any questions, and had no issues that I was aware of.

The Valet in Virginia Beach, I did mention it was a push button shifter and to release the parking brake push down. He didn't seem to have any issues either.

Just my 2 cents. I don't love letting others drive the car, but I haven't had any bad experiences to date.
 

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why add to the complexity by setting the parking brake? chances are that they messed with your seat adjustment, poked the D, and apathetically parked it between an Altima and some sort of AWD high-seating-position GM thing. you're worst fear should be that they left behind some sort of smell.
 

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why add to the complexity by setting the parking brake? chances are that they messed with your seat adjustment, poked the D, and apathetically parked it between an Altima and some sort of AWD high-seating-position GM thing. you're worst fear should be that they left behind some sort of smell.
The B-B-O aside, I have my parking brake set to engage automatically. One only needs to press the accelerator, and it will disengage. If the seat-belt is not put on, the car will tell you to do that first via the DII. Let's face it, the Insight is smart enough to tell the driver what they need to do. I wouldn't be concerned about valet parking mine (with the exception of the valet getting worse gas mileage than I do).
 

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For me, in that instance, it was just a case of muscle memory. He had no issues with moving the car at all.
 

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That one time I went to Manhattan to park at an underground garage, I was concerned about whether the attendant would know how to turn the car on/ off and I certainly did not explain the process to him when I handed him the car key (as his English was terrible to begin with).

I have no idea whether he might have done something wrong, as I didn't/ haven't noticed anything different about the car and its ignition since that time. Any experiences/ thoughts about this issue?
I think push button start is becoming more common on new cars. Less common is our push button gear selector, but it's well labeled and I think a valet could figure it out.

But I too also hate leaving my car with a valet...
 
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