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@marksmirniotis — 220 followers, 354 tweets

Nov 22, 2017

We're putting finishing touches on this guide right now. But heads up, I'd guess there's a good chance that this thing is selling out on Friday. Especially at the lower sale price. https://t.co/eG23V64RrZ

Nov 20, 2017

@theediguy @kevinpurdy Oh no! But now you know. FYI, I saw Nissan listed the battery life as just 2 years somewhere. So on a 2015, the battery might be low, and hindered further by the cold. Do a quick search on DIY battery replacement for it, and skip the shop charge.

Nov 20, 2017

@theediguy @kevinpurdy Ha! I was kind of hoping that was the case, and I just got to blow your mind!

Nov 20, 2017

@theediguy @kevinpurdy Was curious, so looked it up. If the fob battery dies, looks like your fob has a slide out mechanical key for the door locks, but you'd start it by holding the dead fob to the ignition button. So yeah, disabling the prox system would be a **non-starter**. https://t.co/2g3eqUTUrY

Nov 17, 2017

@theediguy @kevinpurdy Hmm, not sure what the best solution would be then. Most have had slide out mechanical keys, but I know a few of the newest cars have either a separate backup key to carry for mechanical start, or some convoluted procedure you wouldn't want to do every day.

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