I don't remember if the T3s have exterior door locks, but if there is one you could always just take the plastic valet key with you and use that instead of automated entry and start.
Why don't you test it out? its not that hard...put your key 50' away then try and open/start with the valet key. One would think that the valet key must work since typically its used to give to "valet's"I think that would work, BUT as I was told that the plastic unit would only unlock and lock - not start the engine, the KESSY unit will still be in range,
This differs from what I have observed on my T1 - If the key is not inside the cabin I cannot start the car with the push start. Also if the key is on the right side of the car I cannot touch open the door on the left side. Kessy will also let you lock a key inside as long as there is a second key outside of the car (in your pocket).The valet key is for unlocking and locking only - and for locking the glove box (in case the valet has sticky fingers!).
I did try leaving the fob in the car, and locking using the emergency / valet ket, but KESSY remained active, and I was able to unlock the thing.
I need to experiment with field range of the sensors - the diagrams in the manual show there is no field of 'vision' from the front of the car, but no mater where I placed the key, I was always able to unlock and start.
Is is possible to disable KESSY partially / completely - and just rely on the remote push button function?
On a 2006, one locks with the plastic key, goes surfing, comes back, unlocks, and goes.vwW12: Will the unit still try repeatedly to unlock / lock with the fob under the mat? Does the plastic valet key 'out rank' the fob remaining in the car?
Bringing this up as a total newbie.
Also in California, also surf; have a new 2015 Touareg TDI.
There is no exterior key access - as I understand it, the key that can be removed from the fob is only for the glove compartment.
Don't want to try a "waterproof" bag for a bulky Kessy that won't squeeze into my wetsuit. Also looking to be sure I don't need to do the hidden key somewhere, because the sensor knows you're close and door sensor opens right up.
Any help greatly appreciated - find no help in the owner's manual so far.