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Old 07-10-2006, 11:51 PM   #1
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Default Locked Your Keys In Your Car? Did You Know This?

I have not tried this so I do not know if it is true, a friend sent it to me and I have not tried it.

Here's a simple idea that could help us all out every now and then.

If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home on your (or someone else's) cell phone. Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the person on the phone (at your home) press the unlock button of your
key fob (clicker), holding it near the phone on their end. Your car doors will unlock. Saves someone from having to drive your keys to you.

Distance is no object you could be hundreds of miles away, and if you can reach someone who has the other "remote" for your car, you can unlock the doors (or the trunk!).

Editor's Note *It works fine! We tried it out, and it unlocked our car
over a cell phone!

Mike's Note * I locked the car had my youngest daughter call me while I was far away from the car. I clicked open into the phone and I could hear the car doors unlock through her cell phone. My daughter confirmed that sure enough the doors opened.
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Old 07-10-2006, 11:57 PM   #2
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Interesting...I must try this out...except with the panic button.
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Old 07-11-2006, 12:08 AM   #3
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Default Re: Locked Your Keys In Your Car? Did You Know This?

Wierd. I guess those remotes must run by ultrasound. I always thought they were infrared. I am surprised that cell phone mics and speakers work with frequencies that we can't hear. I'd try it out if I had a car with remote entry.
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Old 07-11-2006, 12:39 AM   #4
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I just finished my laundry (well all I plan on doing tonight) and I did try it and
IT WORKS

Now the car manufacturers or whomever makes the keys are going to have to (if they haven't already) do something a lil different because it seems like say a million or 20 or however many, remotes have the same coding the. Seemingly the number would be initesimal, but who knows! This info probably became public info because of car thiefs LOL
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Wierd. I guess those remotes must run by ultrasound. I always thought they were infrared. I am surprised that cell phone mics and speakers work with frequencies that we can't hear. I'd try it out if I had a car with remote entry.
I guess it makes sense...I've always been able to work my car remote while inside the house...infrared waves wouldn't exactly make it through a wall very well.
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I guess it makes sense...I've always been able to work my car remote while inside the house...infrared waves wouldn't exactly make it through a wall very well.
Ultrasound wouldn't go through a wall either. So it must be radio frequency. So how does the cell phone transmit the radio frequency??? I am going to have to leave that to the engineering types to answer.
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Ultrasound wouldn't go through a wall either. So it must be radio frequency. So how does the cell phone transmit the radio frequency??? I am going to have to leave that to the engineering types to answer.
Looked it up...yeah it's a radio frequency...from what I can tell you can actually capture someone else's "key code" by using a radio scanner.
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Good info tip Lyn!!

I'll make sure I keep it in mind if that situation should ever happen.
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Now that is good to know. Thanks.
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This is a hoax, I just found out and I apologize for posting it.


I tried mine last night and it unlocked my car. I was in the house, called my husband's cell phone via my cell phone. And clicked the remote as it said and my car horn honked telling me my door was unlocked.........but just to be sure I went outside and checked the locked door and sure enough it was unlocked. I thought that was the most useful piece of information, for my own use, that I had heard.

I kept going over it in my mind and then I realized (just now) that the dang thing opened because I was in my house and it would have opened anyway.

So, so sorry to have posted this to my blackngold family without first checking it out.
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