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IMPORTANT TRICK - LOCKED KEYS IN CAR? If you have a Key Fob

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by primerk5, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. primerk5

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    This was an e-mail I had gotten thought Id share.

    This Really works. Tried it on my girlfriends Prelude last night. Just hold the Key fob close to the phone and hold the unlock button. Have the other person stand close to the car and be silent. I couldn't believe it. If I held the Key fob away from the phone it wouldn't work. Primerk5..

    Subject: Fw: IMPORTANT TRICK - LOCKED KEYS IN

    This is very interesting!!!!!---and great to know!!
    Subject: Locked keys in car?
    Important Information that could be useful some day!
    Locked your keys in your car ???? Did you know this??
    If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home,call someone on your (or someone else's) cell phone.
    Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the
    other person 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.
    Pass this one on to your friends
     
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  3. primerk5

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    Well I tried it last night and it worked for me on my girlfriends prelude. Plus I was out of range. It wasn't untill I called her that it Unlocked the car.
     
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    Try it from, say, 10 miles....
     
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    Sorry, but HIGHLY unlikely.

    I just had this fight with my girlfriend.

    Key Fobs work on RF signals (IIRC)

    Phones use a microphone to translate pulses in the air (Sound) into a signal that is broadcast to another phone which translates them back into pulses of air with its speaker....

    So, there is no way to transmit RF signals with phones in the manner suggseted (that I know of.....)

    I'll gladly stand corrected if someone can tell me how this could work.

    -Ben
     
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    Can't certain signal piggy back on other signals. Maybe its not going through the phone but through the connection. If that makes any sence.

    Good Greif. I don't freakin know. I'm to the point I wish I hadn't brought it up .:doah: Tonight I am going to call her mom and have her mom press her extra Key Fob to the car and see if it unlocks it or not. They live about 5 miles away :crazy:.
     
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    I'm gonna try it sometime soon, sounds awesome if it works..

    Hey primer, wasn't your truck in a peterson's reader's rides one time?
     
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    being that sound is a mechanical wave, and rf signal is an electromagnetic wave, i dont quite see how those would "piggyback"
     
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    Anyone that believes this crap...
     
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    Yes, it was, I don't know how people keep remembering that. The last time I had the truck out someone off the street said something to me about it. Its in a million peices now waiting on body work. Its wheeling days are over. I have a new toy for that now.
     
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    its because your avitar looks EXACTLY like the one I have in a magazine stacked by the crapper.... I think it had 4.10's and 4.56's, RIght? My subscription ran out a while back to peterson's so I just keep re reading the old ones when I take a dump :doah:
     
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    Ya those are the gears in it. I was given a 14 bolt with 4.56's in it and put it in and never got the gears for the front. A friend of mine is supposed to trade me a set of gears for the front for a set of 4.10s that I have. Maybe I'll get them some day.
     
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    bigben you sir im pretty much saying you are a liar lol i install alarms and take out factory key ffobs for a living this is pretty much imposible well inless you are macgyver there is no way posible to send RF signals threw a cell phone lol that would be kind of like trying to transfer your tv remote threw a cell phone its rediculessly stupid and if you actualy went out and tryed this you are a complete moron
     
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    Nice way to put it spelling ace.
     

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