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    Interesting info.

    I read this on another site and I thought what a load of cobblers but countless people are coming back to say it works. No idea how.

    * Subject: Have you locked your keys in the car? Does you car have
    remote keys?*
    This may come in handy someday. Good reason to own a cell phone:
    If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call
    someone at home on their cell phone from your cell phone.
    Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the person
    at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on
    their end. Your car 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!"*


    Now this is useful and something I never knew.

    Your car fuel gauge has a petrol pump icon and the nozzle is on the same side as your filler cap.

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    Re: Interesting info.

    Maybe you should read this:

    http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/cellphones.asp

    and:

    http://www.snopes.com/autos/techno/keyless.asp


    and don't believe everything you read in an E-mail......

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    Re: Interesting info.

    I didn't believe it, I'm a radio engineer by trade. I just don't understand why so many people are claiming it works. Surely they have had the sense to get out of range of the RKE. Then again!!!

    Apparently, the nozzle thing doesn't hold up on a Honda Jazz.

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    Re: Interesting info.

    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer
    Apparently, the nozzle thing doesn't hold up on a Honda Jazz.
    Or a number of other cars. Seems it only works if the nozzle is on the same side as the filler cap and I've been had. :?

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    Re: Interesting info.

    You can apparently unlock your car using some TV remotes on older alarm systems that uses infrared. But if you have a newer car and a newer alarm they use something called ultra-sonic (i think that’s the name) and it doesn’t work then.

    Don't quote me on that though i don't know if it is true.

    Another thing that i have tested and finds does work, if your key thob is running low on battery and you are having trouble open the car if you put it close to your head and point it at the car press the button it opens it right away or takes less attempts to open it.

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    Re: Interesting info.

    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester
    Another thing that i have tested and finds does work, if your key thob is running low on battery and you are having trouble open the car if you put it close to your head and point it at the car press the button it opens it right away or takes less attempts to open it.
    Yeah - that seems to work for me too. I can open my car from about 50 - 60 feet away under normal circumstances but if I put the fob on my head I can do it from about 100 odd feet away. Wierd. I think that was proved on Top Gear a couple of years back as well.

    HBJB

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    Re: Interesting info.

    RF travels better through windows than metal doors

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    Re: Interesting info.

    I once farted so hard and loud on my drive I set a neighbour's car alarm off.........

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    Re: Interesting info.

    Quote Originally Posted by Heebeejeebee
    Yeah - that seems to work for me too. I can open my car from about 50 - 60 feet away under normal circumstances but if I put the fob on my head I can do it from about 100 odd feet away. Wierd. I think that was proved on Top Gear a couple of years back as well.

    HBJB
    I didn't know it was on top gear as i don't watch it. Its odd though i wonder how it does it.

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    Re: Interesting info.

    The cranium acts as a cavity resonator which makes for a more efficient radiation pattern. Bit like using Pringles tubes with WiFi. Cyclic Redundancy comes into it as well.

    Apparently, if you give early Mondeos a good kick on the front bumper it sets off the airbag and opens the door. It also wrecks the bumper, which is why so many are held together with gaffer tape.

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    Re: Interesting info.

    "Cyclic Redundancy" isn't that your made up word

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    Re: Interesting info.

    ops: You learn something new everyday

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