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Mobile phones can unlock cars!

windhoek Avatar
9y, 2w agoPosted 9 years, 2 weeks ago
Following on from my previous post about things mobile phones can do, I finally met with some friends yesterday and tried to unlock my car by sending the signal from my mobile to my friends mobile to the car.

I was in the house totally ought of sight and reach of the car and phoned my mate who was about 1 foot from my car. I pressed the unlock button and hey presto...opensesame! I then locked the car the same way and successfully done it all over again too make sure.

I should add that it only worked when the traffic was quiet, the interference created by the surrounding noise seems to get in the way. So anyway, there you have it. If you are locked out of your car and are miles from home, get someone to unlock it via your mobile from wherever the spare key is and you're back in business! I just realised, we could have tested it by going from landline to mobile as well, oh well, I'll do that another time.

Hardare used in the test were:

1 2003 VW Polo and key fob
1 LG KG 810 mobile handset
1 Sony Ericson mobile handset
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9y, 2w agoPosted 9 years, 2 weeks ago
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#1
So you unlocked it and locked it, then unlocked it and locked it and your mate told you it worked, think he might have been pulling your leg???
banned#2
V good, now try it again as you suggested in your post by going a few miles away from the car and post back the results :)
#3
It definately worked, when it opened I went round to the front of the house and saw it was open myself:thumbsup:
#4
Works over whatever distance - if you lock your keys in the car, phone the misses to get the spare set (if it has a central locking key fob), and press the buttons down the phone.

Point your mobile at the car, and it will open !!
#5
ChrisUK
Works over whatever distance - if you lock your keys in the car, phone the misses to get the spare set (if it has a central locking key fob), and press the buttons down the phone.

Point your mobile at the car, and it will open !!


Yep, that's what my experiment proves :thumbsup:
#6
Try it over a distance. Did you also try it without the mobile phone? (i.e. the signal could have reached from the house)

Unless you try it from a reasonable distance it remains dubious and the test 'proves' nothing.
#7
Forcing the key into your head usualy gives about 5 metres extra range. Possible the range was slightly increased because of the phone. I can unlock mine from the house without a phone.
#8
I can lock and unlock my car when its parked out the back of the house and I am outside the front door. No mobile phones were injured in this experiment! :p
#9
[SIZE="2"]To allay some scepticism about the validity of this experiment, I'll arrange to replicate this experiment with my mate, but do it when we are miles apart. I'll let you know how it goes. If anyone else does this before me, please let us know how you got on.[/SIZE]
#10
It does indeed work, my mate has done it before. Not sure of the exact science behind it but i think the signal thats sent to your car when you push the little central locking button is also able to travel down a telephone line.
#11
Someone just phone me on my keys. I'm confused :whistling:
#13
peteivy
Someone just phone me on my keys. I'm confused :whistling:



:giggle:
#14


Having already done this I can say with confidence and complete sincereity that it does work - I can unlock and lock my car via a mobile phone. Snopes needs to be updated! :)
#15
This doesn't work :)
#16
Just wondering...
How does it work? Sound coming though the phone?
#17
[SIZE="2"]I can't say how it works, but all I know is I did it and it does work :thumbsup:[/SIZE]
#18
Magic_monkey
Just wondering...
How does it work? Sound coming though the phone?


Allegedly.
#19
duckmagicuk2
Allegedly.


If it is via some sort of frequency of sound that is unheard by humans then try this:
Go in a silent room with your mobile and car keys.
Go to sound recorder on your mobile and hit record.
Press the car key to 'unlock' the doors.
Stop recording.
Stand next to your car.
Play the clip you recorded.
It would be so cool if it unlocked the doors!
#20
Magic_monkey
If it is via some sort of frequency of sound that is unheard by humans then try this:
Go in a silent room with your mobile and car keys.
Go to sound recorder on your mobile and hit record.
Press the car key to 'unlock' the doors.
Stop recording.
Stand next to your car.
Play the clip you recorded.
It would be so cool if it unlocked the doors!


Nice idea, might be an unrecorded frequency or something tho.

Worth trying it on a mate's car, pretend to be on the phone when they unlock their car and record the signal. Then go back later and try it!
#21
So how do you get the phone to recognise the frequency of the remote fob?

How do you input it into your phone?
#23
peteivy;1429730
Someone just phone me on my keys. I'm confused :whistling:


*chuckle*
#24
Hey just to add to this topic, IT WORKS!!! I have seen it myself and some science program on TV has shown it before.

Another one....... Double the range of your car RF remote by putting it against your temple on your head or in your mouth! Try it................... Walk backwards from your car untill your remote stops working, walk even further backwards put the remote against your head and watch your car unlock.


Disclaimer: I will not be responsible for people hurting themselves by walking backwards, make sure you look and that its safe.

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