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    Amazing fact, try this at home

    I was reading in my weekly computer magazine, quote:

    "If you find that you have left and locked your keys in the car and have a spare set at home, phone home on your mobile and get whoever it is at home to press the open button against the phone, you hold your phone a foot away from the car door, in most cases this will open your car door".

    Can anyone try this ? my lass is working or i would have tried it myself lol

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    It don't work on 'most'. On some it will, but need optimum conditions.

    Original Poster

    How does it sometimes work, i didnt think it would? i thought you needed to be looking at the car

    no chance of that working.

    They operate on radio frequency, phones only work on a truncated audio frequency.

    You sure it's not the April issue you're reading ?

    Wow that would be amazing if it works, but i'd have to see it to believe it

    Original Poster

    Bobbajob

    no chance of that working.They operate on radio frequency, phones only … no chance of that working.They operate on radio frequency, phones only work on a truncated audio frequency.You sure it's not the April issue you're reading ?



    No if you dont believe me its in the computer express magazine, might be in last weeks tho

    I recieved this in an email a couple of weeks ago, still not tried it yet though

    [SIZE=2]Someone tried it on a VW Polo, the T-Mobile network seems to work best, with both phones using the network. After a few attempts is opened the car. [/SIZE]
    [SIZE=2][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=2]That's the only report I have heard of it working. The rest have said no.[/SIZE]

    Original Poster

    im going to try it tonight, see if it works

    saxo_appeal

    im going to try it tonight, see if it works



    Do you have a Saxo by any chance? i like em

    Original Poster

    sure do marquez lol

    Nice, i might get one for my first car when i pass my test, an automatic one though as i'm doing automatic lessons, hate clutches...

    Anyway did it work? did you try it?

    Original Poster

    dam i forgot all about it lol

    marquez dont do an automatic do a normal manual

    Marquez

    Nice, i might get one for my first car when i pass my test, an automatic … Nice, i might get one for my first car when i pass my test, an automatic one though as i'm doing automatic lessons, hate clutches...Anyway did it work? did you try it?



    Don't get an automatic licence!! It'll limit your choice of cars... and you'll never drive a ferarri. :-D

    Manual cars are also much safer to drive in adverse weather conditions like ice.

    saxo_appeal

    I was reading in my weekly computer magazine, quote:"If you find that you … I was reading in my weekly computer magazine, quote:"If you find that you have left and locked your keys in the car and have a spare set at home, phone home on your mobile and get whoever it is at home to press the open button against the phone, you hold your phone a foot away from the car door, in most cases this will open your car door".Can anyone try this ? my lass is working or i would have tried it myself lol



    Am I missing something here? If you have remote central locking (which you would need to get this to work), how in the hell did you manage to lock your keys inside the car? :shock:

    :giggle: told you it wouldn't work.

    suchafunkymonkey

    Am I missing something here? If you have remote central locking (which … Am I missing something here? If you have remote central locking (which you would need to get this to work), how in the hell did you manage to lock your keys inside the car? :shock:




    Haha, sometimes the most obvious flaw in the theory is the one you realise last! :giggle:

    Original Poster

    hold on hold on hold on........

    What happens if you unlock your car and it has a timer lock on it and you find what your looking for in the car but drop your keys then close the door and it locks !!

    mine has that system, it just incase you forget to lock the doors if you nip out fro your shopping or a cd etc from your car, it automatically does it for you.

    saxo_appeal

    hold on hold on hold on........What happens if you unlock your car and it … hold on hold on hold on........What happens if you unlock your car and it has a timer lock on it and you find what your looking for in the car but drop your keys then close the door and it locks !!mine has that system, it just incase you forget to lock the doors if you nip out fro your shopping or a cd etc from your car, it automatically does it for you.



    So your system decides to punish people who forget to lock their car by locking the keys inside?
    :giggle:

    That's about as useful as a chocolate teapot.

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    suchafunkymonkey

    So your system decides to punish people who forget to lock their car by … So your system decides to punish people who forget to lock their car by locking the keys inside?:giggle: That's about as useful as a chocolate teapot.



    No as i said its a security feature that gives you 30 seconds to lock the door, if you dont it locks the door for you unless you have switched it off from the fob.

    i know what i mean lol :giggle:

    saxo_appeal

    hold on hold on hold on........What happens if you unlock your car and it … hold on hold on hold on........What happens if you unlock your car and it has a timer lock on it and you find what your looking for in the car but drop your keys then close the door and it locks !!mine has that system, it just incase you forget to lock the doors if you nip out fro your shopping or a cd etc from your car, it automatically does it for you.



    Then you'd have to have a very short memory if inbetween unlocking your car, picking up a CD and then closing the door you forget to lock it again.

    Original Poster

    i give up !! lol

    It gave me a laugh if nothing else.:giggle: :giggle:

    Rep given.

    Original Poster

    dear oh dear, the things you guys put people thru!! so many questions lol :-D

    It's standard on VW's too. It's so that if you open it by mistake and walk off, it locks itself again. Maybe you open it when the keys in your pocket and you don't realise, or you unlock it but didnt mean to and forget to lock it again.

    If you don't open the door when you unlock it, it will lock itself again after 30 secs. Only works on drivers door though I think, so if you open the passengers door, drop yer keys on the seat and walk away after shutting the door, your screwed!

    Original Poster

    see suchafunkymonkey im not suchalyingmonkey now am i ?? lol

    Does the same on my skoda, as it's basically a VW anyway.

    Original Poster

    has anyone tried this fob thing yet ?? lol

    It won't work, guaranteed.

    It's a scientific impossibility.

    The only way it would work is if your fob worked in the audible range, in which case you'd hear it whistling every time you opened your car.

    saxo_appeal

    dam i forgot all about it lolmarquez dont do an automatic do a normal … dam i forgot all about it lolmarquez dont do an automatic do a normal manual



    Too late now after some 30 hours doing Auto...I thought long and hard about it before deciding to do Automatic, i really don't like the clutch in manuals and i'll be happy enough if i pass my test in an Auto

    suchafunkymonkey

    Don't get an automatic licence!! It'll limit your choice of cars... and … Don't get an automatic licence!! It'll limit your choice of cars... and you'll never drive a ferarri. :-D Manual cars are also much safer to drive in adverse weather conditions like ice.



    Limit my choice of cars? don't most cars have an automatic version? and if i was going for a supercar (which are almost all automatics btw) i'd go for a Lamborghini anyway :thumbsup:

    I don't imagine i'll be hitting the roads too much when it's really icy but hey, i'll have to be careful and drive slowly won't i?

    The thing is, i know that automatic licenses are limiting and have downsides but i find automatics much easier and nicer to drive, the clutch system doesn't make sense to me, isn't technology about simplyfying things and making them easier? and also, the majority of cars in North America are automatic transmission, so it's about personal preference isn't it?

    Technology is making things easier, but not taking control of it.

    With a clutch, I believe that it leaves you with control! :-D

    MattC

    Technology is making things easier, but not taking control of it.With a … Technology is making things easier, but not taking control of it.With a clutch, I believe that it leaves you with control! :-D



    Yeah.. says something about how many of us are control freaks doesn't it?

    Hey! Hey! Everyone listen to me.......
    Tried it, didn't work.

    MGZR (manual driver)

    Sorry Marquez but i drove an auto once and nearly had to tie my left leg to the dashboard to stop me from trying to use it.

    But WTH, each to their own.

    Manual all the way for me as well, faster and more fuel economic plus the auto box doesn't know what mood I'm in so it will rarely change gears as I want.

    John

    Did any of you find learning to drive difficult? especially with a clutch?

    There's so much to concentrate on isn't there? i just feel the job's a lot easier when the clutch is out of the equation

    I've got normal license but prefer automatic cars. The only time I was glad I had a manual car was when I drove from Helsinki to Rovaniemi (you know, where Santa Claus lives, that's in Lapland) 600 km or so on icy road covered in snow.
    As to fuel argument, automatics indeed consume more fuel than manuals, but only if driver of manual car drives properly, using fuel saving techniques, etc. A very few of motorists do it.

    Marquez - don't do automatic only license, go for manual. You never know what car you'll be driving in the future. Do not limit your choice.

    P.S. Many friends of mine told me "I hate automatics, I tried it once and it is rubbish". Right... once they had an auto for a months or so, they never bought manual again

    Marquez

    Did any of you find learning to drive difficult? especially with a … Did any of you find learning to drive difficult? especially with a clutch?There's so much to concentrate on isn't there? i just feel the job's a lot easier when the clutch is out of the equation



    Im learning in a manual car, i never considered making driving easier by driving an automatic. Yes it has taken me a while to get used to and to understand the clutch, but i would like to pass my test knowing i could drive anything (even an automatic). What if you needed to hire a transit van or something do they come in automatic??

    Johnmcl7

    Manual all the way for me as well, faster and more fuel economic plus the … Manual all the way for me as well, faster and more fuel economic plus the auto box doesn't know what mood I'm in so it will rarely change gears as I want.John


    just because its automatic doesn't mean you cant change gear, hense the 1,2,3,4 on the shift.

    Marquez

    Limit my choice of cars? don't most cars have an automatic version? and … Limit my choice of cars? don't most cars have an automatic version? and if i was going for a supercar (which are almost all automatics btw) i'd go for a Lamborghini anyway :thumbsup:



    Aren't they semi-automatic ?

    ie with paddle changes ?

    Can you drive one of these with an auto only licence ?

    I'd doubt it. Think they are classed as manual since you change gear yourself, just without a clutch.
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