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Old 30th January 2008, 17:06   #16
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Simple thing here is not to program your autocop to this mode of self-locking and that's it.
You know thats just a reason to avoid spenting on autocop. My car is rarely parked in public unless its for unavoidable situations. Never needed an extra security so far. My previous car had it installed, but I used to switch off the reverse music whenever its inside the living compound. Its such a pain for others. But still people use all kinds of rubbish music. Majority of the time I wake up from my sleep with this nuisance reverse music of others.
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As a lesson, I left my plan for autocop !!
my friend faced a similar problem, he had gone out of station and for some reason, kept the engine running and had got out of the car. The remote has done an automatic locking and they were stuck up without a spare key and far away in a village. upon the instructions of the service guys, they had to break the bonnet grille and disconnect the battery wires.

From then on, i always fear the remote locking mechanisms.
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Old 30th January 2008, 20:29   #18
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Thats weird! never heard of it. Does the same go with mobile phones also?
the other aspect, if we touch the cellphone to our head, will the reception improve?


I am not trying any of these, would rather walk back and lock the car. my head's got better things to do.
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Old 30th January 2008, 20:39   #19
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My neighbour suffered due to this auto 1 minute locking system. His 1 year old baby was inside while he was removing luggages from the car. It got locked within the set time, he could not find the spare key (it is more scary when you are far from home), baby started crying out of panic, around 50/60 men grouped around to help, but atlast...our ancient method helped the situation break the rear door glass panel with a heavy hammer !! Though it sounds simple, this event created a lot of drama around. As a lesson, I left my plan for autocop !!
this is getting very common.

Two of my friend's wifes did a similar thing.

Typically they get into the car at home and notice they have forgotten something.

The baby is all strapped up in the car seat, and they leave the car on because of the a/c, and get out.

Come back to find the car locked and still running.

The good thing is since the a/c is on, the baby cannot suffocate or the car get very hot inside.

Then its about breaking the smallest and cheapest looking window.
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Two of my friend's wifes did a similar thing.
Lucky friend! How many wives does he have?
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I have actually made this a habit now after seeing it on autoblog. Its totally works.
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Old 31st January 2008, 10:24   #22
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One little doubt: if I bounce the beam of someone else's head will his car get unlocked or still mine?
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This is a good one, havent tried any of this yet, but the head is supposed to act as an antenna for boosting the signals of the remote.

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One little doubt: if I bounce the beam of someone else's head will his car get unlocked or still mine?
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So our head works as antenna. But how will the signals transmit?
Depends. You gotta have a head for cars. Petrolheads find cars faster.
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I tried this, weird but it works...!!
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I tried this, weird but it works...!!
Sadly, i tried and it didnt work for me. This is what i tried -
I stood aprox 5 ft away from a point from the remote range. Then i pointed the remote towards centre of my forehead (third eye area) and clicked on unlock button. Nothing happened. Then i pressed panic button and nothing happened.
I moved the remote to top of my left eye and right eye as well and tried again but nothing happened.
Then i tried with remote pointing to my left and right ears - like a gun pointed at head and tried but nothing happened.

jvsatish - how did u try? can you please elaborate? i usually cant find my car so if this works, then it would be great.
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Talking about lost cars, someone my dad works with went on holiday. They parked their car near the hotel in a side street. All was going well till they got drunk one night. Next day they could not find the car. They phoned the police and reported it as stolen. Several weeks passed and the police phoned them to tell them there car was parked in a side street near the hotel. The muppets had forgot where they had parked their car and reported it as stolen.
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I too have tried this out. It did not work.
I pointed the remote towards my head at various angles. No luck.
Does a head HAVE to have brains inside it for this thing to work??
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i too tried...didn't work :(
May be it works for ppl who have some grey matter!
So now its proven that I have none

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Man it works ! Just tried it. I am seating infront of my lappy. My car is on road outside. When I press the button without touching remote to my forehead, I don't hear the lock/unlock sound. But when I press it after touching to forehead, I can hear the lock/unlock sounds from my car !
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