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Old 10th December 2008, 07:15   #1
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Default Operating Car Remote Lock using Mobile Phones

From my own experiance,

Ask the fellows in home town to call you on mobile [mobile to mobile] and press the unlock key from there. You keep your mobile near the hood and windshield. Keep trying and it should help.

Atleast in my case, it did help.

Let us know.
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Old 10th December 2008, 07:28   #2
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From my own experiance,...Atleast in my case, it did help...
Don't tell me!

I read this in a mail forward and had tried once and it did not work! Later, I read in some myth buster site that this method will not work and felt kind of stupid at having tried it.

But now... anyway, great to know that it work.

And what brand of central locking do you have?
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Don't tell me!

I read this in a mail forward and had tried once and it did not work! Later, I read in some myth buster site that this method will not work and felt kind of stupid at having tried it.

But now... anyway, great to know that it work.

And what brand of central locking do you have?
It definetely worked. I had the prerena central lock.

I have no clue on the techy portion on this. But I am happy that it saved me the other day.
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From my own experiance,

Ask the fellows in home town to call you on mobile [mobile to mobile] and press the unlock key from there. You keep your mobile near the hood and windshield. Keep trying and it should help.

Atleast in my case, it did help.

Let us know.
Maybe you were still within the Unlocking range when you tried this, and it had nothing to do with the mobile phone transmitting any signal.

Ref: Can You Unlock Your Car Door with a Cell Phone? - Netlore Archive

Cannot work cause all remote locking devices operate at frequencies between 300 and 500 MHz, while all mobile phones, by law, operate at 800 MHz and higher
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Even I was kinda skeptical about this mobile to remote lock method, but I guess now that we have a living example, it does work.
And regarding the tired Rihanna, why didn't you call the 24 hour Hyundai helpline Akshay? Those fellows there exist for such kind of emergencies. Also, I guess your battery is really good to sustain 10 hours of non-stop music.
And yes, please do try this mobile method and let us know.
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Maybe you were still within the Unlocking range when you tried this, and it had nothing to do with the mobile phone transmitting any signal.

Ref: Can You Unlock Your Car Door with a Cell Phone? - Netlore Archive

Cannot work cause all remote locking devices operate at frequencies between 300 and 500 MHz, while all mobile phones, by law, operate at 800 MHz and higher
No. My house was in Korattur and this happened near Annanagar, Rountanna, right in front of popular Maruti showroom. The service advisor was also schocked to see this.

Anyway, I dont want to get this off-topic.
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It definetely worked. I had the prerena central lock.

I have no clue on the techy portion on this. But I am happy that it saved me the other day.
It means that our cars are not at all safe!
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Mobile method has never worked for me.
regarding 24 hr helpline i dont think these guys are active here.

Now the only option looks like to fetch the spare key from my hometown.
but then battery will be dead.

In case it doesnt crank,should I recharge the battery or try to jump start it?
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From my own experiance,

Ask the fellows in home town to call you on mobile [mobile to mobile] and press the unlock key from there. You keep your mobile near the hood and windshield. Keep trying and it should help.

Atleast in my case, it did help.

Let us know.
Are you serious, ive never ever heard of something like this. As preposterous as it sounds, im definitely going to give this one a try.
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Are you serious, ive never ever heard of something like this. As preposterous as it sounds, im definitely going to give this one a try.
Hmm, what should I say

yes, I am serious and 100% sure in my case.

Anyway, there's nothing wrong or you lose nothing for giving a try.
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Even i've heard of the mobile unlock method, never thought it would work. Glad to know it worked for someone!! Akshay, try this method out or else, as KPzen suggested, use a scale on the rear door
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i just tried this mobile method on my alto and it does not work.
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No offence - using mobile-to-mobile call is the lousiest idea in this world of technological advancement.

Telephones are meant to transmit sound waves and not IR waves on which central locking systems work - irrespective of the make. It does not take rocket science mates to differentiate facts from fiction. This could happen in Janki Jasoos kind of stories or thrillers from desi Hitchcocks, but not in real life.
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...Telephones are meant to transmit sound waves and not IR waves on which central locking systems work - irrespective of the make. It does not take rocket science mates to differentiate facts from fiction. This could happen in Janki Jasoos kind of stories or thrillers from desi Hitchcocks, but not in real life.
Central locking system working on IR (Infra Red) waves?
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No offence - using mobile-to-mobile call is the lousiest idea in this world of technological advancement.

Telephones are meant to transmit sound waves and not IR waves on which central locking systems work - irrespective of the make. It does not take rocket science mates to differentiate facts from fiction. This could happen in Janki Jasoos kind of stories or thrillers from desi Hitchcocks, but not in real life.
I am no way here to prove that it works. But, is there anything wrong in telling what you experianced? I tried, it worked and I was happy. Thought it would be helpful for others since it involves NO HURT on your car. Except for the mobile charges no cost too.

1. Sorry I dont know any remote for car that works on IR. [Telephone transmit sound waves!!! how about data & Media in the same line ]
2. Just because someone tries something and it does not work, it will never become fiction. Its also possible that it was not tired as how it was suppose to be.
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