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May 28, 2007

Hacks to Unlock Vehicle Doors – Do they work?

at 5:37 am. Filed under Funny Hacks, What Were They Thinking

There are tons of hacks floating around the net these days that claim you can open vehicle doors using various methods. I haven’t tried any of them, and I am skeptical of most of them. I am sure that most of them use some tricks like a second person manning a second key fob, pressing it at the right moment.

The only one that seems technically feasible is the cell phone to cell phone one that has a remote person hold the key fob up to the phone as the second phone is held close to the car. Obviously the phone is meant to transmit audio and not the RF signal that the key fobs transmit. However all modern phones have a telecoil that allows the phone to interface with hearing aids. This coil might be able to pick up the RF that is transmitted by the fob when it is placed close enough.








Ok the next video has nothing to do with unlocking doors, but it was too funny not to include. 🙂 I wonder how many people tried this out?