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From: bridesmom
Date: 01-13-2006, 09:06 PM (1 of 4)
I got this from my boss, haven't tried it cause my car doesn't have an internal security system but she insists it works.

One can't believe it, but this works -- who'd a "thunk" it???

Have you locked the keys in the car?

If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are home, call someone
at home on your cell phone and ask them to get your car keys.

Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the other
person at home press the unlock button on your keys while holding it near
the phone on their end.

Your car will unlock. It will save someone from having to drive your keys
to you. Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away,
and if you can reach someone who has the "remote" for your car, you will be
able to unlock the doors (or the trunk this way)!

Editor's Note* It works fine! We tried it out and it unlocked our car over a cell phone each time we tried it.
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
From: Mom of Six
Date: 01-13-2006, 09:12 PM (2 of 4)
We tried this over the summer & it didn't work for us.
Happiness is having time to sew!!
User: Mom of Six
Member since: 11-03-2001
Total posts: 1115
From: wghmch
Date: 01-16-2006, 12:44 AM (3 of 4)
Snopes says this is another hoax. See:

Bill Holman
User: wghmch
Member since: 03-04-2003
Total posts: 249
From: DorothyL
Date: 01-16-2006, 08:58 AM (4 of 4)
One evening when I was working as a reporter I went to get in my car and discovered I'd locked my keys in the car. The cop beat reporter was there and called a cop friend who came over with one of those things they used to use to unlock cars. Those things are illegal for cops to carry in their cars here, so he was doing us a big favor. It didn't matter because it didn't work.
In frustration the other reporter -- who drove the same kind of car -- says "I wish I could just walk up to the car, put my keys in and it would open," demonstrating the action with her keys as she said it.
The car door opened right up.
It really has nothing to do with this story but it was funny.
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
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