Have you ever locked your keys in the car?

India
August 20, 2010 10:11am CST
Friends I received this tip from a friend, sharing this for benefit of all here. I have not tried this, because my car is taken by my son this morning. He is on a business trip now. I will try this when he returns.The mail says, ‘Does your car have remote keyless entry? This tip may come in handy someday if you have a cell phone. If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home on their mobile phone from your cell phone. Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the person at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on their end. Your car will unlock. It saves 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 other 'remote' for your car, you can unlock the doors. Well I am not sure if it will work. What is your view? Give it a try at your end. Professor
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13 responses
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
22 Aug 10
Hi Professor, I have locked my keys in my car, but not for a long time, as the doors won't,unless done by the key. Incidently, I don't have remote entry on my car either, but it is certainly a unique option. Mike.
• Philippines
22 Aug 10
ill try this tomorrow..hehe and post again if it will work or not....
• United States
20 Aug 10
Yes, I have, and it's a good thing that I have my mother, lots of family, and AAA Auto Service because I would be sunk without them. When I was in a rough patch in my life, I kept locking the keys in my car, and I guess that it symbolized something for me. Luckily, I had my phone, and I had a nice repair service called AAA (by the way, I highly recommend AAA to ANYONE who lives in the United States of America because this service really does help out when you need it, and you will get more than what you pay for). Another time I locked my keys in the car was when I was at college. Thankfully, I had my cell, and I knew that my mother was coming home from work, so she could help me out. I always keep my keys with me at all times now, and I usually manage to kind of tether them to me, so I never have to go through that again.
@Lakota12 (42600)
• United States
20 Aug 10
thanks for the info but mine isnt remote I am out of luck till they bing the other key to me
@sk66rc (4250)
• United States
21 Aug 10
Remote keyless entry for cars use radio frequencies, not sound waves. It's impossible to use open car doors over the phone. http://www.switched.com/2008/03/07/cell-phone-myths-explained-4/
@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
20 Aug 10
This has happened with us too, and it did work.In my case I have locked myself out many times and somehow have managed to get it opened.The worst was when I left the keys inside my maruti car which is manually locked and went shopping, came back and realised I was locked out with the rain coming down heavily and laden with heavy shopping bacgs.Thankfully a Rickshaw driver managed to open it for me...
@GardenGerty (158925)
• United States
20 Aug 10
I do not have cars with the remote keyless entry, but I happen to know that this does work. I had a friend try it just for fun.
@abhaijith (2963)
• India
20 Aug 10
Hello Sir, I had heard the same but,i think,its won't work for all vehicles only a particular Company cars can open like this.And its not a trick to open the car,but a feature that the car company provides us,works only for a particular frequency of the remote lock system which they provides us. Very Good Topic.
@bodhisatya (2384)
• India
20 Aug 10
hi, Thats a very handy trick and I am sure gonna give it a try. and if that works it would be very helpful as I have forgot the keys a couple of times inside the car!
@much2say (54313)
• Los Angeles, California
20 Aug 10
Oh yes, I've locked my keys in the car several times! Luckily, I can call AAA (an automobile association) and they will come within a half hour to break into my car to get the keys - ha ha. When my daughter was little, I did that with her in the car . . . but luckily it was at our apartment parking lot - and the manager happened to be home to give me the spare key to our place - so I could get the spare car key. So now, I am always sure to put my keys in my right pocket or outside the car BEFORE I lock the doors. I think about this on a daily basis so I never misplace my keys or lock them in the car accidentally.
@sender621 (14894)
• United States
20 Aug 10
I think almost everyone has been guilty of locking their keys in the car a time or two. i feel like such an idiot when this happens to me. Now i am in the habit of making sure of where my keys are before I lock the door. It saves trauma later.
@udaymohan (437)
• India
20 Aug 10
Yes, Professor, it happened with me sometime in 2003. Me, my wife and my younger son had gone to Durga Pooja, I parked my car and went inside the Pooja pandal. When we came back, I found that car key was not in my pocket. We went back and searched the key everywhere but did not find it. When we again came near to car, my son saw the key hanging inside. Then my son went back to fetch the duplicate key. In the meanwhile one senior Officer, an IAS, who had also parked his car nearby, saw my predicament. He came to me and I informed him that my son had gone to bring the duplicate key. At that time, he gave me an advice which I am still following. He asked me to always lock the driver's gate with key only. I have made it a practice and till today I have never left my keys inside the car. Somehow, I do not believe in remote-controlled locking devices.
@2004cqui (2812)
• United States
20 Aug 10
This works.........most of the time. It is far less nerve wracking to carry a second key in your wallet.