Why Not To Use Your Remote To Lock Your Car

Scotty shows why it's not a good idea to use your remote to lock or open your car when parking in areas thieves may be lurking.

Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 49 years, shows why it's not a good idea to use your car remote to open and to lock your car when in a new area where thieves may be hiding. They can capture your signal then get into your car and steal things (including the whole car.)

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Vladchan
Vladchan

Thanks Anthony that's what I am saying keep your keyless fob in a signal block bag when not using

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

Editor

I'll give BMWs one kudo, they did make the best anti theft systems on their cars. Guess Germans are so anal they worry about having their cars stolen all the time. I've known a few who were absolutely paranoid about that.

ericv
ericv

The early 90's BMW E32 have infrared (IR) remove fobs. Hackers beware.

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

Editor

hey, thanks for the great information

Anthony Zingale
Anthony Zingale

@ScottyKilmer. Remember, those receiving units that you're talking about in fact only work with cars that have a smart key entry and push button ignition. This process is usually done with 2-3 people. For more, do this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE5Ygm0aFMk