In article <XnsA0906F5BFE445...@188.8.131.52
>, Jim Yanik
> no door key? that's really stupid.
No key at all ... no door key, no trunk / boot key, no starter key ... and
yes, it is REALLY stupid and silly design decision. The bigger problem is
that it is slowly filtering down from the expensive cars and it won't be
long before all new cars are like this.
> I've been in places of high-RF that rendered my remote useless,had to use
> the key to unlock the door.
There's only two reasons I've been able to find out, and both very silly.
Firstly it's simply a case of bowing to modern technology and the lazy
generation with no real logical thinking gone into it, and secondly it
means there's no "ugly keyholes" spoiling the door or trunk / boot panels.
> plus,it still doesn't stop theives from using a slim-jim to open your door.
Who needs a slim-jim? You just drive around carparks with a pile remotes
from different manufacturers and you'll find one that works. There were
letters to the editor in the newspaper here a couple of months ago where
people had used their remotes to get in and even start what they though
was their car, only to realise it wasn't. (Techincally you can do the same
with a pile of keys, but it takes a lot longer and you'll look more
suspicious trying keys in every car than driving around pushing remote
buttons beneath window level!)
We had the same silly problem withour remote garage door opener. Because
it was the same building company that built all the house in this
sub-division, they used the same suppliers, and hence all the garage doors
use the same remote. With a limited number of codes, it took a few goes to
find one that wasn't already being used "close enough" to be a problem.
There were a number of times when the gargae door opened "by itself"
because someone else nearby had the same code programmed in.
The over-reliance on electronic gimmickry for the terminally lazy is
simply ridiculous when a normal key has worked for centuries ... as the
old sayiong goes: don't fix what ain't broke.