Unlocking without keys nearby?

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bogga
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Post by bogga » Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:20 pm

luffyco wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:41 am
This is not the problem, the problem is why the car activate the light alone ?
Maybe it does it when it feels lonely.

BarryG
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Post by BarryG » Mon Aug 23, 2021 8:03 pm

I have had the same issue. The problem is the the car is parked within the range of the key fob.
I solved the issue by keeping my keys in a Faraday box so the signal is blocked. It will also stop would thieves scanning your key to take the car.
Got the box on eBay.

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Post by 5thcivic » Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:54 pm

I tried this experiment. Locked the car in the garage and left the key on a stool 6 inches away from the door and went away for 15 minutes. Came back and WITHOUT TOUCHING THE KEY pushed the handle out and the door unlocked.

Either the key does not stop transmitting,
or opening the handle makes the car sends a signal to the key to activate.

Honda really should give us more information on how it works, and even better would be a switch on the key to turn transmission off the negating the hassle of faraday containers.

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Post by keithr » Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:57 am

5thcivic wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:54 pm
Honda really should give us more information on how it works, and even better would be a switch on the key to turn transmission off the negating the hassle of faraday containers.
Yes, that would be nice. I bought a Honda Forza 350 scooter back in May, which has keyless ignition, and the fob on that has a button to turn the fob off (press once to show a green or red light for fob on or off indication, press and hold to turn the fob on or off - wait for colour to change). So if Honda can do it for a scooter then I'm sure they could easily do it for their cars too.

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Post by 5thcivic » Fri Oct 15, 2021 3:58 pm

RAL7004 wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:57 pm
The key is deactivated if it is not moved.
In a German forum** @drkite (member here, too) reports that the key obviously stops transmitting if it is not moved. So the stored key obviously does not need a Faraday cage...
He checked the whole thing with a small experiment.

**https://www.goingelectric.de/forum/view ... a&start=10


I suggest you try this experiment yourself, because I did, and it did not work. So the info that you don't need a faraday box is false and may lead to thefts if people are not careful.

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