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Saturday, August 1, 2009

How to Remotely Unlock Your Car Using a Cell Phone

Today is Saturday morning, August 1, 2009. As you might know I had company all week and new company arrived this morning at 2:30AM. I am not kidding. Anyway, I am a little tired, but I thought I would share with you a clever helpful tip that I learned about a month ago. Here is how to remotely unlock your car using a cell phone.

Does your car have remote keyless entry? If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home (or elsewhere with another person who also has a cell phone), call that someone at home on their cell phone from your cell phone. Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the other person at home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on their end. Your car will unlock.

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 (or the trunk.)

I learned this helpful hint in The Pelham Parkway Times which we receive in the U.S. Mail, because Dennis grew up in the Pelham Parkway section of the Bronx!

Ok, now it is Sunday, August 2, 2009, and my oldest son called to say the tip described above does NOT work. I tried it also and could not accomplish the feat of opening the car door. If anyone out there has tried this and found it to work, please let me know.


One more item today. Today is my friend's birthday. I don't know how old Jonathan B. Daks will be today, but I do know this: he has been my friend since the summer of 1978...31 years. Here is a photo of Jonathan. This photo, with Dennis, was taken in our home in Anchorage, Alaska, the summer of 1985!!! Nice memories and a great friend.
Jonathan B Daks and Dennis Helfand 1985 Anchorage, AK

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