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Old 08-14-2013, 05:53 PM
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I took the battery out of one fob and placed inside the veh on the center arm rest. I could not lock the veh using any of the outside buttons. I could lock it by using the other fob pressing the lock button. I could also lock it by using the door panel switch and closing the door. So there is some type of communication going on between the fob and the veh even without the battery in the fob. It's very strange how it affects the locking system.
After my JGC locked itself the other day with a fob inside without any buttons being pushed or any direct attempts to lock the veh I can no longer trust that it will not do this again so I now have a hidden key on the veh.
This is a GOOD idea. Everything I just talked about it related to RF.... Passive or active RF can be interfered with and have unplanned outcomes. No matter how much engineering you put into this stuff ANYTHING that is not mechnical in its contact/switch nature could potentially mess up. Read the FCC rules, they require that these devices not be impervious to interference (will accept interference). It is the nature of the beast.
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Re: Kid locked in car

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I took the battery out of one fob and placed inside the veh on the center arm rest. I could not lock the veh using any of the outside buttons. I could lock it by using the other fob pressing the lock button. I could also lock it by using the door panel switch and closing the door. So there is some type of communication going on between the fob and the veh even without the battery in the fob. It's very strange how it affects the locking system.
After my JGC locked itself the other day with a fob inside without any buttons being pushed or any direct attempts to lock the veh I can no longer trust that it will not do this again so I now have a hidden key on the veh.
Can you just use iphone app to open the car? Should work if you have coverage and your jeep is 2014+.
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:37 AM
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...Read the FCC rules, they require that these devices not be impervious to interference (will accept interference). It is the nature of the beast.
Just imagine how swamped the FCC would be (with complaints) if that part of their requirements in many "services" did not exist. We used to joke about how "a transmitter can be found on every street corner"; not it appears there are many times more than that out there. It seems that almost everything has some sort of RF component included lately. Even if the receiver and transmitter are encoded to supposedly reduce interfefence, a strong RF signal can still blank out the intended signal.

The convenience and security may be enhanced, but with those often come the glitches.
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Re: Kid locked in car

Sorry to hear that.. It seems like a major flaw in these cars then. On my prior Lexus, it wouldn't let you lock the doors if the keys were inside. Sometimes I couldn't lock the car even if I had my keys, if my g/f happened to have left her purse with the keys inside.

A baby, that really sucks.. Something simlar happened to me years ago, but it was actually funny... Son was about 7-8, we went to a car dealer to look at cars, he went in one, as we were looking at it, door closed... and he accidently hit the lock button.. he freaked out crying in two seconds, lol.. I was laughing to hard and he couldn't understand that I was telling him to press the button to unlock... guess you had to be there, lol... just the look on his face as if it was the end of the world.. He learned his lesson, "don't close the door when we are car shopping", lol
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