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Old 06-27-2019, 01:20 PM
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Site that blocks car remotes


There's a shopping complex near me (Home Depot, etc.) in whose parking lot car remotes usually don't work. You have to actually use the key to lock/unlock your car doors. But occasionally they work. What could be the cause of this?
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Old 06-27-2019, 01:36 PM
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1. It's just you. Get a new battery for your remote.

2. Observable, repeatable evidence of multiple cars, multiple times, in multiple locations in the lot would narrow it down some.
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Old 06-27-2019, 02:52 PM
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While super unlikely, there is a criminal technique that relies on jamming vehicle fob signals.
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Old 06-27-2019, 02:57 PM
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There's a shopping complex near me (Home Depot, etc.) in whose parking lot car remotes usually don't work. You have to actually use the key to lock/unlock your car doors. But occasionally they work. What could be the cause of this?

Sounds like there is a RF leak nearby. The FCC would be interested. Various Armed Forces radar systems have been known to play havoc with anything using the RF spectrum.
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Old 06-27-2019, 08:50 PM
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1. It's just you. Get a new battery for your remote.

2. Observable, repeatable evidence of multiple cars, multiple times, in multiple locations in the lot would narrow it down some.
Obviously that's not the only place I park. The remote works just fine everywhere else.
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Old 06-27-2019, 09:32 PM
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Sounds like there is a RF leak nearby. The FCC would be interested. Various Armed Forces radar systems have been known to play havoc with anything using the RF spectrum.
This related thread http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...php?p=21634286 may be of interest

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