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Drivers stranded by car signals

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by grim, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. grim

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    i park on the edge of this car park every morning and had trouble getting my 307 to lock for a few weeks, always took several attempts. apparently this guy had a tracker fitted to his car which was giving off a signal and killing the signal from the key fobs. a guy in a new lexus parked next to it and couldn't get into his car. the council kept putting stickers on the car but he kept ignoring them even though they threatened to tow his car. he apparently commutes right across London from Gravesend to Swindon every day so his cars there nearly all day.

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    Ignorant drivers seem to be all the rage these days! The "unaware" excuse is a complete lie, it's more like "I don't give a shite" to be honest!
     
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    i agree...he's a right twerp!!
     
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  4. grim

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    my mate works for the council and was watching it unfold, they were literally gonna tow his car away because they were getting so many complaints. In the end he apparently sent his mum into the council office to find out what was going on lol

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  5. grim

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    the car park is opposite the council building and the staff get free parking there, i bet was the main reason they pulled their finger out :)

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  6. BosonMichael
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    There are these cool things called "keys" that you can use to manually lock and unlock your door... unless your car's manufacturer is too cheap to make you a real, metal key. :rolleyes:

    ...but manually locking your car is so 1970s, isn't it? hah! :p
     
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    A "Key" hey? hmm sound intriguing. How do you use one and does it take batteries , is it wirless? Can't see it taking off really............
     
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    My car has keyless entry and start up, but there is little key inside the box you use to open it and if you peel back the door handles there is keyholes.

    Also if you peel back the cover where you would put the key there is an odinery ignition switch, but I normally use the start button.

    EDIT: there are some ignorant drivers out there who really piss me off.
     
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  9. BosonMichael
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    No, man! The beauty of this thing is that it never needs recharging! All you do is insert the metal "key" into the "keyhole" on the door of your car, give it a twist, and voila! The door is locked (or unlocked, if you twist it the other way).

    Some practice is required, however, due to having to aim accurately for the "keyhole" and with twisting the "key" the correct direction. However, once you have mastered these actions, you will never again be stranded by wireless signal interference! :thumbleft
     
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  10. wizard

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    I would have just towed his car because I'm an evil barsteward :twisted:
     
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