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keyless thievery - fixed?

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by DrJon, Mar 19, 2020.

  1. DrJon

    DrJon Active Member

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    Good evening all - the current edition of Which says that MB have instituted a protective device that will allow you to "turn off the key" which is effective even in pre-2018 models. Does anyone know what they are referring to?
    thanks!
     
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    alexanderfoti MBO Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    On older keyless cars, you press the lock button twice and the key stops responding to keyless requests.

    On newer keyless system, the keys have a motion switch in them, which turns them off after a small period of non movement.
     
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    On older keyless models, blip the remote lock button twice rapidly.

    You will know it has worked when the locking horn bleeps twice.
     
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    DrJon

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    Well, that was easy! Many thanks
     
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    mioba Senior Member

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    I was reading the other day that the new iphone software will enable certain cars to be started with the iphone.
    I can imagine iphone hackers and car thieves are comping at the bit.
     

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