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Hi folks,
I'm coming from a 2003 corolla LE so as you can expect, I have zero technology lol. That said, in the GTA(Ontario, Canada) people are stealin cars like crazy and im worried about this smart lock.

Has anyone tried the hack of disabling the FOB? Which thwn suposedly kills the signal etc. Discuss? I plan to park in my garage when at home, and im not above using my handy dandy "club" for the steering wheel 馃槄
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Go to Amazon and get yourself a faraday pouch. It sheilds the signal from the fob, even when directly next to door.
Go to Amazon and get yourself a faraday pouch. It sheilds the signal from the fob, even when directly next to door.
I already have one. But your signal is transmitted once you use the fob.
Kind of have no choice if you want to start the car. Soon as I'm done driving, the fob goes into the pouch.
You can hold the lock button and press the unlock button twice. That should disable the RF signal. Test it by trying to start your vehicle or opening your door.

Add a second layer of protection with your faraday pouch :)
The marketed Faraday pouches/containers I have seen are pretty crappy & don't actually fully block the signal. I've had better luck at 100% blocking the fob by simply storing it in a small stainless-steel piece of cookware & putting the metal lid on it when I am at home. Turning a fob on & off constantly via specific button presses is pretty annoying & completely defeats the purpose of have such a "convenience feature" in the first place. Personally, I miss the days of simply having a physical key & basic lock/unlock manual remote, without all of this battery-draining "convenience tech". Seems like premature battery failures/depletion is getting pretty common in newer vehicles now due to all of this garbage.
The marketed Faraday pouches/containers I have seen are pretty crappy & don't actually fully block the signal. I've had better luck at 100% blocking the fob by simply storing it in a small stainless-steel piece of cookware & putting the metal lid on it when I am at home. Turning a fob on & off constantly via specific button presses is pretty annoying & completely defeats the purpose of have such a "convenience feature" in the first place. Personally, I miss the days of simply having a physical key & basic lock/unlock manual remote, without all of this battery-draining "convenience tech". Seems like premature battery failures/depletion is getting pretty common in newer vehicles now due to all of this garbage.
Yea i will miss my good ol' key to start. Honestly if it keeps my car safe, not gonna lie, i may disable the fob lol
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