Faraday box for keyless fob

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  • #144820 Reply
    Menorca Mike
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    Anyone with keyless recommend a good faraday box for my keyless fob ? Saw them on amazon but are the reviews made up ie non genuine ? Thankyou for your help

    BBC Breakfast expert, VW Golf driver.

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    Menorca Mike
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    Marc is this the Aldi sweet tin ?

    Yes or similar, it’s been a while since I had some. If your keeping your keys in the kitchen, as you said, this will probably do, on top of the fridge freezer or even in a cupboard. If your keeping your keys in an hallway then maybe go for a proper box, they’re not expensive.

    yes mark will keep in kitchen in cupboard or pantry

    BBC Breakfast expert, VW Golf driver.

    #144910 Reply
    ajn

    Years ago I had a mk1 escort sporty thing, racing steering wheel🤣, I used to take the steering wheel off at night via 3 bolts on a backing plate, I’m thinking of getting some foil or sweet tin now after reading this 🌱🌻

    #144911 Reply
    Wigwam
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    To keep the steering wheel in?

    #144912 Reply
    Menorca Mike
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    Years ago I had a mk1 escort sporty thing, racing steering wheel🤣, I used to take the steering wheel off at night via 3 bolts on a backing plate, I’m thinking of getting some foil or sweet tin now after reading this 🌱🌻

    that’s good AJN it’s helped us both then glad I posted it 👌

    BBC Breakfast expert, VW Golf driver.

    #144913 Reply
    Menorca Mike
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    To keep the steering wheel in?

    . 😀😀😂

    BBC Breakfast expert, VW Golf driver.

    #144914 Reply
    ajn

    Oh well done wiggy always the awkward one..

    Got to be careful with you as you get upset easily 🤣, be asking me over to off topic next to sort it out 👍.

    No joking really, be interesting to know though how many motability cars are nicked using intercepting the signal from key method..

     

    #144915 Reply
    ajn

    Just wondering if the key is in my pocket I could wrap myself in tin foil 🤖

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    Menorca Mike
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    It would indeed and how many sweet tins are being used 👌

    BBC Breakfast expert, VW Golf driver.

    #144917 Reply
    Menorca Mike
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    Just wondering if the key is in my pocket I could wrap myself in tin foil 🤖

    😀😀😀

    BBC Breakfast expert, VW Golf driver.

    #144918 Reply
    ajn

    #144919 Reply
    ajn

    Sorted

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    Menorca Mike
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    😀😀😀😀 but is that off topic ?

    BBC Breakfast expert, VW Golf driver.

    #144921 Reply
    Wigwam
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    “No joking really, be interesting to know though how many motability cars are nicked using intercepting the signal from key method..”

    That’s indeed a serious question ajn. You won’t get an answer here.

    #144924 Reply
    ajn

    #144928 Reply
    Menorca Mike
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    That’s a good price

    BBC Breakfast expert, VW Golf driver.

    #144931 Reply
    Wigwam
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    £1.79 in Aldi:

    #144932 Reply
    ajn

    😂

    #144935 Reply
    Marc
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    I’ve just been out and bought a Faraday box from Lidl, the ones with the free sweets, I’ll do a full review once tested. 😂

    #144940 Reply
    Marc
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    ******EPIC FAIL*****

    Tried this on my daughter’s Arona, locked the car came back into the house, counted my sweets, then put the Arona key into the tin, closed the lid, went outside Arona doors unlocked and the engine started.

    Tried it again with both Arona keys in the tin, same thing, I don’t know why it does not work, the metal the tin is made out of is very thin though.

    Sweet count 35 if anyone is interested.

    • This reply was modified 6 days, 12 hours ago by Marc. Reason: Forgot to add sweet count
    #144945 Reply
    Menorca Mike
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    Thanks for the review Marc I wonder if the £1.79 foil really works ?

    BBC Breakfast expert, VW Golf driver.

    #144946 Reply
    ajn

    👍 Thanks for the detailed info Marc, I haven’t tried the tin man suit yet, however thinking on it might have the same result.

    🌻

    #144949 Reply
    Wigwam
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    Marc, try scraping paint or lacquer off the tin and the lid where they meet and see if that makes any difference.  There is probably no electrical connection between the two.  Near field signals are tricky, the smallest gap allows the signal out. I know our car recognises the key inside the car even it’s in the pewter key box, but if I wrap the key in a square foot of foil it doesn’t see it. Mike’s kitchen is outside the near field range – different conditions apply..

    #144960 Reply
    Marc
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    Marc, try scraping paint or lacquer off the tin and the lid where they meet and see if that makes any difference. There is probably no electrical connection between the two. Near field signals are tricky, the smallest gap allows the signal out. I know our car recognises the key inside the car even it’s in the pewter key box, but if I wrap the key in a square foot of foil it doesn’t see it. Mike’s kitchen is outside the near field range – different conditions apply..

    Okay thanks Wigwam,. When I’ve got time tomorrow I’ll do a continuity tests between the body and the lid. I don’t have any experience in this as I’ve never looked into it as my car does not have keyless entry. To give me the heads up how many ohms are you expecting.

    #144963 Reply
    Wigwam
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    Marc, electrical resistance at DC is very different to RF but I’m going to guess no more than 1 or 2 ohms.  I’m scratching my head to remember what I learnt about electromagnetic wave propagation years ago studying for the radio amateur exam.

    • This reply was modified 6 days, 9 hours ago by Wigwam.
    #144967 Reply
    ajn

    Wow it’s truly amazing the car thieves know all this stuff..

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