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Boatboy

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Self unlocking Omega
« on: 26 March 2019, 22:01:14 »

I use my car infrequently at the moment.
Several times lately when I have gone to it in our communal parking area I have found it unlocked.

Either
1, I am becoming forgetful (that theory does get some support around here from those who confuse dont care with dont remember)
2, Electrical gremlins are at play,
3, A neighbour or frequent visitor is transmitting a signal that talks to my car, or
4, They really are out to get me.

What are the chances of No3? If its as remote as I think, any idea where I should start looking for No2. (No lavatory jokes please)

I think I need a different forum for 1 & 4.

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Re: Self unlocking Omega
« Reply #1 on: 26 March 2019, 22:24:18 »

Any Volvo S/V40s in the car park?
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Re: Self unlocking Omega
« Reply #2 on: 27 March 2019, 01:03:40 »

A few years back I parked my beloved Carlton in the shadow of a microwave mast and I got locked in. Unlocked it, and right away it locked itself again: I had to lower the window and use the door button to get out! :o

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Re: Self unlocking Omega
« Reply #3 on: 27 March 2019, 10:30:29 »

Any Volvo S/V40s in the car park?

Indeed there is, and the arrival of said V40 might coincide with the onset of my problems. The neighbour is also a friend so easy to experiment. Will report findings.

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Re: Self unlocking Omega
« Reply #4 on: 27 March 2019, 11:06:27 »

Both my uncle and chap next door had one. Must be an atmospheric thing as it didn't happen all the time, but my uncle used to amuse himself by counting the number of cars at the supermarket that he could unlock.

As I understand it, the transmitters must meet certain interference standards, but they probably aren't tested in every possible atmospheric condition.  ;)
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Re: Self unlocking Omega
« Reply #5 on: 28 March 2019, 20:09:37 »

Few years ago I drove a ‘98 Vectra which was sometimes unlocked by another Vectra. I also unlocked accidentally another Vectra once parked right next to me. Although I could lock my car, I was not able to lock the other car.
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Re: Self unlocking Omega
« Reply #6 on: 29 March 2019, 20:13:31 »

Not Omega related but one of our neighbours had a car that when they unlocked it it set of the alarm on our Chevy Blazer, every f-ing morning at 7 AM for a week until we discovered the cause. And they were parked about 30 meters apart.
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