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#1 180Turbo


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Posted 05 March 2019 - 01:26 PM

Is it possible to buy a Golf now that doesn't have keyless entry?


I was thinking in the lines of a GTI or R, but thought keyless on these models was an option?


Thinking of non new cars, 2018, 2017 models.


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Posted 07 March 2019 - 07:55 AM

Yes or else disable it

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 08:02 AM

First thing I will do when I buy a car with keyless entry is disable it. Stupid idea :angry:


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 07:32 AM

Are you talking about unlocking the doors with the remote key fob?

Why don't you like it?

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 08:03 AM

Keyless entry means not touching the fob to enter the car.  You can have the key in your pocket, bag or where ever you choose to keep it on your person.


The car 'sees' that the key is near and unlocks.

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 09:50 AM

The big problem with most keyless is that the fob is broadcasting its presence to the world 24/7 whereas a press fob only transmits for the second or so the button is pressed.

This means that the majority of keyless fobs are permanently vulnerable at all times to anyone with the electronic gear to capture and store the signal. To my mind the slightly increased convenience of keyless isn't currently worth the risk.

The very latest and future systems should be less vulnerable as they incorporate a "handshake" of recognition between car and key whereby the car instead of passively waiting for an unlock signal will recognise the correct key is nearby and announce "I'm here" and only then will the key transmit unlock information to the car

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