Comments: Cool trick

Does this actually work? Everytime, any car?

Posted by MoleOnABull at June 26, 2007 10:41 PM

No idea. However, I plan to find out.

Posted by physics geek at June 27, 2007 10:45 AM

I tend to doubt it works well, hard to imagine most car locks are airtight enough to do it, but pretty amazing and clever if it works. Also rather disconcerting if you have a decent stereo or anything else of value in the car.

Posted by Ken S, Fifth String on the Banjo of Life at June 28, 2007 09:32 AM

Opening car door locks with air pressure?

I'm dubious.

My guess is that the guy running the camera just hit the "unlock" button on the key chain.

I'd be interested in your findings.

Or maybe we should just send this one to Mythbusters :-)

Posted by Harvey at June 29, 2007 03:30 PM

Sadly enough I know there is some truth to this from personal experience. In the early 90's I was going through college earning my Bachelors in Law. As part of that I took a class in Investigations. Where the instructor told us about this little trick. But in the 90's he caveatted it with, "This will work on some cars, but newer ones with power locks it tends to not work on too well".

Posted by Contagion at June 30, 2007 10:57 AM