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Benz doesnt lock in NYC

Hey all, I have a 2003 S430,Call me crazy, but every single time I drive into Manhattan, my doors do not lock with the remote, this has happened to me now on 3 ocassions. My guess(and I am no expert) is that there are some signals interfering because once I leave manhattan, the car locks and opens just fine(so I know its not the battery). Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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That happened to me too with my S55, just in Manhattan!
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Hey all, I have a 2003 S430,Call me crazy, but every single time I drive into Manhattan, my doors do not lock with the remote, this has happened to me now on 3 ocassions. My guess(and I am no expert) is that there are some signals interfering because once I leave manhattan, the car locks and opens just fine(so I know its not the battery). Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Point the door handle IR receiver with your remote, then it will operate with IR instead of radio and any RF interference problems can be avoided.

Is the remote working from good distance when not interfered? If yes, then it should not have antenna issues.
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I don;t want to start any unfounded theories but I wonder if there is a system in place that prevents remote controls of a specific type from being used in Manhattan, perhaps to thwart remote explosives detonations? I know some military installations use jammers for things like cell phones, etc. Again, I have no idea, just a theory!

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Or there's simply a lot of RF interference as Diesel Benz suggests. It seems the most likely explanation. There are legal implications to jamming; in fact, the government is forbidden to jam cell phones in prisons--where cell phones aren't allowed--except under very specific circumstances, for very limited times, under court order.

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