unlocking and starting car ignition with RFID tag?
Hey guys its been a while since iv posted. Has anyone other than myself been successful in hacking their car so that they can use their RFID chip instead of keys? Iv been thinking about making a video or something maybe talking about how i did it and giving my thoughts and experiences. I know of people who have installed RFID readers but I might still be the only person who has done it in a way which completely replaces car keys with an implanted tag. would appreciate all sort of feedback thanks!
@Benbeezy Hey whats up man! why didnt you tell me you hacked your car?!
We are also talking about the door handle but I think that may cause some unwanted locking and unlocking.
I was going to do this project on my old car (but now have a new car where I can do all this by just having the fob in my pocket.) When I was working on this, my plan was to carve a loop into the the inside of the plastic door handle, put the coil in the groove, then fill with resin. You can get a spare handle or two pretty easily from a scrap yard for just a few bucks. I saw a few benefits to this approach:
1- I could open my door with a hand on the handle, instead of being that guy putting his hand on the mirror or windshield first.
2- door handles are cheap (at least for my old car.) I didn't have to worry about messing up an expensive mirror housing or dash, and could work on it off of the car with the spares.
3- door handles are easy to access (again, on my old car.) I reassembled my side mirror before and getting it apart was a bitch. Getting the handle off was just a handful of screws and quick clip.
As for the implementation, my plan was to use something simple like a digispark, tap into a 12v line with a voltage regulator (see the answer HERE for a cheap option,) and then wire that right to the door unlock button on the inside of the door. I could keep the whole thing in the door, and I drive daily so I didn't have to worry about the battery draining much.
Also, mirrors are typically easy to take on/off, but how easy is yours to open? (assuming you'd put the reader on the inside of the mirror.) I know on my old Focus it was a huge pain in the ass to stick something in the mirror housing, between the mirror itself and the housing, and release the clips that held the back on (without breaking them.) I preferred dealing with the 6 torx screws to get the inside of the door off, unplugging the lock and window switches, then moving the insulation foam out of the way and unscrewing the handle. Even though it was tedious and could take a little longer, it was much simpler and harder to fuck up, IMO.
And that battery is a good idea.
Is there any instructions on how you did this? I would really like to do this and have the chip implanted in the webbing between my thumb adn pointer finger.
Id be really interested to see how other people have tackled this project, message me if you have an rfid unleck/ignition!
Id be really interested to see how other people have tackled this project, message me if you have an rfid unlock/ignition!
> Id be really interested to see how other people have tackled this project, message me if you have an rfid unlock/ignition!
This is how I setup my car to unlock(although this was many years ago, and a pretty old car) https://www.instructables.com/id/RFID-Car-LockUnlock-v10/
Welcome to the boards, @thematthewknot. Thanks for the post.