Salt and Vinegar Immobiliser Chips
June 23 | 1 Comment
Here’s a story from a few years ago that I stumbled upon between naps. It’s still relevant in today’s high tech world.
A breakdown patrol man who came to the rescue of a woman motorist has managed to get her car started using her dog.
How do you start a car with a dog? I guess you can stick its tail in the ignition and see if it starts or maybe attach the car to the dog like a rickshaw and pop it into gear when it gets rolling fast enough. What other solutions could there be?
Juliette Piesley, 39, had changed the battery in her electronic key fob but was then unable to start her car.
When AA patrolman Kevin Gorman arrived at the scene in Addlestone, Surrey, he found its immobiliser chip was missing
Oddly, George the dog riding with Ms Piesley had not moved since the patrol man’s arrival.
Ms Piesley said her dog George had eaten something, and realising it was the chip, he put the dog in the front seat and started the car with the key.
I don’t know if it was dumb luck or a flash of genius that made George eat that chip, but he ensured getting a ride 100% of the time with his owner.
“They will now have to take George [the dog] with them in the car until things take their natural course.”
100% of the time that is until he takes his next dump.