Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hack Your Ride: Cheat Codes and Workarounds for Your Car's Tech Annoyances [Video]

Hack Your Ride: Cheat Codes and Workarounds for Your Car's Tech Annoyances [Video]:
Cheat codes aren't just for cruising past bosses in video games; there are cheat codes for a lot of cars, too, that can get you past the annoying ping of a seat belt chime, access diagnostic info only your mechanic can usually see, or give you control over features like traction control and GPS lockout. On recent and higher-end cars with in-dash computer consoles, turning off or re-configuring some of these features is just a matter of getting to the right menu. Others require some odd combinations of key turns, pedal pumping and seat-belt latching that can feel like an interpretive dance version of the Konami code. Here's how it works. More »

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