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Hack an Elevator

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Hi and this Instructable is on how to hack an elevator. Don't you hate it when some little kid pushes all the floor buttons in a elevator and you're in a hign rise building? Or when your in a rush to get to a meeting. Or do you just want to see the look on peoples faces when all of their floors are missed and you go straight to your level?

That's right. Make an elevator bypass all levels and go to the one you select! Note that this only works on some elevator such as the OTIS brand. Please use with decression!
 
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Step 1: Now The Good Part!

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Most OTIS elevators have an express mode where the "car" dosen't move faster but instead bypasses all other levels and goes straight to the one you select. To access this, when entering the elevator press the Door Close and the appropriate floor button and watch other peoples faces as the elevator misses their floors and goes straight to your one!

Have fun!
knuckel3 years ago
It would help if you told me what button (s) to press to use this " express mode "
push door close and the floor number at the same time
iceng3 years ago
Sounds like Fun!

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jclarkt74 years ago
They have special buttons or a special combination for this in hospital elevators, to bypass all the floors in case of an emergency.
I'll have to try it, sounds cool.
Nykus794 years ago
Yeah it's work. I show my friend this site. We agree to went tallest tower in local at during busy day. car was filled up a lot of people. Press close same time press top of floor (pent house) it bypass all those floors all way to top. Those people look funny wonder why they don't stop at any of those floor. Then I press same way to return 1st floor.
Lanky_ninjA4 years ago
Does not work tried @ several elevators never works
vyncynt5 years ago
it doesn't work on an OTIS in my workplace
It could be a new one...
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I don't exactly know, but it could be only certain models of OTIS elevators that were developed before a certain year... It could depend on how many levels that it can go to... It really depends
yeh, your right...
Why'd you delete your comment
I missed to hit reply, due to sleepy eyes...
Ok
dca7144 years ago
it no worky =/
eli0064 years ago
I work on elevators for a living and I can tell you this absolutely does not work. You have seen the key holes on the car stations (the panel with the buttons on it)? If you have the proper key you can control the elevator like this but you cant do it the way you have described.
eli0064 years ago
I work on elevators for a living and I can tell you this absolutely does not work. You have seen the key holes on the car stations (the panel with the buttons on it)? If you have the proper key you can control the elevator like this but you cant do it the way you have described.
liteoner5 years ago
Anyway, in some elevators if you push the button twice, it unselects it.
Derin liteoner5 years ago
on the one in my apartment,you can press the door open button for a few minutes and it resets
Mexicanjedi5 years ago
i have known about this be4. it works
phoenixis5 years ago
My father works for Otis Elevators as one of their adjustors. I asked him about this and can tell you that it does not work. It is possible that the time you tried this, a glitch occurred and this worked once, but Otis elevators are not programmed to respond to a call that way.
buddy.........just believe us.....it really works....but in some models only.....it works almost in all elevators in toronto...and nearby cities too
Does it work in the CN Tower too?
not sure and can't even try....coz they have an elevator guy sitting in while time
daniboi19775 years ago
Just curious, how do you KNOW that this works, and that there just hasn't been anybody waiting everytime you've tried it? I've heard this before, and tried it, and gone right to my floor, but unless the elevator is clear glass, you wouldn't really know.
possum888 (author)  daniboi19775 years ago
Remember, this works on some OTIS elevators. I just went to a library with one and it worked fine. Quite a lot of people in the lift looked confused!
mknowles5 years ago
I've heard this before and tested on several elevators (OTIS and others) and haven't seen it actually work. I'm perfectly happy to assume it is user error, but it seems like a simple enough thing to attempt. I'll try it some more the next time I'm out.
miltos5 years ago
So ... Press and HOLD the "Door Close" button while simultaneously pressing the button for the floor I want?
possum888 (author)  miltos5 years ago
Yep! That should work on an OTIS elevator
zuixro5 years ago
I've tried this multiple times in the elevator in my dorm, and I can say with great authority that it does not work for elevators made by "Automatic Elevators Inc" (I think that's the brand)