Opening all 4 windows just a crack with key fob

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by jorgie393, Jun 30, 2018.

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  1. jorgie393

    jorgie393 Active Member

    Most of you already know this, but for those who don’t, a trick I love when leaving the car outside on a hot day:

    When the car is already unlocked, holding down UNLOCK again on the key fob (a second press) causes all windows to roll down as long as you hold the button. Useful when returning to a hot car, I suppose. However, on my old Honda Accord I used a timed press to crack all 4 windows when leaving the car in the sun on a hot day (then lock afterwards).

    On the Clarity, holding down for 3 sec (the way I count) opens the windows just the right amount. 4 sec is too long. Ypu need to get the timing right as there is some lag where window moves down a bit more after you release.
     
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  3. Vezz66

    Vezz66 Member

    On a related note, you can open and close the windows using the key itself.

    Useful if a window was left open.

    Can’t find it in the manual, but turn clockwise once quickly to unlock, turn and hold a second time to open the windows. Anti-clockwise twice and hold roll up the windows.
     
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  4. kcsunshine

    kcsunshine Active Member

    They don't let you close the windows with the fob because they are afraid you will close the windows on peoples' heads or limbs (or doggies). They let you do it with the key because you should be close enough to notice if anyone is sticking their heads out. Taking out the key seems weird. I know they did away with the passenger side keyhole a long time ago and people were complaining back then. They need to keep the key/keyhole in case the battery is dead.
     
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  5. AnthonyW

    AnthonyW Well-Known Member

    Dude, awesome. You just saved me years of my life spent trying to get each and every window cracked just right.



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  6. Steven B

    Steven B Active Member

    1) Following the logic of being at the door when allowing the key to raise the windows, it seems that if the keyfob is in that 5 foot proximity to the door, that would also be a situation where the operator could see that no one's head were sticking out a window, so naturally the system should allow the operator to use the keyfob in that zone to close all windows.
    2) If the car's 12V battery is dead and you need the traditional key to open the door, do you also need the traditional key to start the car and if so, where do you insert it? Haven't read anything about alternate starting methods.
     
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  8. kcsunshine

    kcsunshine Active Member

    1) The keyfob buttons can work from 50 feet away. The car's proximity sensor works differently I believe.
    2) There is no way to start the key with the traditional key. It is only meant to open the door so you can open the hood to get a jump start.
     
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  9. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member Subscriber

    If the 12-volt battery is dead, page 535 in the Owners Manual says you need a jump start.

    If, on the other hand, the battery in the key fob (er, Smart Entry Remote) is too weak, page 537 describes a procedure that involves touching the H on the key fob to the center of the Power button.
     
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  10. Steven B

    Steven B Active Member

    Ah, that's a hidden Easter egg right there. I suppose if the fob went into the drink, starting the car could be a problem also. Those who have theirs in one of those jackets would need to remember that when the battery is weak, the jacket is a further impediment.
     
  11. Steven B

    Steven B Active Member

    I tested it this morning: when standing at the driver's door, pressing and holding the lock button on the fob will not close the windows, only inserting the traditional key in the lock and turning to lock and holding will do it.
     
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  13. ozy

    ozy Active Member

    This is a great trick. I also discovered that if you do it again the windows roll down even more. I park my car in the blazing hot parking lot right outside my office which is about 50 feet away from my entrance. When getting ready to leave I could easily come out 5 minutes earlier and point my fob at the car and lower the windows to cool the car.
     
  14. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member Subscriber

    There one other purpose that the key serves:

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