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Thread: Did you know?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    NE Ohio

    Did you know?

    That on some cars/vans/trucks with a key fob, if you hold down the unlock button for about 15 seconds, the two front windows go down?

    I was - today - - years old when I found this out.

    I tired it on my wife's 2024 Tucson and it works!
    "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." - John Lennon

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    SE PA - Central Bucks County
    Yes, that is a feature of some vehicles. It is also sometimes on a vehicle version sold in other geographies but not on the vehicle version sold in the US.

    The most expensive tool is the one you buy "cheaply" and often...

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Lewiston, Idaho
    I believe it's there so one can open the windows remotely to allow the heat in the interior to escape before one goes out and gets in it.

    So much to learn, so little time.....

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Northwest Indiana
    Well, i'd try that on my Ford Flex, but it's parked outside and it just started raining hard enough to make Noah notice!!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Longview WA
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    Tried it on my Silverado and it didn't work.

    It does have a button that if pressed twice will lower the tailgate. That has come in handy a few times.

    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    - Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    DFW, TX
    I had an '07 BMW that had that feature. When the unlock button was held, all the windows and the sunroof would open.
    Problem was, it would get held down in my pocket when I moved just right.
    Several times I came out after a rainstorm to find my car soaked with everything open.
    Finally bought a cover to go over it so it couldn't be accidentally pressed.
    With my current BMW, I don't really need the fob, as it's a touch of the handle to open/lock the doors and push button start.
    Without a fob cover, I kept unlocking the trunk. It doesn't raise, just unlocks, so I wouldn't notice until I started to drive away. Then I'd have to stop, go shut the trunk and continue.
    I guess I'm lucky that it doesn't fold the convertible top down when a button is pushed.
    It's never too late to have a happy childhood.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    McKean, PA
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    That feature works on both our 2012 Honda Pilot and 2015 Honda Accord. If you push once then quickly push and hold the unlock button all the windows will start to open and will stop as soon as you let go of the button or when they are fully down, if you continue to hold the button. I can also open the tail gate on the Pilot using the tailgate button on the key fob. The accord will unlock and set the seat position for which ever key fob unlocks the car from the drivers side.
    Lee Schierer
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