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How to instantly lower your car windows with the key remote
c|net.com ^ | 9-4-12 | By Ed Rhee

Posted on 09/04/2012 6:39:05 PM PDT by rawhide

The temperature inside your car can get insanely hot on sunny days, regardless of the temperature outside. When you get to your car and it's boiling hot, what's the first thing you do? You lower the windows and blast the air conditioner, right?

A convenient feature that's been around for years, but remains unknown to many car owners, is the ability to lower the windows with the key remote. This allows you to begin cooling your car without having to get in first. Unless the car dealership told you about this trick or you happen to read manuals for fun, you may have been unaware of this ages-old trick.

The trick usually involves pressing the remote's unlock button, releasing it, then pressing it again and holding it down. In some cars, instead of using the remote, you can insert your key in the door lock and turn it clockwise, release, then turn it clockwise again and hold. Turning the key counterclockwise will usually raise the windows back up. Some cars will also include the sunroof as a window in this operation, while some convertibles with automatic tops will shut.

Based on an internal CNET poll, we've confirmed that the trick works on various models from the following manufacturers:

Acura (MDX/TL/TSX)

Alfa Romeo (159)

Audi (A3/A4/A6/A7)

BMW (3 Series/5 Series/7 Series/M5/Z4)

Chevrolet (Corvette)

Chrysler (Sebring/Town & Country)

Dodge (Challenger/Charger/Durango/Journey/Ram)

Ford (C-Max/F-150/Focus/Fusion/Mondeo/S-Max/Taurus)

Honda (Accord/Accord Crosstour/Odyssey/Pilot/Ridgeline)

Infiniti (G25x/G35/G37/I30/I35/M35)

Jaguar (S Type/XJ8/XK8)

Lexus (ES300/GS350/RX300/RX350/RX400h)

Lincoln (LS/MKX/MKZ/Zephyr)

Mazda (6/CX-9/MX-5 Miata)

Mercedes-Benz(B180/C240/C300/CLK350/CLS550/E350/E500/ML550)

Mini Cooper (Clubman)

Nissan (350Z/Altima/Maxima/Murano/Titan)

Volkswagen (Beetle/Golf/Jetta/Passat)

Volvo (C30/V50)

(Excerpt) Read more at autos.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: cars; lower; remote; windows
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To: rawhide
How to instantly lower your car windows with the key remote

That would be AWESOME! All the ones I have ever seen take a couple of seconds to be lowered.

51 posted on 09/05/2012 6:31:37 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too... @Onelifetogive)
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To: rawhide

Not available on my 2011 CR-V


52 posted on 09/05/2012 7:34:21 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: rawhide

No workee on 2004 Toyota Tundra


53 posted on 09/05/2012 7:47:07 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: ops33

2003 Toyota Camry -no

2006 Honda Civic - no


54 posted on 09/05/2012 1:05:22 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Worked on my 2007 Accord and 2008 Ridgeline.


55 posted on 09/06/2012 6:40:46 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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