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post #1 of 14 Old 09-06-2011, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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New revision to key fob

One of the first cars went out today with the new key fob,which will open the door from the fob,this is only a small revision and all current customer car keys will be upgraded as its only an electronic upgrade so the key will look the same
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post #2 of 14 Old 09-06-2011, 04:47 PM
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oh so now u can open the doors from outside without touching the car ?
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couldnt you open the car without touching it by moving you hand across the sensor?

Pretty cool to pop the door as you approach the car. That is a unique feature!
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couldnt you open the car without touching it by moving you hand across the sensor?

Pretty cool to pop the door as you approach the car. That is a unique feature!
yes,thats how its normally done,now you have another option,say if its raining or very dirty,ive also been told there is another sensor on the body of the car on the air intake side that you run your hand under to lock the car,instead of using the fob
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yes,thats how its normally done,now you have another option,say if its raining or very dirty,ive also been told there is another sensor on the body of the car on the air intake side that you run your hand under to lock the car,instead of using the fob
I think what you are referring to is not a sensor, but a keyhole which actually is hidden in the air intake and is meant to be used if the sensors don't work (eg if the battery is out of order, etc)
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Very cool - I'd asked about that possibility a few months back.
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That'll be a neat party trick but better be damn sure the door has enough clearance to open before hitting that button!
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That'll be a neat party trick but better be damn sure the door has enough clearance to open before hitting that button!
iIm sure it just clicks open as normal,you still have to lift the door manually
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I think what you are referring to is not a sensor, but a keyhole which actually is hidden in the air intake and is meant to be used if the sensors don't work (eg if the battery is out of order, etc)
Hi owl,it was i that told you about the keyhole a few months back,even the production manager didnt know it was there when i asked about entry if the battery was flat.
It was an actual owner i know who told me about the other sensor
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iIm sure it just clicks open as normal,you still have to lift the door manually
Much more practical. But too bad won't be able to use it to scare the kids coming up the driveway on Halloween.
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Much more practical. But too bad won't be able to use it to scare the kids coming up the driveway on Halloween.
Kids are too smart these days, they'd just get one of them to jump in and the rest would push it off down your driveway....
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^^^ then you just push the optional key fob button that electrifies the car and all the kids get a jolt
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Good idea outside the US, otherwise it's lawsuit city....

It's a great idea however to be able to pop the doors open from the fob as it would make the 'dash to the car in the rain' scenario that much easier.
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This is good news....however

the most annoying thing about the car is having to slam the door for it to shut properly - and I mean SLAM, not to say embarrassing when a passenger has to do it 3 or 4 times before they finally do it hard enough (whilst wincing as they think they're going to break the car).

I've been told there should be a fix soon though.

In the 50+ times I've opened my car, I haven't once failed with the touch sensor, so no problems there. I was told a load of bollox by the Mc rep though (to be fair he'd had a few drinks) as there's no way it'll open without physical contact.
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