Car acting wierd

Discussion in 'Generation 4 - Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by Ben R, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Ben R

    Ben R New Member

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    When my car is parked it is randomly putting the passenger and driver window down and opening the sunroof. The car is all locked up. I have come out to this 3 times now. Electrical gremlins maybe?
     
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    This happens when you hold down the unlock button on the key fob.
     
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    Ah yes, press and hold while getting fuel to enrage your significant other. Best if used during extreme temperatures. Re-enter at your own risk.
     
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    If the fob is not the culprit, the vehicle battery might be.
     
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    I've found that if my fob is in my pocket I'll accidentally setoff the alarms on either of our cars, even been known to put down the windows on my wifes previous car during a snow storm... It could be due to a pair of jeans that were a little to tight, obviously the washer's fault...
     
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    Ben, if the unlock button is not being accidentally pressed, you might want to remove the battery from the fob you are using and begin using the other fob that came with the car.

    By the way, I look forward to seeing you at Brainerd again....or meeting up at a stoplight like we did before. I think the results might be different next time. LOL. Of course, if you have added meth, I might be sorry I have challenged you!
     
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    Amazon has these silicon key fob covers that have basically eliminated my accidents with setting the car alarm off when I kneel or bend over. They've got a few colors, too. I was tired of the chrome finished accents on the fob looking like hell from dangling off my keychain every day. All the buttons are just as easy to push (on purpose) like they were before
     

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    Yep, we sell them at my parts counter, too.
     
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    The featue is called global open. Some Ford have open and close. If you press the button again while moving the opening will stop.
     
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    Tried it on mine and nothing happens. :-(
     
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    What year you have?

    Try unlocking it, then press and hold the unlock till something happens.
     
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    17 bud. nope nothing.
     
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    At least on my 13, there is a on/off selection for this in the vehicle settings, left of steering wheel.
     
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    Yep. It' there I'm sure. Might be turned off in the cluster as noted above?
    Owners manual page 79. Says unlock the car, then press and hold the button. The Aceasoey delay relay can't be active. So if you just shut off the car, the system won't work.
     
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