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How to Roll Down the Windows With Your Key Fob

New technology and innovation have changed how we use our cars, and they also make things easier when we drive them. One cool thing you might not have noticed is that some cars can let you open the windows with your car remote, or we call it a key fob. This is very handy and easy, especially on hot days. There are so many cars that have this feature, so you can get some fresh air before you get in the car. In this article, we will get a guide that will show you how to use this trick and make driving even better.

How to Roll Down the Windows With Your Key Fob

Some Basics

Before we try to figure out how to open your car windows with your remote or fob, we need to know some basic things. Every car does not have this feature, so you should look in your car manual to see if yours can. Usually, this feature is in newer or fancier cars.

New cars today have cool electronic features, especially in the key fob; it is not just for locking and unlocking doors or starting your car from far away, but some key fobs can do different things that you might not know about. A car expert named Jake Fisher from Consumer Reports says that key fobs can do many useful things, but you have to press the right buttons; if you press the wrong ones by mistake, it could cause issues or become a big problem.

How to Roll Down the Windows With Your Key Fob

Some Functions of Car Key Fob

Two types of functions are on the Key Fob of a car:

  1. Basic Functions
  2. Advanced Functions

Basic Functions of a Car Key Fob

Every button on your key fob has a unique job it can do for your car; some of them are the most common ones:

  • Lock/Unlock Doors: These buttons not only lock or unlock your car doors but also turn on or off the car alarm.
  • Panic Button: There is a button that can make your car's alarm go off, and it is usually called the "panic" button.
  • Open Trunk or Tailgate: If your car has a separate trunk or tailgate, there is a particular button just for opening it; this button is usually different from the lock or unlock buttons.

Some newer key fobs, mainly for fancy or luxury cars, have special buttons for starting or stopping the car engine.

Advanced Functions of a Car Key Fob

Many new car key fobs are very smart, as they can do things without you even pressing a button. Some of the cool tricks they can do are discussed below:

  • Automatic Keyless Entry: If you are close to your car, the doors will unlock by themselves when you touch the car door handle.
  • Keyless Start/Stop: You do not need to put a key into the car to start or stop the engine, as there is a special button inside the car you can push to start or to stop.
  • Engine Immobilizer: To stop thieves from stealing your cars, the car turns off the engine if you and your key fob are too far away from the car.
  • Driver Comfort Settings: Your smart key can remember how you like your seat and your favorite radio settings, so when you sit in your car, it will automatically set it in that posture or channel.

What we discussed above are passive features of the key fob, but there are active features also, as you can also make your key fob do special things if you press buttons in a certain way:

  • Folding Side View Mirrors: Some cars automatically fold or unfold the side view mirrors when the engine is turned off, but you can also do it yourself.
  • Summon Feature: This unique feature can move your car in and out of tight parking spots while you are standing outside with your key fob waiting for your car to come.
  • Rolling Windows Up/Down: You can make your car windows go up or down from a distance; this is a good feature for cooling down your car on a hot day.

A Guide to How to Control Windows with Key Fob

On hot summer sunny days, when we leave our cars parked outside for just an hour can make it very hot inside, which can be dangerous, as sometimes people forget their children inside their cars. Starting and driving in such heat can be tough and suffocating; to help with this, car makers or designers have come up with a good and effective solution.

They added a feature called remote power window control. With this feature, car owners can open their windows from far away using a special key fob. This way, they can make the inside of the car cooler before they get into it and head to a destination. Sometimes, this remote window thing also works for the sunroof or moonroof, which is quite a good feature.

Different car brands may have quite different ways or methods to use this feature on the key fob, but generally, you need to press the "lock button, the unlock button," or a mix of both to make the remote window control work. This smart idea makes it easier and safer for drivers to have a comfortable and cooler car, especially when it is very hot outside on summer days.

Method 1: By Pressing and Holding

In this paragraph, a guide on using the window controls with your key fob is given below:

To Roll Windows Down:

  1. Press and hold the "unlock" button on the Key Fob for at least 3 seconds.
  2. The windows will start going down.
  3. If you want to stop the windows at any point, you can press the "lock or unlock" button.
  4. To continue rolling the windows down, do the first step again.

To Roll Windows Up:

  1. Press and hold the "lock" button on the Key Fob for at least 2 seconds.
  2. The windows will start going up.
  3. You can stop the windows by pressing the "lock or unlock" button.
  4. If you want to resume rolling the windows up, repeat the first step.

Using this way, your key fob is similar to a remote control for your car windows, which provides you the convenience of rolling windows down or up by just pressing a few buttons.

Method 2: By Double Pressing and Holding

In this paragraph, a guide on using the window controls with your key fob is given below:

To Roll Windows Down:

  1. Press the "unlock" button on the Key Fob twice, and make sure to hold it right after the second press.
  2. The windows will start going down.
  3. Release the "unlock" button when you want to stop the windows.
  4. To continue rolling the windows down, press the "unlock" button twice again, holding it after the second press.

To Roll Windows Up:

  1. Press the "lock" button on the Key Fob twice, and remember to hold it immediately after the second press.
  2. The windows will start going up.
  3. Release the "lock" button when you want to stop the windows.
  4. To resume rolling the windows up, press the "lock" button twice again, holding it after the second press.

By following these steps, you can easily use your key fob, like a remote control, to roll your car windows down or up, which provides a convenient way to manage your car's windows.

Some Other Methods to Use Key Fob

Due to safety rules and regulations in some countries, car manufacturers or distributors can limit the remote control to only open car windows, not close them. However, drivers can still close the windows from the outside using the mechanical key inside the key fob, which is discussed below:

  1. Take out the mechanical key from the key fob and put it into the keyhole on the driver's door.
  2. Turn the key toward the "lock" direction and keep holding it until the windows go up.

Note: For some models, you might need to turn the key to "lock" twice before holding it, then wait for the windows to go up. This method allows drivers to close the windows when needed manually, which provides an alternative solution for situations where remote window closing is not permitted due to safety regulations.

Conclusion

Opening your car windows with the key fob may seem small, but it is quite a helpful thing, especially on summer days, and it can make driving more enjoyable. Just learn the basics, press the right buttons, and be careful about safety. As technology gets better, even these simple things make our time on the road more comfortable and smoother. So, when you walk up to your parked car on a sunny day, press a button, let the fresh air in, and make your ride cooler.







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