Hidden Key Fob Feature And How To Find You Car With Your Chin

March 8, 2019

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New cars are more computer than machines which mean there are a slew of advanced technologies including the key fob.  Instead of looking for a key to unlock and start your car, a simple press of a button does it all in a split second. But did you know there are some hidden features?  While most of these features vary from car manufacturers, one of the more universal features allows you to roll down all the windows and open the sunroof (if you have one) at the same time by pressing a single button. On most cars that have the feature, it’s accomplished by pressing the unlock button on the key fob once, then pressing it again (within 10 seconds) and holding it down until all the windows are opened. Probably the strangest feature sounds like an urban legend but if you find yourself lost in the parking lot and can't seem to find your car or you are at the entrance of a store and can’t remember if you locked the doors.  You can increase range of your key fob by holding it against your chin and then push the unlock, lock or panic button.  Apparently the fluids in your head conduct the radio signal emitted from the key fob and act like an antenna booster and it really works.  

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SOURCE: Consumer Reports & New York Times

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