Thanks Tiger, I really don't care if it's IR or RF, but that's an
interesting fact. I just tried it and it operated though my hand.
But now my curiosity is up, how do you get the sunroof to open/close?
For how many years has that technique been used?
I was hoping you read your owner's manual... once unlock... press and hold
unlock until all your windows and sunroof opens. Key must be pointed at the
Closing is lock and then press and hold lock.
I think it is when they started using the keyfob... I am not sure how far it
goes back... at least 2000.
I found this morning that you could point the key at the ground or
behind my hand and the doors would unlock.
The owner's manual is like reading the help file for Thunderbird or
Firefox; it's like reading a dictionary, you have to know the right
keyword to find anything in a reasonable amount of time. ;-)
The doors unlock by rf so it will work through walls etc for a short
If you go about 100 yards from the vehicle you will go out of range. But if
you then put the ir window of the key to your head and operate the buttons
you will find that your head has boosted the range!!
I had a 1996 E-320 and it had a key.
Also, regarding the roll down of windows if door unlock button pressed
the second time:
The '96 didn't affect the sun roof, but today I tried it and
*everything* opened except the trunk. ;-)
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