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Old 04-18-2011, 10:22 AM
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Re: Stupid little thing I noticed washing the WK2

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Yesterday I was working on my Durango that was parked in front of my WK2. While laying under the front of the Durango I heard the 2 beeps and the WK2 starts up. Since my FOB was in my pocket I guess the other keys on the key ring pressed the remote start twice and voila.

I'm thinking this is what happened to me. I have a lot of keys on my key ring...
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:38 AM
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This is where I have a problem. The FOB is intentionally designed to require 2 sequential presses of the remote start or the rear hatch open button for either one of those functions to activate. Those buttons are even flush so it would take more than external pressure (tight pants) on the FOB to activate. How in the heck do you press the same flush button twice when the FOB is in your pocket, that's quite a trick

Now the lock/unlock, that's a different story I've pressed those on this and other remotes a lot when working around the garage or yard so I try to remember to take it out of my pocket when it's not needed.
MJW:

If the FOB was the only thing in your pocket, I totally aggree with your statement, but I have more keys on my key ring and I am guessing that's what triggered the event. Also, I just looked at the owners manual page 30:

"Press and Release the REMOTE START button on the RKE transmitter twice, within five seconds." That said, it is very likely that if you are shifting and moving around, this can happen very easily.

Lesson learned; take the keys out of my pocket!
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Re: Stupid little thing I noticed washing the WK2

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MJW:

If the FOB was the only thing in your pocket, I totally aggree with your statement, but I have more keys on my key ring and I am guessing that's what triggered the event. Also, I just looked at the owners manual page 30:

"Press and Release the REMOTE START button on the RKE transmitter twice, within five seconds." That said, it is very likely that if you are shifting and moving around, this can happen very easily.

Lesson learned; take the keys out of my pocket!
Understood, I guess that's what products like these have come into existence.

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Old 04-18-2011, 11:46 AM
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Re: Stupid little thing I noticed washing the WK2

The Lexus rx350 beeps at you when you spray the door. I think it has more to do with the actual handle but I agree, it's really annoying. Even with the FOB in the cup holder, it beeps.
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Understood, I guess that's what products like these have come into existence.

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Re: Stupid little thing I noticed washing the WK2

yep, i have seen this too when i wash my car.
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I will try to disable auto-unlock on the EVIC prior to my next wash to see if it stops doing it...
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Re: Stupid little thing I noticed washing the WK2

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The tactile, mechanical, resistive membrane lock switch allows the user to actively lock the vehicle. The capacitive switch senses a hand approaching the handle grip to passively unlock the vehicle. The Hall-effect switch senses handle grip movement. An adaptation algorithm in the logic circuit of each handle can modify the sensitivity of the capacitive switches as well as system responses to the Hall-effect switch inputs to compensate for sensed repeated or continuous actuations such as might be caused by the switch membrane being wetted, but restores normal sensitivity about one minute after the repeated or continuous actuation input ceases.
Normal operation of the passive entry, leave your fobik in the house and it wont do it.

and PLEASE, there is another thread for the starting the vehicle with your pocket. the last thing we need is another
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Re: Stupid little thing I noticed washing the WK2

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I know my wife's GTI will re-lock the doors if you unlock them but don't enter the vehicle after a few minutes. Could that be whats happening to you?

Same on my M-B.
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Re: Stupid little thing I noticed washing the WK2

this happened to me today while I was washing... for a second I thought water was getting into the side mirror and shorting the light. Then I remembered seeing this thread. I wish there was a switch to completely disable the fob, like the lock switch on an Ipod or something.
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Re: Stupid little thing I noticed washing the WK2

No matter what whether the car is locked or unlocked, the handle will react to any touch to the handle with the fob in your pocket. I noticed it when I would open my door with the car off and the doors unlocked.
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Re: Stupid little thing I noticed washing the WK2

The water when flowing in a stream acts a a conduit, grounding out the button the same as if you touch it. In firefighting it is commonly known you have to be extra careful (if at all) in spraying water on an electrical fire. Of course the FOB has to be in proximity to the vehicle to get it to work. I watched this thread from the beginning and waited for someone to say something on it. Looks odd anyway, and I can understand when folks think they have shorted the button out.
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