Key Fob Hacks

All Windows Down

Remote key fobs sure are handy, but
yours might do even more than unlock the doors. Some manufacturers’ key fobs
are also capable of lowering all a vehicle’s windows and opening the sunroof
from outside the car!  That feature can
be really useful when the in-vehicle temperatures have risen to an
uncomfortable level; opening the windows and sunroof before entering the
vehicle can allow a lot of that heat to escape before you get in.

But this feature is not always labeled
on a key fob, so you have to know the sequence to activate it. On most vehicles
that are equipped with this feature, you press the unlock button once, and then
press it again and hold it down within 10 seconds of the first press. Keeping
the button pressed will allow the windows to roll all the way down.

Give it a try- your vehicle might have
this great, handy feature!

Key Fobs and Home Security

To aid in personal security, many key
fobs have an “alarm” button that activates the vehicle’s alarm, a loud noise
designed to drive away anyone messing with your vehicle.  But it can also help from within your home…

The fact is that many key fobs will
activate the alarm from remote distances. 
Thus, you should consider keeping your key fob next to your bed at
night.  That way, if you hear something
go “bump” in the middle of the night, you can hit the alarm button, and sound
the horn. If there is someone nearby with nefarious intent, a loud car horn
honking repeatedly might be plenty to drive them off.

So try your key Fob’s alarm feature
from next to your bed- it might activate your vehicle’s horn, acting as a
makeshift home alarm system!