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The automatic trunks opening is driving me nuts(short trip). I would like to disable the auto opening trunks.
I can't get them to work unless I am trying to dry the car after washing. Then they open every time I walk
around the back or front of the car. I know smart butt, don't carry the fob. I would rather turn off the feature.
I wave all over the trunks and bumpers and it doesn't work until I don't want them to.
 

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LOL its funny how you mentioned this as i was just washing my 718 a couple of days ago and when drying the front and rear, the trunks would pop open and i would have to close them and get fingerprints over the parts i just wiped down.


The automatic trunks opening is driving me nuts(short trip). I would like to disable the auto opening trunks.
I can't get them to work unless I am trying to dry the car after washing. Then they open every time I walk
around the back or front of the car. I know smart butt, don't carry the fob. I would rather turn off the feature.
I wave all over the trunks and bumpers and it doesn't work until I don't want them to.
 

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The automatic trunks opening is driving me nuts(short trip). I would like to disable the auto opening trunks.
I can't get them to work unless I am trying to dry the car after washing. Then they open every time I walk
around the back or front of the car. I know smart butt, don't carry the fob. I would rather turn off the feature.
I wave all over the trunks and bumpers and it doesn't work until I don't want them to.
I thought I didn't want keyless opening! Thanks for confirming my decision.>:D

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The automatic trunks opening is driving me nuts(short trip). I would like to disable the auto opening trunks.
I can't get them to work unless I am trying to dry the car after washing. Then they open every time I walk
around the back or front of the car. I know smart butt, don't carry the fob. I would rather turn off the feature.
I wave all over the trunks and bumpers and it doesn't work until I don't want them to.
Just ran into this issue a few days ago? Is not having the key fob near the car the solution?
 

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Does it have anything to do with putting water on the trunk when washing or something that happens any and everytime I am near the truck with the key fob?
No, it is just proximity. The easiest thing to do is to get a Faraday pouch and just put the fob in there while you are washing, waxing, or mucking about near the frunk or trunk with the fob in your purse or pocket. Here is one that I use.
 

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I too am glad I don't have that feature. So much trouble for a seemingly simple item. It's an answer to a question that was never asked, a solution to a need that didn't exist (until someone said you really need it).
 

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Of course, I have to have a dissenting position from virtually everyone above. I really like the convenience of an appropriate hand wave or touch opening the lids. Washing the car is indeed a pain when I leave the FOB in my pocket. However, I now automatically just set the FOB on a shelf in the garage as I am washing the car in my driveway.

One annoyance I do have is that the automatic unlock feature does not work when the engine is running. If my GF is sitting in the car with the A/C on, when I run into a store, for example, I have to release the appropriate lid from inside the car when I return. I guess this has something to do with preventing unintended releases. Nevertheless, I hope the issues with the functions of the automatic lid releases are the most significant issues any of us ever have to deal with.
 

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While washing my other car with keyless entry, I have put the fob inside the house so it's out of range.
Also, no need for anything fancy to create a faraday cage. Just wrap the key fob up like a baked potato with a bit of aluminum foil. Easy and cheap. :)
 

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No, it is just proximity. The easiest thing to do is to get a Faraday pouch and just put the fob in there while you are washing, waxing, or mucking about near the frunk or trunk with the fob in your purse or pocket. Here is one that I use.
Thanks for the link and the response. Very helpful. It is annoying but not a big deal in the grand scheme of things.
 

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But these are not combined systems right, the stop/start is there even without keyless entry...
Not in this case. A car without Entry & Drive such as mine requires the fob be inserted and turned to start and stop the car engine. One cannot be optioned without the other, AFAIK, on a 718.
As a counterpoint: My BMW 2 Series did not have keyless entry but did have keyless stop-start.
 

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Not in this case. A car without Entry & Drive such as mine requires the fob be inserted and turned to start and stop the car engine. One cannot be optioned without the other, AFAIK, on a 718.
As a counterpoint: My BMW 2 Series did not have keyless entry but did have keyless stop-start.
Oh, by start-stop I thought that you were referring to the Auto Stop-Start for fuel and emissions reasons! ;)
 

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Oh, by start-stop I thought that you were referring to the Auto Stop-Start for fuel and emissions reasons! ;)
LOL! Yeah, I thought about that confusion -- but I had to distinguish between the 'Entry' and 'Drive' parts somehow! :p
 
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