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So I parked my Lincoln and went into a building to take care of some business.  I came out one hour later to find the windows down on my 2016 Lincoln MKZ.  At first I thought my car had been vandalized but when I noticed all four windows were down I began to think something else was going on.  No damage and nothing missing from the car.  Later that day I found on the Lincoln  web site a video about the car cooling feature.  Hit the unlock key on the FOB once, pause a moment and then hold down the unlock key for three seconds.  Sure enough, all four windows rolled down.

 

Problem is I can't figure out how I might have "accidentally" done this with the key FOB in my jacket pocket.

 

Jerry

Chicago

 

 

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Same thing happen to me not to long ago and since I keep the fob in my pants front pocket I think when I was picking up something it

made pressure on the fob and open the windows.  So maybe that happen to you and you did not notice it.

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Same thing happen to me not to long ago and since I keep the fob in my pants front pocket I think when I was picking up something it

made pressure on the fob and open the windows.  So maybe that happen to you and you did not notice it.

I had this happen quite often along with accidently hitting the panic alarm button. I finally got a "hard' key case and keep the fob in that to avoid the accidental hits, I rarely use the fob, just need it in my pocket

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Hard key case?  I like it.  Great idea.   Just wondering what you use.  Can you post a picture?  

Thanks.

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Hard key case?  I like it.  Great idea.   Just wondering what you use.  Can you post a picture?  

Thanks.

 

 

Sorry, having a hard time posting pictures here but that is another thread

 

I bought it on ebay, here is the the item description "Bestoo Pu Leather Zippered Key Case Fob Bag Chains Holder"

 

depending on the vendor you can get it for less than $11, depending on color, and sort by lowest price first including shipping

 

Here is the ebay link on the search, you can see pictures there

 

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=Bestoo+Pu+Leather+Zippered+Key+Case+Fob+Bag+Chains+Holder+%28Black%29+%2C+New%2C+Free+Shi&_sop=15&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.TRS0&_nkw=Bestoo+Pu+Leather+Zippered+Key+Case+Fob+Bag+Chains+Holder&_sacat=0

 

 

I have had mine for about a year now and it has held up well.

 

I keep the fob in the case and my house and mailbox key on outside hook.

 

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Ok thanks.  Your picture posted fine here.  I had no idea they created key fob cases.

One last thing.... you stated that you just keep the fob in the case and don't use it.  How about locking the car when you leave.  I'm use to using the fob to lock it when I leave.  I suppose I can just hit the door lock button on the way out.

I have the numbered keypad on the outside too so I guess I can get use to not using the fob buttons.

 

Thanks for the tip and the link.

 

Jerry

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Ok thanks.  Your picture posted fine here.  I had no idea they created key fob cases.

One last thing.... you stated that you just keep the fob in the case and don't use it.  How about locking the car when you leave.  I'm use to using the fob to lock it when I leave.  I suppose I can just hit the door lock button on the way out.

I have the numbered keypad on the outside too so I guess I can get use to not using the fob buttons.

 

Thanks for the tip and the link.

 

Jerry

 

I just touch the top of the door handle closest to the door edge, works with any door. Not sure if you have that on your vehicle, it might have been part of a package  I think it is called "Intellegent Access". It is listed on my window sticker and it is in the owners manual. I tried posting the picture from the OM but can't do that.... I am attaching an image file showing where the sensor is, click on the thumbnail image to enlarge :)

 

Also living in Florida I have little use for pre-warming the car with remote start (I see you are in Chicago....brrrrr)

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I had this happen quite often along with accidently hitting the panic alarm button. I finally got a "hard' key case and keep the fob in that to avoid the accidental hits, I rarely use the fob, just need it in my pocket

 

The panic alarm going off when I exit the car is the problem I have. When the car was new to me I even complained to the dealer while in for routine maintenance and they couldn't find any problem.

 

It took a while before I realized that it mostly happens on weekends when I'm wearing jeans (tighter pockets), and the panic button was getting pushed when I got out of the car.

 

I try to be careful about it, but I was excited to see in the FORscan/OBDLink Mods thread that the "Panic Alarm Setting for Key Fob" can be set to "Two Consecutive Press Activation" and I have a note to ask the dealer to do that the next time I'm there. Hopefully they'll just do it and not claim ignorance.

 

I do like the case idea, but I'm in a nasty winter weather area, so I use remote start fairly often this time of year.

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The panic alarm going off when I exit the car is the problem I have. When the car was new to me I even complained to the dealer while in for routine maintenance and they couldn't find any problem.

 

It took a while before I realized that it mostly happens on weekends when I'm wearing jeans (tighter pockets), and the panic button was getting pushed when I got out of the car.

 

I try to be careful about it, but I was excited to see in the FORscan/OBDLink Mods thread that the "Panic Alarm Setting for Key Fob" can be set to "Two Consecutive Press Activation" and I have a note to ask the dealer to do that the next time I'm there. Hopefully they'll just do it and not claim ignorance.

 

I do like the case idea, but I'm in a nasty winter weather area, so I use remote start fairly often this time of year.

 

 

Do you keep your fob in your left pocket.....try the right side so you are not rolling on to it when leaving the vehicle :hat_tip:

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