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  1. bizutch

    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    She has a trunk release that can be activated by the key fob or a handle in the door (which apparently is an electronic trigger?).

    For some freaking reason, it activates all the freaking time at random. I had to disconnect the plug where it attaches in the trunk. All the forums are filled with insane nimrods and the dealership's parts/service guys are clueless.

    Anybody know what it is that is short circuiting? Never knew something so trivial could be so inconvenient, but it's driving me nuts. Don't know if it's the trigger in the door or something at the "actuator" (right word?) in the trunk at the latch.

    And don't worry....I won't work on it if it requires more than a screwdriver to access.:D
     
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  2. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Funny, I had a rental Sonata that did that as well. It was the weirdest thing; I had this rental car for 2 days and every time I came back to it, the stupid trunk was open.

    It was a little disturbing when I parked it on the side of the street in Boston and came back to find the trunk open...
     
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  3. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    it's not a vw...therefore it shouldn't be happening.

    all other car brands are perfect according to white guys who ride bikes in the woods.
     
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  4. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Short...
     
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  5. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    I am guessing that illegal immigrants are using your wife's car to smuggle drugs. They have installed a remote to open and close the trunk for easy and inconspicuous access.
     
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  6. kazlx

    kazlx Patches O'Houlihan

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    Just do yourself a favor and take it to the dealer.
     
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  7. profro

    profro Turbo Monkey

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    Keep it unplugged and just open it with the key like we have been doing with cars for years. Some modern "conveniences" are just stupid.

    On a related note, the new foot open from Ford is the stupidest thing I have seen. Its amazing how we have regressed as a culture. God gave us arms and opposable thumbs for a reason.

     
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  8. kazlx

    kazlx Patches O'Houlihan

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    The whole self parallel parking thing pisses me off to no end. If you can't parallel park, you shouldn't be driving an f'ing car.
     
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  9. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    I once had to do a Chinese fire drill at a stop light in the middle of Old Town Pasadena because the friend who was driving me to dinner couldn't parallel park. :rofl: :rofl:
     
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    Probably just some gunk packed up in the micro switch in the trunk release "lever"...
     
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    Thats what I was thinking. Maybe spray some contact cleaner on the connections and see if that works.
     
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    I would buy her a new car something nice.
     
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    It's a Nissan. Known issues with momentary pressure switch in oem fob. Replace fob and reprogram it to the body control module yourself. Ebay haz aftermarket ones that work great, are smaller, and come with programming instructions.
     
  14. jdcamb

    jdcamb Tool Time!

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    Its broken...
     
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    Try it now.
     
  16. bizutch

    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    What's an "momentary pressure switch in oem fob"? Reprogram what? Sounds legit????
     
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    Kanye West 220# bag of hacktastic

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    And you expected Ridemonkey to be different why?
     
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    CBJ Turbo Monkey

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    One of the great qualities of the lounge.
     
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  19. bizutch

    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    Whom?
     
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    This.. Nissan Key fob's... <remote> have known issues..Last five I have looked at for this have all been fixed with new remotes
     
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    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    The key chain did it? Impossible! Thanks. Both of hers have broken loopholes anyway. Ordered off EBay. RM is life! :rock out:
     
  22. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    You remember when trunks would only open with a key? Ahhh... the good ol' days. :D
     
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    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    Hey Grandpa!!! Turn your lights down...

     
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    Dimwit... :rimshot:
     
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    I've had kids climb into my '65 Impala (or my '92 Cherokee, for that matter), point at the window crank, and ask "What's that do?" And don't get me started on the auto-door-lock feature on wifey's mommyvan....

     
  28. bizutch

    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    I found a pic of SkaredShtles, DirtyMike & NuMexJoe at the last RM gathering:

     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    Update: The stupid key fobs they sent me will not program to the wife's car. I blame Sanjuro.
     
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    Should have ordered smart key fobs.