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Old 03-10-19, 07:20 AM
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Mine has always been flakey. I just use the button above the license plate. I figure if I have a hand free to wave at the emblem, I can use the same hand to push the button.
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Old 03-10-19, 10:50 AM
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I also forgot to mention, mine works by holding my elbow / forearm over the emblem for a second or two. Works great. Waving my hand... not so much.
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Old 03-10-19, 12:08 PM
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Hover hand/elbow/arm a few inches from the top half of the emblem. Works every time. Just like someone else said, don't wave.
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Old 03-10-19, 07:56 PM
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If the doors are locked, you might have to wait for the doors to unlock, before removing the hand. I find it harder to get it to open when the doors are locked. Probably because I see the lights flash and remove my hand. That usually unlocks the doors, but does not open the trunk.
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Old 03-11-19, 04:52 PM
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And don't leave your hand there too long, it actually won't open then. Just place any body part close and above emblem, you'll hear the noise and then move body part away.
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Old 03-11-19, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by ravenuer View Post
Mine has always been flakey. I just use the button above the license plate. I figure if I have a hand free to wave at the emblem, I can use the same hand to push the button.
I was just going to say the same thing. The location of the hands free sensor is puzzling - why would they put it 9" away from the actual button? I get the idea that you can use a body part if your hands are full, but how often does that really happen? And if my hands are full, am I really going to stick an elbow out there? Seems like a useless feature to me - would have been far better to have it foot activated.
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Old 03-11-19, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by 1Louder View Post
I was just going to say the same thing. The location of the hands free sensor is puzzling - why would they put it 9" away from the actual button? I get the idea that you can use a body part if your hands are full, but how often does that really happen? And if my hands are full, am I really going to stick an elbow out there? Seems like a useless feature to me - would have been far better to have it foot activated.
Well I guess it doesn't matter how far from the button it is, irrelevant if you ask me - I often use my arm/elbow when carrying things, just the right height to wave my arm above it. Foot operated ones??? So balancing on one foot while carrying items, not a good idea, I'd rather have two feet planted on the ground.
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Old 03-13-19, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by GSFRX350 View Post
Well I guess it doesn't matter how far from the button it is, irrelevant if you ask me - I often use my arm/elbow when carrying things, just the right height to wave my arm above it. Foot operated ones??? So balancing on one foot while carrying items, not a good idea, I'd rather have two feet planted on the ground.
at first i thought the touch-free button was silly and didn't think i would use it.. but sure enough.. one day i had my left hand full of grocery bags and was carrying my daughter with my right arm... i didn't want to set anything down because it was raining - i just used my elbow to get close enough.
it comes in handy once in a while - I couldn't imagine trying to balance on one foot for the foot operated ones.
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