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Thad 06-26-2012 07:40 PM

Using FOB to open lift-gate
 
I saw there was a thread about trying to open the lift-gate from inside the car. It sounded like the 2012 operates differently than the 2011. Can anybody summarize the details.

But, I get side-tracked so easily .... I was looking for how to open the lift-gate (e.g. not the small trunk lid) using the remote. It seems, I've managed to accidentally trigger it by bending over with my keys in my front pocket (polite company will not comment on the fact that if I lose 30lbs that likely wouldn't happen). soooo....

How do you open the lift-gate on a 2011 535 GT using the key fob?

Thad

Mikez38 06-27-2012 06:01 AM

Push and hold the triangle image on the fob for about 3 seconds.

gt=hi&bye 06-27-2012 03:40 PM

As stated above, I think you hold the panic button for about 3 seconds...

Thad 06-27-2012 10:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mikez38 (Post 6919709)
Push and hold the triangle image on the fob for about 3 seconds.

Hmmm. Well, I tried that. It did set off the alarm - which is what the manual said it was supposed to do.

Does it matter if you are near the car? I tried it while standing back by the liftgate.

Mikez38 06-28-2012 04:30 AM

If you hold that button too long, it will set off the alarm. Try holding it for a lesser period. You have to be as close as you would be for the unlocking of your drivers door. Mine works at a distance of 30-40 feet.

gt=hi&bye 06-28-2012 06:15 AM

Yup, he is right. You should get comfortable with your individual FOB to see what works with your car.
Yesterday, I tried to use my FOB to open the tailgate and on the first try I set off the panic alarm. Second time, viola!
So maybe three seconds is too long. Try two!

lexhair 06-28-2012 07:40 AM

Everytime I try this, all I get is the panic alarm. Maybe I'm pressing too long.

lexhair 06-28-2012 04:50 PM

Yippee. Finally got it. It's a long press. Not quite 3 seconds.

Thad 06-28-2012 07:12 PM

That's it. It's more than a quick press, but less that 3 seconds. I would call it 1.5-2 seconds. If you go to 3, you get the alarm. I think this is great. I didn't see this in the manual anywhere.

Anyway, thanks everyone for helping me figure this one out!!

starryeyed 06-28-2012 08:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thad (Post 6919129)
It seems, I've managed to accidentally trigger it by bending over with my keys in my front pocket (polite company will not comment on the fact that if I lose 30lbs that likely wouldn't happen). soooo....

Thad

:lmao: Ha-ha-ha-ha!! :lmao:

lexhair 07-09-2012 12:47 PM

Spent a couple of minutes trying to get the fob to close all windows. I've got the convenience package. I can't seem to get it through my skull that I can't do that with the fob.

gt=hi&bye 07-09-2012 12:56 PM

You CAN do that with the fob.....just have to code the car first to enable that option.
I am getting my F07 coded this Wed to perform that option, and others.

lexhair 07-10-2012 07:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gt=hi&bye (Post 6941699)
You CAN do that with the fob.....just have to code the car first to enable that option.
I am getting my F07 coded this Wed to perform that option, and others.

Didn't help me the other night.

gt=hi&bye 07-11-2012 09:19 PM

Open and Close Liftgate from FOB (video attached)...
 
Here is how you open the lift-gate from the FOB. You need to have the power lift-gate option installed on your car!

Hold down the Panic Button for 2 seconds... Power lift-gate opens

In order to close the power-lift gate using your FOB, you must have the car properly coded first to perform this option. Again, the car must be coded!!!

To close the power lift-gate, hold the panic button for 2 seconds.

Viola!

Click on link to see video.

http://s738.photobucket.com/albums/x...seswithFOB.mp4

gt=hi&bye 07-11-2012 09:23 PM

Open Liftgate from FOB but close from inside car (video attached)...
 
Here is how you open the lift-gate from the FOB, but close lift-gate from inside the car. You need to have the power lift-gate option installed on your car!

Hold down the Panic Button for 2 seconds... Power lift-gate opens

In order to close the power-lift gate using the button inside the car, you must have the car properly coded first to perform this option. Again, the car must be coded!!!

To close the power lift-gate, hold the button on the inside of the car.

Click on link to see video.

http://s738.photobucket.com/albums/x...frominside.mp4


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