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Old 04-01-2011, 12:27 AM
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opening top with remote

Does anyone know how to open/close the top using just the remote? My sales person showed me, but i've since forgot and cant figure it out....
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Old 04-01-2011, 01:56 AM
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Does anyone know how to open/close the top using just the remote? My sales person showed me, but i've since forgot and cant figure it out....
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Old 04-01-2011, 02:30 AM
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Just hold the unlock button down when outside and the top will go down. You can only put it up with the remote if you have comfort access. The rest of us mere mortals that don't have CA need to put it back up again from inside the car.

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Old 04-01-2011, 02:45 AM
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Just hold the unlock button down when outside and the top will go down. You can only put it up with the remote if you have comfort access. The rest of us mere mortals that don't have CA need to put it back up again from inside the car.
Furthermore to Stafainn's post, if you don't have comfort access it is possible to close the top from outside the car by using the key and holding it to the left in the lock - saves getting back inside if tight on door space etc..

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Old 04-01-2011, 04:57 AM
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Main reason why I got CA..
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:26 AM
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CA... I 'has' it but never tried it. Perhaps if the sun ever re-appears I'll give it a shot.
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Old 05-28-2011, 12:36 PM
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Can I put the top down using the remote without the CA option in the US version? Tried many times to open the top using the open button on the remote but doesn't work. The trunk partition is set correctly and all doors are closed. Can anyone shed some light?
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Old 05-28-2011, 06:02 PM
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Closing the top from outside the car via comfort access is not as great as it sounds. At least not when the car also has an alarm. I set off the alarm about 80% of the time rather than invoking the close roof functionality. This is so frustrating that I have mostly given up even using this feature.
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Old 05-28-2011, 06:12 PM
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Can I put the top down using the remote without the CA option in the US version? Tried many times to open the top using the open button on the remote but doesn't work. The trunk partition is set correctly and all doors are closed. Can anyone shed some light?
Yes, can open or close. But there is one thing that really sucks, also a reason why people often report setting off the panic feature of the alarm inadvertently. Seems that you can lock and unlock the doors (disarming and arming the alarm as well) from up to 10 or 15 feet away in any direction, but to open or close the roof using the remote, you need to not only be about 3 or 4 feet from the car, you also have to be somewhere near the rear half of the car. Very strange, but true if you ask around.

I think that maybe there is a different sensor for roof activation than for door locks and alarm? Odd, but all I can think of as being the reason..
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Old 05-29-2011, 03:24 AM
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Yes, can open or close. But there is one thing that really sucks, also a reason why people often report setting off the panic feature of the alarm inadvertently. Seems that you can lock and unlock the doors (disarming and arming the alarm as well) from up to 10 or 15 feet away in any direction, but to open or close the roof using the remote, you need to not only be about 3 or 4 feet from the car, you also have to be somewhere near the rear half of the car. Very strange, but true if you ask around.

I think that maybe there is a different sensor for roof activation than for door locks and alarm? Odd, but all I can think of as being the reason..


Exactly- be behind he door of he car or it wont work most of the time - keep holding he fob button and the windows will close too - (its already locked, when you start he process)
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Old 06-05-2011, 11:55 AM
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Yes, can open or close.
He was asking about opening WITHOUT the CA option, I think you have CA. Does anybody know the answer to the question about opening the roof in the US without the CA option?
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Old 06-05-2011, 11:58 AM
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He was asking about opening WITHOUT the CA option, I think you have CA. Does anybody know the answer to the question about opening the roof in the US without the CA option?
I misread. No you can't. That was the whole reason I got CA because without, you can't open or close from outside the car, well, other than by using the key in the door lock, you can open or close that way without CA, but not by using the remote...
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Old 06-05-2011, 12:07 PM
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I misread. No you can't. That was the whole reason I got CA because without, you can't open or close from outside the car, well, other than by using the key in the door lock, you can open or close that way without CA, but not by using the remote...
That is what I am starting to believe, I did not get CA since I have read that you could open it (but not close) which is all I wanted. Unfortunately, all the post saying that you CAN seem to be from the UK, so there might be a difference between US and non-US operation
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