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Old 06-28-2005
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Auto Windows Down... From FOB

Alright, so maybe one of you technical guru's can figure this one out. I had a good idea for a how-to: making the windows go down from the fob. I was thinking either the panic button or maybe unlock three times. I have no clue how to do it, but I was hoping that someone would.

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its been done and heres how to do it...








go buy an alarm with a pager and have the module installed that lets you done the windows from one of the accessory buttons. then you can down the windows and start the truck from a remote. jokin man, you think it can be done?
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its been done and heres how to do it...

go buy an alarm with a pager and have the module installed that lets you done the windows from one of the accessory buttons. then you can down the windows and start the truck from a remote. jokin man, you think it can be done?
Your joking, but I think your on to something... my buddy had a Chevy Tahoe and his Viper Alarm had an Accesory circuit that he used to pop the back hatch... now you could get that alarm and wire the Accesory to the Auto Up/Down on the windows and it should work... of course you would need the Auto Up/Down on both windows... hmmm.. to bad I dont have power windows...
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yeah i was gonna say, they have modules for aftermarket alarms that can do that, its not magic, they've been out for a while.. but to do it off the FOB, i dunno, bob or john would have to figure that one out.
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i know you can get the alarms to down the windows, it costs extra though. i said i was joking cuz i thought it came off as kind of snotty. off the kyefob i dont know.
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I would rather have one that scratched my butt!
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Don't know but it might be possible to piggyback the window function onto the second unlock press (which unlocks the passenger side) to trigger the windows, too. Maybe... Of course, that might be a bit inconvenient if you wanted to unlock both doors in the rain.....

To get completely independent autodown control of the windows from the fob, you could try using one of the 4-button fobs that have trunk unlocking capability for passenger cars. That would give you the extra command that you need. With autodown capabilty, the window part of it seems feasible as well.

A problem could arise at the Central Security Module which receives and executes the commands from the fob. Does the CSM have the ability to understand the 4th button? Possibly but that in itself may not be enough. Here's my short story about why not:

I installed a Ford keypad entry in my truck and wired it to the CSM. My reasoning was that, since the CSM is common between 2003 Rangers and 2003 Sport Tracs, AND since Sport Tracs are available with keypad entry, my CSM should be able to respond to the keypad as well. The factory Ranger CSM even has a 5-digit entry code printed on its label! I figured this would be easy. WRONG!

After a lot of puzzlement and frustration, I finally found out that each assembly line flashes a hexidecimal code into the CSM at end-of-line to enable the CSM features for that model. On the Sport Trac, the keypad option is enabled; on Rangers, it is not. It took some experimentation but I was able to substitute the appropriate code number (pilfered from a neighbor's 2001 Sport Trac) into my 2003 Ranger CSM. This required the use of a dealer-only tool that interfaces with the module network through the Data Link Connector under the dash. I was lucky enough to be able to borrow one of the tools for a few hours from a well-connected friend. Now my keypad unlocks the doors through the original but recoded Ranger CSM.

The point is this - even if you add the necessary wiring and even if the CSM has the hardware to do many optional tasks, there is no guarantee that the CSM can perform those tasks without the correct configuration code.

Bottom line - IMO, using an aftermarket alarm capable of lowering the windows sounds like a much more practical way to get this feature.

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Thanks guys, I do have a remote starter installed that has the door unlocking feature included. On the fob is an "aux" button that really does nothing. If i press it before the unlock or lock buttons it makes the truck beep - thats all it does. My sister has the same system and that button controls her trunk. Therefore, it leads me to believe that this button is capable of other features... maybe I should see if the guys who installed it know how to do it. Anyways, thanks for the help guys!
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yep, thats the button youre looking for. there should be another module that you can purchase and have installed that will allow you to control your windows at the push of a button. and i think ,if you got a good one, one push is driver's window/two pushes passenger.
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On newer lincolns if you hold down the unlock button it has a "global open" mode, where it will open all 4 windows and the sunroof. I wonder if it would be possible to piggyback THAT function onto the factory CSM? That would be neat.

I don't have power windows OR keyless so I'm without a paddle either way.
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