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A couple of times I've come outside to discover that my sunroof has opened by itself and all the windows are down. Help! Thanks!

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Are you sitting on the keys or leaning on the open button on your key fob.. press and hold button to open all windows. press and hold lock button should close all windows also.. something simple as this perhaps?

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