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Any workarounds for this problem?

This has happened twice in the month we've had our Odyssey EX: the power door starts closing while we're pulling things in or out of the Odyssey. The first time, I put the remote and key in my jacket pocket and the power door started closing on me while I was taking our baby out in the infant carrier (I was holding the carrier against my body). The second time, my wife put her keys/remote in her pocket while she was taking our baby out and the other door started closing on a friend of hers who was taking her baby out of the other side (we were so embarrassed!)

This is my first car with a remote entry system so I'm kinda surprised that there isn't a "off" switch on the remote to prevent this kind of thing from happening. I know a couple of other people with similar problems on Odyssey's and Sienna's.

I've resorted to just not carrying the remote any more and strictly using the keys.

Any other solutions or workarounds?
 

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That is very weird. Our 02 remote takes a deliberate and sustained push to close the rear doors. I would test each remote and make sure you cannot close the doors with just a "tap". If you can, then I would take the remote to the dealer for a replacement under warranty.

If the remotes are not defective, sounds like its time to stop wearing tight pants


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I use one of those supermarket shopper's club cards over the buttons. I punched an off-center hole so that it lines up evenly over the remote. Works for me, but your mileage may differ
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I cut the bottom half inch off a 35mm film can and used the resulting sleeve to slide over the remote. It was the only reliable way I found to prevent the problem, cuz I ALWAYS carry my keys in my pockets.


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I've had this happen too, so I pulled my keys out of my poocke to have a look. I have the Ody key on the ring on the 'button' side of the remote. Well, low and behold, that seems to be it! Check your keys, I'll do my best to describe what I found. If you line the Ody key up on the ring over the remote (covering the buttons) you'll see that the corner of the plack part of the key lines up with the big button for the right side door. grasp it near the key rign and it's fine. Now grasp it at the end of the remote (where the lock/unlock buttons are) ane the metal part of the key. If you press the two together, the corner of the black part of the key actually presses the right door biutton!
This is what you call a design oops, my friends. I bet if we all put our keys behind the remote it will help the situation (assuming you don't have another key that will do the same thing.
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1999 Odyssey EX - Mesa Beige, 9" TV/VCR w/Steel Horse Tote, SmartScreen rear delay wiper in process
1993 Escort LX - 'Fridge White, basic, no frils, get-to-work-and-back car
1960 Thunderbird Conv. - Raven Black, Red leather, THIS is the real fun!

[This message has been edited by dgs (edited 03-04-2002).]
 

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Isn't technology grand? Now y'all have to "hide" your remotes, so they do not "remote" at the wrong times, Hee! Hee! Reminds me of the time I went into the airport restroom and got my "ass gasket" all set-up and turned around to sit. The dang automatic toilet flushed my carefully placed "gasket" right down the drain, Hee! Hee! Have fun with those remotes.......

Jerry O.

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It's usually better to laugh than to cry....

Jerry O.

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