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#1 (permalink) Old 10-13-2008, 11:06 PM
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Comfort access and the car wash

I picked up my 2008 X5 about two weeks ago and have washed it twice since then. My question is:
When I walk around the vehicle while pressure washing it, with the remote in my pocket (I have comfort access), the lights flash on and off. Is there a problem? Any help would be appreciated.
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Have you tried walking around teh vehicle when you are not pressure washing it?

Also, I would avoid pressure washing at all costs. Use a bucket, or a low pressure hose and rags/sponges to wash your car. Unless you are leasing -- in that case, who cares what happens to your paint.

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Have you tried walking around teh vehicle when you are not pressure washing it?

Also, I would avoid pressure washing at all costs. Use a bucket, or a low pressure hose and rags/sponges to wash your car. Unless you are leasing -- in that case, who cares what happens to your paint.
It doesn't seem to do it when I am just walking around the vehicle with the remote in my pocket.

I wish I had the time to hand wash my vehicles. I gently pressure wash them, wax twice a year and power polish every couple of years.
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I have found out that if I leave the key inside the vehicle while washing it, the alarms do not go off.

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That is so weird to me. I wonder if this is something BMW is aware of. Does your x5 have the alamr installed? I am thinking it may be motion sensors

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That is so weird to me. I wonder if this is something BMW is aware of. Does your x5 have the alamr installed? I am thinking it may be motion sensors
It has the factory security system. I assume it has the alarm, although I have never heard it go off.

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Firs off, pressure washing is not bad for your paint unless you are using a private machine with higher than normal PSI. This is not an issue if you are at a local do it youself wash. Do use your own wash mit with own soap however.
As for you comfort access I bet you are accidently pushing the button while its in your pocket, its easier than you think.
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there is no problem, the remote control in your pocket is merely sending radio signals to your access system, this is what i think

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