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Sometimes I go out to my car to discover that all four windows are open. I assume it is due to some magic press or buttons. Of course, this is terrible. How do I (can I?) disable this “feature”? (I keep remote start disabled for the same reason.)
 

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It's the unlock button. Technically you are supposed to push it once, release, press a second time and hold for the windows to roll down. I have seen some people say that you don't have to press it twice. Haven't tested to confirm this.

I don't know if you can disable this feature. You can however get some type of sleeve for the fob, or keep it separated from your other keys. Personally I attach the fob to a belt loop with a carabiner, my other keys go in a pocket.
 

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Unfortunately, Honda doesn't offer an option to disable the auto-window-down 'feature' on any of its models. Similar complaints have been in place for prior Honda models/years without solution.

Do both of your fobs respond in the same way? Maybe try the other fob to see if the unlock button is more sensitive on the one you're using? Or consider a case like these that could spread pressure points across the fob (or worst case activates lock button under the snap fastener if accidentally pressed).

P.S. - I'm pretty certain two presses of 'unlock' are needed to put the windows down... not to be confused with one press of 'lock' before selecting remote start button -? https://www.gen3insight.com/forum/2...use-remote-engine-start-full-explanation.html
 

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Does turning on the lock window button prevent the rolling windows down feature on the keyfob?
 

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Does turning on the lock window button prevent the rolling windows down feature on the keyfob?
Activating the window lock switch didn't work per Accord forum, but may be worth re-checking on the Insight.

https://www.driveaccord.net/threads...dows-down-how-to-disable.436826/#post-5507418
Q - Wild shot, but can you disable that by using the window lock button on the driver's door?
A - My theory failed. If I engage the window lock with the button on driver's door, the remote still opens both of them and the moon roof. And I had to release the lock button in order to close the passenger window after my test failed. Was worth a try...
 

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So I did some googling and this “feature” seems to be causing a lot of similar complaints. Living in Florida, I’m pretty sure my car would be totaled for flood damage if my windows got triggered in a heavy rain. Sheesh. Hoping for a fix
 

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So I did some googling and this “feature” seems to be causing a lot of similar complaints. Living in Florida, I’m pretty sure my car would be totaled for flood damage if my windows got triggered in a heavy rain. Sheesh. Hoping for a fix
Are you sitting on your keys?? Too much stuff in your pocket? My fob lives in my front pocket with a wallet and I’ve never had the windows lower themselves unless I meant them to. You really have to hold the button to get the windows all the way down. If you release the button, the windows stop immediately.
 

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Are you sitting on your keys?? Too much stuff in your pocket? My fob lives in my front pocket with a wallet and I’ve never had the windows lower themselves unless I meant them to.
I'm the same as you but came to this forum today after I went outside and discovered all my windows down. Fortunately it hadn't rained since the last time I used the car and didn't happen overnight. Honda really should allow a means to disable this feature. I'd pay extra to promptly get rid of it.
 

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It's a little unsightly, but one person suggests removing the flat cover piece on top of the unlock button. The button is still functional but recessed to require intentional press. A related (?) way to accomplish this might be a silicone key fob or other case, as it could also help to recess the buttons on the fob.

I also saw in an Accord forum that disabling 'remote start' is the way to also disable 'remote all windows down.' This setting for the Insight is under Settings --> Vehicle --> Keyless Access Setup --> Remote Start System On/Off. It's a trade-off for convenience of remote start in cold/wet months, but it seems the two are interconnected.
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I also saw in an Accord forum that disabling 'remote start' is the way to also disable 'remote all windows down.' This setting for the Insight is under Settings --> Vehicle --> Keyless Access Setup --> Remote Start System On/Off.
I may give this a try and report back. Nothing is worth accidentally leaving the windows down overnight or in a storm. Thanks.
 

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I also saw in an Accord forum that disabling 'remote start' is the way to also disable 'remote all windows down.' This setting for the Insight is under Settings --> Vehicle --> Keyless Access Setup --> Remote Start System On/Off.
Today I disabled remote start and I was still able to open all the windows using the remote. So I've ordered one of these to shield my key fob.
 

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Today I disabled remote start and I was still able to open all the windows using the remote. So I've ordered one of these to shield my key fob.
Bummer. A bit surprised that the setup is different from the Accord. Hopefully the new fob cover does the trick instead. I read in reviews that the one watchout is that the attachment button still can make contact with the fob buttons, but it should be at an inconsequential spot.
 

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Bummer. A bit surprised that the setup is different from the Accord. Hopefully the new fob cover does the trick instead. I read in reviews that the one watchout is that the attachment button still can make contact with the fob buttons, but it should be at an inconsequential spot.
I put my fob in a protector (a rubber one) and haven't had any issues since (Have had the car for almost two years). The only time my windows were accidentally rolled down was during a rain storm when my fiancée thought that she had to keep hitting the unlock button from far away to unlock the doors.. She couldn't see the car, but she was rolling the windows down further and further. The other time was when I was getting something out of the car and it was raining. She was in our then apartment at the top of the stairs hitting the unlock button in the same exact fashion as I am yelling at her to stop.. LOL
 
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