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      05-21-2008, 11:58 AM   #1
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Just got Huber optik and now problems with CA

Well I already knew tint might cause a problem with comfort access, so I made sure I got ceramic tint. So yesterday I had huber optik installed and now I am having problems with Comfort Access.

What should I do? Will going back to the dealership and having them reset the system help?
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I have Huper Optik and CA works just fine. What percentage did you get? I have 30%. Dunno if this makes any difference.
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Why would tint cause a problem with CA? Enlighten me...
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Can you describe the problems? I have ceramic tint installed, and am having problems with AM reception. Not sure if I'm having problems with CA -- but it did take the Concierge three attempts to download into my GPS -- and that's never happened before.
Well before the tint, all i had to do is put my hand on the door handle for a second and the door will unlock. Also all i had to do is touch the top of the handle to lock. Now when I put my hand on the door handle it doesn't unlock consistently. Nor does it lock the door when I put my hand on the top of the handle. I have to keep trying.



I just experimented a bit, and it seems like now, I have to stand closer to the back passenger seat for it to work correctly. So instead of being in front of the door handle, I have to be infront of the back passenger seat, and reach over with my hand.

The passenger side doesn't seem to have any problems, but I haven't really tested it enough.
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Why would tint cause a problem with CA? Enlighten me...
I have no idea, but people said tint with metals in it might cause interference, that was the reason why i went with the expensive ceramic tint.
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I have Huper Optik and CA works just fine. What percentage did you get? I have 30%. Dunno if this makes any difference.
40% or was it 45%
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I have ceramic tint on mine and it does not affect the CA
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This is really weird. Are you sure it's not metal? I'd hate to think they used the wrong stuff by mistake. But this just doesn't make sense. Good luck.
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This is really weird. Are you sure it's not metal? I'd hate to think they used the wrong stuff by mistake. But this just doesn't make sense. Good luck.
I'm not 100% sure, but this is a reputable shop, and during the tint process he was explaining to me about the dots and how hard it was because how thick huber optiks is compared to regular tint. The tint itself is pretty light from the inside just like how it huber optik should be, so there is really no reason for me not to believe that he put on the wrong tint.

I'm going to experiment a bit more this week, if I can consistenly open the door by standing next to the back passenger window, then I can live with it. I rather leave the tint than remove it and try another brand, especially since the tint was a bit pricey.
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Well, that's the question...why would it? Another question, why would my AM reception effectively cease to exist after ceramic tint is installed -- even though the installer and manufacturer claim it won't?

See this thread for more details:
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=143257
I don't listen to AM radio, so I don't know how many channels I was able to receive before tinting.
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This is really weird. Are you sure it's not metal? I'd hate to think they used the wrong stuff by mistake. But this just doesn't make sense. Good luck.
Yes Formula one ceramic tint, they specifically told me it wouldn't affect anything on my car.
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I'm not 100% sure, but this is a reputable shop, and during the tint process he was explaining to me about the dots and how hard it was because how thick huber optiks is compared to regular tint. The tint itself is pretty light from the inside just like how it huber optik should be, so there is really no reason for me not to believe that he put on the wrong tint.

I'm going to experiment a bit more this week, if I can consistenly open the door by standing next to the back passenger window, then I can live with it. I rather leave the tint than remove it and try another brand, especially since the tint was a bit pricey.
Try putting your windows down and then do the same experimentation so see if it works any differently with the window in a different position.
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I have Huber Optik Ceramic 30% side and rear 60% on the front. I do not have any problems with CA nor AM stations. I had it done at a friends shop so I know I actually got ceramic. Do you guys having problems know for sure they installed ceramic on your windows?
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Could be that some CA transmitters are weaker than others and tint will still attenuate the signal even if it isn't metallic.

Maybe check your FOB battery?
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I have Huber Optik Ceramic 30% side and rear 60% on the front. I do not have any problems with CA nor AM stations. I had it done at a friends shop so I know I actually got ceramic. Do you guys having problems know for sure they installed ceramic on your windows?
As I stated I am not 100% sure, but there is no reason to doubt it.

The funny thing is the passenger side works without issues at all, and the trunk too. So only the driver's side has a problem and I've tried both keys. I'm due for service on tuesday, i'm going to play dumb with the dealership maybe they can fix it.
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As I stated I am not 100% sure, but there is no reason to doubt it.

The funny thing is the passenger side works without issues at all, and the trunk too. So only the driver's side has a problem and I've tried both keys. I'm due for service on tuesday, i'm going to play dumb with the dealership maybe they can fix it.
Might be the driver door sensor then, dealer will get it ironed out.
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I have Huper Optik here as well (drea) and have not had problems.

You may wish to insert the key into the slot while driving to let it charge just in case the battery is low. (the dealer told me that this is necessary from time to time). Someone correct me if the key fob does not charge this way...

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I have Huper Optik here as well (drea) and have not had problems.

You may wish to insert the key into the slot while driving to let it charge just in case the battery is low. (the dealer told me that this is necessary from time to time). Someone correct me if the key fob does not charge this way...

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Saw somewhere on the forum that our fobs do not have the rechargable battery, I still insert my fob in the slot from time to time if I have too many things in my pocket.
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Interesting and good feedback PencilGeek. I have Huper Optik and noticed a reduction in the range of my keyfob. I have to wonder if we cut the section of tint off that comes in contact with the antenna if we will increase the reception/range.
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Was your guys tint hand cut or computer cut?
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Was your guys tint hand cut or computer cut?
hand cut.
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