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      04-16-2012, 03:30 AM   #1
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Will it drain the car battery?

Just bought a half car cover that comes with a strap on both sides that goes around the door handle for securing it in position.
My question is my car comes with comfort access - will it keep searching for the key fob forever and drain the car battery because the strap is between the door and the handle?
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      04-16-2012, 05:21 AM   #2
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I don't know for sure, but I suspect CA works by your grasping the handle and grounding the connection, so the cover wouldn't be an issue. That's the opening the door issue. For searching, I think that goes on all the time, whether there's something near the handle or not. The car needs to know your proximity before you touch the handle.
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^ +1 . It shouldn't have any effect of your battery
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