The pre-prod I sat in at my dealership did not do that. Obviously, as many have now stated, it's only for a while after removing the key. My demo never even had the key in it, however, when I pressed the radio power button the radio went from NO display at all, to showing the clock. Also I noticed that with no power whatsoever when the driver's door is opened, the digital odometer lights up BREIFLY.dengel said:Okay, I stopped by my dealer today to check out the Pre-production Solstice that they got to display in their showroom for the week. And I noticed that I could operate the power windows and stereo without having the key in the ignition.
So my question is - Is this normal for the Solstice, or did this particular pre-production model have some crossed wires somewhere that made this happen? If the car is designed to do this, I think it is pretty cool, as it definitely helps in raising the top. (You wouldn't need to leave the key in the ignition if you wanted to lower the windows when raising the top.)
Anybody with a real Solstice who can let me know, I'd really appreciate it.
Brentil, could it be true that this temporary stay of power is interrupted when the driver's door is opened? I would think it would make more sense to leave it; so that one could theoretically shut off the car, get out, open the trunk and put the top up, get back in and latch it, THEN roll up the windows, then get out and lock it and snap it the buttresses.
On another note. My girlfriends Ford Focus allows operation of the stereo without the key. It doesn't even have to have had the key in recently. At any time you can turn on the radio and have full funtion of it, CDs and all, for a total of 1 hour.