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Window Global Open/Close & Red/Black Car Icon

ust bought an HSE Lux on Monday. I've been investigating all the options and ran across window global open and window global close. I turned both on (I'm in the US, by the way). Window global open works fine. If I hold the open button on the remote for 3 seconds, all windows open. However, global close doesn't seem to work. This seems to me to be the better feature in case someone forgets to close a window when existing the car. I think maybe it's turned off in the US. If so, then maybe it shouldn't be an option on the menu. Anyone know for sure? I've asked dealer, but haven't gotten a reply yet (and while I had a good experience at the dealer, they are still learning about the car as well, and I didn't get the InControl Protect App(?) like I thought even though the sales guide discussed it because he confused this with the InControl Apps (the one that lets you connect your phone through USB and run apps on the touch screen of the car)). If it is turned off in the US, anyone know how to hack it to turn it on? ;-)

Also, sometimes when I'm driving, I see a white rectangle in the center dash display above the speed limit sign that shows little red & black cars. Dealer thought that maybe this was exceeding the speed limit, but I don't think so because I do that way too often and don't see the icon. Anyboyd know what it is? I can't even upload an image of it because I can't get it to repeat on demand and I couldn't find an image of it online.

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ust bought an HSE Lux on Monday. I've been investigating all the options and ran across window global open and window global close. I turned both on (I'm in the US, by the way). Window global open works fine. If I hold the open button on the remote for 3 seconds, all windows open. However, global close doesn't seem to work. This seems to me to be the better feature in case someone forgets to close a window when existing the car. I think maybe it's turned off in the US. If so, then maybe it shouldn't be an option on the menu. Anyone know for sure? I've asked dealer, but haven't gotten a reply yet (and while I had a good experience at the dealer, they are still learning about the car as well, and I didn't get the InControl Protect App(?) like I thought even though the sales guide discussed it because he confused this with the InControl Apps (the one that lets you connect your phone through USB and run apps on the touch screen of the car)). If it is turned off in the US, anyone know how to hack it to turn it on? ;-)

Also, sometimes when I'm driving, I see a white rectangle in the center dash display above the speed limit sign that shows little red & black cars. Dealer thought that maybe this was exceeding the speed limit, but I don't think so because I do that way too often and don't see the icon. Anyboyd know what it is? I can't even upload an image of it because I can't get it to repeat on demand and I couldn't find an image of it online.

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I haven't messed with the global open and close yet but I'll try and see what happens.

The little white rectangle with the red and black cars means you are in a no passing zone.

If you are over 5 miles an hour over the speed limit there will be a red flashing ring around the speed limit sign.

In control apps and remote and protect are sold separately. If you have remote and protect it will be listed in your optional features on your window sticker. You would then download in control apps and remote app separately.
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Nothing nerves me worse than a dealer of a premium vehicle like these not knowing their product. It's not like they have several lines and several models to sell. Land Rover/Range Rover is a fairly narrow line of product and they should know their product.
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I haven't messed with the global open and close yet but I'll try and see what happens.

The little white rectangle with the red and black cars means you are in a no passing zone.

If you are over 5 miles an hour over the speed limit there will be a red flashing ring around the speed limit sign.

In control apps and remote and protect are sold separately. If you have remote and protect it will be listed in your optional features on your window sticker. You would then download in control apps and remote app separately.
Fantastic! Thanks for the info.

My window sticker does not mention the remote & protect. It's too bad. I would have much rather have paid for remote & protect that incontrol apps. I really don't need my phone's calendar to display on my car's display screen. I'd rather be able to know whether the car is locked or not remotely. I understand it's a factory add so it can't be retrofitted. That's too bad.

Anyway, thanks again for info. Knowing the icon means no passing is helpful. And I'll have to keep an eye out on the speed limit sign to see if it turns red if I go five over.

I set nav to warn me if I'm 8 over because I often go at least 7 over and using something lower caused the warning to come on way too much when I was using nav.
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You're welcome. It's kind of a shame that the incontrol stuff are all factory adds that can't be added later. Incontrol remote is pretty neat and it's got the gee whiz factor. It's got a few things that the uConnect mobile app, for my RAM, doesn't have. And visa versa. I blew through my free trial on uConnect mobile and never bothered to pay for the service....it's not THAT cool and can be lived without. But for people who want to take full advantage of tech, the incontrol protect may be worth paying for after the Intial service period is over....but 4 years is a long time for a vehicle to stay in my family. Lol

I've really only scratched the surface with remote & protect so far.

The incontrol apps feature will surely get better as more apps are added. Right now it's actually pretty useful to check my calendar. I do sync my phone to my outlook calandar and I've actually used it a few times in the in control app interface.

But if you want to play music from your phone, I don't know about you, but I think It's cumbersom and not nearly as seamless as they try to advertise. I skip it and just play music through Bluetooth or cable.


As for the global windows.... Both options for up and down are checked in the vehicle menu. Global down works like a charm, global up doesn't work. The manual only talks about global down, nothing in there about up.

So anyone else having any luck? Or is it another knit pic to gripe to LR about? LOL!!

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There is almost no information anywhere about the remote and protect. Too bad that they don't have an online video like they do for the incontrol app.


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If you are over 5 miles an hour over the speed limit there will be a red flashing ring around the speed limit sign.
This seems like it could be incredibly annoying. I'd hope there is a way to disable the red flashing ring?
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You're welcome. It's kind of a shame that the incontrol stuff are all factory adds that can't be added later. Incontrol remote is pretty neat and it's got the gee whiz factor. It's got a few things that the uConnect mobile app, for my RAM, doesn't have. And visa versa. I blew through my free trial on uConnect mobile and never bothered to pay for the service....it's not THAT cool and can be lived without. But for people who want to take full advantage of tech, the incontrol protect may be worth paying for after the Intial service period is over....but 4 years is a long time for a vehicle to stay in my family. Lol

I've really only scratched the surface with remote & protect so far.

The incontrol apps feature will surely get better as more apps are added. Right now it's actually pretty useful to check my calendar. I do sync my phone to my outlook calandar and I've actually used it a few times in the in control app interface.

But if you want to play music from your phone, I don't know about you, but I think It's cumbersom and not nearly as seamless as they try to advertise. I skip it and just play music through Bluetooth or cable.


As for the global windows.... Both options for up and down are checked in the vehicle menu. Global down works like a charm, global up doesn't work. The manual only talks about global down, nothing in there about up.

So anyone else having any luck? Or is it another knit pic to gripe to LR about? LOL!!
Yea, I think BT is better for the music. I did reply to some texts at a stop light thru the car. That's pretty neat.

Haven't found a way to use global close yet. It's surely a tease to include it in the options and it doesn't work (and I have read elsewhere that it may be blocked in the US). I'm hoping someone figures out hot to hack it. It's probably just a switch somewhere in a control panel (I hope it's not a software hack or that'll be a problem).

Protect does have the gee whiz factor, but like many things, over time it's not so great. I had Audi connect for a while on my Q5 and didn't continue the data charges after the initial six month free period. It's like satellite radio, which is getting too much like FM. I'd rather play music through my Google Play subscription (and we have Amazon Prime, so I can play it from there as well (and I should drop Google Play since we're paying twice for the same music)).

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There is almost no information anywhere about the remote and protect. Too bad that they don't have an online video like they do for the incontrol app.


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There is an iPad app that demoes the entire incontrol system. It's not bad. It's got videos that go over remote/protect. I downloaded it and went through it before I bought the Disco.
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If you are over 5 miles an hour over the speed limit there will be a red flashing ring around the speed limit sign.
This seems like it could be incredibly annoying. I'd hope there is a way to disable the red flashing ring?
I thought the same thing. It's actually not annoying at all. Just a very subtle reminder. I do believe you can disable it but you have to disable the whole drivers aid system.... I think.

I also thought the lane departure feature would be annoying. It's not. All these features are very subtle and actually quite thoughtful imho. They struck a nice balance.
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