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Old 02-27-2010, 12:18 PM
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Windows and Sunroof Opened by Themselves When Car Was Off

This is not a joke...Earlier today, my car was off in the garage with all the windows closed (it's the middle of winter here). About an hour later, I go in the garage and find that the driver and passenger window were completely down and the moonroof was completely retracted. I have no idea how that can happen. I have a 2 week old 2010 335i Coupe.

Before any smart a**es comment: no, I did not forget if they were up or down when I left the car (again, it's the middle of winter); no, no one was playing a practical joke (there was no one to do that); no, no one broke into the garage; no, I was not sleep walking and accidentally opened the windows.

Anyone have any idea how in the world this could happen? Has it happened to anyone else? I am totally baffled...and freaked out because what it the car was not in the garage? Anyone could have opened the doors and stolen all the contents in the car or the car itself.
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:35 PM
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If the unlock button is held down it will cause the windows and sunroof to open. Your fob button was probably getting pressed by something. It has happened to quite a few 'festers.
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:38 PM
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Happened to me about a month ago. I was baffled until I was working in the garage a few days later and, while leaning up against my workbench, I heard the windows go down. Turns out I was accidentally pressing the fob in my pocket up against the bench, which will cause the windows and sunroof to open. I'm thinking the earlier incident had something to do with this feature as well.

Perhaps it could explain what happened to you as well?
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:40 PM
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here's your smart azz answer....

pretty common question... no it's not some mysterious electronic bug, something actvated your unlock button.....
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:48 PM
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here's your smart azz answer....
There is always one! I tried googling "My 335i coupe is possessed", but I only came up with a bunch of Toyota and Lexus hits!

I'll try the unlock hold on the key fob and see if I can reproduce it. Still, a scary "feature" of the key fob. Thanks for all the quick responses.
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Old 02-27-2010, 01:47 PM
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You guys were right . What's interesting is that the windows start going down after only 3 seconds of holding the unlock button.
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Old 02-27-2010, 02:08 PM
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Yeah, need to make this a sticky, LOL.

The funny thing is, this happened to me once too when my car was new, and I thought somebody was playing a trick on me. 5 seconds on google solved that.

GIYF, people.
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Old 02-27-2010, 02:12 PM
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GIYF, people.
True, but again, google anything about cars being "possessed" or "having a mind of their own" now and you get links to Toyota cars!
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There is always one! I tried googling "My 335i coupe is possessed", but I only came up with a bunch of Toyota and Lexus hits!

I'll try the unlock hold on the key fob and see if I can reproduce it. Still, a scary "feature" of the key fob. Thanks for all the quick responses.
You mean re-badged Toyota's?

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You guys were right . What's interesting is that the windows start going down after only 3 seconds of holding the unlock button.
I have a black-on-black coupe that gets REAL warm in the summer. But, this feature solves that problem. As I walk out of my office building, I hold the button down. The windows and roof open as soon as I'm close enough, and the interior temperature of the car is acceptable by the time I open the door and sit down. It's a nice feature.

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You mean re-badged Toyota's?
Why, of course! What else would I be referring to?
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Why, of course! What else would I be referring to?
Audi's....which are re-badged VW's....
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Old 02-27-2010, 05:51 PM
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Rolls Royce...rebadged BMW. Porsche...rebadged Beetle.
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Old 02-27-2010, 06:10 PM
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Yeah, need to make this a sticky, LOL.

The funny thing is, this happened to me once too when my car was new, and I thought somebody was playing a trick on me.
Ditto. It's happened at least once, maybe twice. I sometimes have to be conscious of my fob if my pockets are full.
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Old 02-27-2010, 06:33 PM
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I guess I dodged the bullet on this one!

We had very heavy rain last night.

I know about the apparently spontaneous opening of the sunroof and windows caused by inadvertently pressing the button on the remote. I have the leather key fobs which can prevent this from happening, or so I've heard.

This morning I went outside and the windows and sunroof were completely open. This must have happened after the rain stopped because everything was pretty dry -- but I had been nowhere near the car until I made the discovery this morning.

I'm starting to think this car is haunted, and it seems to attract trouble like Velcro attracts lint. In 1400 miles, I've already had an insurance claim (somebody's shopping cart rolled into the car) and a chipped windshield.

Anyone know anything about a German exorcism rituals?
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:51 PM
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^^That's kind of how I felt when I first started this thread.
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Received the low key fob battery warning, replaced the batteries in my fobs -- and it just happened again!

Do ZPPP poltergeists need fresh batteries?
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I was walking away from my car last night and the same thing happens to me my car was off and my windows open I have a 2001 x5 did u fix the problem post me back if u did
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This happened to me once when the FOB was sitting upstairs on my nightstand, out of range of the car. It was strange.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:03 AM
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Nuts. I'm a noob to the forums and just found out about this feature with the unlock button from a friend last week. I was hoping to actually submit an answer and regain a sense of relevance! On the bright side, you know something new about your car.

I think my car may be haunted, too...it seems to take control of the accelerator and go fast all the time, whether I want it to or, well...I want it to.

Best of luck with the errant pushes against the button. That could be a real mess in the rain.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:34 AM
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I had the same thing with my Garage door.... I would get into my car in the morning and find my garage door open, knowing full well that I had closed it the night before... thinking it was a faulty unit I replaced it(which was probably a mid 90's model, so needed to be replaced anyways).

A few days after the install, the same thing happened with the new one... found out it was because I was keeping the garage remotes in my "junk" drawer in the kitchen (since I have homelink on both my cars) which happens to be over the garage. When shuffling through the drawer, would accidentally press the button.
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I found out about this feature when it was raining
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