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Old 06-03-2014, 12:42 PM
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What is this feature?

I have a quick question and can't find the answer in the user manual. So, hopefully someone on here can tell me the answer. Occasionally, when I unlock my 335ix coupe, the car would roll down the window half way on both sides. And then it would roll them back up as the door is closed. Strange thing is that, i can't replicate it on my own - no matter how many times I press the unlock button. This has happened a few times in last couple weeks so far.

Once again i can confirm that I didn't "hold" the unlock key as I knew it would roll down the windows and open up the roof automatically. Plus, the car would automatically roll back up the window as the door is closed.

I really like this feature but don't know what this feature is!!
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I think that does that on convertible cars but you don't have convertible.
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I think that does that on convertible cars but you don't have convertible.
all cars (E92 and E93) with frameless windows. it does that to clear the gasket.
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I know that the windows would roll down a bit since they are frameless, but they actually rolled most of the way down though.


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all cars (E92 and E93) with frameless windows. it does that to clear the gasket.
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Old 06-03-2014, 02:17 PM
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I know that the windows would roll down a bit since they are frameless, but they actually rolled most of the way down though.
windows might need to be initialized... i forget how to do this, but its holding the window switch in the up or down position past the point the window is fully open or closed for a few seconds.
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Old 06-03-2014, 02:21 PM
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Thanks for the input and that might be the culprit, but then why it happened randomly though


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windows might need to be initialized... i forget how to do this, but its holding the window switch in the up or down position past the point the window is fully open or closed for a few seconds.

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Old 06-19-2014, 07:06 PM
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so, i mentioned this to the SA at my local dealership, and they didnt have a clue.
as i accepted that as a random issue, it happened again today, and thia time i know how to trigger it - basically just press the unlock key twice - and as i did it, the window would roll down half way as the door is opened! Viola, but now anyone awares of this feature in a coupe?
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My '10 coupe doesn't do this.
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My '10 coupe doesn't do this.
Not halfway down but the moment you pull the door handle the window should drop slightly to clear the rubber seal.
When you close the door it should shoot back up about a second after.
If it doesn't drop to clear that upper rubber seal the window gets snagged and you could pull the seal down...
So what happens if the battery is completely flat and you pull the handle?
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All Coupes and convertible and now the gran coupes that are frameless lower the windows about half an inch so the seals will not get ripped. A close friend of mine has a E36 M3 and that is where i saw this first. I just bought a E93 and went outside and try many times and it does it in every occasion. I hope this helps.
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OP is saying that his windows are rolling down quite a bit. Not normal, like the typical 1/2".

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Old 06-20-2014, 08:38 AM
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OP, are you holding down on the unlock button the 2nd time you press it? Holding the unlock button down will roll down both windows, and pop the sunroof. These cars are coded to do this. In fact, my wife's minivan does the same!

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Old 06-20-2014, 09:47 AM
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I pressed the open key twice or more, then the window would roll down half way when the door is opened and closed up as the door is closed, almost like a window-pinch feature, but instead of an inch, it does it half way - pretty cool and I like it for summer time!!

Note: I only pressed, not holding, the key as I am aware of what the feature of holding the key can do.

And I also found the following link as well - Yet, i don't understand at all about how it would make in/out of the car easier by rolling down the window?? Can anyone chime in on that?

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...81&postcount=9


lf you have a coupe/convert, please give it a try and let us know how it goes, Thanks

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I tried double pressing last night, and could not duplicate.

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Old 06-20-2014, 10:05 AM
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Here is my setting and lets see if that would help:

my car has no COMFORT EASY ACCESS
my car has no ALARM
my car is set to unlock BOTH doors as remote key pressed once. (and maybe becoz of this, the new feature can take over? becoz normally key pressed twice to unlock all doors and now there is room for it...)

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Old 06-20-2014, 02:26 PM
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I could be wrong but I think you can code that into the car.
How long have you had this car, maybe the previous owner had it coded that way?
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Old 06-23-2014, 09:53 AM
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I bought the car in May, and that is what I am wondering too - is it a code or something? Even the dealership tech had no idea about this?? How can we trust them with our cars in their hands??

That's why i want to see if anyone on here knows about this feature? I really like it and hope others can enjoy the feature as i do


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I could be wrong but I think you can code that into the car.
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The only feature I know of that is similar to this is for E92/3s. It lowers the driver's side window so when you're parked in (can't open your door), you can climb in the window.

But there is no feature as you describe and it was either a glitch/malfunction or you are confusing this with another car.
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Old 06-23-2014, 12:38 PM
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It maybe a glitch, but I just went out and tested it again, and I noticed a couple things:

1) This feature only work on the first time, and then it would resume normal operation
2) This feature applies to both doors - Driver and Passenger
3) I have to press the open key twice fast - so if i pressed it first time, waited, pressed it second time, then it won't work
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How long are you holding down the button? THe auto window open feature is on your key fob if you hold it long enough. Otherwise reinitialize your windows.

Initialization is performed on the power window switch of the relevant door.
Requirements for correct initialization:
Initialization with engine running
Convertible top, doors and windows closed

Initialization comprises:
Erasure of initialization
Reinitialization

An initialization must be performed:
In the event of malfunctions, e.g. no one-touch control function, no opening or if available no comfort function is possible
After the power window drive has been replaced
After work is carried out on the power window mechanism
After a power supply interruption, e.g. disconnection of the battery or disconnection of the power supply to the door
After the door window glass has been removed and installed or replaced
After adjustment work on the door window glass
After adjustment work on the convertible top
After replacement of seals

Erasure of initialization:
Open door window glass fully
Operate power window switch in "Open" position four times within 10 seconds

This erases initialization of the power window, anti-trapping protection and toll function are inactive.
Check whether one-touch control (toll) function is inactive, otherwise repeat procedure.

Reinitialization:
Avoid a break between the two steps!
Open door window glass fully
Operate and hold power window switch in "Close" position (second switch stage)
Once the upper end position has been reached, hold power window switch in "Close" position for approx. 2 seconds longer
Open door window glass fully
Operate and hold power window switch in "Close" position (second switch stage)
Once the upper end position has been reached, hold power window switch in "Close" position for approx. 2 seconds longer
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Old 06-24-2014, 09:16 AM
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Thanks for the info I didn't "hold down" the button at all. All I need to do is to "press" the button twice, as to open all doors, to activate that unique feature


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How long are you holding down the button? THe auto window open feature is on your key fob if you hold it long enough. Otherwise reinitialize your windows.

Initialization is performed on the power window switch of the relevant door.
Requirements for correct initialization:
Initialization with engine running
Convertible top, doors and windows closed

Initialization comprises:
Erasure of initialization
Reinitialization

An initialization must be performed:
In the event of malfunctions, e.g. no one-touch control function, no opening or if available no comfort function is possible
After the power window drive has been replaced
After work is carried out on the power window mechanism
After a power supply interruption, e.g. disconnection of the battery or disconnection of the power supply to the door
After the door window glass has been removed and installed or replaced
After adjustment work on the door window glass
After adjustment work on the convertible top
After replacement of seals

Erasure of initialization:
Open door window glass fully
Operate power window switch in "Open" position four times within 10 seconds

This erases initialization of the power window, anti-trapping protection and toll function are inactive.
Check whether one-touch control (toll) function is inactive, otherwise repeat procedure.

Reinitialization:
Avoid a break between the two steps!
Open door window glass fully
Operate and hold power window switch in "Close" position (second switch stage)
Once the upper end position has been reached, hold power window switch in "Close" position for approx. 2 seconds longer
Open door window glass fully
Operate and hold power window switch in "Close" position (second switch stage)
Once the upper end position has been reached, hold power window switch in "Close" position for approx. 2 seconds longer
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