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Good evening. I'm an older woman who has always had a need for speed. That didn't dwindle with age.lol. I've looked at the posts on this wonderful list on several occasions but have never posted a question. Well, now I need help rapidly. It storms daily and I'm concerned about this new situation that might ruin my BMW. Tonight all four windows and the moon roof opened when I turned the key in the door . . . it looked like a circus! I got in, turned her on, closed all of the above, locked her up and came back inside. I didn't want to be stuck with a potential electrical problem
Any suggestions concerning what is going on? Also she had small little alarm type noises twice. The driver's door didn't unlock the first time I tried. Please help me. I am a little scared of this expensive toy I should never have purchased. Last month I had a new rear passenger axle and wheel bearing replaced. It's got a huge list of all the new parts I've been replacing just to keep her on the road. However, I owe too much to simply sell her. . .
And when she works, she flies.lil. Past cars were a Dodge Magnum with a hemi engine and a Porsche 911 so I do like cars that handle nicely . . .
Oh, it's a 2002 325i. :)
 

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This is a feature the e39 (1997 528i) I owned had...it would do it when I turned the key on the driver's side door handle and you had to hold it for a few seconds. You have nothing to worry about its just a feature to open up all your windows. If you don't like that feature either unlock it with the remote control from the alarm, or just unlock car but don't hold the key in the door handle turned.
 

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If you hold the unlock button on the key, the windows and roof will open too. It's a convenience item. You can have it decoded at the dealership. Don't know why you would want to though. It is pretty neat to be able to open it up and cool it out living in Central Florida.
 

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If you hold the unlock button on the key, the windows and roof will open too. It's a convenience item. You can have it decoded at the dealership. Don't know why you would want to though. It is pretty neat to be able to open it up and cool it out living in Central Florida.
The feature also is enabled by turning the key to unlock the door, if you hold it in the unlock position. Odds are the sensor that tells the window control module the key is turn is sticking.

In the short term, don't use the key hole in the door but instead use the remote on the key to unlock it. If the problem disappears, its the sensor.
 

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Its is a BMW function that can be carried out through the key fob aswell if it worries you that much you can go to an Indy shop with a programed and have them disable it.

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I've seen youtube videos of guys also closing all windows and roof via key remote. Yet my E46 330ci only opens with remote. How do I get everything to close without putting key in door or getting in and doing it from inside the car?

Anyone in the Los Angeles area know who can code the car so windows will roll up when lock button is pushed on key remote?

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I've seen youtube videos of guys also closing all windows and roof via key remote. Yet my E46 330ci only opens with remote. How do I get everything to close without putting key in door or getting in and doing it from inside the car?

Anyone in the Los Angeles area know who can code the car so windows will roll up when lock button is pushed on key remote?

Thanks
It's a feature that can be enabled via programming ("coding"). I used PA soft ($30-$40) to enable it on mine.
 

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I've seen youtube videos of guys also closing all windows and roof via key remote. Yet my E46 330ci only opens with remote. How do I get everything to close without putting key in door or getting in and doing it from inside the car?

Anyone in the Los Angeles area know who can code the car so windows will roll up when lock button is pushed on key remote?

Thanks
There are literally about 1,000 ppl in the LA area that can code it for you. :bigpimp:
 
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