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Old 09-07-2011, 07:24 PM   #1
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window trick...

Maybe I'm the last to figure this out... but i just found that if you hold the unlock button on the keyless entry, it opens all the windows and sunroof...AWESOME!!!!
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:25 PM   #2
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yeah... sorry you just found out
Nissan had it since the mid 90's
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:30 PM   #3
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Get your car coded to also close with the keyfob. Very convenient.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:32 PM   #4
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On the other hand, if you hold the key in the lock position, it also will close all the windows and sunroof.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:48 PM   #5
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Are there any other cool tricks I don't know?

What is a keyfob ?
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:49 PM   #6
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Get your car coded to also close with the keyfob. Very convenient.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:50 PM   #7
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On the other hand, if you hold the key in the lock position, it also will close all the windows and sunroof.
US models didn't come like this, they had to be coded to do this. Sounds like yours already has been.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:56 PM   #8
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Other tricks/features:
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=648876
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:00 PM   #9
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Holding down the lock button didn't work. I had to close them in the car. Im guessing any dealer can program it?
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You have to code it with an aftermarket coder, or get someone to do it for you. To my understanding, the dealership won't activate this in the US. While you're at it, activate the one-touch rear windows.

There used to be a product available called iWindows. It not only activated this feature, but also automatically rolled your windows up when the rain sensor detected rain. I don't believe this is made anymore, but there might be some floating around second-hand. It was made by a company called TVonNav.
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:12 PM   #11
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You can also roll up/down your windows without opening/closing your sunroof.
I have a video showing this feature


Again, you have to code it.
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^^^ I have done the same. Only windows roll down/up.
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:36 PM   #13
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Another cool thing...

If youve parked your car in a narrow space you simply press "open" twice. As you open the drivers door the drivers window will roll down - making it easier for you to get into your car. As you close the door the window will go up. Only works for coupes and convertibles though AND you shouldnt use this functions if your drivers window is covered with snow speaking from own experience
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anybody try this with PC Retriever?
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Maybe I'm the last to figure this out... but i just found that if you hold the unlock button on the keyless entry, it opens all the windows and sunroof...AWESOME!!!!
wow dude!! been doing it for the past 9 years! if you find the right shop you can get them to program it to put the windows up (not legal) but don't get your head stuck in the window !
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:22 PM   #16
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wow dude!! been doing it for the past 9 years! if you find the right shop you can get them to program it to put the windows up (not legal) but don't get your head stuck in the window !
Or your dog's or kid's head.
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Are there any other cool tricks I don't know ?
Yeah, there's this thing called an owner's manual. Full of "tricks" like that.
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:34 AM   #18
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You have to code it with an aftermarket coder, or get someone to do it for you. To my understanding, the dealership won't activate this in the US. While you're at it, activate the one-touch rear windows.

There used to be a product available called iWindows. It not only activated this feature, but also automatically rolled your windows up when the rain sensor detected rain. I don't believe this is made anymore, but there might be some floating around second-hand. It was made by a company called TVonNav.
iWindow is cool until your drunk buddy in the back seat stuck his head out of the window passed out and it start to rain. Then try to explain how your friend lost his head in your car. Prison time and 2 lives ruined all because of some stupid hack with car software.
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If you don't have the fob hold lock to put windows back up feature (US coding), you can still put the key in the door and hold it in the lock position to do the same thing. All windows go up and sunroof closes. Not quite as convenient as using the fob, but I've used it a few times
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:20 AM   #20
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Yeah, there's this thing called an owner's manual. Full of "tricks" like that.
manual...PSHHHH but then i couldn't have such a public spectacle and if we all read manuals there would be no forum of E46 FANATICS!!!!
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