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      09-14-2009, 05:59 PM   #23
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Doesn't holding the lock button set off the alarm? Might be a little inconvenient if the alarm when off every time you tried to close your windows.
No, holding down the trunk button sets off panic.
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      09-14-2009, 06:35 PM   #24
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My 06 Jetta would close the windows and sunroof with the lock key. If the windows saw any resistance they would retract fully. I love my BMw, but I've said it before and I'll say it again... BMW engineers need to take a Jetta for a week and pick up a few ideas.
If you insert the key into the lock, then it will close all windows and sunroof.

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My E90 LCI closes all windows when you hold down the lock button on the remote and i dont have comfort access or folding mirrors.
It's because yours is a European spec car. The North American cars doesn't have it because of liability issues...
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      09-14-2009, 08:43 PM   #25
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If you insert the key into the lock, then it will close all windows and sunroof.
DOH, I meant lock button, not lock key. But now I know
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i think bmw is kind of stupid...they designed the key so that when you press unlock you can open windows and sunroofs, but if you press lock it wont close windows nor sunroof you have to close it by take the small key out insert it to the key fob on door handle n turn it. isnt it stupid?
why cant they just make unlock open and lock close like mercedes does
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i think bmw is kind of stupid...they designed the key so that when you press unlock you can open windows and sunroofs, but if you press lock it wont close windows nor sunroof you have to close it by take the small key out insert it to the key fob on door handle n turn it. isnt it stupid?
why cant they just make unlock open and lock close like mercedes does
E9x's in Europe do in fact do that... open and close windows with the key fob, as you suggested.

But in litigation-happy North America (read: USA), BMW just wants to make sure they're not exposed to any incidences of bodily injuries caused by bozos who accidentally strangle or amputate their passengers.

As simple as that...
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Also keep in mind that if you have Comfort Access (CA) you can close your windows while outside of the car.

After you get out of the car and close the door keep your finger on the 'ridges' for a few seconds. The windows and sun roof will start to close, keep your finger on the 'ridges' until they close all the way.
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Also keep in mind that if you have Comfort Access (CA) you can close your windows while outside of the car.

After you get out of the car and close the door keep your finger on the 'ridges' for a few seconds. The windows and sun roof will start to close, keep your finger on the 'ridges' until they close all the way.
wow that's so cool i never knew i could do that
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i'm afraid to use the feature....

because one of my rear windows might not go back up.....

how much would it cost to replace the motor?

one rear side window motor was replaced under warranty.....
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Thanks for this thread!!

My SA is an idiot ... he told me flat out my remote will not open my roof.
Tried today for fun after reading this thread and .... voila .... top folds down and back up.

All this time I've been holding down/up the button.
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Does it work to close the windows if u hold the lock button?
ya why not it should that would be great!
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      12-12-2009, 09:56 PM   #33
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I never understood why they didn't include the ability to close it in the same way, using the lock button..
my thoughts exactly, but i do like getting the stuffy hot air out a little before i get in during the summer!
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oem remote can do many stuff and with remotekey even more....
up/down window,
fold in/out mirror,
recharge itself ,
arm/disarm alarm,
store your setting,
i believe it also record fault code.....
all in one remote....
bmw make all that possible why cant the make it function in a longer range!?
i cant even unlock my doors like 10 steps away!
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