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    HI All,
    not been a member 5 mins and have the first question for you.
    I have Z3 - 2000 2lt version. When you start the car the central locking operates and off you go - but the electric windows wont operate for approxs 2 mins.
    Really painful if parked in a barrier operated car park ! - have to get the passenger to run round to input ticket or get out yourself - remember to stop 2 yrds prior to the machine as otherwise cant get the door open - operate barrier and scoot thru before the bar comes down again !
    When I bought the car the seller said it was because the car was USA made but cant think of reason why there is delay with wondows operating.
    ANyone heard of this and can it be changed ?

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    That doesn't sound right at all.
    I wonder if there is some sort of aftermarket total closure alarm that is conflicting the the windows.
     
     

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    Not sure it has any alarm other than the standard - it has a BMW key and you click the button to open/close etc. I thought that was how the alarm was set. It's really stange - I guess there must be a clock somewhere counting the time - 2 mins after starting ignition - wether it is moving or not - and the windows will then operate.
    ANyone else with Z3 - does it lock the doors when you start ignition ?
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    That's rubbish about the US market, sounds like it's a problem with the body control module, I would recommend getting the fault codes read by a BMW independent specialists.

    The doors locking when you start the car sounds like it's been programmed in on the body control module.
     
     

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    just spoken to bmw technician - apparently newer cars are having the "automatic locking when ignition started " option fitted so will keep that !
    He wants me to book car in for 1 hr diagnostic to see why the windows have the delay - £111.0 plus vat plus anything else they find. That could open up a huge bill ! Might have to live with it until after xmas.! Does the control moduel have to be connected to their computers to change any settings ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHARENSLZ View Post
    just spoken to bmw technician - apparently newer cars are having the "automatic locking when ignition started " option fitted so will keep that !
    He wants me to book car in for 1 hr diagnostic to see why the windows have the delay - £111.0 plus vat plus anything else they find. That could open up a huge bill ! Might have to live with it until after xmas.! Does the control moduel have to be connected to their computers to change any settings ?
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    Yes the control module does need to be connected to their diagnostics to change settings.

    Take the car to a BMW independent specialists as it will be much cheaper, probably half the price, and if they have a Autologic machine then they can do pretty much everything that a dealer can do.

    Any of these garages near by? http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/f6/

    and http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...county-t18129/
     
     

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