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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie View Post
    It's a safety feature so small ones don't get there pinkies chopped off,

    Or no thumbsup if it was in the window.
    hahaha

    You shouldn't of had your 'thumbsup' in the window while trying to close it
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferret View Post
    On the E36, the rear windows are a one-touch down.... But to close them, you have to hold the button down on the center console.

    But, if you leave them open, lock the car, then the rear windows start closing, then after a few seconds the front windows start closing... Once all 4 are closed, the sun roof starts closing

    Are BMW not able to modify the software on the ZKE to be able to close the rear windows on the E46 ? It's only a software thing they've changed, so they must be able to change it back.

    But, the E46 has the slight advantage, because on the E36, you can't open the windows from the alarm.... You gotta turn the ignition on to open them :(
    So the E36 is better in that case! The manual closing for the rear windows is the same then.

    BMW being BMW would not be prepared to update anything if its not straight forward. You know how they can be...

    A lot of employees at the dealership don't know much, they just go by the book. They could easily modify the ZKE, but their excuse would be 'it's not possible' or 'they're not allowed to'.

    Ah ok...the only time I use the remote window-open feature is when I am in a tight parking space. I drop the windows to make it easier to hold the door when getting in without scratching anything as the doors are pillarless. Other than that, I don't really use that feature.

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    To be fair, i'd rather have windows that close on the alarm, rather than being able to open them from the alarm.

    And like you say, BMW should be able to do it, but don't do it and make up some sh!t excuses !
    The problem is, as you say, they go by the book - Some of them don't seem to know much about the car they are working on !
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferret View Post
    To be fair, i'd rather have windows that close on the alarm, rather than being able to open them from the alarm.
    Yep agreed. You're lucky to have all four windows closing using the remote!

    I've also noticed something else. I don't recall my E46 having the airbag deactivation key hole, whereas the E36 has it in the glovebox. Unless I have not found it in my car but it is present?

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    And yes... I'd love to close all 4 windows now, but alas, I have got a Coupe ! My Saloon is in pieces on my drive.... It's dead.... Oh how I miss her, lol

    Do you mean de-activating the passenger airbag ? I wouldn't know, i've had 3 328's now, but none of them have had a passenger airbag !
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hassan View Post
    The rear windows don't close using the fob, only the front windows. All of the windows open using the fob though. The reason why BMW programmed the car not to allow the rear windows to close using the fob is due to 'anti-trap safety'. I have also confirmed this with BMW themselves as I had the same query as you. I have now deactivated the rear windows opening using the fob also. Naturally, if you would open the rear windows using the fob, you would close it using the fob and naturally assume the rear windows have closed also. This would lead to you forgetting they're still open and walking off. If I want the rear windows opening, I just open them manually using the console button.
    Thanks for confirming that for me!
     
     

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