Are you in the US? In US-bound cars this feature is disabled. Apparently
there is a way to recode to car's computer to allow for this but most
dealers will rather tell you that "it cannot be done".
I am in the US and I have an E46 (2002 Model year). The windows close
back when I hit the lock button and hold it for a few seconds on my
remote. I only tried that option a few times when I just got the car
and was in "play mode". My wife just got an E91 (328xiT) and although
it will open all the windows and the moonroof when holding and
pressing the open button, it refuses to close them back when pushing
and holding the lock button on her remote. All I can do there is
manually close all the windows again.
So they may have changed something after 2002. Your dealer should be
able to tell.
your 328XiT must be SWEET!
I have an '03 330Xi, but am falling in love with the new 3 series,
especially the "T".
Strange that I like them as I am on my 4th bimmer and really don't like most
of anything "Bangle-ized".
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Oh it *is* SWEET :-) But she hardly lets me drive it lol
And it comes with the angel eyes standard when you get the adaptive
xenons. I don't get why they call it a 328xiT, since it's a 3 liter
She didn't want the sports package since she doesn't like the low
bucket seats I have in mine. Other then that she's fully loaded. And
you should check the moon roof. It's *huge* compared to what's on my
325xi. Almost double the size. Very nice job they did with the E90 and
Interesting difference. Could be in the hotter areas of the US the roof is
only opened in the cool of the night - during the day it would just make
the AC less efficient and there's too much sun anyway. In the UK any sign
of the sun is to be made the best of. And at night it's the heater that
*If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried *
Dave Plowman firstname.lastname@example.org London SW
Here they call it a moonroof, alhough I heard some call it a sunroof
occasionally. I assumed it was because they are tinted. The moonroof
on my 328xiT is huge, by the way. It comes in 2 panels, one smaller
one over the back seats. It's almost twice the size as on my e46
Very sweet ride, by the way. She didn't like the X3, and the X5 was
bigger then her Jeep, so she picked the 325xiT. The only thing she
didn't like about it was the lack of a cargo strap-in net in the back,
which she had in the Jeep. Her groceries were flying all over the
place when she came back from the store. She ended up buying one of
these boxes to fit her stuff in the back.
Other then that she *loves* that car.
In the US, a sunroof is a solid metal panel, while a moonroof is a
tinted glass panel that can let in light without being opened. Because
the former is no longer common, the words are now used
How can you know where I'm at if you haven't been where I been?
Can you see where I'm coming from? "How I Could Just Kill A Man" Cypress Hill
In the UK, on my E36 I could just shut the doors, lcok it and the
windows would close automatically as I casually walked away looking
like a smug git.
On my E46 I have to stand like a lemon next to the car holding the
button down and hope that they go all the way up.
On my E38 sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't by holding the
key in the locked position.
I really liked the automatic closing.
Interesting as this does not work on my '99 328i. The key will lower the
windows when turned in the door keyhole, but not simply by holding the lock
button down (tried it for 20"). I wonder which E46 year was the first for
Maybe it's something that needs to be programmed in the OBC? I got
mine reprogrammed at the dealership as I didn't want the autolock on
the doors. In the newer models you can program alot more yourself into
the OBC (my wife activated the autolock doors option herself from the
iDrive, for example).
Maybe the dealer activated the feature to remotely close the doors and
moonroof on my E46 (2002 model year)? I just know in my case when any
windows are open, holding down the lock button (the BMW bezel) on my
remote closes them remotely. I don't remember even having used my keys
to open or close anything on my car.
there have been some accidents with children (including a horiffic
accident in which a 2 y.o. girl was decapitated while standing on the
close window switch) that have lead car makers to limit some of the
auto features for closing sunroofs and windows.
In europe there are tight restrictions about what the car can do when
the key is removed.
that is why some newer cars seem to have less advanced auto close
features than older cars.
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