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closing windows from outside of car?

I just got my 328i yesterday and I do love it. I have one question about the ability to open/close the windows and moonroof from outside of the parked car. The open seems to work, but not the close.

Is there a trick to it that I'm just missing?

I always forget to close the moonroof when I get out of cars, so I think this is a cool feature.

Any help is appreciated!
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what does your owner's manual say? ;-)

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You can only use the remote buttons to open the windows & sunroof, you can't close them with it. Instead, you have to put the key in the door and hold it in the locked position. Hold it until it/they close, let go, and pull the key out.

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Thank you so much for the reply, Dudesky....unfortunately the owner's manual says otherwise but oh well.

I'm off to take it for a drive now!
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Dudesky's trick works for the E39, but I dunno about the E46. Definitely doesn't work on the E36.



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Heh, thought they'd be the same, my bad.

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Um, yes, it works on the E36.

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OK, I'm not sure what you mean by E36 and E46. Mine is a 2008
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The new member has an E90. Maybe we can get RoadsterMadness to chime in. He has a 2007 328xi.

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Ah-ha..ok, so I'm a newbie. Mine is a 2008 so I guess I'm in the E36 group
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No, No, o.... your car is an E90 if it is a 2008 sedan, and an E92 if it is an 2008 coupe.

(: E36 is teh chassis for 3 series from 1992 to 1998; E46 for 1999 to 2005; E90/E91/E92 from 2006)

I found out by looking aournd the web that owners of new 3 Series are all facing the same thing as you regarding the windows/sunroof. I think BMW messed up. Anyhow, you should still be able to do it from outside, as follows:

"The sunroof will open with the fob. To close it you have to put the key into the lock turn all the way to the right and hold it and then mirrors will fold, windows will come up, and sunroof will close."

Do you have comfort access? If so, I hear you can just hold on to the handle from teh outside until everything closes back up.

Good luck.

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You guys are great!!! Thanks and I'm so excited to be a BMW owner!!!
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Um, yes, it works on the E36.
O Rly? My M3 didn't...



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Good info ... thanks for sharing with everyone ...
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