318ti.org forum

Go Back   318ti.org forum > Technical, Maintenance and Modifications > Electrical


Electrical All wiring questions.

» Recent Threads
FS: 1998 Black BMW 318ti...
10-29-2016 06:52 AM
Last post by port
Today 09:18 PM
10 Replies, 8,030 Views
1996 318ti Part Out
09-13-2018 07:43 PM
Last post by Estii
Yesterday 10:32 PM
6 Replies, 876 Views
The 318ti OBD-II engine...
10-19-2006 06:48 PM
Last post by HeelAndToe85
Yesterday 07:53 PM
118 Replies, 75,958 Views
OEM roof spoiler
06-14-2018 12:19 AM
Last post by sortasorted
Yesterday 06:54 AM
11 Replies, 2,427 Views
Manual Adjustment of...
09-20-2018 09:05 AM
Last post by John Firestone
09-20-2018 12:08 PM
1 Replies, 258 Views
Happy Birthday Berni
09-20-2018 05:00 AM
Last post by 1996 328ti
09-20-2018 05:00 AM
0 Replies, 194 Views
M52 Swap Questions
07-01-2018 05:06 PM
Last post by Projectvoltron
09-20-2018 03:59 AM
18 Replies, 2,772 Views
New 318ti Member-...
09-10-2018 11:01 PM
Last post by paul somlo
09-19-2018 06:46 PM
4 Replies, 551 Views
96 - 5 Speed - Green -...
08-01-2018 06:52 PM
Last post by batmite
09-19-2018 09:28 AM
2 Replies, 940 Views
Euro glass headlights
09-24-2014 10:27 PM
Last post by paul somlo
09-19-2018 08:38 AM
210 Replies, 120,544 Views
Reply Share/Bookmark
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-11-2018, 07:56 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Alameda, California, USA
Posts: 4
iTrader: (0)
Default Auto-closing windows

OK, for real this time...

This is a 'feature' of this '98 318ti M-Sport that no-one (not the previous owner who's a BMW mechanic at a nearby dealership, nor my local expert BMW mechanic shop...) thinks is actually "normal."

Far from the worst E36 electrical window problem in the world, but it's a curiousity - I didn't see this exact problem mentioned elsewhere, so wondering if anyone has any ideas, or this sounds familiar.

Everything else about the windows works normally as far as I can tell: but when I get out of the car, if any of either L or R door windows or the sunroof are open at all, they will close automatically when the doors are closed.

I'm pretty sure the normal behavior here is that I can go, "oh, nuts, I left the window(s) / sunroof open..." and put my key in the door lock, and turn it past lock and hold it there, and the windows will all close without my having to climb / reach back into the car, turn the ignition on and use the interior buttons...

But it's just automatically doing it on its own as soon as the doors are closed, without the key anywhere near any of the locks. Almost seems like a feature, but, I'm pretty sure it's a bug
nimereht is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2018, 10:27 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Seattle
Posts: 390
iTrader: (0)

Probably aftermarket alarm system was put in. I think the modules are under passenger dash.
BRADESTAR is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
318ti use Z3 DME for SAP delete and emissions delete new318tifan Engine 5 02-03-2016 03:24 PM
Sold the wrong oil pan HELP! fast2002 Maintenance 4 01-27-2012 04:16 AM
Closing Windows from Button tr5ad Electrical 2 07-16-2008 06:43 PM
One touch windows not working... septimus Electrical 8 05-13-2005 06:54 PM
Closing Your Car Windows With Your Key Tyler Exterior 29 10-28-2004 07:27 PM

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:20 PM.

Powered by site supporters
vBulletin Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1999 - 2018, 318ti.org
© vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2
[page compression: 68.90 k/79.31 k (13.13%)]

318ti.org does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information or products discussed.