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Re: using front window switches for rear? M3/4 (archive)

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Posted by new M3 aka jm3 on May 16, 1999 at 20:47:39:

In Reply to: Re: using front window switches for rear? M3/4 posted by Bruce on May 16, 1999 at 20:11:51:

Well, you are explaing the whole process. That is true that is the way it works!

But, We are not even going there! First, I dont think the motor is under the switch! If you pull the switch from the panel, what do you see? A couple or more wires going out to... I am only taking the switch(es) alongwith the connections undisturbed onto my lap or wherever I find it convenient to place, may be under my foot... That's it, EOS (end of story). This not a flame - just a clarification :-)

: : Well, if the switch along with the connections are displaced and moved to a new location (is that possible?), no software changes would be necessary. We would need a new panel with all switches on one side of the shifter... I dont think it is easy - the whole system may have to be reestablished, in that case software changes may also be required.

: how auto up/down works....there are 2 detents in teh switch- meaning you push down a little bit and the window goes up or down as long as you hold it there, if you push a little harder the switch will "click" and go down further thus engaging the auto up/down feature...the switch has to be sending a different signal to the computer and the software tells the motor what to do...it isn't as simple as replacing the switch, but i don't know if the computer would know what to do with the siganl...putting the front switches is a 5 minute (at most) swap....the reason it is that way is so kids don't get caught in the window, i doubt the computer software will allow the one touch feature

: btw- you never said what your name was




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