MkV Golf electric windows - Stargazer {P}
Due to a short notice trip to County Durham yesterday I hired a car through work to transport some equipment up north and attend a meeting.

On returning to the car I noticed that both passenger and driver windows were open about 4 inches. I never opened the windows (I had arrived via the A1(M) and would have noticed an open window! The temperature according to the sensor was about 28C outside. (Electric front windows, manual rear windows.

Is this a safety feature? Can it be over-ridden? No manual in the car of course.

I was wondering what would happen if one of the thunderstorms had passed overhead?

StarGazer
MkV Golf electric windows - daveyjp
You could have opened the windows. VAG have a system where windows can be opened via the key fob. Put the keys in your pocket, activate system, windows start going down, you are none the wiser and continue walking, get beyond range of keyfob, windows stop going down.

I parked up at work the other day and a Volvo XC 90 was parked with the tailgate wide open. I suspect the owner had activated the boot opening system when he put keys in his pocket.
MkV Golf electric windows - Dynamic Dave
You could have opened the windows.


Or could it have been the other problem:-

www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?t=42266
MkV Golf electric windows - Stargazer {P}
Hmm...nothing in the manual of my older Passat about opening the windows with the keyfob. The Golf keyfob is identical in looks to the older Passat one.

Ho hum, hopefully it will be collected this morning before it rains!

StarGazer
MkV Golf electric windows - daveyjp
The keyfob style has nothing to do with it. My A2 fob was identical to the A3, but only the A3 has the facility. It's activated by pressing and holding the unlock button. To wind up the windows you press and hold the door lock button. If you still have the car why not give it a go?
MkV Golf electric windows - Stargazer {P}
Thanks, will try it on the Passat....the Golf has just been picked up by the hire co.

StarGazer
MkV Golf electric windows - Alpha Dio {P}
The keyfob style has nothing to do with it. My
A2 fob was identical to the A3, but only the A3
has the facility.


The A2 does have the facility... (At least on my 2003 model) though it doesn't close the OpenSky - no finger-trap protection, apparently...

m.
MkV Golf electric windows - daveyjp
My A2 was a 2002 vintage. Obviously an upgrade on later models.
MkV Golf electric windows - Stuartli
My 1999 Bora can be used with the key in either front door or the bootlid locks to open or close the windows and/or then lock the vehicle.
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MkV Golf electric windows - Honestjohn
The ECU that controls all this is with the drivers side window motor inside the door where it gets very wet and eventgually suffers from moisture ingress that causes all the problems.

HJ
MkV Golf electric windows - mss1tw
Is this if a seal/membrane fails HJ or is it like that whatever?

Leaving an unshielded circuit board in a hostile environment...smart move.
MkV Golf electric windows - oldgit
The keyfob style has nothing to do with it. My
A2 fob was identical to the A3, but only the A3
has the facility. It's activated by pressing and holding the
unlock button. To wind up the windows you press and
hold the door lock button. If you still have the
car why not give it a go?


I agree. It takes a very concerted effort on my new MKV Golf to open the windows accidentally by inadvertently 'fingering' the remote control's unlock facility by holding down the unlock door's button. In any case doing this would, in my opinion, shorten the battery life of the remote control. Global opening and closing of windows and sunroof requires one to hold the buttons down for quite a few second in order to effect these operations.

If I needed to close or open the windows/sunroof on my car I would rather use the key in the driver's door lock to do it.
MkV Golf electric windows - Pugugly {P}
BMWs do this if you press hard and long enough - irritating in the extreme...all four windows open, what's that for ?
MkV Golf electric windows - Dynamic Dave
BMWs do this


So does my Vectra. I believe the Omega also could have its windows operated by the keyfob.
MkV Golf electric windows - Stuartli
>>I agree. It takes a very concerted effort on my new MKV Golf to open the windows accidentally by inadvertently 'fingering' the remote control's unlock facility by holding down the unlock door's button. In any case doing this would, in my opinion, shorten the battery life of the remote control. Global opening and closing of windows and sunroof requires one to hold the buttons down for quite a few second in order to effect these operations.>>

I got my Bora in May 2003 with two keys. One I've never used and the other, the main one, is still using the battery that it came with. I presume it had already been in use for quite a while; the Bora was first registered in November 1999 (2000MY spec).

I'm in and out of the Bora several times a day and, obviously, lock and unlock it as required.

I reckon the battery life is remarkable.
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MkV Golf electric windows - George Porge
I agree with stuart, 2001 golf 57K miles and both keys have original batteries.
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