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This is a discussion on Button to raise all windows within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; On many luxury cars, there is a button that raises all the windows when it is pressed. Has anyone ever ...

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    Button to raise all windows

    On many luxury cars, there is a button that raises all the windows when it is pressed. Has anyone ever tried setting this up on their car?

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    There is an alarm that has this feature on it. Once you arm the car, all the windows roll up.

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    What gets me is that there's an automatic down for the driver side, but there's no automatic up? What's up w/ that?

    If you need an automatic down, then isn't it logical to need an automatic up?

    Maybe it's a safety issue...too many idiots getting their hand/head stuck while the window is going up...another one where 95% miss out due to the bottom 5% of the common sense curve.
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    Originally posted by QuickSilver
    Maybe it's a safety issue...too many idiots getting their hand/head stuck while the window is going up...another one where 95% miss out due to the bottom 5% of the common sense curve.
    Yeah, it's a safety issue. But accidents happen, regardless if someones an idiot or not. And if you have kids, that could be dangerous.

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    Originally posted by verbal
    Yeah, it's a safety issue. But accidents happen, regardless if someones an idiot or not. And if you have kids, that could be dangerous.
    Not a safety issue, a liability issue. Car makers don't give a crap about safety unless they can market it. They just don't want to get sued.
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    My old eagle vision used to have an auto up switch. It was convenient cause when you first stop the car you just punch the button and the windows go up, and then you start gathering your stuff together to get out of the car. I just thought it was cool to have. It would probably not be worth the time and effort to do. Plus since this car is a turbo, I should not be in a hurry to get out of the car anyways when I first stop.

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    My wife's Rav4 has auto up on the driver's side- it's a good feature. My father's Turbo S beetle has the same thing- you can stick your hand in the window as it goes up and it'll go back down if it touches your hand.

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    i was thinking about getting a bunch of the auto switches and doing all the buttons on the driver panel. anyone have any info on this? is the switch part of the motor? think i'll be able to fit/install all four on one panel?

    i haven't even looked under there.

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    The way its done is with either a application that is built into an alarm that supports it, or you can make your own with like a PIC or Basic STAMP board but you need the programmer and some software programming skill (plus knowledge of electronics) to get it done. There has to be some sort of timer and thats why you need electronics to do it. Say it takes 5 seconds to roll up the windows on average, you need to be able to calibrate it to that. I think you can buy timer chips at radio shack which could be a much cheaper option if you buit up a circuit with say 4 relays... one for each window and a 5 second timer... I really dont know too much abou them but I bet there would be a lot of wirespicing to get it done!

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    Check this out:

    Timer Kit 2 - 555 Pulse A Counter
    This is the classic 555 timer circuit switching a relay after a period of time determined by resistor & capacitor connected to the 555. The 555 is used as a monostable. Pot is used to set the time. You can chage the component values & treshold trigger.
    Order Code: CPS852 (Basic Soldering-Kit) Price $10.95


    That looks like it would do it. There will be a trigger on it (switch that you would use to send 12v to) to turn it on... Then you can just wire up 4 relays in parallel and spice the window switches =]

    http://www.electronics123.com/amazon...ue/c3-3-11.htm

    You need to soder though... And let me tell you the door panels are a *****... If you can tap it at the computer or something (not sure) do that instead but I doubt you can.

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    That is really helpful. Maybe if I get bored one weekend or I need to get into the door panels for another reason, I will give this a try.
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