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Was just going out in my Wife's car earlier and checked my Mini through the window before leaving. To my alarm, I discovered both the driver and passenger windows fully down. Thank goodness it wasn't raining (for a change) or the car would have been full of water. I didn't have the "key" with me but the car wasn't even locked.

I had to get the key to close the windows and remembering something I saw on a VW Jetta commercial, tried holding down the unlock button and to my surprise, shortly after the doors unlocked, both windows rolled down. "Feature" I assumed but how did it happen when the key was on the dresser?

Ideas anyone?
 

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Ideas anyone?
Check the manual. I vaguely recall something about a configuration setting that controls what effect unlocking the car has. One effect was lowering the windows. For what reason, I have no idea, but some engineer saw fit to put that in there. Probably trying to impress a girl.
 

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The manual doesn't even mention this as something the key can do. It only happens if you hold the button down for a long time... Or if the ghost decides to play tricks on you.
 

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All three of my MINIs have had this comfort opening feature.
When the MINI has spent an hour sitting in the Perth sun it is really nice to be able to open the windows before getting to the car as it allows the hot air to escape.
Probably something you'll never need in Canada. :)
 

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you've held the open button on the Key, i did this loads of times in my old R56 the interior was often very wet as i live in Sunny Wales. Iv not done it with my F56 but the key does open the windows.

Give it a try. :)
 

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Check the manual. I vaguely recall something about a configuration setting that controls what effect unlocking the car has. One effect was lowering the windows. For what reason, I have no idea, but some engineer saw fit to put that in there. Probably trying to impress a girl.

Clearly he was thinking for those of us who want to pull off an Italian job, and need to jump into our cars unimpeded. Just a press of the unlock button on your approach to the car and you can jump right through the open windows.

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All three of my MINIs have had this comfort opening feature.
When the MINI has spent an hour sitting in the Perth sun it is really nice to be able to open the windows before getting to the car as it allows the hot air to escape.
Probably something you'll never need in Canada. :)
Yeah this is something my previous Mini had too. Hold down the open button on the key fob and windows, then sunroof (if equipped) opens up. Great idea, which we in Toronto can use for about 3 months in the summer :laugh:

Why this happened to Stingray without the remote, I don't know. Hopefully this is just an anomaly.
 

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The key can contact my car from well inside my house, so maybe the button got pressed inside a pocket or perhaps someone else played with the remote?
 

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Clearly he was thinking for those of us who want to pull off an Italian job, and need to jump into our cars unimpeded. Just a press of the unlock button on your approach to the car and you can jump right through the open windows.

Clearly
Windows are for sissies. A real man would jump through the sunroof.
 

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It hasn't happened again since, the only thing I can think is maybe I did it after the previous use and didn't notice until then. We have had about 3 days without rain so it wasn't wet inside. If I lived in Surrey, BC a family of hobos would have moved into it within an hour.
 

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I reckon it might have been pressed in a pocket or cupboard. I've noticed range on these battery keys is much better than the rechargeable device on my r56.
 

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This morning my "ghost" put the radio on all by itself (honestly me'lud, I don't remember touching any buttons anywhere), the first time in 5 months it has misbehaved.

I told it off, so hopefully it has crawled back into its box and will stay there.
If not I expect a ubiquitous software update will fix it.
 

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Mine seems to lower interest he radio volume each time I shut the car down. I listen to work related recordings of meetings while I drive and the volume has to be high to hear them. Each time I start the car, it seems like the volume has gone back to the middle. Maybe my ghost is worried about my hearing? Nice ghost.
 
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