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No one has mentioned that one of the neatest things about the SSR is the automatic side windows. If you haven't taken delivery of an SSR yet, you don't know what I am talking about.
When you pull on the door handle, the window instantly drops about a quarter of an inch to clear the drip-rail weatherstrip. As the door closes there is a pause and then the window shoots back up into the weatherstrip. Just like magic! I am fascinated by this attention to detail from the general, and I show everyone.

Our weather is in the 60s and have been driving my truck everyday. I feel your pain if you live in the northeast--what a bummer, just going to the garage and staring at it. Someone needs to plan some area gatherings of the tribe, so to speak.:grouphug
 

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:D OUr minicooper does the same thing, in fact, I think most BMW's do. Another neat feature is the auto light. I never have to turn my headlights on when I activate that through the DIC. Pretty cool having your lights come on automatically. More good news, VA DMV is considering removing the front tag rule which is good since I did not put one on yet.
 

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express down both windows

Did you know that if you hit the unlock button on your remote transmitter 4 times quickly it will express down both windows?
 

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:cheers No I did'nt! Another awesome feature...can't wait to try it after work, although it is a bit chilly today!
 

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What happens if the battery goes dead. When you open the door the window will not go down, so when you close it the window will hit the weatherstripping. Will this damage the weatherstipping or break the window? I went to look at an SSR at a dealership here in Burleson and the drivers side window was broken. I didn't ask them how it had gotten broken, but I have wondered if that could have been the cause. How does BMW take care of such a dead battery situation?
 

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does anyone have any pictures of the ssr with running boards. hope to pick mine up in next week or two (scheduled for production this week) and am anxious to see how it might look. black was available first and thought it might be cool. only ones I have seen so far are red. anyone have a black one yet??
 

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I think I might have been wrong earlier....

I said that hitting the unlock button 4 times quickly on the fob would express the both windows down (I said this becuase I read it in the manual), but when I tried it, it didn't work :confused

Also I had one time where my driver side window did not go down when I opened the door. It opened, but with a tiny resistance and I didn't really notice until I close the door and saw that the window was outside of the rubber seal. I opened and close the door again, but had the same result. So I opened the door again, turned the truck on, rolled down the window and shut the door. This time when I opened the door the window went down and then back up when I closed the door. I have not had a problem since (this happened 2 days ago).
 

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I have had my SSR for two days and one of the first things I noticed is that the window catches against the rubber when opening the door and I have been concerned about this.

What are the suggestions for correcting this? How did starting the car and dropping the window help?
 
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:D Another neat feature is the auto light. I never have to turn my headlights on when I activate that through the DIC. Pretty cool having your lights come on automatically
That's been available on GM cars for years on most models...my 1998 S10 has that feature. There isn't even a light switch anymore, it's gone, because it's not required.
 

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slow down getting out if you get out in a hurry the window doesnt have time to kick down
 

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Ricardo,

The window stopped moving the 1/4 inch down when I opened the door. I put the window down, closed the door, and put the window up just so the window would be inside of the rubber (I started the truck because I didn't know how long I was going to be playing with the window and wanted full electrical power while I did it). When I slowly opened the door (acutally pulled the handle while holding the door closed) until the window moved down the 1/4 inch. I don't know if this reset something or what, but it's working now and has been working for the past month.
 

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Thanks. I played with my window a bit and slowed down the opening and it is working fine now. Seems like it needed a few tries......
 

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I assumed there was a mechanical linkage that lowered the window 1/4 inch as you pull on the door handle. If this feature is intermitent, I guess that blows my theory. I don't hear the motor engage to lower the window...but then it would only be a split second...and I'm half deaf. Mechanical would have eliminated the dead-battery-broken-window scinario, though.
 

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I noticed my passenger side window stayed outside the gasket today when I closed the door. Concerned me at first and seemed like the problem you had noted. I lowered and opened and closed a few times, but it didn't work right until I turned the key on. Now everything seems fine.

I was cleaning the SSR when this occurred and the door had been open quite a while. I wonder if something "timed out" and the computer disengaged such functions after the door was open so long. The best theory I can come up with. Maybe a software bug.

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