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The E46 vert forum. Talk about dropping your E46 top here.

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Old 06-02-2012, 07:55 AM   #21
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It was never added to the US because it is technically not legal as per the FMVSS.

It can be very easily enabled with autologic and similar tools - that must have happened at some point. It's purely a software modification, so it wouldn't leave any physical traces.
I'll give it to you just cause you sound like you know what you are talking about, but...
My car was leased new to some middle-aged lady in Boca Raton Florida, then sold to me.

Maybe the dealership did it as a selling tool, who knows.

Interesting, nonetheless.
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:04 AM   #22
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I relized today that unlocking my car and keep pressing the unlock button afterwards will roll windows down and open the top. Locking it will make the top roll up.
I thought that this option could only be activated by hacking the OBD, I am right?
COOL !

I just discovered that, too, after reading this post.

BUT...when I try the OPPOSITE,...by keep pressing the LOCK, nothing happens. So,...I just have a 1-way (top-down) feature I 'spose.

I have a Canadian (Vancouver) car, too.
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:53 AM   #23
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try holding the key in the door in lock position, that will put the roof back up IIRC..... so stick the key in, turn it to lock, once you see the doors lock, hold it and wait
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:02 AM   #24
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I relized today that unlocking my car and keep pressing the unlock button afterwards will roll windows down and open the top. Locking it will make the top roll up.
I thought that this option could only be activated by hacking the OBD, I am right?
How and where can I get this done to my car. Anyone have a shop or friend? I'm in the SoCal San Diego area. Thanks
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:58 AM   #25
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I have a March '06 build. What comes with the car (no coding, etc) is this:
1) holding the fob to unlock will roll down the windows and open the top
2) to close the top/roll up windows, insert the key in to the key hole, turn and hold.
3) you can't hold the fob to close the top/roll up windows unless you've either (a) coded or (b) bought a module

There is a thread on a module that someone bought to do this, but it's not cheap. Coding is better. I think EAS in the O/C does coding, but I'm not sure if they do this particular one.
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:21 PM   #26
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I have a March '06 build. What comes with the car (no coding, etc) is this:
1) holding the fob to unlock will roll down the windows and open the top
2) to close the top/roll up windows, insert the key in to the key hole, turn and hold.
3) you can't hold the fob to close the top/roll up windows unless you've either (a) coded or (b) bought a module

There is a thread on a module that someone bought to do this, but it's not cheap. Coding is better. I think EAS in the O/C does coding, but I'm not sure if they do this particular one.
I bought this: http://www.xcar360.com/bmw-scanner-1...scan-tool.html

You can change settings just like PA Soft. I borrowed this pic from ac_2007's write up on the factory alarm. On the same screen you set lock/unlock functions:



You can set all the items you are talking about using the convenient settings for what opens and closes with either door lock, key fob, or both. I have it set so the top and windows are fully controlled by the key fob and doors.
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:05 AM   #27
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NCS Expert can do the same coding (and so much more) via the OBDII port. It takes some German-->English translation but once you get the hang of it; it works great.

Just this week I have added one touch open / close on all windows (regardless if door is open - closed and even a minute after the ignition is turned off) - requires window switch modification, remote opening / closing of convertible top, Euro hazards, follow me home lighting (fog lights and license plate light), auto-door lock at a higher speed (24km/h), removed the audio alert for seat belt warning and various other lighting mods.

There is so much more to learn and so little time. Good luck to all!
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:42 AM   #28
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I was about to pay someone to get this function coded in, but I thought I would give it a try to see if my car could do the feature. To my suprise I can drop the top with remote. Tried to close the top but it would not do it. Saved me some money.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:53 AM   #29
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I have noticed that many Verts have the comfort opening of the convertible top activated but not the closing. The comfort opening feature in Verts is similar up the comfort opening in non-Verts; instead of opening the convertible top it opens the sunroof.

You can still get the closing feature coded to your Vert so you have the best of both worlds (and much more).

Take Care!
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:38 AM   #30
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I tried it years ago, but it didn't work. Maybe the handbrake needed to be up.

I'll try it again tomorrow.
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:03 PM   #31
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This is the first thing I want to do to my new/used car 2002 330 cic.
Guess I better get a Scanner and PA Soft 1.4. That x360 place looks good.
Anybody tried running it on an XP virtual machine on an apple laptop?
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:01 AM   #32
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I run VM - XP in Vista and got just about everything to work well. Good luck trying it on the Apple; if it works it will make for one solid BMW diagnostics machine.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:33 AM   #33
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FWIW, I tried this on my 2005 325Ci and it opened with a double click - hold unlock, but would not close with the key unless I inserted and hold lock on the door handle.

Also I noticed all of the windows went up except the drivers side. It went up partially (maybe 3-4 inches), then back down. Every other window went up fully. Is this a feature or is there something screwy going on?

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Old 07-17-2012, 12:48 PM   #34
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Make sure you have locking with remote control selected. Your top should close with the remote. As for your window not going all the way up, that is not a feature so are you having closing/opening issues at other times with it?
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:56 PM   #35
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I bought this: http://www.xcar360.com/bmw-scanner-1...scan-tool.html

You can change settings just like PA Soft. I borrowed this pic from ac_2007's write up on the factory alarm. On the same screen you set lock/unlock functions:



You can set all the items you are talking about using the convenient settings for what opens and closes with either door lock, key fob, or both. I have it set so the top and windows are fully controlled by the key fob and doors.
Got mine in the mail yesterday. Took about a week to get it.
Went out and played with the programming tonight and got it working. This is nice, very inexpensive for what you get. Code reader and all the programming that you would pay a dealer for.

Took a little while to learn the navigation and find things, but all in all..

thanks everyone for the input on here...
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:29 PM   #36
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Mine also does this, is it a standard feature that not many people are aware of ?
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:18 PM   #37
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You will finish the battery by doing that.
Which battery are you concerned about. The car battery or the remote battery?
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:43 PM   #38
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Mine also does this, is it a standard feature that not many people are aware of ?
My understanding is it is possible in all e46 verts. What you get probably depends on how the car was configured on the original sale configuration. Might be wrong. It might also depend on when your car was built, and what the default was at the time was for you country. Apparently there are many thing the dealer can set for you. A good dealer would probably take you through them one by one at delivery. (I can't believe all dealers are using German language tools - there must be an english language version). Some (all?) can also be set by aftermarket tools.
My top does not go up or down remotely (USA 2002 330 cic) but I'm going to try and fix that (goes up and down using key in door, so I assume the computer will let me do it with remote if I tell it to)
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:49 PM   #39
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My '04 330Ci didn't do the remote top up but it did do the down when I first got it. Now with the help of coding software I am able to activate remote up as well as all windows up, various lighting options and even memory settings for each key. Definitely worth the time & effort (or $)!
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:30 AM   #40
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Mine doesent work, even after enabling it with NCS Expert. Mid year 2001 build date. :-(
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