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mwalsh
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Re: 2016 Altima Power Window Switch (lighted buttons!)

Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:54 pm

goldbrick wrote:I'm pretty sure on my 2017 S that the window and lock/unlock lights only come on with the headlights. IIRC, the original switch had a light in the drivers window switch that operated the same way. For me, the only difference is now I also have lights in the lock/unlock buttons.


Well, it's probably a circuit or pin-out difference between the model years. I can live with it, if it's the only consequence (and it appears to be).

Though I am tempted to swap back my 2011 switches temporarily to see what happens. Perhaps other '11/'12 owners can chime in on what the LED does in the driver's Auto window switch and save me the trouble?
2011 Blue Ocean SL with 79,000 miles
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GT-R map lamp lenses
Altima illuminated door switches

goldbrick
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Re: 2016 Altima Power Window Switch (lighted buttons!)

Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:59 pm

Well, my memory didn't serve me today. The lights on my car act as described above, ie the switch lights are on when the car is on, not when the lights are switched on. I think this is by design though since they also stay on after the car is off - until the door is opened.

Now that it is dark after work I went ahead and ordered the part to do the passenger side as well. I find the lighted switches useful almost every day this time of year so having one available on the passenger side seems worth the $15 for the part.

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Re: 2016 Altima Power Window Switch (lighted buttons!)

Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:20 pm

goldbrick wrote:Well, my memory didn't serve me today. The lights on my car act as described above, ie the switch lights are on when the car is on, not when the lights are switched on. I think this is by design though since they also stay on after the car is off - until the door is opened.


Good to have that confirmed.

I also noted the second part of your observations tonight and, in fact, came to post that as a "fun fact" right now.
2011 Blue Ocean SL with 79,000 miles
2015 pack on 12/30/15
Tinted windows
Bridgestone Ecopia 422+ tires
L1 EVSE upgrade
FIAMM horns
Superbright LED lighting
2013 sun visors
LED shifter
Heated seats
GT-R map lamp lenses
Altima illuminated door switches

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Re: 2016 Altima Power Window Switch (lighted buttons!)

Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:17 am

Originally I had thought that I would only be doing this mod for novelties sake. After all, I've had my LEAF for 7 years now - I know from muscle memory where that unlock button is. But a week on, I can't believe how much easier it has made things inside the car.
2011 Blue Ocean SL with 79,000 miles
2015 pack on 12/30/15
Tinted windows
Bridgestone Ecopia 422+ tires
L1 EVSE upgrade
FIAMM horns
Superbright LED lighting
2013 sun visors
LED shifter
Heated seats
GT-R map lamp lenses
Altima illuminated door switches

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Re: 2016 Altima Power Window Switch (lighted buttons!)

Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:56 am

goldbrick wrote:
Leaf15 wrote:Note: after switch replacement you will need to recalibrate Auto-UP window function (due to plug disconnect, even if you re-connected the original switch back). To recalibrate: open the window and then close it by holding switch in up most position until windows is fully closed and then continue holding it for 3 more seconds.



That's interesting. Thanks! Does this explain why the auto window is so hard to control when trying to just crack the window an inch or two?


Yeah, the "hold-down" period to engage the auto feature is fairly short.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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