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Re: Can the passenger front window be converted to AUTO up/d

Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:27 am

The drivers side window switch seems to be a three position switch. If you pull up or prees down carefully. You can feel a second click.
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Re: Can the passenger front window be converted to AUTO up/d

Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:48 am

Yes, it is. One position is auto and the other is momentary. One could also swap out the passenger's switch for that type and use it in conjunction with a home-brew logic board...

rawhog wrote:The drivers side window switch seems to be a three position switch. If you pull up or prees down carefully. You can feel a second click.
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Re: Can the passenger front window be converted to AUTO up/d

Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:42 pm

It's that "home brew logic board" that worries me; I wish there were "extra" ports on the controller that runs the driver's side window. I can't believe these things aren't done with an individual (integrated) switch/chip.
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Re: Can the passenger front window be converted to AUTO up/d

Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:52 pm

rawhog wrote:our PT Cruise has auto windows on both front windows. What's the big? :ugeek:

Both of our Altimas (2002 traded for LEAF, 2007 Hybrid) had/have auto windows on both sides. Really odd that Nissan didn't do the same in the LEAF.

I'd gotten into the habit of closing all windows by quickly flicking the front windows into auto up, then moving my fingers back to hold the other two switches and close the rear windows at the same time. Now I get frustrated when performing this maneuver out of habit in the LEAF, and ending up with one window still wide open. :x

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Re: Can the passenger front window be converted to AUTO up/d

Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:23 pm

Because it saved them 25 cents... The same reason that all but the Auto button is not lit.

baronvonshush wrote:Both of our Altimas (2002 traded for LEAF, 2007 Hybrid) had/have auto windows on both sides. Really odd that Nissan didn't do the same in the LEAF.
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Re: Can the passenger front window be converted to AUTO up/d

Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:50 pm

TomT wrote:Because it saved them 25 cents... The same reason that all but the Auto button is not lit.

baronvonshush wrote:Both of our Altimas (2002 traded for LEAF, 2007 Hybrid) had/have auto windows on both sides. Really odd that Nissan didn't do the same in the LEAF.

They have extra pins on the controller board. Why not use them for controlling the window? Also, that gives them the option of offering extra functionality through software, such as windows up/down through carwings.
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Re: Can the passenger front window be converted to AUTO up/d

Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:16 pm

Looks like it might not be too hard to add this functionality.

Here's the part:
Amazon: Install Essentials 530T Window Automation System

And here's a nice post by someone who installed this on a Pontiac Solstice. Sounds like you could easily install this for only the front passenger window switch within the driver's door.
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Re: Can the passenger front window be converted to AUTO up/d

Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:57 pm

garsh: now THAT'S what I was looking for...thanks! The parts cost isn't too bad, so I'm going to research your links and see if I can do it myself. Maybe someone else will give it a try as well.
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Re: Can the passenger front window be converted to AUTO up/d

Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:27 am

This looks like another possible device to use:
Amazon: AutoLoc WC1000 One Touch Up And Down Window Unit
Reviews aren't quite as good on this one, but it costs less.
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Re: Can the passenger front window be converted to AUTO up/d

Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:44 am

Here's another post about adding this capability to a Lexus using the same Install Essentials 530T module.

This site also appears to be selling the 530T - they advertise the manufacture (Directed Electronics), but not the model number. I wanted to point it out because all of the reviews on that site are really positive.
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