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    Car Window's...

    So in messing around with my clock, I ran into something very fishy. 2 wires were jammed into my fuse box and a fuse thrown on top of them. Something told me that this just wasnt right. So I ran them to the battery not realizing that one of the wires was the power to my newly installed sun roof. There are just so many wires to keep track of now...but anyways the ****ers just jammed the wire into my ACC fuse. Anyways, now my sunroof can be opened with the car off. I assume this is okay. But then why dont all cars allow you to roll the windows down when the car is off??...I hate having to get back into my car and turn it on after i realize my back window is open. Anyone know??

    Hopefully the other wire wasnt anything that requires turning off...ill find out in the morning.

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    When you say "jammed" in, do you litterly mean shoddily attached? or that they were just put in with fuse extenders? And I don't know, I have to have my key in the ignition to get my sun roof to open/close.
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    Jammed!!

    You know the slot where the fuse goes in...well they stripped a good half inch off the wire and put it in the slot...then JAMMED the fuse in over it. NO extensions...no wire taps...They just stripped it and plugged it up with a 10A fuse... the mystery wire has a 7.5A fuse. Pretty ****ty work...When I go back home to Detroit, Im gonna have some words with Ideal Accents. They are sopposed to be the most reputable sun-roof install in Detroit. They do all the dealership cars. I guess they saw Toyota rice burner...Maybe thats what I get for driving Jap in the "BIG 3" country.

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    When I installed power windows in my car, I wired them so that I an open/close them with the car turned on or off. It just makes sense.
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    Perhaps It's viewed as anit-theft?

    Although once one window is smashed in, that's all they really need..
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    Yeah I think it is something like if you have the car off and the windows cracked, someone could slide a closthes hanger or something like that in and push the switch making the window go down, so they come from the factory being off when the car is.

    (this is presuming the switch is near or on the car door)
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    Other wire jammed...

    Found out that the other wire gives power to the sunroof as well. Not sure why it needs two sources, but they are both coming straight from the battery now.

    I think Im gonna go with Aaron and wire the rest of my windows to be always powered up. I was also thinking that it wouldnt be to hard to wire up some sort of remote window control. I would love to be able to hit a button, and release all that hot air stirring up inside. I know there are several alarms out there that do this for ya, but something tells me its really not that much. I could care less about controlling them to go back up...just down. Any suggestions?

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    I guess that there are two power wires to the sunroof, so that one can be perminant, and the other switched with the ignition. So that you can close the sunroof with the ignition off, but for security? reasons it cannot be opened with the ignition off.

    One other reason for the windows not working with the keys out, is:
    A number of years ago, in the UK there was a case where a todler was free to climb in and out of the parents car, while they were out of sight, and then she (I think it was a little girl), stepped on the button to raise the window, and unfortunatly trapped her neck in the window, suffocated and died.

    I know a car is not the place to let small children (or even big children) play round in, especially unsupervised.

    The parents of the little girl called for manufacturers to disable the ability to operate the windows with the ignition off. And to relocate the buttons away from the armrest on the door.

    Sorry to go off topic like this.

    I would not want my pet giraffe to come to any harm if I left it in your car, and it accidently pressed the sunroof close button, thinking it was safe cos the keys were out.
    It all looks a bit complicated to me

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