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Although I figure that the rear door design architechture might dictate how low a rear window can be lowered , I am wondering if the rear window could adjusted to lower more? Is this simply some kind of a child safety thing, and that the window could go lower? Just wondering. I've got some comments from rear passenger regarding the amount of glass remaining above the door sill.
 

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Re: Rear Windows-Can They Go Lower? (Jazz2)

it's a child safety thing. Is there a car made today that doesn't have this 'feature' in the rear seats?<br>
 

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Re: Rear Windows-Can They Go Lower? (bpwrightwv)

Yeah the Volvo XC90....go figure on that one <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Rear Windows-Can They Go Lower? (bpwrightwv)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bpwrightwv</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">it's a child safety thing. Is there a car made today that doesn't have this 'feature' in the rear seats?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Don't think so. It's because the glass has no place to go, due to the wheel well arch. Cars with 2-piece door glass (like the XC90), or a steep rake etc can do it.<p>Tom.
 

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Re: Rear Windows-Can They Go Lower? (bpwrightwv)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bpwrightwv</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">it's a child safety thing. Is there a car made today that doesn't have this 'feature' in the rear seats?<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>The rear windows in the Mazda3 go down all the way <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Rear Windows-Can They Go Lower? (Jazz2)

On my s40 the automatic window will only go down so far, but then after a few seconds you can hold down the button to make it go down a few more inches... but not all the way.
 

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Re: Rear Windows-Can They Go Lower? (david)

That's because the doors are straight. My old Taurus had the problem of only going down half-way. And that is quite comical that the Volvo's windows go down all the way.
 

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Re: Rear Windows-Can They Go Lower? (ptb427)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ptb427</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">On my s40 the automatic window will only go down so far, but then after a few seconds you can hold down the button to make it go down a few more inches... but not all the way.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Tried it this afternoon, no go.
 

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Re: Rear Windows-Can They Go Lower? (MarvynDT)

OK, I finally found a consistent way to do this, I dont know how I figured it out in the first place. The only consistent way is to use the switch in the backseat and press it down both clicks, to the auto position, 9 times(kinda wierd). I was not able to replicate it using the controls from the drivers door. Im not sure what is happening, maybe someone else has more information on this feature that could explain it better.
 

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Re: Rear Windows-Can They Go Lower? (ptb427)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ptb427</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">OK, I finally found a consistent way to do this, I dont know how I figured it out in the first place. The only consistent way is to use the switch in the backseat and press it down both clicks, to the auto position, 9 times(kinda wierd). I was not able to replicate it using the controls from the drivers door. Im not sure what is happening, maybe someone else has more information on this feature that could explain it better.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Your right it goes down further - how did you find that out? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Rear Windows-Can They Go Lower? (ptb427)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ptb427</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The only consistent way is to use the switch in the backseat and press it down both clicks, to the auto position, 9 times(kinda wierd).</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I've also found that if you fully depress the accelerator and let off, repeating this process 6 times, you activate the second turbo, forcing the car into a twin turbo setup. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Rear Windows-Can They Go Lower? (cm)

It worked but i lost the auto down feature. In some way doing this you f*ck up the window calibration and you have to calibrate it again.
 

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Re: Rear Windows-Can They Go Lower? (mJrO)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mJrO</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It worked but i lost the auto down feature. In some way doing this you f*ck up the window calibration and you have to calibrate it again.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes, I tried it on the 2006 2.4i loaner I had, and it worked as described above - press down 9 times, on the rear door button (can't do it from driver's buttons). I also then lost the 1-click auto-up/down feature. I just reversed the procedure: with the window in the full-up position, "up-click" 9 times. Restored it to original behaviour.<p>-Chris
 

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Re: Rear Windows-Can They Go Lower? (ptb427)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ptb427</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> The only consistent way is to use the switch in the backseat and press it down both clicks, to the auto position, 9 times(kinda wierd). </TD></TR></TABLE><p>This could be featured on David Lettermans' next segment of "stupid car tricks" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Has anyone compiled a list of "secret codes" or key sequences to access internal messages on the front display? I know this used to be possible on the S60.
 
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