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One of my co-workers noticed my sun roof was on tilt in the parking lot and asked If I had the rain sensor and I replied “yes”, so she said “Oh, then your sun roof will close automatically If It rains.” Then I was like "HUH? What?" She said Volvo’s have a automatic system where If the windows are left down or sun roof is open and it rains they will close automatically. I know when it rains you need to TURN ON the rain sensor for just the wipers.<p>So who’s smoking the crack, me or her?<p><br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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how about some testing? <p>just get out with a water hose, drain the rain sensor (not the open sunroof <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> ) and watch if the car closes itself <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>cheers!<p>(alternative on that: wait for someone else who can provide useful information on that, not only crappy bullsh!t I would go with... hehe)
 

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Re: Whaaaat? Really?? (USAF 2010 T5)

If what she says is true, then that's an awesome feature. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br> <br>But I agree, a confirmation from a more reliable source would be useful.<p>cheers,<br>Raf
 

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Volvo's website only says that the rain sensor is for the wipers and needs to be turned on like you said...
 

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Working in power windows, there is no way any safety standard would allow for a window to close without some human interaction. It just doesn't look good from a liability standpoint. What happens if you kid is in the car, it starts raining and he/she has his/her hand out the window?<p>edit: To answer your question, I think she is on crack.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>laser8302</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">To answer your question, I think she is on crack.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Same thoughts here. I'd be amazed if this feature really exists in our cars. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>laser8302</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> What happens if you kid is in the car, it starts raining and he/she has his/her hand out the window?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>at least my v50 has this safety feature that stops the windows from going up, if there is any resistance (something inbetween, as a banana, neck, or hand) ... so I might guess that it's the same here, even if there is an auto-close function in combination with the rain sensor...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>crossie</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">at least my v50 has this safety feature that stops the windows from going up, if there is any resistance (something inbetween, as a banana, neck, or hand) ... </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Tested this before with an empty tissue box and it works. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>crossie</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">something inbetween, as a banana, neck, or hand</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Okay I can understand a hand or neck but a banana...wtf Martin? LOL LOL LOL LOL<p><br>I guess I will test this out maybe this weekend when I wash my car for the 3rd time <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Unless someone beats me 2 it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>USAF 2010 T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Unless someone beats me 2 it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hey dawg, I got ya back <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Just tried it on my S80 with the side windows and the roof, and its a no go - both with the car on and the car off.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vivek9856</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Hey dawg, I got ya back <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Just tried it on my S80 with the side windows and the roof, and its a no go - both with the car on and the car off. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Damn. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><i>That would have been some tight $hit if it did </i> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by USAF 2010 T5 at 10:07 PM 8-14-2009</i>
 

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Re: Whaaaat? Really?? (USAF 2010 T5)

She is confused. Volvos do not have this feature.
 

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Re: Whaaaat? Really?? (cdauerer)

I have left my car in the rain with the sunroof and/or windows open way too many times to know that the rain sensors don't close the windows/sunroof automatically <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Sooooo guys, what car has this feature? Saab?<p>
 

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Re: (USAF 2010 T5)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>USAF 2010 T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Sooooo guys, what car has this feature? Saab?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Audi A8 does this, as well as opens the sunroof when then cabin temp gets too high. SAAB however doesnt do it.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>laser8302</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Working in power windows, there is no way any safety standard would allow for a window to close without some human interaction. It just doesn't look good from a liability standpoint. What happens if you kid is in the car, it starts raining and he/she has his/her hand out the window?<p>edit: To answer your question, I think she is on crack.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>In the US maybe because you can sue each other for nothing. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> My car has the function of opening and closing with the remote, US spec doesn't. If you roll up your window and put your arm out the window will roll up, notice your arm and roll down again. I know this because my friend ask for a ride 2 or 3 years ago and I told him he could get in if he let his nose get stuck in the window. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> I wasn't happy when it rolled back down <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Anyway, the whole rainsensor thing isn't possible I believe since my windows stop going up when I turn off the car and take out the key. My car is fitted with the small battery so I don't know if it is just because it doesn't have enough power.
 
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