: Astra H Auto Window Close With Car Key



M5LVYN
02-06-2008, 17:16
I dont know if anyone has already discovered this or know's about it, but if you take your car key out with the windows down and get out, close the doors etc and lock it and dead lock it the windows remain down right? but if you hold in the lock button on the car key after you dead lock it for a few seconds then the windows automically go back up, pretty handy i think!

heres a quick wee demo vid on youtube i did..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJi19qscbQU

Ian2k
02-06-2008, 17:24
yup i knwo about this :)

james_h
02-06-2008, 17:26
already knew, dosnt work on mine though, worked on my corsa tho :?

Stickman
02-06-2008, 17:32
Works in reverse too so if we ever get any sun and you get back to your car and you just know its gonna be hotter than an oven inside you can open the windows to let all the the hot air out before you get in. (Y)

AZZA
02-06-2008, 17:34
hmm, considering mine is a crosshatch grille sporthatch like yours james, im wondering will it work on mine

nice find tho mel ;)

gasmachine
02-06-2008, 18:12
You learn something new every day.......................nice one:thumbs:

PIE CJ
02-06-2008, 18:13
works on me SE :D

down and up..... down and up lol

so..... im a big kid ! ;)

M5LVYN
02-06-2008, 18:23
works on me SE :D

down and up..... down and up lol

so..... im a big kid ! ;)

haha i did th same its fun :D

eXceed
02-06-2008, 18:28
Haha I make a point of never closing my windows or opening them when im in my car!

arden
02-06-2008, 18:28
even cooler than the window trick .........if i hold my button the roof folds back into the boot and guess what ???

if i press lock the roof comes outa the boot and goes where a roof should go :thumbs::lol:

M5LVYN
02-06-2008, 18:32
even cooler than the window trick .........if i hold my button the roof folds back into the boot and guess what ???

if i press lock the roof comes outa the boot and goes where a roof should go :thumbs::lol:

mr show off here :lol:

pseudo
02-06-2008, 18:32
Haha I make a point of never closing my windows or opening them when im in my car!

glad im not trhe only one :lol::lol:

arden
02-06-2008, 18:34
mr show off here :lol:

i am till it stops half way ......then i look a prat :lol:

AZZA
02-06-2008, 18:57
i am till it stops half way ......then i look a prat :lol:

:lol: gd old vauxhall for ya

stampede
02-06-2008, 18:59
This is a great feature for when the car's been in the sun.

It's not switched on on 5drs without rear electrics from the factory, but you can get it switched on (Y)

Nath.
02-06-2008, 19:45
On higher spec models the auto windows work on the remote too :wave:

just press and hold the unlock button, they go down

lock then press and hold the lock button, they go up :thumbs:

pseudo
02-06-2008, 19:54
On higher spec models the auto windows work on the remote too :wave:

just press and hold the unlock button, they go down

lock then press and hold the lock button, they go up :thumbs:

it works on all models from Design and above (excl. 5dr sxi and 5dr sri) :thumbs:

james_h
02-06-2008, 20:01
hmm, considering mine is a crosshatch grille sporthatch like yours james, im wondering will it work on mine

nice find tho mel ;)

have you tried yours yet Azza? its weird how it dosnt work, my new corsa i had; windows went up but not down? astra just does naff all!

pseudo
02-06-2008, 20:03
already knew, dosnt work on mine though, worked on my corsa tho :?

hmmm, i guesse it doesnt work on 3dr SXi :sus:

Jamesc
02-06-2008, 20:08
My dads vectra has it, And as soon as i seen that it had it i tried the astra, but it didn't work :'(, like others have said its a good feature, A: For showing off :lol: and B: For Practical resons too (like stampede said)

Johns1946
02-06-2008, 20:09
It's not switched on on 5drs without rear electrics from the factory, but you can get it switched on (Y)[/QUOTE]

Yes, this feature is mentioned in the manual, but as this says, not a standard feature on 5 doors without rear electric windows. Didn't know it could be activated - guess this is a Tech2 job??

JS

AZZA
02-06-2008, 20:34
have you tried yours yet Azza? its weird how it dosnt work, my new corsa i had; windows went up but not down? astra just does naff all!

i get my astra in a couple of weeks mate but im going to leave a few insurance documents into the dealership this week so i'll try it then :D

GazzaC
02-06-2008, 20:52
how can you get this activated? any idea son price?

pseudo
02-06-2008, 21:03
tech2.....id guesse theyd charge 15 - 30

markonline1
02-06-2008, 21:05
Of all the things I've learnt since I joined this site 4 or so years ago, this is without doubt the coollest!! Awesome :thumbs:

pseudo
02-06-2008, 21:07
Of all the things I've learnt since I joined this site 4 or so years ago, this is without doubt the coollest!! Awesome :thumbs:

:lol::lol::lol:

i found out by coincidence :lol:

i was talking to my neiboubour the 2nd week i had the car (my 55 plate....not current) and i was leaning against my car's bonnet whilst the button was being pushed in by another key....then the windows went down...... and presto, i found out :lol:

andy_gdon
02-06-2008, 21:08
i thought everyone knew about this...i believe all new cars should have it !! Could be related to the CAT1 alarm :S

M5LVYN
02-06-2008, 21:21
Of all the things I've learnt since I joined this site 4 or so years ago, this is without doubt the coollest!! Awesome :thumbs:

hahaha yaaaaaay i thought it was pretty damn cool too so hada share just in case!

i'm making a ploy to incorporate this somehow to show my friends....

M5LVYN
02-06-2008, 21:22
hmmm, i guesse it doesnt work on 3dr SXi :sus:

mine is that and works up and down, hopefuly its just the new 2007 black xp crosshatch sporthatch that doesnt work.... wouldnt want one of them anyway :P lmao...

pseudo
02-06-2008, 21:25
hahaha yaaaaaay i thought it was pretty damn cool too so hada share just in case!

i'm making a ploy to incorporate this somehow to show my friends....

plan A
leave your windows open when you turn your engine off, waslk away and wait till someone says "you left your windows open" then you just use your key :lol:

plan B
if your mates dont say "you left your windows open", then you turn and say "oops, i left my windows open" then use your key :lol:

plan C
walking to your car with your mates (not on a wet day lol), unlock and hold the buttoin to open windows :cool: :lol:

M5LVYN
02-06-2008, 21:27
i like them dan! wil have to look like i didnt no.. haha

andy_gdon
02-06-2008, 21:45
mine is that and works up and down, hopefuly its just the new 2007 black xp crosshatch sporthatch that doesnt work.... wouldnt want one of them anyway :P lmao...

was there not an update in late 2007 - when the piano finish was introduced? perhaps this is the difference :S

andy_gdon
02-06-2008, 21:47
ps...if you have folding mirrors they also fold in when you do this!

AZZA
02-06-2008, 21:53
mine is that and works up and down, hopefuly its just the new 2007 black xp crosshatch sporthatch that doesnt work.... wouldnt want one of them anyway :P lmao...

i'll slap u boy!!!! HAHAHA!!!

bennylaa
02-06-2008, 21:55
how do u get this feature on your car??? ive got a 5dr sxi :(

stampede
02-06-2008, 22:01
how do u get this feature on your car??? ive got a 5dr sxi :(

Someone with a Tech2 or a canbus programmer needs to enable it for you.

There's a bloke in Ellesmere Port who does it, called diag_man . He charges but he knows what he's doing. You should get the auto-door locking thing activated at the same time, if you are going to go to the bother (Y)

M5LVYN
02-06-2008, 22:16
ps...if you have folding mirrors they also fold in when you do this!


really!! how cool! that culd look like a slow dog movings its ears lol...

andy_gdon
02-06-2008, 22:18
wifey has it on her car and loves it - i just cant see the attraction. plus i have keyless entry etc so i never use the buttons on the remote.

M5LVYN
02-06-2008, 22:20
lol wel look at you mr keyless!! beware.. i wil switch r car keys one day.. and then who wil be the fool as they walk up to their car looking smug :D

pseudo
02-06-2008, 22:22
lol wel look at you mr keyless!! beware.. i wil switch r car keys one day.. and then who wil be the fool as they walk up to their car looking smug :D

the keys look different and you wouldnt be able to get into your car either :lol:

andy_gdon
02-06-2008, 22:23
came that way - wouldnt have spec'd it though as its just one more thing that can go wrong!

M5LVYN
02-06-2008, 22:23
the keys look different and you wouldnt be able to get into your car either :lol:

ssssshhhhh your ruining my flawless plan... wel i buy a dummy keyless key then solves that!

pseudo
02-06-2008, 22:24
came that way - wouldnt have spec'd it though as its just one more thing that can go wrong!

so you bought a stock burg then....couldnt wait? :lol:

i get wat you mean by one more thing to go wrong :lol: but more like many more things can go wrong (e.g. my passenger afl unit) :lol:


ssssshhhhh your ruining my flawless plan... wel i buy a dummy keyless key then solves that!

bet you dont know wat it looks like :P

M5LVYN
02-06-2008, 22:29
i seen one on here so kinda! ha!

andy_gdon
02-06-2008, 22:42
so you bought a stock burg then....couldnt wait? :lol:

i


I had a burg with AFL on order, but i heard of the dealer one arriving 2months before my one was supposedily due, so i phoned the dealer and asked for their car - they obliged :D so i have a Burg with Sight and Light, as all the dealer cars came with. Im still the first person on the V5 though!

bennylaa
03-06-2008, 18:34
Someone with a Tech2 or a canbus programmer needs to enable it for you.

There's a bloke in Ellesmere Port who does it, called diag_man . He charges but he knows what he's doing. You should get the auto-door locking thing activated at the same time, if you are going to go to the bother (Y)

does anybody know how i can get hold of this guy or sum1 wiv a tech2 programmer who can do it 4 us??

KINKY
03-06-2008, 18:36
Yeah diag_man did a few things for me not long ago, cc and auto locking.

Nice guy :thumbs:

Give him a pm

GazzaC
03-06-2008, 18:37
rang deej today you cant get it activated on a 5 door sxi :-(

ianb1873
03-06-2008, 18:39
rang deej today you cant get it activated on a 5 door sxi :-(

Got it activated on my 06 plate SXi mate (Y)

pseudo
03-06-2008, 19:08
rang deej today you cant get it activated on a 5 door sxi :-(

strange, you should be able to :sus:

ianb1873
03-06-2008, 19:09
strange, you should be able to :sus:

I would have thought so too but I certainly trust deej's knowledge more than mine! :lol:

stampede
03-06-2008, 19:15
Deej may be right in that it can't be done with his equipment. It can still be done with other equipment though, as my car proves.

Chris1989
03-06-2008, 19:24
i have a 2007 sporthatch 1.6 sxi and the window thing dont work on mine. Should it or can i just get it turned on at my local dealer. What do you mean by auto locking?

ianb1873
03-06-2008, 19:31
i have a 2007 sporthatch 1.6 sxi and the window thing dont work on mine. Should it or can i just get it turned on at my local dealer. What do you mean by auto locking?

Autolocking is all the doors locking when you reach a certain speed, about 5 mph I think.

TOneil
03-06-2008, 19:32
Can go one better, hold the key and the roof disapears...

AZZA
03-06-2008, 19:35
i have a 2007 sporthatch 1.6 sxi and the window thing dont work on mine. Should it or can i just get it turned on at my local dealer. What do you mean by auto locking?

damn u vauxhall!!!! damn cheapos always cuttin corners :(

stampede
03-06-2008, 19:39
damn u vauxhall!!!! damn cheapos always cuttin corners :(

Disabling this feature will save them nothing, they're just being awkward lol

Alpha10
03-06-2008, 20:07
My 07 SRi doesn't do it, my Vec-C did, fun to play with a few times but no more than that. It is a bit mean spirited of Vx to not enable it on all cars though.......

Cheers

GazzaC
03-06-2008, 20:19
ian did you have yours done> where and how much>

flier
03-06-2008, 21:33
Also works with keyless entry, just keep your finger on the locking bits of the door to close the windows (but wont open them as far as i can tell)

ianb1873
03-06-2008, 22:01
ian did you have yours done> where and how much>

diag_man did mine, 20 for both the autolocking & window closing with key fob.

Bit far for you to travel tho! :nah:

bennylaa
03-06-2008, 22:14
i want this feature on my car!!!

McEWan
03-06-2008, 22:33
if I press both buttons and hold it my radio goes on and then continue to press 1 of them, it changes the station... I can't check as car in garage atm, but will tell you exactly what you press

stampede
03-06-2008, 22:36
if I press both buttons and hold it my radio goes on and then continue to press 1 of them, it changes the station... I can't check as car in garage atm, but will tell you exactly what you press

What?!?! :o

You're kidding ye?

McEWan
03-06-2008, 22:46
lol, no, when I first got my car I was reading the handbook and I am sure it said that, I just frantically pressed them and the radio came on, then continued to do it and was changing the stations. its like you have to hold both buttons in and then your radio goes on, then press 1 of them while holding the other still in, then it changes stations, I can't remember from memory but it does work. Maybe something to do with I got them to fit an alarm and an MP3 Connection?

M5LVYN
03-06-2008, 22:51
cool supose you could park it beside a picnic n change radio station without goin in to car! wat else could it be used 4?!

pseudo
03-06-2008, 22:51
thats pretty cool :lol:

all you need is a remote volume control :lol:

McEWan
03-06-2008, 22:55
You can close windows without pressing buttons also, you put key in lock turn it twice left and then hold it, worked in my corsa and works in my astra also :D not sure if it works in reverse, i.e too right twice will open, never did try lol

nuno50
03-06-2008, 23:03
lol, no, when I first got my car I was reading the handbook and I am sure it said that, I just frantically pressed them and the radio came on, then continued to do it and was changing the stations. its like you have to hold both buttons in and then your radio goes on, then press 1 of them while holding the other still in, then it changes stations, I can't remember from memory but it does work. Maybe something to do with I got them to fit an alarm and an MP3 Connection?

Is this really true?
Try it again in your car and tell us the right combination! :o

nuno50
03-06-2008, 23:04
It works in reverse also.
You can open or close windows with the key by just pressing each button continuously. ;)

McEWan
03-06-2008, 23:06
I will let you know soon as I get it back lol end of week so I am told, will keep you posted.

pseudo
03-06-2008, 23:07
You can close windows without pressing buttons also, you put key in lock turn it twice left and then hold it, worked in my corsa and works in my astra also :D not sure if it works in reverse, i.e too right twice will open, never did try lol

you must have an Astra G then :thumbs:

nuno50
03-06-2008, 23:08
I will let you know soon as I get it back lol end of week so I am told, will keep you posted.

I still can't believe it! I must try it! :mrgreen::mrgreen:

Maybe if pressing all the buttons and saying "GO", the car will drive itself! :lol::lol:

McEWan
03-06-2008, 23:12
well it was an astra H:'(:(http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k185/mcewan_2006/SP_A0014.jpg