May 13th, 2012, 08:19 AM
Well, my mini countryman was a-OK for at least 5 months until the driver side window started getting a little sticky. The window was going up to the top of the frame but then going back down without touching the top. This happened in my clubman before i got my countryman. I took the car to mini and they fixed it but it cost me £50! :eek: Rip-off! And get this, three months later, IT STARTED AGAIN! it again started in the driver side window and now the passenger window is doing it as well! Even my sunroof is a little sticky and sometimes refuses to open. This does not happen in my wife's little hatchback. Its very unusual. Can anybody shine a light on the problem?
May 13th, 2012, 09:19 AM
When the windows start to get a little sticky, it would be the anti finger trap device that causes the window to lower back down
The idea is if any little kiddy has got its fingers in the way when the window is rising the window will recognise the additional pressure and reverse itself before any harm is done to the person.
Of course if the window starts getting a little stiff in operation this confuses to sensor and it thinks something is obstructing it so reverses the motion.
Try some silicon spray on the window guide tracks where the glass slides up the door frame to see if this helps.
Sometimes though the window in question needs resetting, the method should be in the drivers handbook, its something like this I recall, keep up button pressed until windows goes as high as it can, then fully lower it, then press and hold raise until it goes up as far as it can, then lower it, then it resets.
Give it a go, thats all it will be I bet.
The winter grime has got to them.
Same with the sunroof, check make sure the tracks are clean, lub them with some silicon spray and Bobs your Uncle, except mines George.
May 13th, 2012, 08:30 PM
Thanks for that! I will be off to buy some silicone spray next time the problem pops up! Thanks a lot, that just saved me another £50 trade in.