I just picked up my 2007 CooperS and all is good, however.... There is NO auto-open or auto-close for the sunroof? My 2004 MINI had this option. Does anyone know if this is a programable option. Some of the references I've found have stated that its disabled on NA vehicles. Not sure of the reasoning? If this is thec case, can a software update be done?
And similar to this is the fact that there's never been auto-close on the windows. Apparentally the 2008s will have this feature (motoringfile.com has an article on this).
If anyone has any information, please reply! It's ridiculous to think that MINI removed a feature on the new cars. Even with the previous auto-close on the sunroof, it would never close it all the way, just to the tilt position. This is also silly, as the roof was often left open.
Most other cars have auto close on the sunroof, even our Toyota!
By auto-close/auto-open do you mean with lock/unlock?
If so,mine certainly has this feature. Hold the unlock button on the remote and the windows go down and the sunroof opens. Hold the key in he lock position or hold the rubber door handle button with comfort access and everything closes up again.
If you mean one-touch up or one-touch close, that's a different story
Mine does open but only to the tilt. The windows go down first and then the sunroof opens to the tilt but it doesn't open all the way off the key, some stupid health and safety legislation has probably got in the way. My first MINI ONE had the function and always worked great even from quite far away but my second MINI ONE had the feature but it was always hit and miss. Sometimes you could stand next to it and it still wouldn't open from the key
I'm referring to one-touch open and close from INSIDE the car using the sunroof switch (not the keychain). I don't buy the safety argument - almost EVERY luxury car has one-touch open and close on windows and sunroofs.
The drivers window has the function (auto-close and auto-open), the passengers windows has only auto-open, and the sunroof has both auto-open and auto-close function.
To let the window open/close automatically just quickly press the window switch once and let go. This should activate the auto function. If you hold the switch it stops opening after releasing the switch. Same works for the sunroof. One quick press and the sunroofs are opened to first level. One more quick press and it opens fully (the first one).
Thanks for the information Red. Unfortunately, it seems that this functionality has been disabled or removed on North American cars. All of what you describe above used to work on my 2004 MINI (with the exception of one-touch close for the passenger window), but not on our new one. The only one-touch or Auto feature is Auto-down (one-touch) for the driver and passenger windows. Not one-touch up. No one-touch sunroof to either open OR close. Very poor.
This feature is still not there on my '08 clubman. I would be interested if anyone has a solution yet, as I miss it.
The only thing I can think of for safety, is that on the 2nd gen the rear glass tilts open, and then closes when you open the main glass. Someone in the back could stick a finger in there when the auto open is activated, and there is probably no sensor on it . . . thus someone could get squished fingers. Only reason I can think of for no auto open.
According to our service foreman, the one-touch open on the sunroof can't be set currently due to a software conflict within the no-pinch setup, so the one-touch open/close is disabled until they can get the no-pinch working. A software revision is underway.
It is a safety issue. Say your dog is hanging its head out of the car window and you can't see it, but close the windows with the fob...eeek! You can close them from outside the car by removing the key from the fob, putting the key in the drivers door lock and turning it.
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