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Old 02-08-2010, 03:41 PM
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As a potential 3 owner (who at this point will be getting a 5 door in the spring) I read through the "what I don't like" and "I wish my 3 had" threads. I noticed a lot of discussion concerning the fact that only the driver's window is "one touch", and that opening and closing of the glass can't be done with the remote.

I've had a Mini for a few years, and Minis don't have one touch glass except driver's window going down (which is odd seeing as it's a BMW built in the UK, and all BMWs have these features). A few years ago a Mini owner developed an add-on module to correct this, and sold a ton of them:

MotoringFile Archive The Ian Cull Auto-Up Circuit Reviewed

I have one of these, and it's awesome. Mine also controls my fog/driving beams and my garage door. Ian eventually sold the project.

Ians GBMINI website Auto-up Windows

So I thought, doesn't someone make a similar board for Mazdas? Well, not that I found, but I did find a company that makes something for Nissan/Honda/Dodge/(and of course) Minis.

KP Technologies

I contacted KP Technologies and asked them to look into making one for the new 3. I also directed them to the forum so they could directly determine interest in expanding their line. Perhaps if other members of the forum would email them, they would take a closer look for us. They're outside of Dayton in Beaver Creek, so maybe someone in southwest Ohio could let them take a look at their car to get started.

Hopefully they will be interested, and there will be enough members interested to make it viable for them.
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good feedback to see who is interested on this forum.
If enough people want it then there is a need to make
it a profitable venture for them.
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As a potential 3 owner (who at this point will be getting a 5 door in the spring) I read through the "what I don't like" and "I wish my 3 had" threads. I noticed a lot of discussion concerning the fact that only the driver's window is "one touch", and that opening and closing of the glass can't be done with the remote.
Only the driver's window is "one touch"?

Mine is all windows are "one touch".
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Only the driver's window is "one touch"?

Mine is all windows are "one touch".
Different options in different markets. In the US, it is only a one touch control for the driver's window!

I might be interested in something like this depending on: cost, ease of install, and OEM look.
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I noticed Taiwan is also only a one touch control for the driver's window.

Not sure all those missing functions are related to the design or market of LHD & RHD version. Taiwan is LHD and its M3's series are pretty similar to those in US such as 1.6, 2.0 & 2.5, MT & AT, HID, AFS, same front grille and rear spoiler etc. whereas HKG only got 1.5, 2.0, AT only.
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What countries have anything different than one touch on the drivers windows ?
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Can you raise and/or lower the windows with the key in the drivers door key cylinder?

Does anyone have any wiring diagrams for the '10 3?
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Can you raise and/or lower the windows with the key in the drivers door key cylinder?
I have not tried, but I read through the whole manual when I got the car and did not see anything about that. I could be there though, if nobody has said anything by tomorrow, I will test it out.

I'm assuming you are the previously mentioned "KP?"
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I don't believe you can do it on the 3 (I think it's limited to the 6).

The KPtechnologies units interface with the key cylinder to control the windows - if you can't control the windows with the key cylinder the KPtech module won't work.

And, yes, I am apart of KPtechnologies!
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I wish you could roll down the windows with the key fob holding the unlock button.
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