Over-ride for electric windows

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 12:58
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Good afternoon all,

I read in here some time back (or so my poor excuse for a brain thinks) a way to rewire electric windows so they will operate without the engine running. I have an 04 Challenger and I recall the post may have been by a Challenger owner ....... I have done a search or 2 and can't find the article. Any assistance would be appreciated.

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Chris
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Reply By: bombsquad - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 13:55

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 13:55
I'm sure it would be as simple as sourcing the power supply from either an acc point or a constantly live point instead of the ignition point which most are. I'm considering doing this myself on th GU - I would recommend the accessory option, so the windows are locked when the key is out.

Cheers Andrew
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Follow Up By: Kiwi B - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 17:44

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 17:44
Found this some time ago and have modified mine accordingly. Not a big job but a bit fiddly from memory.

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Bruce H.
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Reply By: cokeaddict - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 14:39

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 14:39
chris, I didnt see the post sorry but i can assure you any sparkie can set it up to run without the key in the ignition. Personally I woundlnt attempt such a job at home unless u know what ur doing, electronics on computerised cars these days can cost a fortune if things go wrong.

Remember this though..... if u set them up to work whenever a button is pushed, you will run the risk of theives getting in to it easier AND by doing that you will void any insurance claim made if they get to recover the vehicle and find the electrics have been tampered with without telling them you did. They will use any excuse they can not to pay a claim out.
Food for thought mate.
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Reply By: Shaker - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 16:01

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 16:01
Hope you don't have kids, electric windows can be fairly dangerous!
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Reply By: techie - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 17:16

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 17:16
re insurance.
I have noted a number of late model cars do have electric windows that work without the key in the ignition. (work at smash repairer).
Am uncertain as to whether these cars are more difficult to break into hence alternative electrics.
Techie
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 17:31

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 17:31
All you do is find the window relay, and replace it with a piece of wire, so the ignition now doesnt need to be on to adjust the window. :)
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike DID - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 22:17

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 22:17
That's what I did on my Pajeros - I assume the Challenger will be similar.

Mike
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Follow Up By: Ken - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 10:32

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 10:32
It can be a bit more complicated than just finding the relay. In a GU (there are links here and on the Nissan forum that describe the method) there will be a constant current draw of a few hundred milliamps if you do it that way. The method described uses a rocker switch the allow the windows to be used without the key.

Ken
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Reply By: Keenycruiser - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 20:20

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 20:20
I had an 80 Series Cruiser which was set up so that when the remote locking was activated all the windows open would wind up automatically.
This was a great system because it meant you never ever left a window open. I don't know how it was wired but it's worth looking into.
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Reply By: youngharry52 - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 10:53

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 10:53
Thank you all very much for your advice. Much appreciated. It certainly gives me some options. I think I will get it done professionally if I go ahead. Best to check the warranty and insurance side of it first I spose.
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