Editor on P Plates
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Express Publications, Sydney.
Okay - I THINK this is what I had to get done recently.
I say think because it wasn't my window that was effected, it was the alarm.
There are a couple of weird BA glitches that include the auto down drivers window when you unlock the car, the panic button on the alarm going off in its own, the radio losing its lock and presets and a couple I can't remember off the top of my head.
The mechanic that fixed mine said that on all these cars they need to replace the Body Electronics Module (which I can't figure out if this is the same as the Body Control Module).
It's something to do with the faulty BEM interacting with the keyfob (or vice-versa) in ways not envisaged by the factory.
They install a new BEM, recode your keys, and the problem is supposedly fixed.
Mine took 2 hours from start to finish (I waited). Also, don't make the mistake I made of not taking your spare key, or it will no longer work and you'll need to go back a second time to get both keys recoded again (which took only 30 minutes, as the BEM didn't need replacing).
FYI, if it IS the BEM, this would be why they need to remove part of the dash, but it's nowhere near as bad as it sounds. From what I could see in the waiting room overlooking the workshop, it just looked like the lower console trim and the outer footwell kickpanels and the stuff up under the footwells was removed so they could get access to the area under the dash where the BEM must be.
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