Weird driver-side window feature on 02 XG-350L

Discussion in 'Hyundai Grandeur / Azera / XG' started by rayindesmoines, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. If you hold the unlock button down for a second long time when opening
    the car, the driver's side window opens. You must turn on the ignition
    to close it. The feature is documented in the manuel.

    Of what possible benefit is this feature? It is a real nuisance!
    rayindesmoines, Nov 25, 2006
  2. Only reason I can think of is to let out some hot air in the summer. Nissan
    has a window open button on the Maxima. OTOH, if you hit the button too
    long by accident, in the rain, it would be a serious PITS
    Edwin Pawlowski, Nov 25, 2006
  3. Why/how would you do this inadvertently? It only takes a momentary press
    to unlock the car.
    Brian Nystrom, Nov 26, 2006
  4. Probably the same way I've unlocked my trunk a couple of times. I admire
    your self control though.
    Edwin Pawlowski, Nov 26, 2006
  5. rayindesmoines

    Dan K Guest

    The other weird "feature" of the XG350 is that after the ignition switch has
    been on then off the only way to get the running lights off is to open and
    close the drivers door. This is a pain if you are working on the car and
    lean in from the passenger side to turn the ignition on for a second. And
    equally painful if you ever need to get the vehicle parked where the drivers
    side is very close to a wall (long term storage) where the driver would then
    get out the passenger side. I can think of a reason for the window (let the
    heat out) but I can't think of a one for requiring the drivers door to close
    in order to turn out all the lights or drain the battery if it doens't
    happen. Same sort of thing also happens when you reconnect the
    battery...the running lights come on and will stay on forever until you
    start the car and turn the car off (then open and close the drivers door).
    Korean quirks?

    Dan K, Nov 27, 2006
  6. rayindesmoines

    hyundaitech Guest

    It sounds to me like you have a problem. You should be able to turn off
    the lights on the light switch. The shouldn't ever come on when they're
    turned off.

    Even if you leave them on, when you remove the key from the ignition and
    open the driver's door, they should go out. If you turn them back on with
    the key removed, the car will assume you want them on and leave them on.
    hyundaitech, Nov 29, 2006
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