[xk8] HELP! Automatic Window Feature Upon Touching Door Handle

(mikegatto) #1

I just bought a 2001 XK8 and love it.

Unfortunately, there is a minor problem.

The passenger window lowers a fraction of an inch upon lifting the
handle to open the door. It is supposed to raise after the door is
closed. It doesn’t.

As a matter of fact, if one opens the door AGAIN, it lowers the
window another fraction. And doesn’t raise it.

It is almost as if it senses the window is all the way to the top
already. But I don’t know.

Any ideas?

MANY thanks.–
mikegatto
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(Dan Jensen) #2

In reply to a message from mikegatto sent Tue 25 Sep 2007:

Mike:

Very common issue. Reset your window stops, as described in
the archives: lower window and hold switch until a click is
heard (2-3 seconds on my car). Raise window and hold switch
until a click is heard. If this doesn’t solve the problem,
you likely have a weak battery that is on its last legs.–
The original message included these comments:

I just bought a 2001 XK8 and love it.
Unfortunately, there is a minor problem.
The passenger window lowers a fraction of an inch upon lifting the
handle to open the door. It is supposed to raise after the door is
closed. It doesn’t.


Dan Jensen 84 XJS 95 XJ6 01 XK8
La Jolla, California, United States
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(Jeff Cline) #3

Sounds like you need to do the window reset procedure.

With the doors closed and the key on, raise both windows (at once, or
one at a time, doesn’t matter) until you hear a click or two.

Next, lower both windows until you hear a click or two. This resets the
upper and lower limits of the windows.

Now, if the problem comes back, it often is due to a weak or bad
battery.

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Subject: [xk8] HELP! Automatic Window Feature Upon Touching Door Handle

I just bought a 2001 XK8 and love it.

Unfortunately, there is a minor problem.

The passenger window lowers a fraction of an inch upon lifting the
handle to open the door. It is supposed to raise after the door is
closed. It doesn’t.

As a matter of fact, if one opens the door AGAIN, it lowers the
window another fraction. And doesn’t raise it.

It is almost as if it senses the window is all the way to the top
already. But I don’t know.

Any ideas?

MANY thanks.

mikegatto
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(Glen Jarboe) #4

In reply to a message from mikegatto sent Tue 25 Sep 2007:

My windows started having that problem about a month before my
battery gave out completely.–
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(Frank Cartlidge) #5

In reply to a message from mikegatto sent Tue 25 Sep 2007:

Hello, I had the same window problem with my 2001 when I bought it
earlier this year. Then the battery failed about a month after I
got the car. I purchased a gadget for about $15 that plugs into
the cigarette lighter to keep the electronic ‘‘memory’’ intact when
the battery was removed for replacement. Follow the window
position reset procedure described by the prior responses and your
window problem along with your impending battery failure will be
corrected. Best Wishes, Frank–
Frank Cartlidge 1987 XJ-S, 2001 XK8, 2003 XJ8
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(nevibirg) #6

In reply to a message from mikegatto sent Tue 25 Sep 2007:

I have exactly the same problem with both doors (2003 XKR). I’ve
had the dealer sort the problem 3 times and am getting a little fed
up. Anyone any ideas…that I can pass on to the dealer.–
Sev
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(EricXKR) #7

In reply to a message from nevibirg sent Wed 19 Dec 2007:

Hi there,
not a major problem although a disliked issue.
XK®s have a minor design defect with their memory chip eproms
that shall hold the windows (up/down) position, as well as the
stored (if you’ve the memory function) steering column position and
driver’s seat position. Below 10V on teh battery, the memories get
erased, they forgot to spend them a buffer battery. During engine
ignition, it is much likely that older batteries went below this
10V barries and so the memories are erased.
Had this on my 2000 XKR until having replaced the battery and have
it actually on my new one, which stood amonth in cold/rainy
Switzerland weather, so battery is at low capacity as well. Re-
charging it completely, not through the generator, but with a
loader, made the problem disappearing.
Once you’ve ‘‘empowered’’ memories again, you of coruse need to re-
program th ewindow positions:
Press down button until window is fully down and hold it for about
3 sec. (hear a click), than do the same in the upper positon (when
doo is closed) and after having heard the ‘‘click’’ the window is
reprogrammed.
happy X-mas from Switzerland
Eric–
EricXKR
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(Jonathan Shannon) #8

Just joined the group, picked up my 2001 XK8, and found this same problem (at first I was surprised that the darn window went down at all, not knowing about this feature!). Thanks for the recommended fix. It worked!