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Old 05-09-2009, 07:18 AM   #1
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window indexing for tinting

does anyone know how to disable the window indexing so you can have the windows tinted??? I think i remember reading in the manual about if you change the batt. you may have to reprogram the windows to index so i am thinking i can just unhook the batt. and hook it back up and they should not index untill i reprogram them am i right?
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Old 05-09-2009, 08:28 AM   #2
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Not positive but I think if you open the door and have the Accessory key power on.
Just throw the door latch lock in the open door to the lock position and the windo will index up.
NOTE: just remember to manually throw the latch back to open position before trying to shut the door or it will just bang hard against the latch.
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Old 05-09-2009, 08:49 AM   #3
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Not positive but I think if you open the door and have the Accessory key power on.
Just throw the door latch lock in the open door to the lock position and the windo will index up.
NOTE: just remember to manually throw the latch back to open position before trying to shut the door or it will just bang hard against the latch.
sounds good to me
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Old 05-10-2009, 07:33 AM   #4
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Not positive but I think if you open the door and have the Accessory key power on.
Just throw the door latch lock in the open door to the lock position and the windo will index up.
NOTE: just remember to manually throw the latch back to open position before trying to shut the door or it will just bang hard against the latch.
What he said ^^^
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Old 05-12-2009, 12:48 AM   #5
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I guess you cant drive the car then for 3 days. Thats the minimum time to wait to open newly tinted windows. Thats crappy, WTF am I gonna do for 3 days with no car?
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:05 AM   #6
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oh yea... what do you do lol... is there a way to disable the indexing?
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:19 AM   #7
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My BMW has the indexing .... what the guy did was actually peel down the rubber molding to get it all on. When he was done it looked really good. I was able to drive the car without waiting as well. It didn't mess up the tinting at all. Hopefully it will be the same for the camaro ..

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Old 05-12-2009, 09:34 AM   #8
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My firend that owns a shop say the pull the relay and put it back in 3 days latter. Guess he means a fuse or something.

I am not tinting, just asked him about it.
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:56 AM   #9
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I got my Camaro tinted last Friday and have had no issues. I drove the car all weekend. If you go to a shop that does BMWs or even the new Mustangs they won't have any trouble laying the tint. As for opening the doors, you may get a very tiny air bubble or two, but a good shop can smooth these out for you.
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:24 AM   #10
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So what exactly is indexing haha
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:32 AM   #11
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The tint shop I plan on using said they tint a lot of cars with window indexing and they would not have a problem and I can drive and use the car as normal. Just not to roll the window down for a few days, but the indexing should be ok.
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Old 05-12-2009, 12:13 PM   #12
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when you pull the door handle, the window lowers about a half an inch before the door opens. It allows the window to roll up into the frame for a better seal. corvettes now have it also
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:44 PM   #13
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got mine done, $195.00 plus tax
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:40 PM   #14
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when you pull the door handle, the window lowers about a half an inch before the door opens. It allows the window to roll up into the frame for a better seal. corvettes now have it also

Sorry man I have never owned a car with no frame all the way around the window, never had to deal with it, how would i know?
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:53 PM   #15
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yeah this is simple you get in the car and close the door. Then you just pull the fuse the window motors.

After 3 days you put it back in.
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:59 PM   #16
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I guess you cant drive the car then for 3 days. Thats the minimum time to wait to open newly tinted windows. Thats crappy, WTF am I gonna do for 3 days with no car?
MY guy did a great job and I drove it thesame day It took him 4 hours - just couldn't role the window down for 24hrs - not to dark but I went with the highier quality tint.
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:17 PM   #17
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i got mine done yesterday 65 bucks, guy did an amazing job, and had no trouble with the window indexing said he has to work around it all the time get a good installer and tis no big deal
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:23 PM   #18
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yeah this is simple you get in the car and close the door. Then you just pull the fuse the window motors.

After 3 days you put it back in.
If you pull the fuse then you wouldn`t be able to open the door because the window is in the frame
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:10 PM   #19
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My bros chally has windowing indexing and no problem the second time around lol. The horribly did the tint the first time
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Old 05-18-2009, 02:54 AM   #20
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If you pull the fuse then you wouldn`t be able to open the door because the window is in the frame
+1!

For cars that have window indexing, they usually have a small "tab" that grabs the window after you shut the door when the window goes all the way up to help pull the window into the best placement for seal purposes. If you pull the fuse, when you open the door you'll be forcing the window past this "tab" and same when you shut the door.

In otherwords, dont pull the fuse. Go to a quality shop that's used to tinting cars with indexed windows.
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Old 05-18-2009, 02:55 AM   #21
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MY guy did a great job and I drove it thesame day It took him 4 hours - just couldn't role the window down for 24hrs - not to dark but I went with the highier quality tint.
What percentage did you get? It looks great, can we have some more pics please!
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Old 05-18-2009, 02:58 AM   #22
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MY guy did a great job and I drove it thesame day It took him 4 hours - just couldn't role the window down for 24hrs - not to dark but I went with the highier quality tint.
What's the exact brand and quality level of tint you used?? How much did it cost? I am very interested in that look since I live in Miami and the sun is way too hot.. Also are those polished rims?
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What's the exact brand and quality level of tint you used?? How much did it cost? I am very interested in that look since I live in Miami and the sun is way too hot.. Also are those polished rims?
It was a local guy so I wil try and get the exact specs on who he uses for manufacturer if he wil share it - I think it was 20 and 30% and it is his life time tint..cost me 210. It was not limo dark on any window.......it actully looks more green when he unrolled it out until it is put it up against the car ...but the color of the glass makes it grey. the good news as well is the back window is less than 24" wide so it is one piece - it looks great.

Yes those are polished wheels.
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What percentage did you get? It looks great, can we have some more pics please!

Here were some from Saturday this past weekend - this camera made the car look red. that IOM is something else.
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aaaaaand now i'm getting my windows tinted too! great, more money to spend lol!
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