Window Controller V2 Installation Instructions
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[UPDATED] The window controller V2 is installed within the drivers side door, behind the door card. The unit is self contained and doesn't require any modifications to existing parts or wiring
Average time to install: 30 minutes
Items supplied in this kit are:
|Window controller box||Window switch loom|
|Remote control loom|
All work in this installation takes place inside the car and involves fitting items within the drivers side door. No wiring or component modifications are necessary for this installation.
Work in the Car
To fit the window controler v2, we first need to remove the drivers door card, whcih is the plastic internal facing of the door.
a. Remove the silver door pull insert. This is quite stiff and needs to be pried up from the bottom towards the top, taking care not to damage the surrounding plastic.
b. Remove the smooth plastic trim piece from behind the door handle - the easiest way to do this is to pull it off (gently) from the door hinge end of the door by putting your fingers behind the panel and pulling outwards.
c. Remove the 1x philips / posidrive screw which was concealed by the door handle trim. Remove the 2x philips / posidrive screws holding the door pull in place. Do not try to pull the door pull itself off the door.
d. Starting at the bottom middle, pull out the 8 puh clips holding the lower edge and both sides of the door card in place. Use your fingers to reach between the rubber door seal and the edge of the plastic door card and pull gently outwards. Do not use too much force.
e. Lift the door card upwards to release it from the door. Be careful to NOT move the door card too far away from the door as it is still connected by wiring and cables.
f. The door handle and it's associated cables will likely ping out of the door card whilst you're holding it - this is absolutely fine and is to be expected. If they don't release on their own, grab the interior door handle end of the two cables and pull them gently away from the door card, angling towards the front of the door. The mechanism will the unclip from the door card.
g. Finally unplug the two multi-plug connectors going to the window switch pack in the door card. Now place the door card aside, being careful not to scratch or damage it.
h. Plug the black multiplug of the window switch loom into the window controller box and then plug the two white multiplugs on that loom into the window switch pack in the door card. Use the supplied sticky-back velcro strip to stick the window controller box to the inside of the door card.
i. Unplug the white multiplug connector from the door body (it may help to release the clip holding the plug in place if you press it with a small screwdriver). Now tap into the GREEN and YELLOW wires on this plug using the wiretap connectors on the remote control loom. The RED wire of the remote control loom needs to connect to the GREEN wire on the multiplug connector; and the BLACK wire of the remote control loom needs to connect to the YELLOW wire on the multiplug connector; as shown below. When the wires have been connected, plug the multiplug connector back in to the socket in the door.
j. Route the long part of the remote control loom (with the two pin plug attached) along the existing door wiring towards where the window swtich plugs are dangling from the door.
k. All the wiring installation is now complete. The last step is to reconnect the door's window plugs and the new remote loom plug into their respective sockets in the window switch loom. Each plug can only go in one socket and can only go one way around.
l. Finally re-hand the door card onto the door by placing the top of the door card above the top of the door metl and pushing down gently. Do NOT fully re-attach the door card until we have tested everything works correctly.
m. You may find it easier to close the drivers door from the outside and then get in the passenger door for this next bit as you can't pull on the drivers door card at this time. Once in the car with both doors closed, turn the ignition on by pressing the start button twice (there's no need to start the engine) and follow the following initiation instructions precisely. This is very important to ensure the windows operate correctly.
1) Press and hold the window down button for the drivers side window until the window is fully down.
2) Press and hold the window up button for the drivers side window until the window is fully closed. Hold the button in the up position for at least 2 seconds once the window is closed.
3) Press and hold the window down button for the drivers side window until the window is fully down.
4) Press and hold the window up button for the drivers side window until the window is fully closed. Hold the button in the up position for at least 2 seconds once the window is closed.
n. Now we need to program the window controller with our preference for when the roof is opened. The available options are to have the windows fully open when the roof is opened; or to have the windows fully close when the roof is opened. To do this follow the following instructions.
1) Unlock the roof and pull partially back. The windows will drop part way.
2) Using the drivers side window switch, press the window DOWN button momentarily if you want to have the windows OPEN fully when the roof is opened; or press the window UP button momentarily if you want the windows to CLOSE fully when the roof is opened.
3) Push the roof fully open and ensure it latches in place. The window controller will now remember your preference and fully open or close the windows.
4) You can now close the roof and should see the windows go all the way back up.
o. The last test we need to perform is locking and unlocking the car. Turn the ignition off and exit the car, closing both doors fully. Now lock the car with your keyfob and ensure both doors lock fully. (use both door handles to make sure they are locked).
p. Presuming the above steps all worked correctly, everything is now fully programmed and tested. We can now put the door card fully back together. The door card should already be hanging in the correct place, resting on the top of the door inner. Ensure the door card is pushed vertically down as far as it wants to go, then working around the edges of the door card, push each of the 8 push clips back into it's locating hole. You may need to gently wiggle a couple of the clips with your fingers to get them to engage.
q. Replace the three philips / posidrive screws which secure the door card to the door. Ensure the shorter screw goes in the hole behind the door handle and the two longer ones go in the door pull.
r. Finally, replace the two trim pieces you removed from the door card at the beginning.
Your installation is now complete.