Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 17:53:44 -0500
From: Shane Almeida <>
Subject: Possessed Windows

I parked my car on Thursday night and left it sitting in a parking lot. As I approached it four hours later, I noticed that both passenger-side windows were down about three inches. My first thought was that I forgot to roll them up, even though I was pretty sure they were down (it was raining pretty hard during the drive and I knew I wasn't that forgetful). Then I noticed that the sunroof was also open a couple inches. As I came around the driver side, both of those windows were down about three inches too. I know for certain that I did not leave the windows and sunroof open. Somehow, they opened while it was parked. As I started to drive, the windows fogged up a bit and I could see a distinct horizontal line on the glass where the window made contact with the weather strip while it was down. I could also see about five other marks on each of the windows. I never keep the windows partially down: they are either all the way up or all the way down. I'm pretty sure these were new marks. So not only did the windows roll down just a few inches, but they were also open almost all the way at some point and at a few other levels in between. Has anyone else seen something like this? This is a 2004 9-3 Aero. I've never seen it before (but maybe the windows always rolled all the up before I came back to the car). On Friday morning, the windows were all the way up with no signs of being down (they were covered in condensation). There was a recall for the sunroof anti-pinch protection that messed with my windows for a bit (the auto-up and comfort opening wouldn't work anymore), but that was fixed by the dealer a while ago. If it weren't raining when I parked the car, I probably could have convinced myself that I just left them open by mistake. There's just no way I'd leave everything open in a downpour. It's bizarre.

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