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I cannot see anything in the manual or service notes, so just checking please. 

Yet another annoying thing, maybe minor, on the Evora, but my windows will not open or close remotely - is there any way of programming this feature? (This is usually a basic feature even in cars at the cheaper end)

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The only way to do this would be to disable/remove the OEM alarm and fit an aftermarket unit with this functionality. 

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Thanks Bibs. I am not sure it is worth going to that length, so I will live with it fine.

The other day I was completely hemmed in by two cars parking close either side. I could open the door enough to reach the window switch, but not enough space to reach the ignition switch! Thirty years with cars with the remote feature I never used, and the one time I need it, the car does not offer it😀 I might look into changing the window feed from switched to unswitched - for next time!

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At least here in the states, there are add-on modules like these that can provide that functionality on top of the stock alarm. I don't know of any that have fitted one to the Evora specifically, but I would imagine it not being that difficult. Since it requires another channel from your remote to control the down function, you'd have to repurpose one of the buttons, like the trunk button. 

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I can definitely say now that lightening does strike twice! It happened again yesterday! A little Kia right up beside me! I could barely open the door 100mm! Luckily there was room to get in the other side (I still have not moved the window fuses to an always hot position either...😐)

I think this is bound to happen here. The French traditionally have driven little cars, Clios and 208s etc, so car parks in many cases are marked out with smaller bays. This was certainly the case yesterday, I did note that I took up proportionately more room in the bay and with a combination of the Kia near the marked limit and my long door, it was as they say, a perfect storm!

Maybe time for drastic action. Scissor doors. Expensive, but maybe necessary. Has anyone here fitted these, and if so, is is a good rattle free conversion? 

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I have gone off the idea of scissor doors now! maybe a bit naeive, but I thought the kits allowed both conventional and scissor operation. It is scissor or nothing though! Even on Lambos and Mclarens, I think they are a bit cumbersome looking to use all the time.

I think I must prioritise my to do list and change the window feeds to always hot and use the shoehorn-through-the-window for emergencies. Also cheaper! And will not mess up the kerb weight!

If anyone is interested, then it appears VDI in the States are the only suppliers of these for the Evora. They will not supply a hinge for only one door. Two thousand bucks. They do a video:

 

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23 hours ago, r3nault said:

I’m curious, even if you get your window open, what then? Do you release the handbrake and gear and roll the car out?

Not that simple as I have IPS. No, if the door can open 250mm or so, and the glass is down, I am agile enough to slip in relatively easy!

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