Motor vehicle electric window control and closure override method and apparatus

  • US 5,698,907 A
  • Filed: 01/26/1995
  • Issued: 12/16/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/26/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An accessory control method extending at least temporary electric window regulator operability in a motor vehicle for a limited extent of time immediately following ignition system switch lockup and usual accessory electrical system disablement, comprising steps of:

  • initiating an onset of an elapse of the limited extent of time in immediate response to the ignition system switch lockup;

    deferring disablement of a portion of the accessory electrical system which determines said electric window regulator operability for the limited extent of time;

    thereby maintaining operability of at least a driver or operator accessible set of electric window regulator controls for the limited extent of time and enabling an inadvertently left-open window to be conveniently closed by the operator of the motor vehicle without a necessitous unlocking of the ignition system switch.

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