Duetto One-Touch Power Window Control

[7/14/2006] Reviewed by: Arthur Serino - thehappyinsurgent@hotmail.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99-'05 '06+ 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Allows window to go all the way up or down with a single tap of the switch. Can be installed on one or both windows in the Miata, with factory power windows or Duetto's power window kit.

I installed two of these on my '96. The units come with wiring diagrams, but no thorough instructions. Duetto recommends professional installation, but anyone who's reasonably comfortable with the center console area shouldn't have any trouble. I pulled out the window switch and spliced it into the harnesses, which connected to the modules. The hardest part was cutting under the center console to fit the modules snugly under the CD player. The whole project took about two hours. Once connected, the the windows should go all the way up or down with one tap of the switch. If you tap the switch again, or the window meets any resistance while closing, the motor will stop.

All in all, this is a great product. It does exactly what it's supposed to do, and is a great convenience, especially when driving away from toll booths in rainy weather. Adding this mod also solved a problem I was having with arcing between the contacts in the M1 window switches, which led to burned contacts and ultimately, me having to diassemble and clean the contacts about every 4 months. The duettos use their own relays to actuate the motors. The switch no longer carries the power to the windows, so it doesn't overheat anymore! Every Miata should come with these.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

Duetto One-Touch Power Window Kit

[2/1/2001] Reviewed by: Michael Opalak - michael.opalak@compucredit.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

This kit gives your Miata's power windows the ability to do one-touch up or down.

I installed the product in about an hour. It worked properly from the start and has been a great convenience. One touch and the window goes all the way down. One touch and the window goes all the way back up. Touching it again anywhere in the middle stops the window where it is. Very handy when approaching drive throughs or toll plazas.

It is installed by splicing the unit's wires into the existing power window switch's wires. It can be reversed by removing the splices and reattaching the original wires. The units themselves are about the size of a pager and can easily be hidden under the central console when installed.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

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