vw beetle electric window problem


Old 09-10-07, 11:23 AM
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vw beetle electric window problem

Hey everyone, hope the weekend was good.

I have a 2000 Beetle and the window won't come up, you can hear the motor running when you push on the button, but no go.

Got one speculator, says it's the regulator. Anybody want to confirm that?

Also on these cars the manual says to unhook the battery before you take off the door panel, and use a memory saver for the ECM, watch out for the airbag deploying, etc.

If I'm careful, don't you think I could take this interior door panel off and not have to unhook the battery. I don't have a memory saver, and the nearest dealer is 45 miles away if I had to have a reprogram! Your cigarette lighter has to be one that is on all the time, too. Who wants to unhook the battery with all that?

Thanks for the input.

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Old 09-10-07, 03:37 PM
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If your door has airbags, definetly disconnect the battery, if it does not, no need too.

Directions always tell you to disconnect the battery, even if you are just replacing floor mats.

Well, seeing that you can hear the motor, it maybe the regulator or the window track is binding up.

Remove the door panel (you will probably break those cheap plastic tabs, but are replaceable).

When you get the panel seperated a few inches, reach behind the panel and disconnect the harnesses going to the window controls.

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