OT: VW golf mk4 electric window dropped
Could be the window glass has become detached from the mechanism. Strip the door card off and have a look. I’ve found seized cables that have snapped causing the window to drop. Window glass gets stuck in dried up corroded runners the mount for it then pulls off move the glass slightly and it drops.Posted 4 years agoashleydwsmithMember
Mornin, for a while there has been a cliccking noise when trying to do the window up on my mk4 gti turbo. So tried to keep the wondow up at all times. Then the other day the window dropped into the frame.
So do I need a regulator kit and a new motor? Or just clips and motor etc.
AShPosted 4 years agomarkrtwMember
You can either get the whole window regulator (basically the mechanism minus the motor) or a repair kit (the clips and wires etc and a bit more fiddly to replace) from VW. I think the whole regulator is about £85 and the repair kit £45, though could be wrong. You can just get the clips from Ebay and possibly motor factors for not a lot, but you have the time delay.Posted 4 years ago
best see http://uk-mkivs.net forums for loads of info on this and step by step guide to fixing it. Its easy enough, but some bits can be a little fiddly. I just used the clips from a VW repair kit as my wires were fine, though I did spray a little white grease on them to keep them smooth.andytherocketeerSubscriber
Was the steel wiring in the mech that had gone on mine and probably some plastic too (Leon, but I think it’s a common VAG part?). Was well and truly fubared. Also had been clicking when doing the window up. The one day on vacation, it made a scrunching noise and the window dropped.
Not cheap to get it fixed (€150 inc labour). Fault even logged on ECU too, but they didn’t clear that, so got an advisory when I took car in for next service (they cleared it and gave me the printout).Posted 4 years agob rMember
My Passat’s cable went. Initially I bought the cable kit and to say it’s a PITA is an understatement and as it was another part had also given up the ghost. So bought the full door-card regulator (minus motor). Brand new for £33. Far easier and just works.
Just saw the £150 labour charge! Its a 30 min job on a Passat…Posted 4 years agoscott_mbkMember
Had golf 4’s for the last 12 years and its happened to me twice. Usually it’s the plastic clips that have broken. Replace ’em with metal ones from fleabay.
How to guide here:
hope that helps?Posted 4 years agoSwelperMember
Yep. Happened to my Leon. Plastic clip had gone. May find the cable has also unwound. I wouldn’t bother trying to rewind as this is a right pain to sort. Got a new regulator from Euro Parts £60.42. Dead easy to fit, but killer to get the old one out. Suggest you get some window sucker pads to hold the window up whilst removing and refitting. Bit fiddly took appx 3 hrs. Oh and disconnect battery or take car for a run to charge battery back up.Posted 4 years ago
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