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My door window seems to find some resistence to close about 2 inches from the top and i'm having to pull it up to close it whilst holding the switch. Is this a sign of the regulator about to snap?
 

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Sounds like it. Mine started that way and the last time I tried it it made some horrible noises (not used it since). In fact, just been researching on vwvortex the replacement procedure. My door lock module is also faulty in the same door so would be an ideal time to replace that as well. Rang vw for a price on the repair kit and was told ?28.03 + vat for the regulator repair kit and ?78.13 + vat for the door lock module. Just debating whether to have a go myself or get a few quotes from garages. If anyone has had any quotes for the work around the Leeds area I would be interested to know what thet were.

If I were you I would not operate the window again until you have had it repaired, last thing you want are the clips snapping and the glass falling into the door!

If you do decide to have a go yourself, post up how you get on, any hints / tips.

Good luck.
 

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My door window seems to find some resistence to close about 2 inches from the top and i'm having to pull it up to close it whilst holding the switch. Is this a sign of the regulator about to snap?
Most likely. I experienced the very same thing when my driver's side window dropped on me on my night out at 0200 with torrential downpour and gusty wind! :(
 

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My driver side door is doing exactly the same thing. Having looked through a few old posts, it does sounds very much like the window regulators! Bought them yesterday from VW, cost ?32.94 in total. Part number for the drivers side, 3 dr, 1je 898 100.
 

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If you do decide to have a go yourself, post up how you get on, any hints / tips.

Good luck.
There's info here with a link to a how-to at the bottom. VW charge ?150 from what i've read [:S] Doesn't sound too hard a job to do though so i'll give it a go tomorrow (if it's not too windy!)
 

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I think VW now offer a free fix if the car is within a certain age, I think it's 6 years old. I believe its not a proper recall but a goodwill gesture. There have been posts here recently about it.
 

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Dave, I did Tracy's window regulator last weekend, took about two hours, used the Vortex Guide so you shouldn't go far wrong. The only part I struggled on was looping the new cable onto the pulleys, forgot you have to use the oval shaped lobes on top the pulleys and use some force to rotate the lobe so the cable drops onto the pulley.
 

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I think VW now offer a free fix if the car is within a certain age, I think it's 6 years old. I believe its not a proper recall but a goodwill gesture. There have been posts here recently about it.
Just tried but it was rejected due to age and mileage.

vw_lover - try Richard Alexander (Elland Road) if your car is less than 6 yrs old and see if they will do it FOC.
 

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Dave, I did Tracy's window regulator last weekend, took about two hours, used the Vortex Guide so you shouldn't go far wrong. The only part I struggled on was looping the new cable onto the pulleys, forgot you have to use the oval shaped lobes on top the pulleys and use some force to rotate the lobe so the cable drops onto the pulley.
D'oh

I can do it in about 1 hour per side..... did it without totally removing the inner door shield. I was laying on my back with my head under the door.
 

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Sounds like the window regs to me too. Worth having a go yourself. I managed to do it so it's fairly easy!!
 

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vw_lover - try Richard Alexander (Elland Road) if your car is less than 6 yrs old and see if they will do it FOC.
I too have tried their. Was told the "good will gesture" is for cars under 5 years old. Irrelevant really as mine was 6 years old last September anyway. Looks like I am either going to take it somewhere to get done or try it myself.

David, have you ever heard of (or used) MT Motors in Gildersome (the VW/Audi) Specialist?
 

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David, have you ever heard of (or used) MT Motors in Gildersome (the VW/Audi) Specialist?
I've heard of them but not used them, I usually use IVC cos they used to be next door to my work (they've moved to Stourton now).
 

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David, have you ever heard of (or used) MT Motors in Gildersome (the VW/Audi) Specialist?
I've heard of them but not used them, I usually use IVC cos they used to be next door to my work (they've moved to Stourton now).
I drove passed the old IVC place and noticed the "we have moved" but could not see where to. I actually work near Stourton, do you know where abouts?
Only used IVC once when my central locking packed in on my old mk3 gti 16v.....cost me a bloody fortune to fix!
 

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Had a go at this today, is a pain really! Went to swop the new cable over and dropped it, causing it to unravel!!!! The old one is knackered, part of the cable has come out of it, so the window does not now go all the way down and also makes a lovely noise when it does move. The cable that has popped out is catching on the inside of the cover as it moves.

Stupid germans!
 

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If your car is within 6 years and 90,000 miles V.W will stand the full cost, aftre this time period they will offer a percentage...

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David, have you ever heard of (or used) MT Motors in Gildersome (the VW/Audi) Specialist?
I've heard of them but not used them, I usually use IVC cos they used to be next door to my work (they've moved to Stourton now).
I drove passed the old IVC place and noticed the "we have moved" but could not see where to. I actually work near Stourton, do you know where abouts?
Only used IVC once when my central locking packed in on my old mk3 gti 16v.....cost me a bloody fortune to fix!
It's on Pontefract Road (on the right coming from Leeds Centre), I only used them for convenience really, they charge the same as VW near enough
 

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Dave, I did Tracy's window regulator last weekend, took about two hours, used the Vortex Guide so you shouldn't go far wrong. The only part I struggled on was looping the new cable onto the pulleys, forgot you have to use the oval shaped lobes on top the pulleys and use some force to rotate the lobe so the cable drops onto the pulley.
D'oh

I can do it in about 1 hour per side..... did it without totally removing the inner door shield. I was laying on my back with my head under the door.
Did you replace the clips through the 2 round holes?
 
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