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Old 03-18-2010, 09:19 PM
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Default Power window broken, heard loud bang, what happened?

So much for the first nice day of spring... I cracked my passenger window a few inches, then when I tried to roll it up again, I heard a loud pop/bang inside the door and now the window doesn't work and is stuck in the open position (thank god I didn't roll it down all the way...)

I'm taking it in for service tomorrow, but I want to know what happened... and also how expensive this is to fix?
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:49 PM
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Without a doubt, this is a window regulator. Its really not that hard of a thing to fix yourself, if you have some mechanical know-how. The repair kit is usually just under $75. I can't say how much it would cost for a dealer to do this.

The part number for the dealership is:

Left: 1CM-898-655
Right: 1CM-898-656

http://www.newbeetle.org/forums/2-0-...-problems.html

That site has some pretty good pictures of what you'd be doing.

Good luck!
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:31 PM
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Isn't there a recall on the regulators at some point? They were replacing them for free at one point anyway.. not sure if that's still in effect.
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:34 PM
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I'm pretty sure this only applied to the windows on the New Beetle Convertible, and especially the rear windows because they lowered when the top went down.
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Old 03-18-2010, 11:21 PM
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the extended warranty on regulators is 7 years, so the OP is beyond that anyway. also, mine makes a pop sometimes when i put it up and then it reverses and goes down. i open the door and slam it and try again and it works.

finally, i'm pretty sure it's NOT the regulator. when the regulator goes, the window falls into the door. think of the window like clothes on a clothes line, and the regulator as the clothes pin. the regulator holds the glass to the track, so when it goes, the window falls.
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Old 03-18-2010, 11:28 PM
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I'm sorry, I wasn't clear with my first post...the repair kit includes the regulator (essentially an enclosed spool of cable) AND the window clips. When mine did this, the window did not drop into the door (as happens when the window clips break) but it simply got stuck (the spool of cable got all tangled up when a part broke). I'd still be willing to bet money that the repair kit will solve your problem as it is quite uncommon that the actual motors themselves fail.


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Old 03-29-2010, 03:27 AM
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Most likely the 'clips' in the door that hold the window broke. happened to mine too. Mine also was so nice to crack in the door and the motor cable wrapped around the window. I think that this not a recall, but a yes, we realize there may be a problem, but we are not recalling but will fix it.
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