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Electric windows intermittent/not working


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Tom Draper

Hi there I have a 13 year old 2005 VW Polo MK4 1.4 diesel 3 door. Just recently both front electric windows have stopped working intermittently. There is no clicking sound from either of the motors so that means there is no power being supplied to them and the windows are definitely not stuck because when they work they move with ease. There are no other electrical issues with the car, both electric mirrors work ant the central locking buttons on the driver door work with no problem and there are no issues with the wipers, dash lights, indicators, screen-wash pump. At first I thought it might be the 25 amp fuse but there is nothing wrong with it and just to prove it wasn't the fuse I replaced it and still nothing. One thing I can't wrap my head around is that both the window switches on the drivers door or the passenger door don't work yet the switches still light up when you turn the lights on which means the switches do have power to them. After seeing that the lights on the switches were working I tried the windows and still nothing. Would really appreciate it if someone knew more about this than I. Thanks for the help -Tom

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First Welcome to the forum.   99% of problems like you have are down to broken wires in the flexy rubber tube between the door and the body

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First Welcome to the forum.

 

99% of problems like you have are down to broken wires in the flexy rubber tube between the door and the body

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If the wires are broken the bare ends could be shorting to the wiring to the opposite side windows and that would stop the windows also there are three fuses for the window motors F38, 39 & 26 ( 25a, 25a & 7.5a)

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