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Hello Polo People,

 

I would like to offer a repair service for some types of electric window motor module as fitted to 9N3 Polo, a few Transporters and some mk1/2 Skoda Fabia.

At this stage it applies only to two specific, exact part numbers fitted to the driver's side front door, as follows:

 

6Y1959801  Fitted to RHD 9N3 Polo, a few Transporters, and very early mk2 Skoda Fabias.

 

6Y2959802  Fitted to later RHD Mk1 Fabia, from around October 2004.

 

Left Hand Drive cars will use the other part number in each case.

 

Part numbers as above but with an at the end are also included now, such as found in cars with rear electric windows too.

 

Note that both of these are driver's side units, the difference in part numbering is due to the orientation/positioning of the motor module on the panels they mount to in each model. 

 

These parts suffer a type of intermittent, progressive failure where they 'sometimes work fine, sometimes don't work at all'.  This is what I can fix for you.

 

I will test your faulty unit, confirm the problem, repair it to full working order and post it back to you for £50, total. (Non-UK residents please understand that return postage will add a little as necessary).

 

You'd post it to me (less than 1Kg so can be sent as a first class small parcel for just £3.68 within UK at present).  I would aim to turn it round within 2 days of receipt, and send it back first class.

 

This is the what the part looks like (mirror image of this and PN 6Y1959801 on RHD Polo):

20210830_104835.thumb.jpg.48b8beb01209aa08d34422c3a421f169.jpg

 

Central locking via remote will still work in the absence of the window module, so you will be able to secure the car as normal while it is away. 

Obviously you'll want to ensure that both front windows are fully shut, as in the absence of the driver's side module the passenger side one will not operate.

 

New units are nearly £200 from VW, and ebay 2nd hand ones with these part numbers tend to go for nearly £100.

I will charge you just £50 including return postage.

 

Cheers,

Pete

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If anyone is being put off the idea of using this service due to the 'downtime' or inconvenience of having to visit the car twice, once to remove the module, once a few days later to refit the repaired original, I may be able to offer a slightly different arrangement.

An exchange system where part of the price is refundable on receipt of your original. 

 

You let me know you need a replacement/repair job, either by posting in this thread or private message. If I have a repaired and fully functional unit suitable for your car I'll let you know. The initial price will be higher than for a repair, but there will be a proportion of the price that will be refundable once I receive your original, non-working motor module in return. It will have to be that exact module (the original your car was built with), so I know which car it suits. 

 

So you pay up front, receive a working motor module in the post from me a couple of days later, swap that into your car and send me the original in the post.  This way you can get in behind the door-card just the once, to remove original and fit replacement.

 

I'm thinking £80 (previously £85) for this variant, with £30 of that as a refund to be returned to you once I have your original in hand. So final cost to you will be £50 plus your postage cost for the return. I think the added convenience of this for you, my customer, may be attractive?

 

 

 

 

 

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Hey guys just wanted to post a testimony here regarding Pete1's work.

 

So i used his repair service after spending a lot of time on this common electric window issue. Long story short i refused to pay £200 for a brand new module (because if you look into this problem, it can be the wiring loom, fuses, fuse unit, CCm blah blah). Anyway, after trying everything including buying used modules and having the same issue (and so believing the problem to be NOT the module) I came across Pete's input on this post (which i have visited several times in the past and was interested to see this post revived). I felt that after i had tried lots to fix this (including board level capacitor/relay replacement) it was worth trying Pete's service so I contacted him and we got things organised. Super quick repair and i got communications throughout the process which was interesting and a super quick return to me. 

The module has been in the car now a little over 2 weeks and the windows are perfect again. Before, i could get the windows to work for days on end, sometimes weeks, but they would ALWAYS fail during that period before failing again completely for no apparent reason. This time, i have had consistent working windows despite the rain and cold and I honestly feel Pete is on to something and has indeed found the fix, which if you search around the internet is a real achievement, because lots have tried and failed. Pete is providing a lot of detail regarding what he is doing to fix these, which should provide a lot of confidence to anyone thinking about their none working electric windows. You can save a lot of money when compared to buying a new module and the removal and fitting is really easy to do yourself - you dont need a garage or a dealer to do it just so long as you have a little space to open your car door safely 🙂

 

Big thanks to Pete, im really chuffed my little Polo is all fixed now and ive really enjoyed driving it again.

cheers

Clive
 

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Hi guys just an update on the situation, I sent my pcb off to Pete on Thursday and received it back on Saturday and he’s managed to fix the unfixable problem with ease! For me he’s up there with Elon, can’t recommend the guy highly enough😁

 

right I’m off for a drive with my windows down😂 thank you everyone for your help😎

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Some part numbering info that I have recently, I think, understood.

 

There is much more info on this label than just in the 9-digit VW group part number at the top of the label. The key thing to note about that 6Yx95980x number is that on passenger side modules, the 3rd and 9th digit are always different, on driver's side modules they are always the same.

Suffix A after the 9th digit indicates a module made for a car with all four windows electric

 

Example.jpg.fdaf4c2eb677d7ed887b6ace0b56e633.jpg

 

With reference to this photo, and the colour coding I've added to the bottom line, here is my best understanding so far of what this info means, and most or all of the variants you may see. 

 

The green box identifies the brand the module was made/programmed for.

Always either SK for Skoda, or VW for Volkswagen.

 

The three-numeral section underlined in orange is model identification.

240 for VW Polo and Skoda Fabia Mk1; 

250 for Skoda Fabia Mk2,

258 for Skoda Roomster, and

750 for VW Transporter.

 

The two letters underlined in blue are always either DD or PD. As far as I can see this always means Driver's Door and Passenger Door respectively. There may be a numeral 2 or 4 in between these two letters, I think 2 meaning a two-door car and 4 meaning 4-door, but the latter is often omitted (treated as the default?). Not sure on this numeral meaning, I would welcome any confirmation or counter-examples.

 

The last two characters underlined in red (RS or LS)  indicate whether the module was made for a Right-Hand Drive car or Left-Hand Drive. "Right Steering" or "Left Steering"

 

Hope this proves useful, comments welcome.

Cheers,

Pete

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Highly recommended! I used Peter's service last week when my wife's 2006 Polo's windows and central locking packed up. Ordered and paid for in the evening, posted the next day and arrived in 24 hours. Car fixed and old unit returned same day and refund on the old unit the next. Faultless and cheaper than a potentially dodgy breakers unit. Thanks, Pete!

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Hi All

Just want you all to know that today Pete managed to fix my partners 3 door  polo 2006 windows and central locking . He also discovered  a melted connector on the alternator on the car and  fixed that fault too! 

Pete is a an exceptionally pleasant, thorough and methodical professional and a top man. I cant recommend him enough .Thank you so much for sorting the car for us.

Graham P 

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I'm contemplating broadening this service to include the subsequent generation of motor modules, with part numbers 6Q1959801F/G/H/J or 6Q2959802F/G/H/J.  (Driver's side in each case, for RHD or LHD Polos respectively).  It looks like H superseded F, and J superseded G. These were fitted to cars built from late 2007 onwards for a year or two, I understand.

 

I've only just has a look at one for the first time, and although quite different in packaging, it has commonality circuit-wise and a couple of other features that might cause trouble in later life.

 

On the same no fix no fee basis as the previous offerings, anyone have one that they are having trouble with?

Send me a message to discuss, please.

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On 09/10/2021 at 13:41, Pete1 said:

Hello Polo People,

 

I would like to offer a repair service for some types of electric window motor module as fitted to 9N3 Polo, a few Transporters and some mk1/2 Skoda Fabia.

At this stage it applies only to two specific, exact part numbers fitted to the driver's side front door, as follows:

 

6Y1959801  Fitted to RHD 9N3 Polo, a few Transporters, and very early mk2 Skoda Fabias.

 

6Y2959802  Fitted to later RHD Mk1 Fabia, from around October 2004.

 

Left Hand Drive cars will use the other part number in each case.

 

Part numbers as above but with an at the end are also included now, such as found in cars with rear electric windows too.

 

Note that both of these are driver's side units, the difference in part numbering is due to the orientation/positioning of the motor module on the panels they mount to in each model. 

 

These parts suffer a type of intermittent, progressive failure where they 'sometimes work fine, sometimes don't work at all'.  This is what I can fix for you.

 

I will test your faulty unit, confirm the problem, repair it to full working order and post it back to you for £50, total. (Non-UK residents please understand that return postage will add a little as necessary).

 

You'd post it to me (less than 1Kg so can be sent as a first class small parcel for just £3.68 within UK at present).  I would aim to turn it round within 2 days of receipt, and send it back first class.

 

This is the what the part looks like (mirror image of this and PN 6Y1959801 on RHD Polo):

20210830_104835.thumb.jpg.48b8beb01209aa08d34422c3a421f169.jpg

 

Central locking via remote will still work in the absence of the window module, so you will be able to secure the car as normal while it is away. 

Obviously you'll want to ensure that both front windows are fully shut, as in the absence of the driver's side module the passenger side one will not operate.

 

New units are nearly £200 from VW, and ebay 2nd hand ones with these part numbers tend to go for nearly £100.

I will charge you just £50 including return postage.

 

Cheers,

Pete

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi have you got an exchange 6y2959802 if so how much in total i understand theres a refund amount when you receive my old unit. Thanks

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Hi @Nev72, yes I do have one of those on stock ready to go.  It'll be £85 up front with £30 returned to you on receipt of your old motor module.  I will send you a Private Message with payment info, please reply with your preferred delivery address.

I should be able to post it out to you today if we can deal with the admin stuff promptly, with a good chance of you getting it tomorrow. 

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Please note, exchange option has been price-matched down to the repair option now, so £80 up front, £30 rebate on receipt of returned old module.

 

If you are anywhere local enough to consider driving to me (near Abingdon, Oxon) please get in touch if you would like me to do the removal/fitting operation in addition to supplying a working motor module. Thought this might be handy for some readers but not sure what to charge for this, so send me a message to discuss, please.

 

For anyone wondering how to send me a message, mouse over my username at the top left of one of my posts, and a pop-up will appear that includes a 'Message' button, bottom left. Not sure if there's an equivalent when browsing on a phone, so try it on a computer if you don't spot an easy way on phone.

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Fairly broad availability of units available for exchange service currently.  Almost all for RHD cars, and cars with front electric windows only, rather than all four. All from the 6Y.... family,

 

Polo 9N3 6Y1959801 

T5 Transporter 6Y1959801 

Skoda Roomster 6Y1959801 

Skoda Fabia mk1 6Y2959802 

All packed up and ready to go

 

Expecting a Mk2 Fabia 6Y1959801 one any day

 

Randomly, I also have a 6Y2959802A (all four windows elec) from a LHD Skoda Roomster. May well also work correctly in a LHD Mk2 Fabia. Will not work as expected in RHD cars.

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Just want to say.. I’ve used this service an it’s legit! Pete was very efficient an sent the part the following day and I received it this morning. Put the part in an bam instant windows and central locking! Can’t believe it took me almost 2 years to find this guy! 
 

I really appreciate your service Pete.. I would say I’d use it again but I’m hoping I don’t need to! 

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I have to say that you Abz, and every other customer to date, have been a great pleasure to help.

Happy customers make me happy. 🤗

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Freshly available for the exchange service, a 6Y1959801A motor module to suit RHD Polo with electric windows in all 4 doors. 🙂

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Having paid £159.00 to an 'Automotive Electrical Specialist' garage who totally failed to rectify the fault, I searched the internet and found Pete. As Abingdon is only 18 miles from me I drove over to see Pete. He replaced my assembly with one of his stock units (and gave me a cup of tea) and it has now been working perfectly for 3 weeks. Petes is not only a magician with Polo window assemblies but he is a very nice helpful bloke. Thanks Pete.

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Some updates. 

 

1. If you're not sure what the part number of your Polo's window motor is, and don't want to have to take off the door card to look, I can figure it out from your VIN, if you send that to me in a Private Message.

 

2. The Mk2 Fabia motor module I was hoping to acquire for my exchange stock never materialised so that's still a gap in my inventory, if anyone has one in non-working condition I'd be glad of it. A RHD one will have part number 6Y1959801 (like a Polo) but bottom line of part number label will be SK250DDRS, rather than VW240...

 

3. For anyone wanting to check the relevant fuses on their (RHD) Polo, this photo may be useful. Drivers side module fuses ringed in pale green (#18 and #31) , passenger side in yellow (#39). The 25 amp standard blade fuses are on permanent 12V supply.

Fuse 18, the mini-blade 5 Amp one is an ignition switched 12V.

 

 

Polo WM fuses.jpg

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I would highly recommend the service which Pete provides. It took me over 3 years to find a solution which was not buying a new unit from VW/Skoda. I had numerous attempts to fix the issue and finally came across Pete on this forum. My wife was on the verge of wanting an alternative car as without opening windows the car was not easy use (parking barriers/tickets etc) and as new driver she did not feel confident with this situation.

 

The unit arrived very quickly, he was also very helpful in guiding me through another issue which I had. Worth noting , the car was not a polo it was Skoda Fabia Mk1, he is very knowledgable on both vehicles and an incredibly helpful person.

 

Thanks Pete 😀👏

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Exchange stock finally now includes Skoda Fabia mk2 version of 6Y1959801.

 

Interestingly, testing in my 9N3 demonstrates that this and the Skoda Roomster version of 6Y1959801 are not functionally equivalent to the VW versions, up/down movements of switches result in opposite-direction glass motion, and one-touch operation seems to be affected in that on the way up (switch down!), both of those don't fully close the window, stopping 40 or 50mm shy.

 

Price of exchange unit dropping to £75 for remainder of August, with same £30 rebate on receipt of returned original motor module.

Watch out for postal strikes on 26th and 31st Aug, 8th and 9th Sept. 

 

Pete 🙂

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