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About a week ago I noticed that my one-touch windows (driver side) would not go down all the way. It would stop about 1/2 way, then need another touch or 2 to go down fully. At the same time, I noticed that my drivers door didn't lock when I started driving and the power lock function was totally non functional. The problem went away for a few days and I took it to the dealer since I was off from work. Dealer found nothing...they noted the stored error message, but found nothing wrong. They pulled the door off and lubed some connections and all was well. Until today. Windows (again, drivers side) were totally not functional as were the power locks. Any ideas? I called another dealer (closer to my house and work) and they suggested leaving the car for a day or more to fully diagnose the problem. Has anyone else experienced this? What was the cause/solution? Thanks!
 

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Re: Electrical Problems? (Seven)

Had similar problems with the power windows of both driver and passenger side. Took it in to the dealer they fixed it (motor connector? or something). It has been working fine since then.
 

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Re: Electrical Problems? (radoncgs)

I also had something similar:<p>At one point, the windows weren't working right.<br>At another time, I could not unlock the left front and left rear doors remotely from the outside. I could only get in through the right side!<p>Unfortunately, these were very intermittent. Fortunately, they only happened briefly, and they do not happen anymore. Naturally, the dealer (at 7500 miles) could not find anything, and I don't blame them. I thought it might be heat related, but there hasn't been any new problem despite the latest heat wave.<p>Usually crap like this will strike again, even if it goes away the first time. Eventually, once it becomes an issue (if I'm lucky it won't), I'll get the dealer to sort it out. Probably some kind of tolerances on motors or temp sensors, maybe shoddy workmanship in the soldering. Who knows.<p>This is going to sound pessimistic, but in purchasing a high-tech, new model European car, I expected these kinds of issues. On the whole, the Japanese cars are much better bulletproofed against this kind of electrical crap.<br>
 

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It happened again today, but this time my key fob wouldn't unlock the entire drivers side...I had to open the drivers door from inside the car. One weird thing I did notice, though, was that when this problem was occuring, the power locks started working once I opened the door. Strange. I'm going to have to looked at soon.
 

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Re: (Seven)

Rehash of an old thread....but mine did it this afternoon. The entire drivers side controls went dead; locks, mirrors, windows. Passenger side was ok, and opened drivers door from inside vehicle. As Seven says, everything worked fine after that.<br>And this happens 2 days after getting car back from its 7500 mile service. 2 updates were done along with the typical service, I'll have to see the 2 #'s if they have them I guess.<br>
 

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Re: (benjr)

Hmm, thought I was the only one with this problem! First few times it happened with mine, I simply had to open the door, and close it again. I took it in, and they lubed the connectors. It worked for a while, but failed again. I had it in again 2 days ago, and they lubed the connectors AGAIN! There is also a note on there, saying "ordered door control modules".<p> Al
 

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Re: (Al Canuck)

I had a similar problem, I could roll down the driver side rear window and it would not go back up. Opening and closing the door would sometimes work, or just letting it set in the garage for a while. I believe there is a technical bulletin about the connectors needing to be cleaned and re-lubed, which is what my dealer did. That worked for a little while but they ended up replacing the control module in the door. Have not had a problem since.
 

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Re: (cmy4x4)

This won't happen to my car. This won't happen to my car. This won't happen to my car. <p>There, I feel better. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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