i cant get my power windows up on my 1998 C70. all it does is make a little wiurring noise when i press the button. checked the relay/fuse, its good. i dunno what else to do. any ideas....?? gotta get the windows up!
Our windows really suck <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"><p>They give out easy. Mine feel like they're on the way, they squeel like pigs everytime I move them up or down, the hotter it is, the louder the squeel, also they seem to take forever to go back up. I have a feeling the motor's going to fail soon.
Anybody know if these C70 window cassettes can be repaired?<p>Replacing once should be enough. It would be nice to fix the old one and have it ready for the next time.<p>Common failure modes are the cable pulleys. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Toronto1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">if it fails, you are looking at $900 to fix.<p>Been there, done that.<p>k.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hej Toronto1,<p>I recently got treated to a problem where my drivers' window doesn't respond and sometimes the circuit breaker nr 15 pops. Even when replacing the #15 cb, the window still fails. The garage tells me the electric window needs replacing and they are indeed pointing towards a $900 fix <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>You have some more info on what they did? Is it the parts that are so expensive, or is it the hassle/work I read about getting it properly aligned? I'm inclined to get my hands greasy for that kinda money and buy me a ipod-enabled stereo instead ?!<p>thanks!
It's all of the above. The window cassette is over $400, and labor to R&R the mechanism and adjust the window is high. The cassette consists of a frame, cables, and motor (transfer your old glass).<p>If you are mechanically inclined at all, I would give it a try. As long as you are careful, the worst that could happen is you get the new cassette mechanism installed but need help getting the window adjusted (be careful removing the door panel. There are procedures here in Swedespeed if you search). You would be surprised at how well you can do this once you figure out what the various adjustments do.<p>There are not enough C70's around for the dealer to be really good at this adjustment either (no other Volvo uses this frameless glass). And they will probably not take the time to do it right like you would.
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>viking_in_shorts</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Please forgive my ignorance, but .... What is wrong with the idea of replacing the electric motor alone? I.e. -> Why the need for a complete casette?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You probably could if you could get the motor <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>They probably feel that if the motor is no good the rest of the mechanism is shot also <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
For me it wasn't the motor that failed, but the line/housing that broke. Took it back to the dealer 4 times for adjustments. Yes, 4 times and 2 hours of labour each time to get that adjusted properly. Best way to test it is to take it to a carwash and see if it leaks. 3 of the 4 times it did.<p>My recommendation is to take it to the dealer as once they give you a quote (i.e. $900), they will spend whatever labour in order to get it right.<p>Karim.