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...but ive got a 2002 gti. before the window regulators dropped the windows the windows, typically the passenger side window would roll itself down when i try to roll it up. the window would reach the top of the door, then go down. when it does this, the automatic rollup would not work for a while. after the window regulators were replaced, they still roll themselves down occassionally. i just took the car to the shop again regarding this problem and they cant find anything. i do have subs in the car, but the problem was happening before they were installed, and is no worse now than it was before their installation.
has anyone out there had repeated problems with their windows at all?
p.s.: the drivers side window rolls down on a VERY rare occassion. my passenger side does it a few times a week. im tired of spending my weekends down at the dealerships trying to get this fixed - ive taken it to both dealerships in town and neither can figure this one out.
any help - suggestions - anything - just please say this is only happening to me!!!
 

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Re: window regulators (ciscolv)

My window would go up and down like yours before the regulator was replaced. My invoice says Cause: Broken Cable
Maybe it's some cable or pulley, not the actual regulator? Good luck
 

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Re: window regulators (ciscolv)

I am having that problem now on my 1998 GTI and I have had no subs or any kind of stereo or electrical work or anything even requiring removal of the door panel done! When I roll it up, it rolls itself back down.
 

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Re: window regulators (NWILGTi)

just an update on this....
i took my car back into the shop this morning. the lady told me that in dry or hot climates (like here in vegas) the window seals can dry out. she recommended taking a wet washcloth and wiping the insides to moisten them and clean out dust (since she said dust apparently can stop a window from rolling up
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anyway - they techs put on the service order that the regulators that were replaced in my car 2 weeks after i bought the car were apprently the wrong regulator.....either that or they had a 2nd redesign of the regulator clip. either way - they claim that it shouldnt happen know - altho they still recommend wiping the window seals with a wet washcloth. they also recommend buying some silicon spray and spraying it in the window seal to help keep it moist and lubed up i guess? i guess well see. im tired of taking the car in for window problems. if im still having issues in a month im prolly going to trade it in for something else. i hoep not - im really gunna miss the gti
 
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