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My back window went down and now will not go up. It is the

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My back window went down and now will not go up. It is the back passenger window behind the driver's side. It is a 2003 VW Beetle convertible.
JA: Nice car. The VW Mechanic can help you with your '03 Beetle. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: I cannot hear anything when I push the button. ie. no motor sound.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: I would like to - recently single mom with only alimony to support me.
JA: Are you ready to speak with the VW Mechanic now?
Customer: I am not ready to work on the car in the rain but if he can tell me what is wrong, I think I can get the parts and do it.
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 9 months ago.

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sorry for the delay............
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Greetings...... “Hi, I’m Don (aka MOLurch) and I look forward to helping you!”
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There is a TECH Bulletin for this issue
Click Attachment below
You will need to remove the Panel & the Regulator to check the problem
It takes a certain amount of special tools & if you have not done this before, then you may want to seek someone local to do this.
Voltage & Ground needs to be checked at Window Motor to confirm the Ground & Voltage is reversing

Use of a VOM is needed to test
The way it works:
Ignition On
Switch held in Up position
One wire will have 12 Volts +
One wire will have Ground -

Switch held in Down position
The wire that had 12 Volts + is now Ground -
The wire that was Ground - is now 12 Volts +

If Voltage or Ground checks good at motor, replace motor.
If Voltage or Ground does not check good:
Check Switch Voltage & Ground.
Check for broken wires at Door / Kick Panel Boot

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Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 9 months ago.

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