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Don 'Mo Lurch', VW Mechanic
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Power window, driver side will not come up, other windows

Customer Question

power window, driver side will not come up
JA: Have you checked the fuses?
Customer: other windows work so not fuse
JA: What is the model/year of your VW?
Customer: 2009 jetta
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: have switch off. looking at it. trying to save my son $. Is switch or motor?
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: no
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 10 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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You need to Test the "2" wires going to the Window Motor
Should be a Reversal Type Circuit

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

IF it proves to be the Window Motor, here is VW procedures
Click Attachment below

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I found the motor would activate one way but not the other. I took the switch assembly apart, cleaned the contacts and put back together. Works.
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 10 months ago.

You may want to check for moisture intrusion
Glad you got it going

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