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VW Golf: MK4 Golf GTI Electric windows not working

Customer Question

MK4 Golf GTI Electric windows not working
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  gomi_otaku replied 5 years ago.

gomi_otaku :

Just from the driver door, or do the windows not operate from ANY of the window switches?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
none of the window switches!
Expert:  gomi_otaku replied 5 years ago.

Does the dome light come on when you open the door (try both sides)? And is this a sudden situation, have you done any work recently?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Dome light?
Expert:  gomi_otaku replied 5 years ago.
The dome light is the light up above the front seats...or the "courtesy lights" on the bottom edge of the front doors..
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
yes all the door lights, interior lights and lights on the door switches work.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.





Expert:  gomi_otaku replied 5 years ago.

Ok- try this to see if the system is drawing power-

Turn on the dome light. Then operate the window switches, watching the dome light. If the window motors are trying to run, but the regulators are stuck, the dome light will dim very slightly. You may need to do it multiple times to see the "flicker" of the light.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
No dimming of any lights or noises from switches regulators or relays.
Drivers and passenger side the same.
Could it be a fault with ccm? As although all interior lights work and come on when opening doors they take forever to extinguish.
Expert:  gomi_otaku replied 5 years ago.

The interior lights will stay on a while if the key is not on- if the key is on, they should go off right away when you close the door.

Before replacing the CCM, I would try a "capacitive discharge"- disconnect the battery cables, and hold them touched together for about 20 seconds. This clears any memory in the module.