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I just replaced the wiring harness on my 06 tdi jetta and i

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i just replaced the wiring harness on my 06 tdi jetta and i still have no power to the driver door controls
the locks work with the key remote and the signal on the mirror also works when i indicate or lock with the remote
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 12 months ago.

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The harness that you replaced is it a new one or a used one?

did you compare part #'s of the old harness and the "new" harness?

to also assist i do need a vin # of the vehicle

please let me know

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I confirmed by vin number that this is the correct harness. It is new and addresses the original harness issue. The vin number is *****
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 12 months ago.

do you have VAG COM scan tool?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
No sorry I don't.
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Could some codes need to be cleared?
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 12 months ago.

possible . now so all the interior controls on the drivers door is not working ? if you use the key in the drivers lock cylinder does and unlock the door and hold does the window open?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
that works, fist one then two then three then all four. But now my driver's window is stuck all the way down. And yes none of the controls on the door are working. And none of the controls lights are working.
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 12 months ago.

ok lock and hold the key to lock they should go up!

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
That doesn't work, driver's window stays down. Goes a little then back down ��
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
The other thread go up and down as expected. And the doors lock and unlock.
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 12 months ago.

try again may take a couple times?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Goes up an inch then back down, still nothing works on the door.
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Tried 15 times now.
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 12 months ago.

disconnect the window switch then retry

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Where is the window switch in the handle where the buttons are?
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Do you have a picture?
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
No luck, now only the doors lock and no windows move with or without the switch plugged in.
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Just checked again it is working the same with switch unhooked. The 3 windows go down and up and the driver's goes up an inch or so then back down.
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
anything else to try?
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 11 months ago.

sorry for the delay was in the hospital!!

scan test will be next . the way it sounds it is the window motor itself is no good . you have a new harness . all connectors are plugged in . the window does work down and up except the drivers one . scan test is needed to verify !!

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Oh I'm sorry to hear that, hope it's nothing serious. I was beginning to wonder what happened to you.
I just replaced the window regulator, now all windows go up and down as expected with the key in the door. The wire in the regulator was compromised and eventually broke while trying to get it to close. There is still no power in any of the door controls.
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 11 months ago.

ok may want to recheck the harness to see if there are any other cut wires. still need a vag com scan to see what codes are stored!!

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
OK thanks, I'm going to have to hand it off to someone with one of those gadgets.
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 11 months ago.

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