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Old 19-10-2016, 09:05 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

Issues with my newly acquired mk3 golf. When I press and hold the window switch down or up, the window will go down or up in small increments. Then I need to let off the switch and press again for it to go down another increment.

Surely if I hold the switch it should go all the way down or up, un-interrupted?

Has anyone had this issues before? Could it possibly be the runners that need lubing?

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From what I remember Golfs and passats of this era had big problems with the windows and central locking issues.

Could it be related ? My Mk3 Gti which was quite new at the time was often found with all the windows wound down in the morning. I left nothing of value in it ever.
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Hi guys,

Issues with my newly acquired mk3 golf. When I press and hold the window switch down or up, the window will go down or up in small increments. Then I need to let off the switch and press again for it to go down another increment.

Surely if I hold the switch it should go all the way down or up, un-interrupted?

Has anyone had this issues before? Could it possibly be the runners that need lubing?

Cheers
Your window motors will need to be normalised. To do this drop the windows all the way down with the switch on light touch, release the switch, close the window all the way using light touch of the switch. When the window is fully up press & fold the switch down on the firm touch (press harder) for a few seconds. This should normalise the windows. NOTE: you should feel the switches have 2 positions - light touch for opening or closing the windows the amount you require & hard touch for automatically opening & closing of the windows fully (one touch operation)

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Your window motors will need to be normalised. To do this drop the windows all the way down with the switch on light touch, release the switch, close the window all the way using light touch of the switch. When the window is fully up press & fold the switch down on the firm touch (press harder) for a few seconds. This should normalise the windows. NOTE: you should feel the switches have 2 positions - light touch for opening or closing the windows the amount you require & hard touch for automatically opening & closing of the windows fully (one touch operation)

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Thank you both for your replies.
And thanks for this info Phil! I am going to try this over the weekend. Just out of curiosity what causes the motors to do this? Cheers
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Thank you both for your replies.
And thanks for this info Phil! I am going to try this over the weekend. Just out of curiosity what causes the motors to do this? Cheers
Low battery voltage/disconnection of the battery or window motors

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then stick your key in the drivers door and hold to lock and watch your windows go up then hold open and watch your windows go down.
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If any of your windows stop before going all the way up, there may be an obstruction on the runner. Just run your fingers around the window rubber, and if there's nothing, spray some WD40 to loosen things up. Always worked for my Mk3. They are famous for having electrical gremlins though, so be warned..
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