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Don.t Let a Broken Window Regulator Take the Fun Out of Driving Your Volkswagen Beetle
From being the icon of the past, the Volkswagen Beetle is making waves in the market with its modern features and performance. Critics and car enthusiasts love its powerful turbocharged engines, fuel-efficient diesel, and high-style yet functional interior design. However, when something goes wrong with your car, like when its window regulator gets broken, your driving experience gets affected no matter how minor the problem is. Because of this, you need to get it fixed as soon as you can.
What does the window regulator do?
The window regulator is the component that controls the up and down motions of your Volkswagen Beetle\'s side windows. As your car age, the door windows will eventually stop moving up and down, and this is because the regulator is broken due to age or normal use. There are also other reasons why the windows would stop moving, but the usual suspect is a broken regulator. Before you go ahead and replace it, however, you need to be sure that there are no underlying problems that may have caused this component to break.
What to check before replacing that broken window regulator?
If your car has power windows, the first thing you need to check is the fuse. If your car has gone a few thousand miles or if the windows tend to stick, then it is most likely that a fuse has blown. You can confirm if the fuse has popped by pushing the window button.you shouldn\'t hear the motor groaning or see the glass quivering. However, if you can hear the motor or if the glass looks like it wants to move, then there might be a mechanical or electrical problem. While troubleshooting, you might find a loose or corroded connector interrupting the voltage to the motor. Also check if the switch itself is faulty. If everything is fine, that\'s when you open the panel and start looking into the window regulator. Be careful when troubleshooting this as the power window motor in the panel could hurt your fingers if you\'re not cautious.
Is choosing to buy a replacement always better than repair?
Once you have finished assessing the problem and concluded that the window regulator is the cause of your Volkswagen Beetle\'s windows not moving, then it\'s time to decide whether to repair the component or replace it entirely. You might want to just have the regulator fixed in order to save money, but sometimes replacing it is a better investment in the long run. Buying a new window regulator is necessary if the old one broke because of age, was severely damaged by other underlying issues, or the original regulator has been proven to be defective. If you decide to replace the window regulator by yourself, make sure you have all the tools you need and have done some research on how to install the component. You will need a drill to remove the rivets, some screwdrivers, tape, pliers, a hammer, wrenches, and a magnetic retrieval tool to recover any screws that fell into the door.