Volkswagen Cabrio Parts And Volkswagen Cabrio Accessories
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The Volkswagen Cabrio convertible comes with power windows as a standard feature. And while they are more convenient to use than the roll-up windows of older models, power windows are also more prone to damage and malfunctions. So it is not surprising that, at some point in its lifetime, the Volkswagen Cabrio\'s power windows may start to malfunction or even refuse to work at all.
Are you experiencing problems with the power window in your Cabrio? Before you call your mechanic, here are some things you need to understand and do firsthand:
When your Volkswagen Cabrio\'s power window suddenly stops working, take note of any sound (or lack of it) from the door when you press on the power window switch. If you hear a whirring sound when the power windows are turned on, it means that the power window motor is working properly, and the problem is somewhere with the window regulator and linkages in between the motor and window glass. However, if you switch on the power windows switch but don\'t hear a sound, the problem is likely a busted motor or lack of power getting into the motor.
Modern power windows are made up by an array of components, but the two most important ones are the window motor and window regulator. The window motor is a small electric motor with a rotating gear at one end. This gear is linked to the window regulator assembly that converts the gear\'s rotary motion into a lateral one via cables and linkages. These two components are the most common causes of power window malfunction, with one or both components breaking down due to age, corrosion, or an obstruction in the mechanical parts.
If the car windows in your Cabrio convertible aren\'t working, the problem isn\'t with the window motor or regulator. It may be a problem with the fuse instead. The Cabrio is fitted with fuse connected to the power windows, and if it becomes burn out, the entire power window system shuts down. Damaged wires or a loose connector between the fuse and the power window switch may also be the culprit. The door switch may be the source of the problem; if the driver\'s door switch won\'t open the passenger side door but the switch for the other door does, test the switch in the driver\'s side door and its wiring for electrical current.
On the other hand, if the power windows do function but move slower than it used to, there may be a loose gasket or other object that\'s preventing the window regulator or the glass window from moving properly. Removing the obstruction from the gears or linkages typically fixes the problem, but if any of the linkages, cables, or other components of the window regulator have been damaged, it must be replaced to prevent further problems with the power window.