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'01 Golf - both windows not working, dash lights dont work

I have an '01 Golf that i bought from someone. I was kind of forced into the sale by my uncle, and no attempts to check for problems was done because it was from a 'trusted' friend of his. but whatever.
since i bought it the lights where A/C, cd player display and all do not come on at all. the speedo and tach lights come on though. i've replaced the fuse but this didn't fix it. any other suggestions?

also, the passenger electric window never worked. it made a noise when i tried to roll it down, so i was guessing the motor. recently i was going to roll driver side window down, and pushed the other button, and the passenger window rolled down completely. i then tried to roll it back up, but it is stuck down. now my driver side window (which used to work) does not work. i now have 2 non-functioning windows. any suggestions for why they could have both died like that? neither make any mechanical noises now.

thanks very much!

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If the new golf is any thing like the old mk3 then the windows have cables attached to the mechanism for operating the windows and the plastic that holds the cables in place aint the best ! Better take off the door panel and check the cables and the plastic on the window

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