Question about 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
I need to know how to steps required to remove the r. rear window regulator. The regulator motor works but when trying to raise the window it it would stop half way up then retract. I tried to lift the window to close it, but instead heard a noise like breaking plastic.The window fell down into the track.Also, where can I find replacement parts or a kit to repair the regulator once I've been able to access it w/o having to go to the dealer?
We bought the rear window regulator repair kit. Searched the internet for directions for removal. took it out did the repair. But forgot to hook up a small cable from the slideing door just next to the flip door. Guess what. When the top came up it broke and I am sick about it. If anybody needs more pictures you are welcome to email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Feb 24, 2009
I'm becoming an expert on this same problem. (been at it for about a week) it,s best to work on it with the top down. the panel just pops off with a little prying. ther are 2 electrical connection to remove. one on the panel, blue colored, upper rear portion. the other is a large white gang, near the motor. the top will not operate un less thes wires are reconnected. there are four bolts that need to be removed on the window sill ( you,ll see them after removing the weather stripping). two more bolts are located and removed from the inside of the car one is way back to the rear by the hinge point of the top. Ive gotten the window and the plate out (seperatly) but it looks like the entire unit can come out the top (where the weather stripping was located) as one unit. I'm still looking for a cable routing diagram, so I can finish up. The repair kit is available from vw, part # 1Y089292 @77.00$
Posted on Jul 06, 2009
I took my car to the VW dealership, and found that they were actually cheaper than all the places I tried to by the kit, and I didn't have the stress about trying to do it myself. The newer models have this problem and they will cover them, for some reason they don't want to with a 2003.
Posted on Feb 24, 2009
I have a 2004 vw beetle. How did you fix this problem. I have a new bracket but I do not know how to install or take off the panel? Please help
Posted on Nov 15, 2008
Just finished this repair on my 2004 had to cut the cable to raise the window to get the mechinism out and then found it eaiser to route the cable around all of the guide wheels first then pull tenson on the motor until it slips onto place then insert and tighten the four screws that hold it in place. Then comnnected the power and ran the window up 3/4 to reinstall it. Don't forget to lube all the tracks before the reinstall. VW should have put a couple of panel clips in the kit for the ones that break when pulling the panel off. Kit was $76.50 at the Dealer.
Posted on Oct 10, 2010
I have the same problem....the passenger rear demonstrated the same indications. Warranty just ran out a couple months ago. The drivers rear actuator was replaced about a year ago. I've seen other information on the net (unverified) that there is a 7 year replacement on these window actuators and I'd like to find a way to confirm (documentation from VoA rather than just verbal from a dealer). An streaming tutorial is available at <http://www.bentleypublishers.com/images/video/bentleyPubs.vw.nb.convertible.training.rearSideWindowRemoval.wmv>. It's pretty good at showing and telling how to remove the rear actuator. Since my 4 year warranty is up and if there is a 7 year on the actuator, it would probably only apply to the clip and I'd rather see it before the dealer in order to eliminate the dealer BSing me with some other part failing and then it not being covered. It's interesting to note that VWoA says that the clips on the 03 are the upgraded ones and so they can only tell the 02 and earlier owners with certainty that the clip is covered. I wouldn't be surprized if this is also BS.
Posted on Sep 22, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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