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Mirors and electric windows not working on the drivers door

I have an vw beetle from 1998 the miror controls and the celectric windows on the drivers door are not working and also the central locking is not functioning simultainiasly it working indivigually

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99% sure if you look in the accordian between the door and frame of the car you'll find cut wires. Pull back the rubber seal and check there first. If they are you'll have to remove the harness and fix it back to the connections in the car for a good repair or order a harness.

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