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2001 Polo - erratic windows

Passenger window from the drivers door switch will only go down, when the switch is pressed up OR down. Driver window intermittantly doesn't work at all. Also the driver key central locking is intermittant. Checked inside the door and all wiring seems to be in order. Any clues?

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  • fruitpastel Apr 28, 2009

    I have this same problem on my 2001 VW Polo Match. Drivers side window doesn't work at all, passenger window when operated from the drivers side will go down but not back up and now the driver's side central locking doesn't work either.

    I've just been to an auto electrician who says the problem is that part of the fuse box is 'burnt out' which would explain why the fuse looked normal when I checked it. My car needs a new fuse box. Hope this helps.

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I have exactly the same problem did the new fuse box help

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    I have exactly the same problem did the new fuse box help

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Try sprayer the switch with electrical contract cleaner and then operate the switch.

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