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Window mechanism broke on passat

Both front door window operating cables are snapped..can they be repaired or what will i need to purchase to fix these. or replace ?

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If you plan to do it yourself, you will need a window regulator assembly for each door available from most any parts supply source. And you need the proper tools and instructions.

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This requires a complete window regulator replacement, best done by a professional.

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What broke was a piece of plastic the locks the cable on the track.

Pretty much screwed. VW or an auto glass company wont help.

I have replaced all of my Passats window mechanisms.
I have even remade the piece that broke and saved my self $100.

All in all the panel is removed, THen the inner plates 12 bolts are removed. The window has to be taken out....

Not too much fun,....

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