the driver door and power window is something different from the check engine light power windows sounds like a fuse is all windows are just one window check engine light or malfunction light your car every time you start it it sends signals to all the sensors in your car if it finds a fault then it throws that light on that you see heres how to find out why the light is on it stores the code to whats wrong with your car have the code pulled with a ob1 or ob2 code scanner auto parts store will do it for free could be something minor like a bad gas cap could be something more serious the door now do you have keyless entry on your door like a code you have to punch in your car door to get in it if not then is it only one door if its only one door the sping has come lose on the door handle on the inside of the door panel work on all b4 model Passats, which are (I think) from model years
1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998. If you try it and mess up your door, don't
come after me. So there.
External door handles on B4 Passats tend to stop
working. This is a gradual process, where at first it might take a
couple of pulls to open, then more pulls, and finally it won't open at
all. This leads to much angst, and there's just way too much angst in
A possible reason:
The roll-pin that holds part of the
mechanism (what I'll call the "widget" ... clever, eh?) in place tends
to slide out of position, allowing the widget to slide towards the
outside of the door handle.
How to check:
Follow steps 1-3 below to see if your roll pin has slid out and the widget has moved out of position.
How to fix it
- Open the door and, using a Phillips-head screwdriver, unscrew the
large screw (parallel to the door handle) at the back of the door. See #1 for a picture, or click here for a big picture
Please note: It appears that the passenger-side doors are REVERSE threaded, so go the opposite ways to loosen/tighten the screw.
- Pull out the exterior handle. It should slide forward, then out. See #2 for a picture, or click here for a big picture
- The back of the mechanism should have a "roll pin" sticking out (see picture #2).
If your problem is like mine, there will be a very small arm (widget)
that should be in front of the pin (front being towards the front of the
car), but has slid to the outside of the handle. You can tell which
widget this is by pulling on the handle and seeing it move.
Please note: The roll pin may have fallen out completely. If it isn't there, you can probably use a small screw or something in its place.
- Pull the roll pin out enough so the widget can be slid into place
(you'll notice a hole in the widget). Force the widget towards the
interior of the car and line it up so you push the roll pin all the way
through to the hole on the back end, then go ahead and push the roll pin
all the way through to lock the widget into place. You might need a
screwdriver or something to force it in, and perhaps a small screwdriver
to force the widget into place. When done, it should look like #3.
Please note: For best results, push the roll pin ALL THE WAY in.
- Spray some lubricant (silicon gel works fine for me) on the interior of the door and the locking mechanism.
- Open and close the door freely!