I just fixed the window that fell into the driver's side front door. the next time i tried to start my car (a day later), it wouldn't start, and all i got were clicking noises.
the clock reset. the dash panel turns on, the radio works, the vents work (at low power), the lights work... when i set the alarm, the sound of the car horn is fainter than usual.
i tried jump starting it with the help of a friend's car and with AAA to no luck.
this is a 1999 VW jetta (new model) with 85K miles on it. i'm thinking it may be a problem with the starter, but i also think it is way too coincidental that this happened right after i fixed the window that fell into the door.
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Re: car clicks when trying to start
When you try and start the vehicle does all the lights and radio and stuff go off? And does the starter make any weird noises when you try and start it? I would go to the parts store and ask them to check your battery if you can drive it there. lol..........they will be happy to check it out for you. Still acts like it could be a battery issue.
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The windows need to be re-learned.
- Park the car on level floor. Shift the gear lever to P or N. Pull up the hand brake. Start the engine.
- Sit on driver's seat. Lower the driver side window. Keep the button pressed for three to four Seconds after the window glass sits completely.
- Move up the window glass and do the same as above.
- Do the same with passenger side window glass while sitting on the passenger seat.
- Repeat the same procedure for rear windows one by one from their own buttons.
- Sit on a drivers seat and operate all the windows one by one.
If the problem persists, pull up the body diagnostic error codes with Diagnostic computer or re-learn the windows with the same machine.
Window regulator is bad in the drivers door . Do you know what a regulator is ? The Trainer 24 Power Window Troubleshooting Do you know anything about automotive electrical testing ? How to read an use a wiring diagram ? Do you know there are two side to a electrical circuit ? B+ voltage an a ground side . Plus there is electronic control modules and class 2 serial data network involved . When you push the switch for a window othen then drivers window on the drivers door . a class 2 message is sent to the other doors modules . The correct module will then open it's window . http://www.bbbind.com/free_tsb.html Check out free wiring diagram here .Enter vehicle info . year , make , model and engine size. Under system click on body & accessories , subsystem click power windows . Click search button , then click each link one at a time .
I would suggest starting with the fuse panel. Drivers side under the dash first and check the fuse there. If it's good then go to the panel in the engine compartment. If it too is okay then you'll have to start at the switches on the drivers door. First you'll need to check that you're getting voltage to all of the switches. If you are then remove a switch and using a multimeter set it to ohms and check for resistance while actuating the switch. The systems on these vehicles are relatively simple by design. If you're not familiar with a multimeter or checking resistance in switches then this process can be a little tricky and a lot time consuming. But assuming you are familiar, then by continuing this process through each of the switches and at each of the doors this should tell you where the problem is. I've found more times than not that one bad switch replaced will fix it. If not then there's a problem in the wiring most likely between the drivers side front door and the passenger side front door. Hope this helped, HAVE A SAFE AND PRODUCTIVE DAY!
Sometimes the harness at the front door will get a wire break in it. Try working the window switch on the passenger front door (ignition on of course) while slowly moving the door open and closed. If it starts to work, Jeep has repair kits still I believe where you can replace just the harness between the body a-pillar and door.
maybe its not to late?what alot of people dont know is BABY WIPES is the answer; lets start at the drivers door it all started here if you can get the buttons popped up out of the panel and give them a good cleaning with baby wipes leave out for 5/6hours to dry.replace.allways remember the drivers door resets all doors.If your happy put everthing back into position.then with car running .pull the switch ie;drivers window switch to auto up,this should reset all windows.If it fails keep trying.it will work in time .adrian
Either your not getting power to the window motor, or the motor is shot, Check with a good body shop, dealer, or your favorite mechanic. If you don't want to spend several hundred dollars and the window is up, leave it alone or repair as needed.