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How do I install a Volkswagen Cabrio right side Window Regulator? What price should I be looking to pay to have someone install it? And can I buy it from the junk yard and do it myself?

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I would strongly suggest buying a new one. they are not that expensive i dont think. and they arent terribly complicated to replace but there are quite a few steps and it would be difficult for me to explain them. a repair shop should not charge you any more than 2.0 hours to replace the regulator. if they quote you 3 or more i would check elsewhere. also you can look on craigslist in the "automotive services" category for techs doing work cheaper on the side.

Posted on Mar 25, 2010

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    I have a '98 VW Cabrio. It's not that difficult, and I'm not very mechanically inclined.
    With only a few tools, working in my apartment parking lot, I replaced mine in about 4 hours following this well-illustrated guide...http://www.gtishrine.com/windowreg.php
    The worst part of it all was paying the "excessive" cost of the replacement regulator. Cheapest price I could find (either internet or retail store) was greater than $200, which I finally decided to hand over to a local auto parts store (CarQuest) and avoid the cost of shipping.
    Good luck to anyone who attempts this job. Just be patient, and take your time.

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Replace the window regulator on the drivers side


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Motor & Regulator
  1. Remove the front or rear carrier assembly.
  2. Slide a hammer handle between the window guide and carrier assembly until the hammer handle end presses on the gears of the carrier assembly.
  3. Unfasten the bolts (1) and remove window regulator.

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Unfasten the bolts (1) and remove window regulator


To install:


NOTE:By removing window regulator motor, gearing shifts, it is not centered



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  1. When installing window regulator motor, the gears must be aligned until the window regulator motor is centered again.
  2. Attach and tighten the bolts to 3.5 Nm. The bolts must be tightened to specifications, or damage to plastic sleeve on window regulator motor can result.
  3. Carrier assembly with window regulator, installing:
    • For replacement part carrier assemblies, the gearing is secured in place with a cable tie.

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For replacement part carrier assemblies, the gearing is secured in place with a cable tie (1)


  • Slide a hammer handle between window guide and SF so far until hammer handle end presses on gears of SF.
  • Remove the cable tie .
  • By removing window regulator motor, gearing shifts, it is not centered.
  • When installing window regulator motor, gears must be aligned until window regulator motor is centered again.
  • Attach and tighten bolts to 3.5 Nm. The bolts must be tightened to specifications, or damage to plastic sleeve on window regulator motor can result.
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