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The power windows on my daughter's 2002 VW Cabrio GLX just stopped working last night. All the windows were in the up position, but will not work via any switch. All four windows DO work when raising or lowering using the key in the driver's door. It appears as though the power mirrors also stopped working at the same time. Every other electrical component, including the convertible top, appear to be working as normal. Regarding the windows, the driver's side switches checked out OK, so I'm wondering if this is something safety related, and requires a reset. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you. Bill Reed

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  • Bill Reed Nov 06, 2010

    There does not appear to be a window lock button on this car, but I'm wondering if there is a sequence of keying necessary to "unlock" the windows.

  • Bill Reed Nov 07, 2010

    I think fuse can be ruled out, although I cannot find one for the power widows, because the windows all work using the key in the door. I truly believe it's a safety-lock issue, but I don't know how to reset it.

  • Bill Reed Nov 07, 2010

    I appreciate the thought and effort you put into your reply, but let me reiterate the issue and see if it changes your reply.
    1) There is no issue with the door locks. They work fine. Always have, and weren't mentioned in my original post.
    2) The power mirrors do not work, and
    3) The power windows do not work using any of the interior switches. All 4 windows do work when using the key in the door (i.e. turn and hold key and all 4 windows go up or down depending on which way key turned).

    This all happened suddenly on thursday evening. Thursday afternoon everything worked fine.

    Thanks.

    Bill

  • Bill Reed Nov 07, 2010

    I appreciate the thought and effort you put into your reply, but let me reiterate the issue and see if it changes your reply.
    1) There is no issue with the door locks. They always worked fine.
    2) The power mirrors do not work, and
    3) The power windows do not work using any of the interior switches. All 4 windows do work when using the key in the door (i.e. turn and hold key and all 4 windows go up or down depending on which way key turned).

    Thanks again.

    Bill

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SOUND LIKE YOU HAVE A BLOWN FUSE OR CIRCUIT BREAKER.

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The power windows and the mirrors use the same circuit breaker but either one can be causing the other to be off. I guess you mean the power locks work with the key not the windows as they don't work no matter what you do but the locks don't work with the inside switches only the key. Right? Your windows don't go up or down with the key in the door? Just the locks. windows arnt working at all. The central locking system and the power door locks use the same power qindow module for logic but the key switch is an override for the locks and it'll work indepentanly of the window module. So the window relay is in te main fuse box, Just above the main relay and the string of fuses the are 5 fuses just above the fuse box that aren't in the fuse box there's a 20 amp (yellow ) likly ti be the forth one from the left going right it's the power window fuse. It should only be hot with the key on. ( your locks work with the key off, only with the key in the door) This fuse powers the relay and also the lock switches inside the car. The fuse can be good and powers not getting to it. The fuse can be bad and something overpowered it in the cigar lighter or power asseriory. The ciger lighter won't work either. If the fuse is cold ( no power with a test light ) The main fuse next to the battery at the main battery connector might be blown or dirty. The cigar lighter won't work either and if this is good the circuit thogh the ingtion switch could have failed but the fuses are much more likly. The fuse can be good and its connection in the fuse holder can be bad. Don't forget a fuse can (look) good and be bad. (look) at fuses with a test light ( ice pick like tool with a ground wire with a clip wit a clear handleand the light inside the handletoch the tip to a powered idem and the light will light if the groundclip is connected to a good ground) You can get a test light at the auto or elecrtical section at hardward and dept stores and of course auto parts stores and tool strores, even gas stations. Find that thepower is going though the fuse and now were going to have to look harder. Everytime you mess with something test the windows to see if they work as you can fix the problem by just reconnecting things or even moving a dirty fuse or pushing on it to make abetter connection. Safty interlock like you sujest isn't on this car but is on the newer models ( your thinking right ) The Audi has it, the bug didnt get it yet.

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  • John P Schwantes Jr Nov 07, 2010

    The key in the door uses all the time power and the inside switches use key on power the fuse is above the fuse box ( not in the fuse box third or forth one from the left 20 amp ( yellow ) and is pnly on with the key turned to run. The key in the door ishotall the time.

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In the fuse box under the hood look for a fuse labled ACC or Pwin or p window,, Change that fuse, there is a diagram under the cover of the fuse box saying which fuse is which

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  • Rishi Roshan Ali Nov 07, 2010

    there is a fuse.. the safty lock triggers a rely that activates the windows. So your sure there is a relay and a fuse, the fuse is labled ACC and so is the relay (accessory)..

  • Rishi Roshan Ali Nov 07, 2010

    I still am leaning to the ACC fuse.. The interior switch is on a seperate relay from the ones on the key. The windows , mirrors etc are all considered accessories hence I'm leaning to the ACC fuse or ACC relay.. Trust me its there its labled accessory, PS there is also one in the kick panel under the dash.

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Try disconnecting the battery and join the leads together for a minute or two ,but thinking about this i seem to remember having this problem on VW passat and it was something to do with remote switch on the key ,i think i had to turn ignition on then press the window lock switch and then turn it off again and they all worked as they should but i cannot remember exactly what i done as i work on so many different makes and types from generators to container fridges with onan gas engines to cars and even chain saws and strimmers for the neighbours not forgetting these tuned up hairdriers buzz bikes like vespa and now the chinese stuff as well ,come back norton and BSA

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    Colin Stickland Nov 07, 2010

    yes it is a key issue and i have had this before but i cannot remember what i done .

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