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Hi all,

 

I am having issues with water getting into my fron N/S window motor or connection. I stripped the door card the other day and disconnected the window as it was opening randomly on its own. I noticed the connector was wet with brown gunge. After cleaning this up and drying it out, the window returned to normal function until i washed the car, it started all over again. I can't understand how water is actually getting intot eh connection to the motor? If anyone has any idea, I waould be very grateful.

 

Cheers - steve

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I have the same issue. After I have the car washed or it rains heavy the passenger window plays up. I find when I stop somewhere and shut the drivers door, the passenger window goes down. If I open the drivers door again and slam it the passenger one goes up again. All this silliness stops when it all dries out. I've had a new window motor (200 quid!!) and it made no difference. I'm thinking I need new window seals. I got the doors off ebay for a quid and the rubber is a bit perished. My other solution is simply to disconnect the motor and do without a passenger window opening.

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Yep, I had another look at it earlier and it was all wet in there again, I got it washed on the way home Friday. I have left it disconnected for now. You're right about the window seal, I noticed it's not flush with the window on that window only. I guess it will be a nightmare finding another seal?

 

Cheers

 

Steve

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I gaffer tape the window seal when I wash the car and make sure the pressure washer avoids that area.

 

I recently had my VR 'overhauled' and the bodywork guy managed to get new rear window seals. I'm sure you'll get them easy as they're the same for most mK3s. I just haven't got round to doing mine.

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Yes.. the rain has been setting mine off too in the past so I prob need a seal for a long term solution. Oddly, rear ones are available still and there are some on VW heritage. I can't find front (mine is a 5 door) anywhere. Not the sort of thing i would buy used tbh.

 

Steve

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The guy who revamped my car had to get new seals for the rear and it was cheaper to buy new windows with seals included! I'll admit I haven't looked for front ones. Surely any Mk3 Golf bits should fit. It has been suggested to me to just to cover the window motor in clingfilm and spray with WD40.

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Yes, I think any 5 door mk3 front seals will fit, but I have been looking for them and can't see any right now. Will keep an eye open.. not sure the cling film route will last very long tbh.

 

Steve

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I am thinking there maybe some adjustment needed on the regulator. I just had a new regulator and that was not due to water getting in. I think the new regulator has maybe been fitted but not adjusted correctly. The seal is literally in as new condition. 

 

Steve

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