Problems Commonly Found in Volkswagen Jetta Window Motors
Power windows are already more than a necessity in today's world. When everything is fast paced and almost every day you need to multi-task, opening and closing your car windows are a breeze with these power windows. Window motors control the opening or closing of a power window. Take them away, and you have to crank these windows up or down; you're back to the times when car windows were a drag. Here are some problems that might make this happen to you:
It could happen. Your cables are either plastic and rubber, and over time, these materials can become brittle. Eventually, they will snap if this happens. While it may not cause you any kind of trouble when you're traveling, you may find that your window is not responsive and you cannot move it up or down. You should check your window motor often for signs that your cable is about to give up.
Grinding and rattling
You can listen for sounds that may suggest that your window motor is about to give way. Aside from an audible 'clunk' every time you open or close your window, there is a grinding and rattling sound when you open your window. This is because the window motor fails to regulate the opening of the window like it did before it broke down. You should pay attention to every detail that your window motor is giving you to avoid problems like this.
The fuse blows out
Power windows use electricity to open up and close all four windows of your car. This means that when wear and tear because of age sets in, they could fall victim to blown-out or shorted fuses. A sign that your fuse is not working is when your window fails to respond to the switch. If this happens, you should check to see which of the fuses are not working. You should replace them right away to avoid further problems.