Frequently Asked Questions
Does an aftermarket VW Passat window regulator kit always include a motor?
For aftermarket Volkswagen Passat window regulator replacement, not all kits come with the motor for free. Otherwise, it should be stated in the kit's features. It is important to check the features and specs of the kit before buying the product. A window regulator motor is sold separately, and an aftermarket unit costs around $30 to $40.
The window on the driver side of the Volkswagen Passat does not fully shut, but the one on the passenger side is still working perfectly. Is it okay to replace the old driver side window regulator with the one in the passenger side?
If replacing the window regulator of the driver side with the one from the passenger side seems to be a quick fix, unfortunately, it is not possible. The window regulator unit on one side is completely different from the other side. A workable idea, however, is to replace the driver side old window regulator with the window regulator from a left-hand drive vehicle's passenger side. Since the passenger side window of a left-hand drive vehicle is less used compared to the driver side window, it could work as a temporary replacement for the driver side window to operate.
Will all the factory stock window regulators of a Volkswagen Passat wear out at the same time?
Apparently, the window on the driver's side is more prone to wear out than the other windows due to its frequent usage. Most of the time, the driver tends to forcibly open his/her window due to urgency, which causes the window regulator to wear and tear. The windows located on the back seats are the least prone to premature wear, unless there is a problem with the ground wiring or the quality of the window regulator's material.