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Replacing Your Window Regulator and Motor
 
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Pelican Technical Article:

Replacing Your Window Regulator and Motor

Steve Vernon

Time:

4 hours4 hrs

Tab:

$250 to $650

Talent:

***

Tools:

8mm 12 point, T20, T30 Torx driver, trim removal tool

Applicable Models:

VW GTI (2006-09)

Parts Required:

New regulator and motor

Hot Tip:

Clean the glass while it is out

Performance Gain:

Windows that work

Complementary Modification:

Really clean the glass

If you are having troubles with your front door window regulator and it needs to be replaced, this article will take you through the process step by step. The GTI MkV, unlike the MkIV, has a split regulator system. To remove the motor you will need to remove the inner door panel. To replace the regulator you will need to remove the exterior door handle and door skin as well. Please see our article on removing your front door panel, exterior door handle and door skin for additional help.

Window Motor - This photo illustrates the door with the door panel off.
Figure 1

Window Motor - This photo illustrates the door with the door panel off. You can see that you can access the window motor (red arrow) but have no access to the regulator.

Window Motor: It is a good idea to tape the window up when removing the motor (red arrows).
Figure 2

Window Motor: It is a good idea to tape the window up when removing the motor (red arrows). Once you remove the motor the only thing holding the window up will be the friction in the regulator and window seals.

Window Motor: You will need to remove the wiring harness connection (red arrow) and the three T30 Torx screws (yellow arrows) holding the motor in.
Figure 3

Window Motor: You will need to remove the wiring harness connection (red arrow) and the three T30 Torx screws (yellow arrows) holding the motor in.

Window Motor: Begin by pulling the two red tabs out on the wiring connection (yellow arrows).
Figure 4

Window Motor: Begin by pulling the two red tabs out on the wiring connection (yellow arrows).

Window Motor: With the tabs out you can squeeze in the tabs and pull the wiring harness straight out from the connection.
Figure 5

Window Motor: With the tabs out you can squeeze in the tabs and pull the wiring harness straight out from the connection. (red arrow, one shown).

Window Motor: Use a T30 Torx and remove the three screws (red arrows).
Figure 6

Window Motor: Use a T30 Torx and remove the three screws (red arrows).

Window Motor: You can now remove the motor from the regulator.
Figure 7

Window Motor: You can now remove the motor from the regulator. This photo illustrates how the plastic spindled wheel (red arrow) fits into the plastic spindled opening (yellow arrow) on the regulator.

Regulator: With the door skin off you will need to remove the door beams.
Figure 8

Regulator: With the door skin off you will need to remove the door beams. There are four 8mm 12 point fasteners (red arrows) and two 13mm nuts (yellow arrow) that you will need to remove.

Regulator: Use an 8mm 12 point bit and remove the four bolts (red arrows, two upper shown).
Figure 9

Regulator: Use an 8mm 12 point bit and remove the four bolts (red arrows, two upper shown). You will be working close to the fender so watch that you don't damage the paint.

Regulator: The 12 point bolts are micro encapsulated from the factory but you can clean these up and reinstall them with some Blue Loctite (red arrow).
Figure 10

Regulator: The 12 point bolts are micro encapsulated from the factory but you can clean these up and reinstall them with some Blue Loctite (red arrow).

Regulator: Remove the two 13mm nuts (red arrows) and remove the beam.
Figure 11

Regulator: Remove the two 13mm nuts (red arrows) and remove the beam.

Regulator: If you have not already removed the motor you will need to do so.
Figure 12

Regulator: If you have not already removed the motor you will need to do so. With the motor removed you can freely slide the window up and down. There are two T30 Torx screws holding the window to the window clips (red arrows). Slide the window down.

Regulator: Loosen but do not remove the two T30 Torx screws (red arrow, one shown).
Figure 13

Regulator: Loosen but do not remove the two T30 Torx screws (red arrow, one shown). This will free up the window. Once the window is free, lift it up and out of the door.

Regulator: You will need to remove the four T30 Torx screws (red arrows) along with the motor plate (yellow arrow) to replace the regulator.
Figure 14

Regulator: You will need to remove the four T30 Torx screws (red arrows) along with the motor plate (yellow arrow) to replace the regulator.

Regulator: At this point the motor must be removed.
Figure 15

Regulator: At this point the motor must be removed. The mounting plate has three prongs that pass through the door skin. These come with a little sealant on them from the factory. You may need to use a screwdriver to help pry the plate from the door (red arrow).

Regulator: Remove the four T30 Torx screws holding the regulator to the door.
Figure 16

Regulator: Remove the four T30 Torx screws holding the regulator to the door. Then remove the regulator (red arrow, one shown).

Regulator - You now have a clean empty door.
Figure 17

Regulator - You now have a clean empty door. This is a good time to clean up and remove dirt or debris in the door before installing the new regulator. Installation is the reverse of removal. You will need to fully open and close the window after installation for the computer to relearn the pinch point. Don't forget to give the glass a good cleaning while it is out.

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Comments and Suggestions:
s4nup Comments: Just an FYI..i did this and once completed the door had dropped at the handle side about 1.5-2". couldnt for the life of me understand why it had dropped. undid everything and then realised that the door beam needs to be tightened with the door closed preferably with someone helping raise the door a bit.
January 26, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the follow up. We appreciate it.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Mike the mechanic Comments: Excellent photo's - Can you tell me what else this module controls - i.e mirror repeater light ????
December 27, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: What module? - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Paul Comments: Still working on it Nick, I'll let you know when it is sorted.
December 3, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Perfect, thanks. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Paul Comments: Thanks Nick, I have had to get it fixed by a mechanic as I am out of time to spend on this. thanks again.
November 25, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: What did you find? - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Paul Comments: Hi There, I have a problem with my right hand front door window not closing, it seems that there is no power to the motor on my Golf V GTI 2006 model the VIN is WVWZZZ1KZ6U037964. I think I need a regulator and motor.

I can not find this part on your catalog.

Thanks in advance.

Paul
November 24, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Unplug the motor and run a test light across the terminals, operate the window in both directions, does it light up in both directions?

- Nick at Pelican Parts
 

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