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Volkswagen Jetta Window Motors and Parts

The Volkswagen Jetta is a small sedan style of car that has been produced by Volkswagen since the late 1970s. Many vehicle accessories and items are available for the Jetta including brake, engine, exhaust, intake, suspension, and wheel parts. Included on this list of parts are the components that make up the power windows on a Volkswagen Jetta.

How do the window motors on the Volkswagen Jetta work?

A window motor on a VW Jetta is made up of several parts. One major system is the lifting mechanism. This mechanism contains the electric motor, which is the engine that powers the worm and spur gears that move your Volkswagen window up or down. The switches and wiring are the other systems that make up the power windows on a Volkswagen Jetta. These parts supply the power and signals that control the window movement. Volkswagen has designed various parts layouts for driver-side, passenger-side, and backdoors on each generation of Jetta that make use of these devices.

Are Jetta window motors found separately or as a kit?

Volkswagen Jetta window motors are offered individually. Available power window repair kits contain the lift regulator components only.

How do you troubleshoot a window that isn't working?

There are a few tips you should keep in mind if a window stops working on your Jetta. If all windows have stopped working at the same time, you may want to check the fuse or relay first. If your vehicle has a window lock-out feature that cuts power to all but the driver's window, make sure that it is not engaged. Windows that have remained closed for several months may stick to the rubber guide. Spraying window cleaner in the crack between the rubber and the window may free it. If you have a single window on your Jetta that is not moving and none of the tips above work, the issue is likely one of the following:

  • The window motor has stopped working.
  • The door switch has stopped working.
  • The window regulator has failed.
What power window features are there for the Volkswagen Jetta?

Some models of the Volkswagen Jetta come with the one-touch opening and closing. This feature closes/opens a window all the way without having to hold down the button. An optional feature found on some Volkswagen Jetta power windows is convenient closing that can be activated from inside the car, with the key inserted in the lock, and with keyless access.