I just recently bought a 2001 TT 1.8, The driver window acted up a few times, and now it has just quit working completely. When it was working, it seemed flawles, I can here a little clicking inside the door when I hit the switch, I have the service manual, but doesn't get much into that. Would like to know if there is a fuse/relay or whatever other problem it could be. A Million Thanks in advance, John
Sometimes, a good thump on the door will rectify (temporarily) a bad connection to the controller or motor. (Don't tell anyone I suggested this - smile). Getting someone to pull up or push down with hands either side of the glass as you hold the button down will help determine whether the motor is tired or the window is sticking in its channel. I do not believe there is a 'separate' relay or fuse for the driver's window mech. on this model as the controller/relay and motor are 'independent' self-contained units activated by the door button and or the 'comfort-system', electronically.
The clicking suggests a bad connection and a thump . . . . . . . .
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I had the same problem on my TT.
A good thump on the door doesn't help,- I already tried it
A clicking sound coming from the door means the motor is trying to turn.
What you need to do, is take the door panel off as described in the manual, take the screws off that hold the motor on to the door, and pull it off the door - but don't pull it out too far - you don't want the steel cables to come of the motor. Basically let the cables unwind a bit. After this put it back together and see if it works. That's all I did and it solved the problem.
I think what happened is that the steel cable became too tightly wound around the drum, which caused the whole system to freeze up.
The connectors for the motor and all the switches are securely held, so it is hard to imagine that there is an electrical problem.
Before tearing into the door try this. you still may have to but.
Hold the door switch in the direction the window is n (IE if Itís all the way up hold it up , if itís down hold it down) for about 15 seconds, that resets the safety interlock after a detected jamb. if that doesnít help use the key in the door and hold it in the lock or unlock position for 15 seconds. Iíve also had to replace my door switch once , with the cold weather here I have also had to jiggle the switch back ad forth to clean it out.
The automatic down and up seems to come with a price. Hope this saves you some hassle.