[Vwdiesel] Fixed MK4 Window Switch

Tad tadc at europa.com
Thu Aug 14 11:05:25 PDT 2014

I have a similar issue with mine and I suspected the same.

On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 10:52 AM, Andrew .Libby <libbybapa at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have owned a 2002 TDI Jetta Wagon for a over a year and love the car.
>  The driver's side switches for the front windows are supposed to have two
> "clicks" each direction.  If you push the switch to the first spot it is
> supposed to act like a momentary switch and roll the window down (or up if
> pulling to the first spot) and then stop when you release the switch.  If
> you push past that location to the second position it is supposed to roll
> the window all the way down (or up if pulled to the second position).  One
> minor irritation ever since I got the car was that the first position for
> rolling down did not work at all, ever, and the first position for rolling
> up only worked sometimes.  The result was that trying to get the window
> somewhere in between all the way up and all the way down could be a bit
> tricky and take several tries going this direction or that...  Today I took
> the switch and bezel out of the door(easy to do - look at online videos for
> how to) and removed the multi-switch from the bezel (three screws).  I then
> removed the 7 screws that hold the two parts of the switch case together
> (size are visible and the seventh is in the middle under the part #
> sticker).  I then pulled the rubber-like pad off the circuit board and gave
> the contacts of the circuit board a squirt of Peavey Funk-out (available at
> music stores) which is very similar to De-Oxit (available at music or
> electronics stores).  Both products are AMAZING contact cleaners.  I then
> reassembled the switch while the contact cleaner was still wet and plugged
> it into the door.  I worked the switch up and down a bunch of times and it
> gradually came back to rock-solid proper function in all positions.  I have
> heard various bad things about the VW window switches, but in looking at
> it, I found it to be well made.  I can see how the contacts might need to
> be cleaned every so often, but doing so is very quick and easy.  The moving
> parts are minimal so the switches, with proper use and contact cleaning as
> needed should last an incredibly long time.
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