PROBLEMS WITH LOCK AND ELECTRIC WINDOW - VW POLO

  • Tiny
  • clifford1980
  • 1998 Volkswagen Polo
  • 53,000 miles

I have a 1998 VW Polo 1.4L. Recently I have been unable to lock or unlock the door on the drivers side, and the back door/boot has also jammed shut. I can unlock and lock the car on the passenger side. Just very annoying having to do this each time I get in and out of the car!
Furthermore - I have a problem with the electric window on the driver side - It goes down fine, but once it is more than half way open, it won't go back up again. I have managed to edge it up to the top gradually by turning the ignition off then on again, then the window will go up a an inch or so at a time before having to repeat the process.

I'm not sure if the 2 problems are linked. Someone has advised me that the lock and window may just need some oil, but thought it may be a problem with the electrics.

Can anyone advise?

Saturday, May 19th, 2012 AT 11:06 AM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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The motor in the door is bad. Replace it with a new one.

The lock, you need to pull the panel and look to make sure the linkage is moving when you try to lock and unlock it.

Roy

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Saturday, May 19th, 2012 AT 9:45 PM
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  • exovcds
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When you turn the key in the driver door. Does it feel loose?

If yes, then you need a lock cylinder kit (the rod at the end of the
cylinder is broken and no longer turning the actualto).

Reply back and I will post pictures & removal steps.

Thomas

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Sunday, May 20th, 2012 AT 12:26 AM
  • Tiny
  • clifford1980
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Thanks for your replies.

The key is slightly loose in the door. I can turn about 45 degree in each direction but it won't turn any further to unlock the door.

Pictures & removal steps would be good thanks

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Monday, May 21st, 2012 AT 3:00 PM
  • Tiny
  • llopes66
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Dear Thomas,
I'm having the same problem. Would it be possible for you send me the step to fix it, please.
My email is llopes66@gmail. Com
Kind regards,
Luciano Lopes

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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 AT 3:02 PM

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