2002 Volkswagen Cabriolet Front Power Windows not working

Tiny
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  • 2002 VOLKSWAGEN CABRIOLET
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 59,400 MILES
I purchased a 2002 VW Cabrio GLX for my daughter. A pretty good car overall but I have one issue.

The FRONT windows will not roll down. Even after I replaced the drivers side switch. I hear the passenger try to do something but nothing happens I hear nothing when I try the drivers side.

The back windows work great and there aren't any other electric issues with the car. The previous owner said that the windows stopped working at the same time.

I haven't seen any fuses for the power windows. Is there a relay or something up on the fuse box?

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Monday, September 7th, 2015 AT 3:25 PM

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Tiny
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http://www.dropbox.com/s/0jn0xu5i3ww0351/VW%20Component%20Locator.pdf?dl=0

http://www.dropbox.com/s/taaar07ok7pr892/VW%20Power%20Windows.pdf?dl=0

http://www.dropbox.com/s/ffyb7m1k7y24qlo/VW%20Windows.pdf?dl=0

http://www.dropbox.com/s/vfpmu77b8yrsnrg/VW%20Windows%20Pt.%202.pdf?dl=0

I've attached links to the window diagnostic procedures, component locator chart and diagram, and the window schematics.

What do you mean by "I hear the passenger try to do something." ??
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Thursday, September 10th, 2015 AT 1:30 PM
Tiny
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Thank you so much for these PDF's.

The faint sound I hear is what (to me at least) sounds like the passenger side getting a faint click when the up/down button on driver's side is pressed.

Almost like the window wants to do something but for whatever reason is not engaging.
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Friday, September 11th, 2015 AT 3:46 AM
Tiny
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Here's everything our reference has on the door and power windows in your car. What it sounds like to me is one of two things:
1: Either the regulator is the "tape-type" (the reference doesn't tell me yay or nay here) that's got some of the teeth ripped off the drive or tape. That's the clicking you're hearing.
2: The regulator is the "splined-gear type" and a couple of the splines are broken on the driven spline. The drive shaft is trying to engage, but can't.

[http://www.dropbox.com/s/xnhqmexj8i7th13/VW%20Door%20%26%20Window.pdf?dl=0]
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Friday, September 11th, 2015 AT 8:55 AM
Tiny
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Open the doors and look for broken wires in the wiring loom going through the accordion boot that is visible by the door hinges when opening the door.
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Saturday, September 12th, 2015 AT 10:35 PM
Tiny
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He's getting power to the motor though. He hears it moving.
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Sunday, September 13th, 2015 AT 8:50 AM

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