1998-2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
Power Window Repair
Did your VW Beetle Convertible’s window just drop into the door panel? Did it make an awful noise and then do just the opposite of what you wanted it to do? You’re in need of a new power window regulator!
How many times have you heard the words “I’m sorry, this is a dealer job only”? The New VW Beetle Convertible’s power window system is complicated and Volkswagen isn’t making these repairs easy or affordable.
Much to the surprise of many repair facilities and Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible owners, VW stopped making the New Beetle Convertible OEM replacement power window regulators in 2013. Their current solution is a repair kit. A repair kit that not only is designed to break (it’s the same plastic), it isn’t easy to use either. The other problem with the Beetle Convertible is that the entire rear seat must be removed to get to the rear quarter panel regulator, as well as sensors that pertain to the Beetle convertible top. Most non-dealer mechanics won’t even attempt this repair and those that do will spend the next 3 days working on it. At Power Window Repair, we’re committed to making “dealer only” power window repairs a thing of the past and we can complete a power window repair on the Beetle Convertible in under 2 hours. At more than 40% off dealer rates, you’re going to want to keep reading.
As with most European vehicles, the power window regulator in the New Beetle Convertible usually gives notice when it’s about to break. It’s common to hear squeaking and squawking just prior to either getting hung up or dropping into the door panel like a rock. We like to call that “talking to you” and it’s usually a good idea not to touch the power window switch again once you start hearing weird noises. NOTE: If your anti-pinch fails (when the window drops 1/2 inch to clear top when door is opened), it is not the power window system that is failing. The sensor that controls the anti-pinch safety feature is contained in the door lock actuator which Power Window Repair can also replace for you.
In most cases, it’s a pulley wheel or anchor that breaks on the window regulator that’s to blame. Once the regulator has failed in any capacity, every time the power window button is touched the regulator cable is thrown about in the door and often wraps itself around spool wheel. We see this often as most VW owners know that they’re about to be asked for their first born child as payment for this repair at the dealer and will often hit the button several times in hopes that it will finally come up. We call this “living in the world of hope”. We wouldn’t care except that some parts can be broken beyond repair and burning out power window motors and switches will just add to your repair costs. Our motto is just DON’T do it!
What We Do
At Power Window Repair, we repair the OEM Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible power window regulators. We believe so strongly in our proprietary method of repair that we back it with a 1 year warranty on parts and labor. Our stainless steel repairs and custom fabricated metal parts actually reverse what were designed to be weak points in the Beetle Convertible power window regulator, so not only do we repair what broke to begin with, we take that extra step to strengthen all weak areas to give you a reliable and long lasting repair.
There are good reasons behind what we do and how we do it!
Power Window Repair entire existence surrounds providing our customers with a repair they can count on. If we are going to stake our good reputation on a repair, you can bet we’ll need to do it our way! The reasons are simple. Our repair is stronger and superior to even the original OEM design, aftermarket parts are made with the cheapest of materials and are inferior, and most importantly any repair done in a junkyard or slapped together is never going to be worth your time and money!
Eventually, we expect an aftermarket part to be available for this vehicle, but you won’t catch us using it! We’ve heard it all. From customers saying they just replaced it months ago themselves, to they’ve paid someone to do it 9 months ago and now they’re being asked for more labor to install the part under warranty and worse yet, half the customers we talk to and service have had their power window regulators replaced 2 or 3 times before finding Power Window Repair. This just reinforces what we already know. While the price looks right, those aftermarket parts are going to be inferior to the OEM part, which was designed to break to begin with. Side by side, there’s really no comparison. These power window regulators often break under warranty, causing you to pay more in labor at your mechanics or in your time and labor shipping parts back and forth, uninstalling and reinstalling. That process can quickly turn into a shade-tree mechanics nightmare, so even if we start to see these parts available, we would never suggest installing them in the door of your New Beetle Convertible.
While we understand that money is often a factor in the decision making process, PLEASE DON’T TAKE YOUR NICE CAR TO A MEAN OLD JUNKYARD OR LET SOMEONE WHO IS INEXPERIENCED WORK ON IT!! It’s immediately evident to us when someone inexperienced has been in the door of a vehicle before us. You can’t fool our technicians. These repairs are often crude and in turn have damaged some of the internal workings of the door, for example the power window switch connectors, interior door handle linkage, the door lock system, speakers and wire harness. The repair may have looked enticing and may have even appeared to work for a short time, but it’s going to cause one whopper of a headache later.