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Old April 22nd, 2009, 13:58   #1
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Default 2006 jetta door switches not working properly

It seems that my door switches (locks,trunk and fuel door) stopped working when the car is off. All work fine when the car is running. Any suggestions?
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Old April 22nd, 2009, 19:35   #2
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So I just got home from driving for the first time in the dark since the problem developed. I noticed that the door lights didn't come on until the door was all the way opened. Everything seemed to work with the door all the way opened (when the lights were on), but did not work when the lights were off.

Does this point to a harness of some sort? Any suggestions appreciated.
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Old April 22nd, 2009, 21:14   #3
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Probably some chafed/worn wires between the drivers door and the body.

The harness in question runs inside the acordian boot between the hinges.
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Old April 23rd, 2009, 08:06   #4
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I'm not certain, but you may have a problem with your car's "wiring harness" that's inside your door. As O'lRattler said, I believe it's in the accordion section of the door. Mine went to crap on me on a trip away from home. I couldn't open my fuel door or open any of the windows from the driver's side switches (I could open them from their individual switches, however). Also, my MFD showed my driver's door ajar--it wasn't (the "door open" chime kept chiming because of this--about made me nuts!) and the interior lights wouldn't go off. Supposedly, several wires had broken or were damaged at the harness--and I've never messed with anything in the door. It wasn't under warranty (78K miles), so it cost me about $440 at a dealer in Cary, NC.
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Old April 23rd, 2009, 09:19   #5
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Thanks for confirming my thoughts on the harness. I'll look at it this weekend and let you guys know if that is the problem.
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 17:12   #6
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The culprit was two severed wires. I was able to push the boot back and repair the wire with an inline wire connector. What a stupid problem to have.
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 17:57   #7
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Quote:
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The culprit was two severed wires. ...What a stupid problem to have.
Agreed.

Just in case someone finds this post and needs help removing the rubber boot between the door and the A pillar, here's a post I made in another thread to help you...

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showpost.p...4&postcount=54
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 19:51   #8
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Nice pics of the boot. Can I add them to my writeup on how to remove the door skin and remove the wiring harness: http://www.myturbodiesel.com/1000q/a...tta-repair.htm ?
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 22:33   #9
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Yes, use the photos as you wish. Mention they are used with permission of Mr. Timewise

I need to take the door skin off so I can remove the boot I damaged and replace it with the one I photographed. I'll use your DIY for that work!
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