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    My car (VW Golf Plus 2007, 1.9L) has had that ESP light on since I bought this earlier this year. To remove it, I had it diagnosed by this company (£30) and I was told the ABS Pump needed replacing (£80). I also decided to change all of my glow plugs (£26) because my car was having problems starting up at times. I took it to this garage which charged me £80 to fit the ABS Pump and £20 to fit the glow plugs. After they fitted it all in, the electric windows stopped working.

    I don't know if this was their fault but they're saying that the electrician that they asked to come in said it was bound to happen sooner or later. I don't know what to believe. Worst thing is I am a female and I know they think it's easy to fool a lady and get some money off her. They said I need to change a modulator to get the electric windows running again. I don't know if this is true. What do I do? Shall I get it done by them? Or get it diagnosed again by another company and pay them in case it's actually something minor? I don't know much about cars and I feel so alone trying to sort all this out by myself. The guy was able to remove the ESP light but something else is now damaged. Please help!!
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    First off you need to check the fuse for the electric windows. *It's very rare that they'll all fail at once as it's usually the motors/regulators that go, and they'll fail one at a time. *Find the fuse box for your car (the manual will help you if you don't know where it is) and find the fuse for the electric windows (again, should be listed in the manual). *Don't bother trying to visually check it, just change it. *Without a multimeter you can never be sure just from a visual check. *

    If that fails, it would need another scan with a diagnostics tool to see if there are any more fault codes logged. *If you're in the South West I could do it, or it'll be ~£30 at a garage. *Basically you want them to scan it and give you the bit of paper with all the faults/codes on it. *Once you have that then you'll know for sure/can ask someone you trust about it, rather than relying on the garage to tell you what's wrong. **
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    Checking the fuse is a good shout, but beyond that you're probably better off asking on a VW specific forum as the members will be more familiar with the specific system. A little bit of googling suggests it may be the Comfort Control Module, which seems to be a frequent failure point (for info see here, but it's talking about the Passat so the location is different).

    I think you can safely discount any connection to the ESP or glow plugs. If you take the car to be scanned you'll need to go to a VW specialist or dealer, as 'standard' code scans only give certain information about the engine and not all the other modules that are fitted in modern vehicles.

    Now time for me to go back to figuring out why I've got no oil pressure
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    (Original post by Nuffles)
    First off you need to check the fuse for the electric windows. *It's very rare that they'll all fail at once as it's usually the motors/regulators that go, and they'll fail one at a time. *Find the fuse box for your car (the manual will help you if you don't know where it is) and find the fuse for the electric windows (again, should be listed in the manual). *Don't bother trying to visually check it, just change it. *Without a multimeter you can never be sure just from a visual check. *

    If that fails, it would need another scan with a diagnostics tool to see if there are any more fault codes logged. *If you're in the South West I could do it, or it'll be ~£30 at a garage. *Basically you want them to scan it and give you the bit of paper with all the faults/codes on it. *Once you have that then you'll know for sure/can ask someone you trust about it, rather than relying on the garage to tell you what's wrong. **
    I honestly know nothing about cars, I would not know how to change it and I do not want to go wrong anywhere. I am considering going to Formula 1 to get it checked. Other than that, I am pretty much still clueless. I need someone to do it for me.
 
 
 
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