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Drivers window wont fully close

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As I wound my window up from being slightly open there was a hideous grinding noise as it closed.

It only made the noise once, but it does not close fully anymore!
from the outside you can see a 5mm gap - no gap can be seen from the inside...

I have the plastic wind guard things on my front doors but I am too scared to remove them as it would mean putting the window down fully to do so :O

I've seen threads about windows getting stuck but didn't see this exact problem...
whats the problem and is it a shockingly expensive fix? I've already got a key that seems to be dead and my bonnet release handle also broke this week
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Window regulator perhaps?

One of mine went a couple of years back.

Cost around 200 to replace

I mostly avoid opening windows now!
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Try resetting it by winding fully down, keep your finger on the switch held down for ten seconds
then fully up and hold for ten seconds ( if it closes fully) if not try holding your finger down on your alarm fob after alarm has activated the windows total closure should work
that's if it's electric you didn't metion, they also say it comes in 3's who evey "they" are?

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everything is electric in the car...?
I hardly use the windows as it is, I don't even use the main work carpark as I don't want to use the windows to swipe in... the 156 didn't seem to have the juice to do it so have treated this car the same way

I'm really peeved. there are so many minor faults with this car its like I'm just waiting/expecting them all to happen now...
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Regulator for a 159 is only 54-75 from Shop4Parts, plus labour and VAT etc. Just had one done on a Volvo and the labour was 50 - worth it for not skinning the knuckles. I would try the reset first though - much more common fault.
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*I forgot to update this thread all those moons ago... it cost me a lot to replace, I think it was over 300... maybe I'm going to the wrong garages... but was able to put some through the warranty so it wasn't too painful
It was the regulator part, whatever connects the motor to the window regulator - all the wires had come away from the motor and looked like a spaghetti mess.
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