Spider electric window repaired!
Had a fault on our V6 spider (2001) n/s window not working which in turn upset the electric roof and auto drop/up-down on the o/s window and sending the system crazy!
The n/s window would not open or drop when opening to clear the hood and would click continuously every couple of seconds once the system had been energised, which eventually ran down the battery. The n/s window drive motor was u/s, not wanting to remove the whole system from the door case I just removed the motor. I had a spare mechanism from a 146 Ti, the motors are the same, so I took the motor from this. Its a little tight to get to, but a lot easier (and cheaper) than taking out the winder mechanism. There are 3 screws holding the motor in place, the wiring socket is the same, you just have to energise it a little to engage the gears, be a little gentle at this point as the gears are nylon, I had to press the switch up/down a couple of times whilst applying a light pressure to the end of the motor to get it engaged. The window now works fine and the hood comes down without any trouble, and its not wearing the hood away anymore when the door shuts.
Hope this may help someone if they have similar issues.
By the way, don't forget to re-connect the door handle - it's really upsetting to have to take the door card off again when you do!