Dead Drivers Window - Not the motor for once
Firstly, a big hello, as this is my first post on this forum!
I've recently bough an "R" Plate Spider which seems to have a few gremlins as far as the electrics go. Mechanically it's lovely, and only has 76k miles with FSH
My primary concern at the moment is the driver side window. The symptoms are that even though the switch illuminates, it will not operate either side window. You can lower the passenger window using the switch on the passenger side just fine - So I know its not the motor.
When you press either button on the drivers window switch, you can see a slight dimm in the dash lights, so I'm lead to believe its at least receiving the signal from the switch.
I have had the drivers door card off and hooked up another motor/regulator and still nothing. You cant even hear any of the relay's clicking which you do hear if you use the passengers window switch! Very odd
I've checked all the fuses on the main fuse board (The one that pulls down) and the fuses that are bound just above the main board. They all look good - I have some spare relay's from a GTV and have systematically swapped out the relays on the main fuse board, again with no difference.
After some research I can see that there is the N82 relay behind the airbag, which controls the windows (And other functions) and Im assuming its this that is clicking away when the passenger window activates, so again, Im assuming its all working as the passenger window works fine, just not from the drivers switch.
So..... Where do I go from here?? I've read a few contrasting reports about fuses/control modules that only control the drivers windows - Could these be the issue - if so any idea where they are?
I'm open to idea's - I'll be taking a multi meter to the regulator connectors tonight to see if its actually getting a current, but my gut feeling is that it won't be! I'll also try bridging the contact straight from the battery to remove the possibility that I have a failed motor in the drivers side (Although this wouldn't explain why you cant control the passenger window from the drivers controls!)
Any advise would be appreciated