The power window mechanism suddenly stopped working on my Skoda last week and the window dropped into the door. A bit of bodging with some bits of wood kept the window closed tight while I waited for the replacement parts to arrive. It turned out that one of the plastic sliders had broken and that had allowed the cables to go slack so one of them had screwed itself up round the winding mechanism.
The mechanism is common to several Skoda, VW, Audi and Seat models and the spare parts were very easy to get and also cheap. The inner panel came off easily and everything made a fair degree of sense so it was easy to work at.
I also discovered the speaker in the driver's door had dozed, probably due to water getting in over the years, but as luck would have it I had recently acquired an identical spare speaker, so I swapped that out as well.
The door with the temporary bodge to keep the window closed.
The old winding cables before being replaced.
The new winding cables, winding wheel and plastic sliders fitted and ready to go. The runners have had a liberal coating of silicone grease applied.
The job was a good one and the total cost of the repair was £10 and about 90 minutes work in total.