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    Beetle window probs

    Dunno if this has been covered but last week we had a keen frost and I started to noticed on my 2012 Beetle, the windows should drop about an inch to enable the doors to open, I found on YouTube a guy in America had bought a new one in 2013 had similar problems, he had took it back to the dealer 3 times and was eventually told he wouldn't be able to use the car during the winter months.
    Anyway, It's forecast for frost up here tonight and I start work at around 2am, have just been out and smeared Vaseline inside the window seals, closed the windows and sprayed a pre frost treatment on them, hopefully this will stop them sticking and the pinch sensor kicking in.
    2012 Beetle 1.2, Petrol, DSG

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    Cabriolet?
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    No, it's a saloon as is this one.

    2012 Beetle 1.2, Petrol, DSG

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    Well that worked a treat,,,,,,,,,,NOT!!!!!!!!,,,,,,,slight frost this morning, went out to car and nadda !,,,,,windows refused to open just like in the video, I was able to get into the boot to access my de-icer and it took 15 mins of spraying and scraping around the seals to get the windows free and doors to open, I work shifts so how's that gonna work at dark o'clock on a frozen morning 35 miles from home after a 12 hour shift.
    Am looking at vids now on tips for frozen doors, gonna try the silicon spray around the seals now in an effort to keep the moisture out.

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