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    Hi all, and thanks for taking time out to read this.
    Two problems on my recently purcased 323.
    Last MOT had advisory for missing jacking bungs, any idea how easy these are to fit?
    The drivers window will go all the way down at the touch of the switch, however the switch needs to be pressed constantly to return to the up position.
    Any advice gratefully received, thanks
     
     

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    I've got no jacking "bungs" sailed through the mot. I'm pretty sure that these have no part in the test. It's a piece of rubber, the strength is in the car not the rubbers?

    Oh, they just clip in mate, easy .
     
     

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    with the window, have u tried holding the up window switch for five seconds whilst the window is fully up? HTH
     
     

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    Hi, I've just (inadvertantly) fixed the same problem with my drivers side window. I fixed all the snapped/worn out wires in the bootlid and as well curing a few other problems it also fixed the window. There's a few threads on here relating to this with varying results but the one worked for me was the loom which runs through the bootlid.

    Hope this helps.
     
     

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    Incidentally, I've also got a jacking bung missing so I'd be interested in finding out if it really is cause to fail an MOT. If it is, I think it's a bit harsh.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Islandman View Post
    Hi all, and thanks for taking time out to read this.
    Two problems on my recently purcased 323.
    Last MOT had advisory for missing jacking bungs, any idea how easy these are to fit?
    The drivers window will go all the way down at the touch of the switch, however the switch needs to be pressed constantly to return to the up position.
    Any advice gratefully received, thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by Disco Stu View Post
    I've got no jacking "bungs" sailed through the mot. I'm pretty sure that these have no part in the test. It's a piece of rubber, the strength is in the car not the rubbers?

    Oh, they just clip in mate, easy .
    Quote Originally Posted by matwest904q View Post
    Incidentally, I've also got a jacking bung missing so I'd be interested in finding out if it really is cause to fail an MOT. If it is, I think it's a bit harsh.
    Advisories,

    The new jacking pads that are easily obtainable from the main dealer just push in.

    As for the window problem, first try lubricating the window runners and check the window is properly in the window channels/rubbers and it goes up without tilting back or forwards.
     
     

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