Excellent DIY Gary.
I own a 2001 Passat (I believe 2001.5) and my driver side front window wasn't comming up and went to dealer and got a quote for 750 to replace regulator and motor and 2.5 hrs of labor. I asked them to put everything back and paid 100 as I wasn't ready to put that much on this car now...looking in to the left out motor and regulator and your pictures in DIY looks like I could do this myself. They left motor outside and looking in to it seems that it could be used - hinges are not bad as dealer was saying and motor was working (i hear working noise) before I took it to the dealer. Only thing I see bad was the cable - it was cut out and that is what I think caused by window to be down. So replacing that should get everything back to normal.
So, my question is: Does the cable from replacement kit works/fits with my passat? Pictures seems to show both of them are same. Looking arround I couldn't find a defenite answer. Dealer says I have to order regulator replacement (not sure it I get only black cross bars+cable and all or I will get whole regulator panel)...trying to figure out how to go about this. Any option to change just the cable instead of whole regulator panel? Your input is appreciated.