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    Rear electric windows

    What sort of job is it to convert the keep-fit windows in the back to electric?
    Im assuming i would need both motors/mechanisms and a new switch panel for the drivers armrest, anything else? Where do the rear switches mount? What models had rear electrics as standard?

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    Re: Rear electric windows

    It's a big job.
    You'll need to rewire the car for starters, you'll need the rear door panels & switches as well as the switches for the drivers door. None of the wiring is there. Not even sure if the fixing points for the new frame exist in the door.
    I think they were an option on all models. My 97 2.8 Quattro has manual rear windows and that used to be top of the range before the S4 came out.

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    Re: Rear electric windows

    Yeah, mines a 97 2.8 Quattro too.
    Oh well, rear passengers will have to put up with a bit of exercise then. Hehehehe
    Nice rims on your avatar there, do you have any better pics? Is the car lowered at all?

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    Re: Rear electric windows

    Quite bizare they didnt put rear elec windows in a 2.8q! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

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    Re: Rear electric windows

    They're Rochford 18" replica's with OEM Audi Centre caps.

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    Re: Rear electric windows

    No it's not lowered.

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    Re: Rear electric windows

    Jeeez, not many motors would carry 18s without lowering.
    Cool, thanks, somethiing to consider for the future then.

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    Re: Rear electric windows

    Nice car andy ,really like ure wheels,
    cant understand AUDI sometimes why would there not be elec windows in the back of a 2.8Q???? also i c yours doesnt have fog lamps at the front(as mine doesnt either) think its a bit of a lottery when Audi does the standared spec !

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    Re: Rear electric windows

    Mine does have front fogs, must be in the headlights.

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    Re: Rear electric windows

    SORRY mate im looking in the the air dam [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
    im forgetting they are "built in" to the lamps now , was thinking they where a seperate section! im a numpty

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    Re: Rear electric windows

    I was just referring to the front fog button on the dash, I'm sure it does something

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    Re: Rear electric windows

    Up to 98.5 the fog lights were incorporated in the headlights.

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    Re: Rear electric windows

    Hella do a "daytime driving light" kit you can stick in the grills in the bumper. Not sure what i think to them tho.

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    Re: Rear electric windows

    wot do u mean a "daytime driving kit" ?
    do u have a link i could c it ?
    looking to put foggies in car so this might help?

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    Re: Rear electric windows

    significant fuel consuption reduction that is a joke surely!! just don't have any lights!

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    Re: Rear electric windows

    I will be undertaking this project in the new year or sooner as I have just bought all the RS4 body parts advertised in the trading post and am getting the complete wiring loom for it too, and will try and do a write-up of whats involved. I don't think you will need new door cards just a plug for the hole but you will need to order the switch part of the door armrest to go in.

    Like you guys I have a 97" 2.8 without electric rear windows (I gather this was a optional down grade not a upgrade) and find this a let down.

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    Re: Rear electric windows

    David, I did this on my last car.

    You need the rear door frames as the manual ones are totally different. Like you say you will need electric window version rear handles.

    The wiring needs cutting from the donor loom and splicing into your existing car loom. It may be tricky as the car your loom came from is LHD so the controls will be on the opposite side.

 

 

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