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Drivers window issue - Help please

Nogmeister Aug 17, 2013

  1. Nogmeister

    Nogmeister Member

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    Hey all,

    So, driving back from the In laws house and put my drivers window down. It decided to go about half way down and stop. I tried to make it go down again, and it went slightly up, then all the way down. And stayed there.

    The motor makes a noise, but not a constant noise when the finger is on the button, more it kind of ticks on and off a couple of times.

    To make matters worse the bloody heavens opened, so I got soaked whilst taking the door card off, subframe off, disconnecting the bottom clips off the glass, and jamming it up with a screwdriver!

    Im guessing it's the motor gone kaput, none of the cable had come off or snapped. Any ideas?

    2001 S3 btw.

    Cheers guys!
     
  2. Nogmeister

    Nogmeister Member

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    And before somebody says 'stickies' that the first place I looked and thank god I did! A great guide on dismantling the door in there!
     
  3. vivalacoulter

    vivalacoulter Active Member VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Audi S5

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    Very strange! Mine did a similar thing when the seal around the window was very dry and it began getting stuck on its way back up... Just changed direction!

    If I were you I'd replace the motor and then invest in some silicone lubricant spray for the window seals and around the window. I just ordered some off eBay for £4.99, bargain!
     
  4. Big Al

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  5. bigal 1

    bigal 1 Well-Known Member

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    Hi, this is strange, one bigal after another. I had the same problem, no cables snapped but since the cable is multistrand it is prone to the outer wires becoming broken The wire passes through a metal tube and it can jam if the outer wires have broken. I bought a second motor to no avail, then discovered the frayed wire. The wires are available on ebay for about £20.00 if this is the cause.
     
  6. Nogmeister

    Nogmeister Member

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    Cheers Big Al's! Hopefully will sort her this week!
     
  7. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :) Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group quattro Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon Manual

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    It could also be some plastic clips in the window themselves that can snap, they are about 50p each, if you do a search there will be info on it as its a common fault.
     
  8. Nogmeister

    Nogmeister Member

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    Yeah it turned out to be the clips in the end, got the newer pink ones from Audi for £7.82.

    If anyone has similar issues, drop me a PM :)
     
  9. Cobra88

    Cobra88 Active Member VCDS Map User Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group TDi

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    My Passenger window did the same thing over weekend :(

    So easy to fix with the whole thing out of the door :)

    Regards
    Rick
     
  10. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :) Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group quattro Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon Manual

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    That was a nice cheap fix then hey??
     
  11. Nogmeister

    Nogmeister Member

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    Yeah bargain! Glad it was cheap too. Plus I liked the way Audi designed the door with an unboltable sub frame, made the job a lot easier than when it happened on my Mk 3 Golf!
     

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