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Faulty Electric Window - Clips (S3 2003)

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Poke13, Nov 26, 2010.

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    [Nov 26, 2010]
    Hey guys,

    I know this has been covered many times but can't quite find the info I need.

    My window has the common problem of not returning to the top properly sometimes it does but it still doesnt seal to the top so not great when driving so I just don't use it.

    I'm getting a garage to look into it but I reckon while its in pieces I will ask him to replace the clips for the glass does anyone have pics/part numbers for the replacement ones with metal reinforcement (off audi A6 i think).

    (The remote window on the key helped me out this morning though, the doors were stuck solid even after a lot of warm water around edges and on handle the catch mech was not budging so held the button down the windows came down then I jsut used the inside handle and that worked the catch fine! Phew thought I would be there for hours, well theres a winter tip for you just make sure your windows are defrosted!). Damn those mornings!

    Any help on the window clips would be appreciated.

    Thanks


    Jonny/Poke13
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    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    mine turned out to the the regulator which cost me £110 supplied and fitted.

    u can get the clips off ebay aswell though
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    Can you get the parts directly from Audi or TPS?

    yeah the guy thinks its either the motor or regulator, will have to see but I think clips could do with being replaced anyway.
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    if the motor is pushing up then that will be fine and its most likely the regulator. u can get clips and regulator etc from audi and tps. Not sure about gsf or eurocarparts etc. mostly i guess
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    I have a geniune audi used regultor for sale if you want one?£35 plus p&p.
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    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-forum-8l-chassis/22915-faulty-s3-electric-window-fix.html
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    Any audi clip would work from 1997-2003 they all use the same clip, if there is movement in one direction then its likley to be only one clips broken.
    this is the guid I used, the only thing it doesn't cover is if you completly remove the regulator, then you need to drill the riverts out and insert bolts/nuts and warsher in its place YouTube - Audi A6 Power Window Repair
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    Yeah deffo the clips, done two a3s now. There is no special metal version, but there is a subtle redesign between old and new. So hopefully shouldn't happen again.
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    if you live in brum and need clips i have some going free after i bought a door subframe expecting to replace them and it was the regulator that was stuffed.. even then i only paid like 40 quid for the whole lot!!
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    pm if needed :)
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    [Nov 29, 2010]
    Thanks for the replies guys, sorry hadnt checked for a while wish there was a way of setting up email alerts, is there??

    I will def check out/print the guide for the garage.

    Thanks for the links and the offer on the used item (think I will have to go for new though plus the cars in on 30/11/2010 tuesday afternoon).

    Will let you know how it goes, wish I could say to the guy right heres a crappy old camera take pics while you do it but I reckon that would be taking the p**s!
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