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Odd S3-8L Window Regulator Clips

Discussion in 'A3/S/RS Parts' started by vfr800, May 30, 2013.

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    Hi

    I have an 8L S3 I found one of the clips holding my passenger side window to the regulator has broken. Below is a picture of the offending item, it's supposed to have two barbs on it but they're broken off.

    Everything I've looked at suggests my car should use the standard regulator clips but it doesn't.

    Can you get this part?

    If you look at the photos in this advert it shows the same regulator/mechnism that I have on my S3.
    Audi A3 96-00 n/s front electric window motor regulator glass passenger *180 | eBay

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    Thanks, Liam
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    Hi

    Nope. I replaced those on my old Audi A3 so I know these are not the same.

    Have a look at this picture (from the ebay ad I linked above).
    http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/chalkie/IMG_3254_001.JPG

    This is identical to the regulator setup I have in my door.

    Notice on the picture the runners are grey and not like the pink ones you linked.

    The white clip I picture above acts a bit like a circlip to hold the glass in place.

    Liam
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    Hi Liam

    the pink guides are the only things we can get seperate from the regulator
    a new regulator is £92.00 inc vat

    Dave
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    Really? How do you know which regulator? as the slides on mine are different to pink clips?

    I've just whipped off my door card and taken these photos in case they help?

    Intact clip in situ.
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    Intact clip in situ
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    Broken clip missing.
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