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Window Regulator - Glass need removing?

AlexGSi2000 Mar 4, 2012

  1. AlexGSi2000

    AlexGSi2000 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    After having my passenger side front window slowly stop working I removed the door card and found the steel wire all chewed up and plastic cog in just as bad a state.

    I have just purchased the following:

    eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace

    Will the glass need removing / unbonding to fit? Im hoping ill be able to bolt this straight in.

    Many thanks.
     
  2. Turkster

    Turkster Bro.Paul 2.5TDI Quattro Sport

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    rear doors have glassed fitted to the extra sub frames that are inserted into the door frames, the whole upper frame that holds the glass will need taking out to do the job properly.
     
  3. kite

    kite Member VCDS Map User

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    As Turkster say the top frame has to come out. There is a good 'how to ' somewhere try Google..
     
  4. moggie93

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  5. bumere46

    bumere46 New Member

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    yes, the glass must be removed in order to replace the window regulator.
     
  6. AlexGSi2000

    AlexGSi2000 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Many thanks for the link moggie -

    Looks like I have a fun Tuesday night ahead!
     
  7. kite

    kite Member VCDS Map User

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    thats the how to I used, takes about an hour to change the reg.
     
  8. Turkster

    Turkster Bro.Paul 2.5TDI Quattro Sport

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    have fun!
     
  9. AlexGSi2000

    AlexGSi2000 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Thanks again for the link, followed it last night - wasn't as daunting as I thought and now have a working window again!
     
  10. A19quattro

    A19quattro Active Member

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    Needing to do this on my 2005 A3, cable snapped, anyone ever do a how to for that particular car or is this as good as any?
     
  11. Dom29

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    wierdly enough i have the exact same problem and was reading the same 2 year old thread lol , one of the cables have snapped on the passenger door of my 2005 a3, ive bought the cable repair kit from ebay as i hope ive not created twice the job by not just replacing the regulator... but the a4 howto guide im guessing is simular apart from the lack of access? any other how to guides on this ? thanks!
     
  12. Jonny54

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    A ALSO have a 2005 A3 and my window reg has just gone, the cable is mangled and snapped. Luckily the window is up at the moment. Im going to get a new window reg of ebay to replace.

    Funny how it works one day and the next it doesnt.

    I found this how to for an A3, its the rear but should be similar. It has been up until removing the motor part so far for me, so i think i shall continue to use it. The doors look the same as mine :) Hope this helps

    VWVortex.com - Rear Door Panel Removal/Window Regulator Replacement DIY
     

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