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    Thread: Passenger window dropped..FML

    1. Member Machnickiⓐⓤⓓⓘ's Avatar
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      06-03-2010 11:43 PM #1
      I hesitantly let my girlfriend borrow the car to go to the airport.
      She comes back biting her lip saying she tried to put the window up and it doesn't sound good....

      Driver side passenger window is all the way down. When trying to bring it up via switch, no sound. When pushing down the button, scary grinding sound.

      Anyone know whats up? Cause? DIY? Costs of repair?

      Thanks in advance.

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      06-04-2010 12:17 AM #2
      its ur window regulator if u still covered by warranty u should take it in .i think new its $180 n used like $120. it happened to me and i havent fixed it though but this happen to me this past weekend they seen it half way and sum1 just broke in so i had to get a new window $170 and i still need to fix the reg.

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      06-04-2010 12:23 AM #3
      whoa. double suck for you. At least my window is still intact inside the door.

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      06-04-2010 12:32 AM #4
      yeap it does..dont be like me and fixx it asap

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      06-04-2010 12:51 AM #5
      OMG... I can't believe VW/Audi still hasn't figured out how to make a window regulator that does not do this. Since the MKII this has been a constant issue. In my 94' Jetta I kept putting them back together until the cable was so messed up it would no longer work. The problem in that car was that the metal stud attached to the cable would slip out of the plastic guide for the window. I fixed one by putting it back together and then using wire to tie the metal stud into the plastic guide so it could not slip out. It worked perfectly so I pro-actively did it to the other windows and never had a problem again.

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      06-04-2010 08:09 AM #6
      Mike, let me know if you want to DIY and I can get you a guide on how to do it.

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      06-04-2010 08:26 AM #7
      I'm thinking of pushing the easy button and going to the dealer this morning. Mostly b/c I could use a loaner before it starts raining all day. I guess it all rides on if they have one I can use. If not, I may do it my self.
      What does the DIY look like? Dealer i'm looking at what, $200?

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      06-04-2010 08:30 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by MachnickiA3 View Post
      I'm thinking of pushing the easy button and going to the dealer this morning. Mostly b/c I could use a loaner before it starts raining all day. I guess it all rides on if they have one I can use. If not, I may do it my self.
      What does the DIY look like? Dealer i'm looking at what, $200?
      I assume it'd be like the rear that I provided to yakkonvazn: http://forums.fourtitude.com/showthr...eplacement-DIY

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      06-04-2010 08:47 AM #9
      Thanks dude.

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      06-04-2010 12:56 PM #10
      So the dealer is wanting $500-$600. HA!

    11. 05-08-2012 08:38 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by krazyboi View Post
      Mike, let me know if you want to DIY and I can get you a guide on how to do it.
      It seem the 8P front clips are different from the earlier model. I want to get them stock.
      Anyone have good photos of the regulator and the clip?

      Also: the rear seems to use a single, LARGE clip (like A4 B6, Passat and a few others), while the front use 2 smaller clips.

      Also, since rear are different than front: can anybody point me towards a good detailed DIY write up for the front windows of the 8P?

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    12. 05-08-2012 09:03 PM #12
      I worked for a VW dealer in college, late 90's and early 2000's, it was and issue then...

    13. 05-09-2012 02:34 AM #13
      I just replaced my left rear regulator following the DIY on here. I purchased the part from one of the online generic parts retailers. The part was ~$100. Seems to be workin fine.

      It's a fairly easy job and shouldn't take more than a couple of hours at most.

      Don't be a dummy like me. The center pulley on the regulator comes zip tied. Don't cut the zip tie until you have the regulator firmly in place in the door. I cut mine prematurely and the wires uncoiled making it unusable. I had to purchase a second part after unsuccessfully trying to recoil it.

    14. 05-09-2012 08:27 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by hsq91 View Post
      Don't be a dummy like me. The center pulley on the regulator comes zip tied. Don't cut the zip tie until you have the regulator firmly in place in the door. I cut mine prematurely and the wires uncoiled making it unusable. I had to purchase a second part after unsuccessfully trying to recoil it.
      Thanks for the tip. This applies also not just to complete regulators, but also to some of the repair kits. I probably should print a sticker for those parts to help users.

      -regulatorfix

    15. 07-10-2012 05:25 PM #15
      So all you need is the regulator itself?

      Where are you guys buying the regulator from online?

      Thanks for the help. Dealing with this currently.

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      07-10-2012 06:41 PM #16
      Had a 2000 GTI and the regulators would fail regularly. Got good at pulling the glass up and using painters tape to hold it up until I could get the dealership to fix them again. Good to see that they figured it out.

    17. 07-10-2012 08:45 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by cllake View Post
      So all you need is the regulator itself?

      Where are you guys buying the regulator from online?

      Thanks for the help. Dealing with this currently.
      Only regulator? Where I come from, $200 for OEM regulator does not deserve an 'only'.

      In most cses, you ONLY need the plastic clips (say 80% of all 'window down, not going up, reversing, etc.' cases. But those clips are in most cases not available individually from the dealer (or aftermarket). I am importing them from 3 European manufacturers and stock all available Audi/VW clips.

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