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RE: Power Window Regulator Questions (BTDT)

Sorry to hear that......I know, I have been thorough that shit 3 times

-----Original Message-----
From:	owner-quattro@coimbra.ans.net [mailto:owner-quattro@coimbra.ans.net]
On Behalf Of Steve Brehm
Sent:	Sunday, August 30, 1998 3:33 AM
To:	'Quattro'
Subject:	RE: Power Window Regulator Questions (BTDT)

Well... I got the replacement regulator mentioned below and installed it
yesterday. What a PITA job! I'd never had the door skin off before so that
was awkward by itself, but the new worm drive regulator is *not quite* a
bolt-on replacemnt for the cable machanism. It uses some of the same
mounting holes as the original, but I couldn't for the life of me get two of
them to line up properly and ended uphaving to slightly enlarge two of the
inner door skin panel holes a bit with my drill to make things work. The
other problem was the electrical connector: i had to cut the pig-tail
connector off the original unit and put female spade connectors on the wires
and then use those to slide onto the new unit's plug (I guess correctly
about the green & black wires).

I ended up having to partially remove the inner(outer?) door skin to get at
the circlip holding the glass to the regulator. I couldn't manage to pry
mine off as was suggested.

The new regulator is slower than the original, but seems livable.

If I had it to do over again (and I probably will; there are 3 other doors
on the car) I think I'd look for a good rebuilt cable mechanism if the price
differential wasn't too much.


-----Original Message-----
From:	Avi Meron [SMTP:avi@cosmoslink.net]
Sent:	Wednesday, August 19, 1998 12:32 AM
To:	MSV96@aol.com
Cc:	Quattro
Subject:	RE: Power Window Regulator Questions

If I am not mistaken?......what Rod is talking about IS NOT an Audi part, it
is an aftermarket setup, it does not work very good, it is not a bolt on and
you will have to play with it to get to work correctly................
My suggestion is to stay away from it, even a rebuilt cable mechanism is
better (check Mountain Audi in Colorado), believe or not .....the Audi set
up is good, the worm gear set up is slow binds easily and is a pain to
install...........I know I have 2 of them.......

-----Original Message-----
From:	owner-quattro@coimbra.ans.net [mailto:owner-quattro@coimbra.ans.net]
On Behalf Of MSV96@aol.com
Sent:	Tuesday, August 18, 1998 4:38 PM
To:	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
Subject:	Power Window Regulator Questions

Rod at The Parts Connections tells me that there is an Audi part numbered
Bosch window regulator that uses the same worm gear drive as used in the
model cars. According to Rod, Audi has made these available for retrofit in
older cars because they wanted to eliminate the problems which cables
fraying, etc. once and for all in the older cars. For the type 44 there are
supposedly no modifications required to install these. (Rod did indicate
on the 4k, CGT, and ur-Q some modifications may be required.) Could this be
true? Audi actualy wanting to improve things on the older cars?

Our q-list discount price on these is $125.00 each. If that truely ends
to replace these infernal things once and for all I think it may well be a
great way to go.

Does anyone have experience with these yet? How are they holding up in the
newer cars? (100 and A6 owners feel free to chime in on this) TIA

Mike Veglia
87 5kcstq (with both front windows making that fraying cable, about to die,