Doorjamb wiring (was dead battery this morning)

Kneale Brownson knotnook at
Fri Jun 13 13:59:24 EDT 2003

There is an elegant replacement harness described in the archives of about
a year or so ago, along with all the info needed to get the parts and
install the same.

I tried it and found that I could not get the harness to function properly,
so I ended up redoing the entire thing in place, one wire at a time.   That
will be my approach for any future doorjamb rewiring I do:

Get some 12, 14, 16 and 22 gauge wire, take the door apart, slip in one
wire, cut the ends of one OEM wire well inside the car and well inside the
door and install the new wire.  Then do the next one.  And the next.  On
and on.  The only things going through the doorjamb I didn't replace were
the vacuum hose to the lock system and the wires to the speaker.

Made a wonderful improvement in functioning of the windows and sunroof.

At 10:27 AM 06/13/2003 -0500, Gordy_Schesel at wrote:
>My wife used the Avant yesterday, but then left the headlights on.  Not
>noticing this, they were on overnight.  It was in the driveway, so all I
>had to do was put the charger on it for a few minutes.  I have also left
>the lights on a time or two, when the warning alarm has not been working.
>Lately it has not been working.  It is an intermittent thing, and I assume
>it is caused by a bad electrical wire (?) in the wiring harness to the
>driver's side door.  Both of my Audis have this intermittent electrical
>problem, and I think the time is right to get it fixed once and for all.
>Or, at some point,  I will end up regretting not getting it taken care of.
>Any other lister have experience with this problem and was able to locate
>and implement a fix?  Any advice or tips are greatly appreciated.
>gordy in st paul
>91 200 20v tqa, pearl, 106k miles
>91 100 10v quattro sedan, bamboo, 196k miles
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