Power Window Flakiness

David Priebe davidpriebe at cablespeed.com
Fri May 14 18:15:00 EDT 2004

Yes, the window lockout only controls the rear windows. 

Ask me how I know. Well my 4 year has discovered that when 
in her car seat, she can pop off her shoes and operate the 
window switch with her toes. That switch that I believed 
for a while would be unless, now has locked out those 
switches. I also went ahead and flipped the door latch 
safety switch as well. Better to do this now then wait for 
her to open the door on the freeway with her toes!

And while I'm rambling about my car and kids... My 200 
avant is great because I can show up at Drivers Ed events 
with the following contents: 2 little girls, 2 car seats, 
2 tricycles, 4 track tires, 1 jack, and 1 track box. There 
is no other car like it!

On Fri, 14 May 2004 15:55:57 -0600
  Ed Kellock <ekellock at adelphia.net> wrote:
>This seems more believable to me because I believe the 
>window lockout switch only controls the rear windows, not 
>the front passenger window.  Right?
>From: David Priebe <davidpriebe at cablespeed.com>
>Date: 2004/05/14 Fri PM 02:15:30 MDT
>To: TooManyAudis at aol.com,  200q20v at audifans.com
>Subject: Re: Power Window Flakiness
>I had this happen at an track event one time. My drivers 
>window worked just fine, but the other three windows 
>didn't work at all. Turned out to be cracked/damaged 
>ground wire in the wire bundle going to the drivers door. 
>Apparently with age and repeated bending of the wire due 
>to opening and closing the door, this is a fairly common 
>occurance. The fix was pretty simple, pull back the 
>boot in the door jamb, figure out which wire is causing 
>the problem, and splice in a new section of wire.
>On Fri, 14 May 2004 14:53:08 EDT
>  TooManyAudis at aol.com wrote:
>>I was lowering the passenger front window today, it 
>>stopped 3/4 of the way 
>>down and won't budge.
>>Now, the only power window that is working is the driver 
>>front.  The other 
>>three appear to have no power going to them.  Couldn't 
>>find a fuse, and the 
>>owners manual refers to some mysterious circuit breaker 
>>thingy that, supposedly, 
>>magically resets itself after it has been tripped.
>>My suspicion lies with that button you push in when you 
>>have bad gas and want 
>>to keep your passengers from lowering their windows and 
>>breathing fresh air.  
>>(I love that button.)  But, if there is anything else to 
>>check, please let me 
>>-- Tom
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