Wiring for Rear windows

SuffolkD at aol.com SuffolkD at aol.com
Wed May 4 09:29:15 EDT 2005

I suspect the wires are broken in the door loom.
The drivers door loom.
Here's why:  At the last track event my student had the window down, it 
wouldn't go back up.  It was 32 and snowing........
I disassembled the switches, swapped them to no avail.

Open the door and have it ajar just a bit (around first detent) in darkness 
or in shade look for the other three power window switches to light up as you, 
in TNIY incriments, move the door open and closed................

You'll hear a little spark jump and the switches will light up when you make 

Don't be confused that the main thick gauge wire to the drivers door and 
sunroof work, as Audi seems to daisy chain items further down line from those.

Hth - Scott by BOSTON

> Gentlemen:
> I am trying to trouble shoot why my rear windows do not work.  I first  
> thought it was the safety switch and I tested and I have voltage at the plug 
>  that 
> goes into the switch.  I took the switch apart and sprayed it with  contact 
> cleaner and still does not work.  I also tested to see if there is  voltage 
> at 
> the plug on the back window on the driver's door and there was  voltage at 
> the 
> plug that goes to the rear window switches .  I also  unplugged the drivers 
> window switch and swapped it with the rear window switch  and the rear 
> window 
> switch would then operate the drivers window and the drivers  window switch( 
> now 
> connected to the rear window) would not work.  So all I was able to prove is 
> that the switch themselves work.  I was hoping someone  could give a few 
> pointers as the common reasons for the rear windows not  working.    
> Tom in Iowa
> 91 200Q

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