[V6-12v] Driver side door window - cable or regulator?

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Thu Sep 30 08:41:07 EDT 2004

Ahh, _cable_ not electrical _wire_...yes soldering would not be a good 

Jim Griffin wrote:

> Agreed... soldering the cables won't work. And given the location and 
> room to work, it would be more difficult than just replacing the part. 
> Not worth the hassle, and not worth taking the chance that it will 
> break again.
> Craig mentioned Blau for buying the regulator assembly... anyone have 
> any other parts supplier recommendations? (I had a bad experience with 
> Blau, so I'm thinking I'd like to consider other options first... 
> maybe even an Audi dealer with the Audi Club discount before I buy 
> from Blau.)
> Thanks.
> Jim
> At 02:17 PM 9/29/2004, Tom Christiansen wrote:
>> At 04:41 AM 9/29/2004, sub wrote:
>>> OK I have not seen this, but if it's a snapped cable, why not just 
>>> sodder the cables together?
>> Most cables are steel or stainless steel. You can't solder that 
>> stuff. At least not with regular 40/60 solder. Even if you could, the 
>> cable would be so frayed that it would be near impossible to join the 
>> ends. Sure you could insert a piece of cable, but in the end you'll 
>> still have two hard spots on the cable. I wouldn't be surprised if 
>> the cable would get stuck and you'll have to take the whole damn 
>> thing apart.
>> Sounds to me like spending $150 (and one hour's worth of work) on 
>> replacing the unit would be a better option...
>> Tom
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