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

Tom Christiansen tomchr at ee.washington.edu
Thu Sep 30 15:07:32 EDT 2004


I always recommend www.thepartsconnection.com. They have always had the
parts I needed and at a significantly lower cost that the local 3rd party
parts pushers. Otherwise, there's Bow-wow. They may have an outlet near you,
otherwise I believe they'll do mail order as well. http://www.bowwow.ca/


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Griffin [mailto:JGriff at JGriff.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2004 2:13 AM
To: Tom Christiansen; sub
Cc: v6-12v at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [V6-12v] Driver side door window - cable or regulator?

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.)



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...

    Jim Griffin
JGriff at JGriff.com

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