[V8] Electric window problems
danh at s-cars.org
Fri Mar 25 03:15:26 EST 2005
Obviously you haven't driven an "R" model.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Coleman, David" <David.Coleman at blackrock.com>
To: <danh at s-cars.org>; <Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com>; <v8 at audifans.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2005 8:37 PM
Subject: Re: [V8] Electric window problems
> Did not expect to read "awesome" and "volvo" in the same sentence...
> David A. Coleman
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: v8-bounces at audifans.com <v8-bounces at audifans.com>
> To: Buchholz, Steven <Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com>; v8 at audifans.com
<v8 at audifans.com>
> Sent: Thu Mar 24 20:05:17 2005
> Subject: Re: [V8] Electric window problems
> Thanks Steve,
> Been off any Audi lists for a while since selling my S6 Avant a year and a
> half ago. Drove my Porsche 944S2 as a daily driver for a while and my
> beater Jeep in the winter. I bought a 2004 Volvo V70R about about 6
> ago, and that's been just awsome. Closest thing to an old Audi isn't an
> Audi anymore.
> But, back to the window problem... I just went down and both switches
> function perfectly fine. I tested them by plugging them into the driver's
> side window plug and the driver's side window went up and down fine with
> both switches (the one pulled from the driver's side cluster and the
> passenger side). So, there's definately something else amis here. I
> have anything to test continuity between circuits or even how to do that
> I could, but seems like one half or that whole thing isn't getting power
> some reason. Any ideas where I need to be looking next??
> The previous owner says it was erradic for the last six months. But, I
> went down there and now I can't get it to go up OR down! Before it would
> down, but just not back up. I've checked all the wiring in the door jams
> (where I know they often get kinked and break), and I've tested the window
> regulator which seems to be working fine.
> What am I missing here? Is there no relay or anything else that could be
> causing the problem???
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Buchholz, Steven" <Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com>
> To: <v8 at audifans.com>
> Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2005 11:00 AM
> Subject: RE: [V8] Electric window problems
> > Hey there Dan! Been a long time ...
> > The V8 isn't any different from any other T44 in the operation of the
> > window switches. It is a very interesting method that is used to
> > provide "ganging" of the switches and rear door lockout ... basically
> > the two wires fed from one switch to the next are both nominally at 12
> > volts, the switch grounds one or the other to activate the motor in one
> > direction or the other. If you can make the window go one way and not
> > the other it implies that only one leg of the DPDT is sending 12v from
> > the switch on the drivers door. There are no other relays in the
> > circuit to any window other than the driver's door ... it is all done
> > through switches ... and from your description I would suspect that it
> > is the switch in the driver's door armrest that is the culprit. One
> > other thing to keep in mind is that even a new switch can be faulty, so
> > there's some chance you swapped a bad switch with another bad switch ...
> > and it is the one in the passenger's door.
> > Steve B
> > San Jose, CA (USA)
> > >
> > > Hi... I am having a problem with a 1993 V8 Quattro.
> > >
> > > Passenger side window will go down, but not up. Has the same
> > > symptom from both driver's side switch and switch on
> > > passenger side. I pulled the switch on the pass side and
> > > replaced it with a known good switch. Still wouldn't work.
> > > So, I looked at the wiring in both the passenger side and
> > > driver's side door jams and they all appear to be fine (no
> > > visible breaks). So, then I pulled the door panel and pulled
> > > the window regulator loose. I was able to reverse the green
> > > and black wires to the window regulator (which switches the
> > > polarity and the direction of the motor) and was able to get
> > > the window back up, but still not sure what is causing the
> > > window to go down, but not back up.
> > >
> > > I'm thinking there must be a relay or something that isn't
> > > working properly. I also heard someone say that if the
> > > driver's side window switch isn't functioning, the passenger
> > > switch won't either? Is this correct? If that's true, Audi
> > > must have put team door handle in charge of wiring for this car.
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