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

Jim Griffin JGriff at JGriff.com
Thu Sep 30 05:13:02 EDT 2004

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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