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    DIY: B6 A4 Rear Window Regulator

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    This was done on my 2003 Audi A4 1.8T. The symptoms that occurred were when I heard something snap when lowering the rear left side window. It didn't sound good and not wanting to leave it in the open position, I went ahead and attempted to close it. That's when I heard more snapping noises and knew that my window regulator was on it's way to window regulator heaven.

    Wanting to save some money, it was time to . Proceed at your own risk and please read the entire writeup before attempting this on your own. This writeup can be used as a guide for the rear right side window regulator too.

    There are several choices of where to purchase OEM parts. I ordered mine through genuinevwaudiparts.

    Part Number: 8E0 839 461 C (Current - 5/25/09)
    Part Number: 8E0 839 461 A (Old - 7/6/02)

    Tools:
    Flat and Phillips head screwdrivers
    Torx Set (T25, T30, T45)
    Ratchet Wrench and extensions
    Needle nose pliers
    Hair Dryer
    Canvas mat or cardboard to sit on
    Stool
    Blue threadlock

    Time: 2 hours or less. It actually took me a lot longer because I was taking pictures along the way and split it over several days. It's nice to have a garage and a second vehicle.

    Difficulty Scale (1-10): 3

    Procedure:
    1. Remove trim. Be careful not to break the curved tab (outboard point on door).


    2. Remove 4 screws. 3 located behind the trim. 1 accessed below the armrest. Use the Phillips head screwdriver.




    3. Next yank the door panel off. It's easiest to start from the bottom and work your way around. There are some snap clips that will most likely break. You can replace them as needed.

    4. There are 3 connections (wires/cables) still attached between the door and panel. The first is the door handle linkage (cable with orange shield). Slide the white piece off and unhook.


    Then there are two harness connections you need to detach. One to the speaker, the second to the window motor. Be sure to remember where they plug into.


    Here's a view of the door.


    Here's a view of the inside of the panel.


    5. Unplug the three other harnesses. Two to the window motor, one to the speaker. Cut the black ziptie.





    6. Remove the speaker. There are three screws holding it in place. (Phillips)


    7. Remove window motor. There are three screws holding it in place. (T25)




    8. Remove entire foam cover. It helps to heat up the adhesive using a hair dryer.




    9. Remove plastic cover. There are two screws holding it in place. (Phillips)



    10. Remove C-pillar plastic cover and two foam pieces.




    11. Remove the screw that fastens to the window regulator. (T25)


    12. Carefully remove the upper portion of the weather stripping. This is what it should look like.
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    Re: DIY: B6 A4 Rear Window Regulator

    13. The next set of photos show where all the screws and fasteners are (6 total). You have to remove two rubber caps to get to some of them. (T25, T30, and T45)






    14. Squeeze the three blue clips so you can push the regulator into the door.


    15. Remove the rubber flaps so you can pull out the window assembly. The flaps are a part of the window assembly.



    16. Be careful when removing the window assembly. This is what it should look like.




    17. Remove the two screws holding the window to the regulator and remove the glass. (T25)



    18. Remove this last screw. (T25)


    19. Here's the culprit of many broken rear window regulators.


    20. Replace the window regulator, reinstall everything in reverse order, and you're done. Note: Use blue threadlock on screws with existing threadlock (I counted two).

    Old Regulator


    New Regulator


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    Re: DIY: B6 A4 Rear Window Regulator

    Great write-up! Thanks!

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    Re: DIY: B6 A4 Rear Window Regulator

    mines been broken fora while now.too lazy to fix it. maybe ill care when the car starts to run

    great DIY though!
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    Re: DIY: B6 A4 Rear Window Regulator

    I just replaced my regulator and needed a couple of clips, so I thought I'd add the part numbers for future reference;

    8E0-868-243 : Large black clip for mid section of panel (.78 ea)

    8E0-867-276 : Small white clip for top part of panel (1.12 ea)

    Dealers do not always carry them in stock so you may want to order in advance.

    Thanks for the write-up!

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    Re: DIY: B6 A4 Rear Window Regulator

    Wow! Nice write up! I don't know how I missed it the first time around. Bookmarked for sure!
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    Awesome write-up! Just used it today on my '02 right-rear. Thanks for it! Saved a ton of $$$

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    Thumbs up Thanks a lot

    Dino: Hi I was wondering why cannot replace only the Green Pice I guess called the Window Regulator Culprit..do you have that part number...would they sell it separately? Is it glued to the rest of the assambly ? Please enlighten me. I guess my two rear windows just are facing the same problem and I spend money recenlty on Brakes, front axles, and tires and cannot go for this right now.

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    I think if the cable is not broken just replace the green plastic that is broken with the new one.. No need to replace the whole thing. I did that with my A4.

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    Thumbs up thanks Msharifi

    Quote Originally Posted by msharifi View Post
    I think if the cable is not broken just replace the green plastic that is broken with the new one.. No need to replace the whole thing. I did that with my A4.
    I am buying the green part online through ebay in London.. I called the dealer and they say " We can't sell spare parts for the window regulator" I guess it would last me for another 80K miles just like the previous ones, I will tint the windows( thing this I dont like much to do) for a pragmatic reason I guess that there would be less heat index inside the car while parked since I live in Miami and the sun here is everyday..thanks for the encouragement I am going for it I will post results here.
    By the way the green part sales for $ 12,99 plues $5.99 shipping. The website is Osco Trading - Ebay. they have all this parts for some european manufactured cars including our Audi, VW, BMW, Skoda, Ranault
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    Yea I got mine from Turkey like 2 mths ago for $12.99 shipped on EBAY. It was just that green piece. I didnt take out the entire window assembly either. It was a tight fit but I got it out and in, in like 30 mins. Great write up non- the less!
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    just what i needed! i was down to one good window (front passenger)! Driver front was propped up, rear left propped up, repaired right rear green clip and then a few days before i was going to dish out the cash for the parts... some jack ass decided to bash my front passenger window (only one not broken) and stole my kenwood flip out...

    oh well... going to order all new regulators and knock it out myself! thanks again =)
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    x400000 for the little white panel retaining clips. Everytime I pull a door panel off, I'm good to break at least 3 of those little bastards.
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    http://bit.ly/p3x4nL to find the ebay seller. beware that most other parts websites have incorrectly marked pieces. i just wasted a whole week waiting for front door regulators when i ordered rear
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    Used this to successfully swap my rear window that was liberated from my ride by one of San Francisco's finer citizens. Big props dino. Appreciate you taking the time to post this.

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    Thank you for an awesome DIY. Just did mine started at 7 and just got done (roughly 3 hours). I was easy just time consuming. I just replaced the green piece though and it only cost me 17 bucks shipped. I got it from a guy in MI named Volker his email is info@regulatorfix.com really great guy to work with and the part came in three days
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    Quote Originally Posted by audiman18 View Post
    Thank you for an awesome DIY. Just did mine started at 7 and just got done (roughly 3 hours). I was easy just time consuming. I just replaced the green piece though and it only cost me 17 bucks shipped. I got it from a guy in MI named Volker his email is info@regulatorfix.com really great guy to work with and the part came in three days
    I bought one from him last week too and it works great the only thing I didn't like was the 2 screws wouldn't fit so you have to use dril to make the size bigger which I had to do that but otherwise for $17 you can't go wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sa_seahawker View Post
    x400000 for the little white panel retaining clips. Everytime I pull a door panel off, I'm good to break at least 3 of those little bastards.
    Send me a photo. Maybe my manufacturer makes them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by audiman18 View Post
    Thank you for an awesome DIY. Just did mine started at 7 and just got done (roughly 3 hours). I was easy just time consuming. I just replaced the green piece though and it only cost me 17 bucks shipped. I got it from a guy in MI named Volker his email is info@regulatorfix.com really great guy to work with and the part came in three days
    Audiman, thanks for the kudos! I just stumbled on this DIY and your post, since a fellow A4 B6 came by to pick up a rear clip from. Since I haven't done the rear on a B6 myself yet, I was on the look out for a good write up he could use to replace the clip.

    Another poster here mentioned that it can be done without having to take the entire regulator out. Does someone have a link for a DIY/write/photos/tips how to do it?

    I am starting to run low on A4 B6 rear clips, so I make sure to get more in right away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msharifi View Post
    I bought one from him last week too and it works great the only thing I didn't like was the 2 screws wouldn't fit so you have to use dril to make the size bigger which I had to do that but otherwise for $17 you can't go wrong.
    msharifi, thanks for mentioning me. Can you provide a few more details for me which holes have to be enlarged? So I can get the manufacturer to change the design, and to alert others who may want to use my clips.

    Thanks.

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    Another poster here mentioned that it can be done without having to take the entire regulator out. Does someone have a link for a DIY/write/photos/tips how to do it?

    Volker
    No I don't and I PMed him and he said it took forever and he used little mirrors. From what I saw while doing mine.. ya good luck and you better have small hands and a cool head... I don't have either haha

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    Sorry to bump an old thread but I sheared the head off of one of the window motor bolts. Is there a non destructive way way to get the rest of that screw out? I'm leaning toward just leaving it alone because it's the rear passnger window and it seems solid right now with two screws. Thanks.
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    Well my window decided to not roll up during a rain storm and I thought it was my motor/regulator.

    Luckily it was just this lovely green piece that seems to so commonly break. $30 bucks from the ebay seller posted above with 2 day shipping.

    Thanks for the DIY!



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    Great write up... just replaced mine this morning with the help of this post. Thank You!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 03audi1031 View Post
    Great write up... just replaced mine this morning with the help of this post. Thank You!!
    Just with my B5 could be fixed that way. So far, I haven't found a source for 'cheap fix' parts so I could stock them.
    Driver side rear is showing the sign (slow, needs 'help' going up). Plan to do exploratory surgery on Saturday to find out what could be the culprit, and how to fix. B5 rears look like this:





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    Quote Originally Posted by sa_seahawker View Post
    x400000 for the little white panel retaining clips. Everytime I pull a door panel off, I'm good to break at least 3 of those little bastards.
    Are they common to break (others who have done it: chime in)?
    Still looking for close up photo, dimensions so I stock those 'white panel retaining clips (don't have a B6 to check myself).
    01 Allroad Tiptronic, TCU tune, mild stg 3 (350 HP) tune (stock injectors) KraftwerkTurbo TM1. Lower, Wider. Custom tip vent pod with Podi
    02 Allroad 6 spd, Kraftwerk Turbo TM6, 750cc, 3" MAF, piggy, FMIC, CM stg 5 (hate). 30 psi at 3600 rpm. Needs stronger rods (coming).
    05 Golf TDI
    Looking for 2001 A4 1.8T quattro manual with blown motor
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    www.kraftwerkturbo.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by vtraudt View Post
    Are they common to break (others who have done it: chime in)?
    Still looking for close up photo, dimensions so I stock those 'white panel retaining clips (don't have a B6 to check myself).
    This is a 'white' clip, but for the cable (Christmas tree clips). Probably NOT the one?
    01 Allroad Tiptronic, TCU tune, mild stg 3 (350 HP) tune (stock injectors) KraftwerkTurbo TM1. Lower, Wider. Custom tip vent pod with Podi
    02 Allroad 6 spd, Kraftwerk Turbo TM6, 750cc, 3" MAF, piggy, FMIC, CM stg 5 (hate). 30 psi at 3600 rpm. Needs stronger rods (coming).
    05 Golf TDI
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    www.kraftwerkturbo.com

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    This one?

    01 Allroad Tiptronic, TCU tune, mild stg 3 (350 HP) tune (stock injectors) KraftwerkTurbo TM1. Lower, Wider. Custom tip vent pod with Podi
    02 Allroad 6 spd, Kraftwerk Turbo TM6, 750cc, 3" MAF, piggy, FMIC, CM stg 5 (hate). 30 psi at 3600 rpm. Needs stronger rods (coming).
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    Quote Originally Posted by vtraudt View Post
    Just with my B5 could be fixed that way. So far, I haven't found a source for 'cheap fix' parts so I could stock them.
    Driver side rear is showing the sign (slow, needs 'help' going up). Plan to do exploratory surgery on Saturday to find out what could be the culprit, and how to fix. B5 rears look like this:
    regulatorfix.com
    On my B5, the wear part is the green plastic pulley... I happened to have some ball bearing'd aluminum pullies about that size laying around, so I ground off the stud and uses a stainless machine screw to hold it on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinnetti View Post
    On my B5, the wear part is the green plastic pulley... I happened to have some ball bearing'd aluminum pullies about that size laying around, so I ground off the stud and uses a stainless machine screw to hold it on.
    This one (below)?
    Did it break, or 'bind'?
    Have not found the part itself yet; seems a common part (B5 front, other Audi regulators also seem to have it). Will check if I can find a manufacturer.

    01 Allroad Tiptronic, TCU tune, mild stg 3 (350 HP) tune (stock injectors) KraftwerkTurbo TM1. Lower, Wider. Custom tip vent pod with Podi
    02 Allroad 6 spd, Kraftwerk Turbo TM6, 750cc, 3" MAF, piggy, FMIC, CM stg 5 (hate). 30 psi at 3600 rpm. Needs stronger rods (coming).
    05 Golf TDI
    Looking for 2001 A4 1.8T quattro manual with blown motor
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    www.kraftwerkturbo.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by hurahn View Post
    Sorry to bump an old thread but I sheared the head off of one of the window motor bolts. Is there a non destructive way way to get the rest of that screw out? I'm leaning toward just leaving it alone because it's the rear passnger window and it seems solid right now with two screws. Thanks.
    Just to chime in on the "screw" issue: I recently replaced the clips on a Beetle, and found only 1 screw 'solid', the other 2 with marginal hold. Since the 'legs' of motor slip into pin holes, the torque is actually transferred through the form fit of leg-to-pin-hole. The screws only 'hold' it in place. So with your 2 screws 'solid', you should be good.

    How did you strip? IIRC, those screws are like wood/sheetmetal screws, and the week part should be the plastic they go in?
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    Thanks for posting all this information. I just had my driver rear do what everyone is talking about. Was lowering it, then heard a clunk, and it doesn't fall all the way, but won't go down or up with the motor. I can at least pull it up by hand and have it raised all the way, but embarrassingly held by tape for now. I'm hoping it's the blue plastic part that is talked about. We'll see after I get home from Christmas.
    Again, thanks for the links for supplies. This ought to be fun in a cast on my right arm.
    Ryan

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    Quote Originally Posted by gugnheim View Post
    Thanks for posting all this information. I just had my driver rear do what everyone is talking about. Was lowering it, then heard a clunk, and it doesn't fall all the way, but won't go down or up with the motor. I can at least pull it up by hand and have it raised all the way, but embarrassingly held by tape for now. I'm hoping it's the blue plastic part that is talked about. We'll see after I get home from Christmas.
    Again, thanks for the links for supplies. This ought to be fun in a cast on my right arm.
    Ryan
    It likely just is the 'green' large clip. Just got large shipment in from Europe and saved on shipping cost (normally horrendous). Rears are $16 shipped regular for forum members ($19 Priority Mail).

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    Thank you for the great post. Did my both rear windows by changing the green plastic part replacement from e-bay for $12 each instead of $480 for each door in f--ing dealer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vtraudt View Post
    This one (below)?
    Did it break, or 'bind'?
    Have not found the part itself yet; seems a common part (B5 front, other Audi regulators also seem to have it). Will check if I can find a manufacturer.

    Looking at it again, looks like it was the top one... pulley wore out. Metal cable under lots of tension on plastic pulley = stupid design. Maybe not really a typical DYI, as I got the pulley from a torn apart telescope, and ground off the end of post , drilled and tapped it etc...
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    Ok, I'm in the middle of doing this to my driver rear, got the part from our board friend and things are going swimmingly. Except for the weather stripping. How do you guys get that removed without tearing?
    Thanks
    Ryan

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    Mine came off pretty easy. However, when I grabbed it from the top it was about to tear off as well. Finaly pulled from corner by the tweeter and the rest did came off easly. Put it back is more hassle actualy. Good luck.

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    Just a note: decided to also stock up all Audi/VW (and others like BMW, Saab, Volvo, Jaguar, Ford Focus, etc.) CABLES (even so they are FAR less often the cause for not working regulators). Should be in stock by mid February.
    Just in case someone need cables (aside from clips and pulleys).
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    Once again thanks for the great posts all. Everything is switched out, now fighting the weather strip to go back on...

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