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A1 A2 German
08-06-2013, 01:06 AM
Crack, snapple, pop and pulled the door card to find the window, still attached to the metal attachment, could freely slide up and down the vertical rail. I found a torn up plastic green clip, which I'm assuming is one of these, for $9:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VW-Passat-96-05-Audi-A4-94-01-Window-Regulator-Repair-Clip-Front-Right-/280926866993?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item41688bce31

The entire motor assembly and track system seems to be working perfect otherwise, however not taking the window and window attachment with it. I'm amusing this is the clip that secures the two. So, any one screw around with these clips, or forgot that!!! Those things are worthless once they break and just get the entire system brand new like this for $48:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/150977243602?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

If I should get the clips, do I have to pop the rivets and remove the entire assembly to install the clips or can they be done in the door?

What tis thee say, quote the raven.

Luis_Heineken
08-06-2013, 04:55 AM
if your going to replace it, do it with the good stuff (OEM). I just have a bad experience with the ebay window regulator. It only lasted two weeks. [headbang]

Artiemas
08-06-2013, 06:07 AM
Some people just replace the clips, as that's all that is really wrong wih it.

I think Mad Cow or Madhatter, or someone along those lines changed just their clips and did some sort of a write-up in the "What did you do to your B5 today?"

Youy need a rivet gun, for a heads up.

A1 A2 German
08-06-2013, 10:23 AM
Alright, called the dealer....they no sell the clips :(. Only the entire unit. Any ideas in cyber space where to get some?

revolution337
08-06-2013, 11:04 AM
ECS has them, ebay has them too.

http://www.ecstuning.com/Audi-B5_A4-Quattro-1.8T/Interior/Window/Regulator/ES10186/

MooseWhip
08-06-2013, 11:25 AM
^ Those arnt the clips

These are the clips
http://www.ebay.com/itm/121083925463?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

I did a real quick write up in the "what did you do" thread, but its pretty straight forward, no need to remove the rivets or anything like that for just the clips.

mysman
08-06-2013, 12:34 PM
I used these A6 (4B0 898 099) clips:

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a393/mysman/Regulator/2_Regulator_02_05_05007_zps51a480e9.jpg

Believe these may have been superceded by 4B0 837 463 B, which has a metal core.

I did a writeup, but still trying to update the broken image links. Here's another writeup:

http://www.passatworld.com/forums/61-b5-information-base/291396-window-regulator-rebuild-pink-clips.html

A1 A2 German
08-06-2013, 12:45 PM
Sweet, thanks guys, any better luck then 2 weeks on the Ebay clips?

MooseWhip
08-06-2013, 12:53 PM
Mine have been in there for about a month and havent had an issue, If you read the thing (link (http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/481485-What-did-you-do-to-your-B5-today-*General-Chit-Chat*?p=8896648&viewfull=1#post8896648)) I wrote I talk about the other clips I ordered that the fitment was complete shit and cracked and I didnt change one of them. So I'm running with one cracked on for the last month and still no problems

A1 A2 German
08-06-2013, 01:14 PM
Alright, I'll check it out. Hopefully the sh*t fitment clip is not the front one closest to the mirror...that's the one that shattered.

MooseWhip
08-06-2013, 01:32 PM
The shitty fitment clips I'm talking about are a set I bought from a buyer on ebay, the fitment was wayy to tight and just garbage, not that it was in a bad spot or anything the replacement was just crappy.

McChiken116
08-06-2013, 04:46 PM
I am going through the same thing right now. My window is stuck halfway down and just need to wait for some garage place to fix the regulator. I got an OEM one for about $25 plus shipping through ebay a few weeks ago

A1 A2 German
08-06-2013, 07:36 PM
Clips ordered, I'll update once installed.