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audifanatic2510
08-18-2018, 11:32 AM
Not sure what's going on here (window regulator?). I rolled down the windows the other day, first time driving this car in months. The passenger window would not roll back up. I could hear that it was trying, it budged it a little bit. But ultimately I needed to take a pair of needle-nose pliers to it (rain was imminent) and help pull it up. I tried my luck again today, same thing. I didn't roll it down all the way, but I still couldn't get it back up. About half-way, it started to roll back down before I grabbed it to prevent it from falling into the abyss. I then helped guide it back up. It seemed a little loose as I did so, I was able to move it from side-to-side as it went up (not sure if that's normal). Any thoughts here? Thanks

Cybersombosis
08-18-2018, 01:15 PM
Sounds like one of the glides is broken. The glide has two cables attached to it kind of like a bike brake cable. When it is rolled up, it pulls on the cable in an upward direction. When rolled down, it pulls on the cable in a downward direction. The tab that holds the cable in the upward direction is the one that will be broken. You can see this in the pic below that I removed from my driver's side window. You will have to buy a replacement.

http://www3.telus.net/~dougkong/Audi/Glide.JPG

What I did to replace mine was

1. Make sure the window is in the full up possition and take the door panel off
2. Unbolt the two large torx bolts holding the window frame in the door
3. Pull the frame up and tilt the top towards the center of the car while allowing it to pivot at the point where you removed the torx bolts. There should will be a notch in the door where the frame can sit on and tilt towards you
4. Undo the screw holding the window in. It is on the backside of the door which is why we had to tilt the window out to get to it
5. Undo the cables from the glide
6. Remove the glide by twisting it off the rail
7. Install in reverse

Good luck.

Doug

audifanatic2510
08-19-2018, 12:26 PM
Sounds like one of the glides is broken. The glide has two cables attached to it kind of like a bike brake cable. When it is rolled up, it pulls on the cable in an upward direction. When rolled down, it pulls on the cable in a downward direction. The tab that holds the cable in the upward direction is the one that will be broken. You can see this in the pic below that I removed from my driver's side window. You will have to buy a replacement.

http://www3.telus.net/~dougkong/Audi/Glide.JPG

What I did to replace mine was

1. Make sure the window is in the full up possition and take the door panel off
2. Unbolt the two large torx bolts holding the window frame in the door
3. Pull the frame up and tilt the top towards the center of the car while allowing it to pivot at the point where you removed the torx bolts. There should will be a notch in the door where the frame can sit on and tilt towards you
4. Undo the screw holding the window in. It is on the backside of the door which is why we had to tilt the window out to get to it
5. Undo the cables from the glide
6. Remove the glide by twisting it off the rail
7. Install in reverse

Good luck.

Doug

Hmm, doesn't seem like too big a job. I assume the "cables" you're talking about are the window regulator?

This kit should do the trick I guess then? Looks like it has the clips too (albeit not green)
https://www.ebay.com/p/AUDI-A4-B5-Window-Regulator-Repair-Kit-Cable-Pull-With-Roller-Front-8d0837461/20014840183?iid=263493437465&chn=ps

Cybersombosis
08-19-2018, 07:17 PM
You donít need a kit. All you need is the plastic part. Do a bit or a search and look at the images. They should tell the story. Quick search on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/RegulatorFix-Window-Regulator-Repair-Clips/dp/B00BT1GNCI
Or eBay
https://m.ebay.com/itm/FOR-Audi-A4-VW-B5-VW-POLO-MK3-WINDOW-REGULATOR-REPAIR-KIT-FRONT-LEFT/283107935824?hash=item41ea8c4650:g:wMEAAOSw8RZaXIq P

Just make sure the piece you need is the one I am talking about. No way to know until you take the panel off.

Doug