I have a 96 A4 and the door panel is broken after a poor repair job on the window regulator. I need a new one but I have no idea where to find it. Since the "repair", the power mirrors and drivers side lock don't work. Any thoughts on that would be great.
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Re: I need to replace the door panel
Chances are the switches weren't plugged back in, or were plugged in wrong. As for sourcing a new panel, go to www.shokan.com and get their phone number. They're an Audi salvage yard that I've dealt with in the past - great guys and a lot of good parts for good prices.
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glass fell down in door bolt to equalizer arm to regulator fell out of place missing or window regulator broken.you have to remove door trim panel. you need a haynes repair manual to show you how to remove door trim panel. and door panel screws location to door handle.you need see screws location to remove power windows and door lock control.you will need door panel trim removal tool.
The track is called the regulator, it is most likely broken. you will need to buy a new regulator, and I recommend highly to get the window motor with it. Door panel must come off to replace. Not an easy job if you havent done it before.
There is a window regulator that is attached to the window motor that keeps the window in place.
You will need to remove the dorro panel and remove the window regulator and replace it with a new one and this will solve your problem ok?
Hope this is very helpful for you
Best regards Michael
More that likely, the plastic guides that run up and down the "window regulator" are broken. If you take off the door panel, check for broken plastic pieces in the inside of the door shell. It is a common problem. However, the fix is not that easy - or cheap. It requires replacing the entire "regulator" with a new one. The repair requires removing the door panel, taking off the screws that hold the dual rail regulator and cables and unplugging the motor. The new regulator is about $70 from RockAuto.com or you can order from Autozone for around $105-115. I can't find anyone who sells it without the motor which is probably not bad. However, replacing the whole thing is much easier anyway. I'd suggest that you get the new one before you remove the old one. It is a lot easier to see how to take it out if you know what it looks like.
I am in the process of doing this now to my 96 Lincoln Towncar. Today I removed the door panel. Hidden scews that attach the door panel are at end end of the door pull strap. The plastic end pieces are removable and each have a screw underneath securing the top of the door panel.
Hidden behind the water shield material at the top of the door are two nuts that retain the top connection of the window lift. I am going to razor cut a straight line through the water shield material to insert a socket to remove the two nuts and then put duck tape over the razor cuts rather that pull the water shield material from the door frame.
Started drilling on the left rivet to detach window from the regulator and quit for the evening.
Have three rivets to drill to detach the pwoer window motor from the door frame.
Two more rivets at the bottom of the door to drill out to detach the lower window regulator from the door frame.
Do not know how I am going to remove the right rivet of the bracket that hold the window yet. Looks like a would need a long drill bit to reach through the door frame to make contact with the rivet.
The replacement rivets that came with my window regulator are to big for my rivet tool. Could end up using nuts and bolts. Sure would make it easier for the next window regulator replacement.
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I would check a junk yard for the actual window regulator, this is a tough piece to replace, but it would be worth it if that is the problem. While you are at that part of the project, you can lube up the window glides with some wesson oil(cooking oil), it'll be a little messy the first few times, but after a while there will be no greasy mess on the edges of the windows and it will glide with no problem.
Has he checked for a blown fuse. The fuse box is found by opening the drivers door and pulling the panel off the end of the dashboard. The panel should have a fuse remover attached to the back of it to make it easier.