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My window is off track and it has been a big pain trying to figure out how to take the door panel off. Has any one done this before? Where is the magic screaws that release it? There were 5 of us and we couldn't figure it out! HELP!!!:eek:
 

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It's not as hard as it seems when you know how. I worked out how to repair my driver's side internal handle/lock cable linkage. Took a while the first time, but once you've done it once, it's a cinch.

1. On the underside the pull grip on mine is a little hole - put a screwdriver up there and lever off the front of the handle assembly. That will reveal the rest of the handle with two Philips screws. Undo these and pull the grip away.

2. Move the plastic panel that the pull grip was mounted to towards the front of the car and remove it, then do the same with the panel that houses the door handle so it's held on by the cable. Underneath the handle panel is another Philips screw. Remove this. Also disconnect the central locking switch.

3. Undo the two screws at the top of the internal door panel. (One at the front, the other at the back)

4. Carefully place a screwdriver under the rear of the window switch housing. That should be enough to unclip the switch housing. Pull it free and then disconnect all the plugs from the switch.

5. Pull the internal door panel up - it should just lift away - and carefully feed the door handle through the gap for the cable. On mine it did fit though the gap, but only just - you'll have to tilt it about 45 degrees. Also, pull the electic window cables through the hole.

Refitting is (in true Haynes manual fashion) more-or-less the reverse, but watch out for the door lock knob - it's a ***** to get lined up correctly!

Hope that helps...

Chris
 

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Thanks! I took the door panel off and was able to look inside. The issue is the cable I think has snapped. I think I need a new motor and cable. Might be right?
 

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I have no idea! The only window repair I've ever done was the motor on an E36 BMW. The A6 looks completely different, but you might have a better idea if you can take the inner door frame off - it's held on by 4 large bolts, and is attached to the actual window frame, from what I remember when I took my door panel off... If the window's stuck down and the motor still makes a noise, then yeah, maybe the cable has snapped...

(Sorry, but like I say, I've not looked at the window mechanism specifically, so this is educated guesswork...)
 

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Thanks dude!!!!!!!!!

Just used your tip after spending a couple hours on the internet and trying to beat the interior panel off without breaking it. After reading your tip 15 minutes later interior door handle is re-atached and door put back together.
NICE!!

Bruce

It's not as hard as it seems when you know how. I worked out how to repair my driver's side internal handle/lock cable linkage. Took a while the first time, but once you've done it once, it's a cinch.

1. On the underside the pull grip on mine is a little hole - put a screwdriver up there and lever off the front of the handle assembly. That will reveal the rest of the handle with two Philips screws. Undo these and pull the grip away.

2. Move the plastic panel that the pull grip was mounted to towards the front of the car and remove it, then do the same with the panel that houses the door handle so it's held on by the cable. Underneath the handle panel is another Philips screw. Remove this. Also disconnect the central locking switch.

3. Undo the two screws at the top of the internal door panel. (One at the front, the other at the back)

4. Carefully place a screwdriver under the rear of the window switch housing. That should be enough to unclip the switch housing. Pull it free and then disconnect all the plugs from the switch.

5. Pull the internal door panel up - it should just lift away - and carefully feed the door handle through the gap for the cable. On mine it did fit though the gap, but only just - you'll have to tilt it about 45 degrees. Also, pull the electic window cables through the hole.

Refitting is (in true Haynes manual fashion) more-or-less the reverse, but watch out for the door lock knob - it's a ***** to get lined up correctly!

Hope that helps...

Chris
 
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