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  1. Is replacing window switch a DIY job? 
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    For a while now, my drivers window has been getting less & less reliable. There's no problem opening it, but it's been a pain to close again. Until recently, if I pulled both drivers & passenger window, the driver side would close, but even that's stopped working. Now I have to pull the with up and push the back of the with down, in order to close it.Does this sound like the window switch & is that an easy replacement for a novice?I'd appreciate any input.
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    I really donít understand anything youíve written. Can you describe your problem better?


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    Try a bit of silicone spray on the frame runners whislt easing the glas up.

    You need someone to operate the switch while you do it.

    Once the window moves freely then set the memory by pressing and hold the switch ithe up or down (this depnds on where the glass is) for 2 seconds.
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    the plastic runners ware out we got/had an A6 c5 with same prob, you can on fleebay get the full unit--glass,frame etc etc fairly cheep--easy job to replace--"though I did not know that until I paid 75bucks for it to be done"-ouch !!!
     
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    I know what he means mine did the same. Window will not shut unles switch is molested. Mine will only close with the lock button on my key...

    Ie suspect duff switch.
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by swwalker View Post
    I know what he means mine did the same. Window will not shut unles switch is molested. Mine will only close with the lock button on my key...

    Ie suspect duff switch.
    nah it the runners that give up they just plastic-halve hr job to replace the full top halve of the door-ie the glass and frame !!! !!
     
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    At a guess door card off there is a hidden screw behind the speaker mesh.
     
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    Thanks for the replies guys. If I press the back of the switch down, while pulling the front of the button up, the window moves freely, as it should. So I thought it was more to do with the switch itself. If the window raises smoothly, wouldn't that indicate that the runners are OK?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brycie View Post
    Thanks for the replies guys. If I press the back of the switch down, while pulling the front of the button up, the window moves freely, as it should. So I thought it was more to do with the switch itself. If the window raises smoothly, wouldn't that indicate that the runners are OK?
    yes I would agree with that----and say that I have got it wrong, it do's happen !!hahaha, but I have seen so many of these fail that if I had a pound for every one ---I would have retired yrs ago living the good life---whatever that is. !!!!hahaha.
     
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    Anyone know if the window master switch in a LHD car will fit a RHD car?
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