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How to Replace Rear Power Window Switch 05-08 Audi A4

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How to Replace Rear Power Window Switch 05-08 Audi A4

Created on: 2021-01-16

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  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Remove the panel covering the battery
    • Disconnect the negative battery terminal with a 10mm wrench
    • Pry off the silver panel
    • Remove the three Phillips screws from the door panel
    • Remove the Phillips screw underneath the door pull
    • Pry out the door panel
    • Unlatch the door handle cable
    • Disconnect the window motor wiring harness
    • Disconnect the speaker wiring harness
    • Lift the door panel up and off
  2. step 2 :Removing the Arm Rest
    • Disconnect the power window wiring harness
    • Remove the nine T20 Torx screws
    • Remove the arm rest
  3. step 3 :Removing the Power Window Switch
    • Pry the tab on the power window switch with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the switch
  4. step 4 :Installing the Power Window Switch
    • Insert the power window switch into place
  5. step 5 :Reinstalling the Arm Rest
    • Insert the arm rest into place
    • Tighten the nine T20 Torx screws
    • Connect the power window wiring harness
  6. step 6 :Reinstalling the Door Panel
    • Connect the speaker wiring harness
    • Connect the window motor wiring harness
    • Latch the door handle cable
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Insert the Phillips screw underneath the arm rest
    • Insert the three Phillips screws from the door panel
    • Press on the silver panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Connect the negative battery terminal with a 10mm wrench
    • Replace the battery panel

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Hammer

    Flashlight

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Glue

    Cloth Rags

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

    Needle nose pliers

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T20 Driver

  • Wrenches - Metric

    10mm Wrench

Installation Video
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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks!

In this video, we're going to show you how to remove and reinstall the rear passenger window switch. We do it on the right hand or passenger side. It's the same for the left hand driver side as well. This is a 2007 Audi A4. This procedure's the same for A4s from 2004 to 2009. Items you'll need are a Phillips screwdriver, T20 Torx driver, and a small flat blade screwdriver.

Disconnect your battery. On this car there should be a panel on top that you take off a couple of fasteners and lift it up and off. Then a 10mm wrench, loosen and remove the battery cable.

Either use a flat blade screwdriver, or you can just kind of reach back here and pull this trim panel off. Just pull it straight out and work your fingers under, and then it comes forward at the back. Four screws hold it in. There's one up under here and then one here, here, and here. A Phillips screwdriver will remove those. It's a little difficult. Sometimes you just have to feel for the screw once you have the right angle. There it is. We'll just fast-forward as we remove those fasteners.

Then just reach underneath. This ones not even clipped in. You should reach underneath and pull and they'll pop out, but obviously this door panels been off before so it just comes off. There are clips at the top. Then you should just be able to pull it right up and off.

Pull the door panel out and then your door handle cable here, just pull it out of the clip. Then, just unhook it. On the speaker, there's two tabs that you push in. Then, on this, there's a tab on the back side that you have to push really firm with your finger and pull down. You want to disconnect the switch and then remove the nine T20 screws that hold the arm rest in place. Press the tab and just pull out. We'll just fast-forward as we remove those fasteners. Just lift up and take your arm rest out.

Remove the switch. Four tabs hold it in. I'm going to apply pressure this way and then work my screwdriver in the back here and try and - oh, it just came right out. That's not a big deal. The amount of pressure and it popped out and actually goes this way. This is the old switch anyways. It would still work if it needed to.

On the left is the old switch, the original switch from the vehicle. On the right is the new switch from 1A Auto. You can see they're pretty much the same. They will install, or the switch will install and function just as the same as the original.

The new switch looks like it will go right in to place. It does. Put your arm rest back in place and then re-install the nine T20 screws. We'll just fast-forward as we tighten up those fasteners. Re-connect your window harness. Put it in place.

Re-installation: reconnect your speaker harness, the module harness. Again, that clip goes towards the back. Bring the panel up, reconnect the door latch cable. Just hook it in and then push this in to place. This protrusion on the door panel goes into this grove, and then this hooks over there so just lift the panel up into place. Hook the front in. Push it against the window and down, and then lock these two top hooks in and then all the rest of the clips.

Then you've got to try and put it up in there in the right angle. Then hopefully you find the hole the first time. Then this hooks into the back. Just make sure all your clips are in place. Sometimes these will pull out. Sometimes they'll pull out and get stuck on the clip. Just pull it off the clip and push it back into the door. Clip that in place. Peek in behind. Make sure they're all going into the right hole.

Reconnect your battery. Tighten it up with a 10mm wrench, and then reinstall the panel that should be there.

Thanks for tuning in. We hope this video helped you out. Next time you need parts for your car, please visit 1AAuto.com. Also check out our other helpful how-to and diagnosis videos.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Hammer
  • Flashlight

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Glue
  • Cloth Rags

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T20 Driver

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 10mm Wrench

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