Audi A6 Window Regulator
Common Problems of the Audi A6 Window Regulator
Your Audi A6's window regulator is what allows you to open and close your window with just one touch of a button. The window regulator is being run by a motor to move the window up and down within the door frame. But just like every mechanical component in a vehicle, window regulators may also break down and malfunction. Aside from the hassle of not being able to open and close your windows properly, having a faulty window regulator that needs a replacement can be very costly. To avoid this, make yourself familiar of these common problems with windows regulator so you can do a quick fix as soon as you spot the problem.
One or both windows aren't working.
If you notice that one of your Audi A6's windows are not working properly, this could be caused by a bad switch or a wiring problem. Check if the switch is working by using a meter while the ignition is on. If the switch seems working, check your wires for signs of damages by doing a visual inspection. However, if both of the windows have stopped working, a blown fuse or a broken power window relay could be the culprit. To check if it's a blown fuse, look for the fuse associated with the power window in the fuse box. You can refer to your car's owner manual to find where the fuse box is located.
Windows are moving slowly.
If the windows of your Audi A6 are moving slower than they should be, there could be a problem with the alignment of the window mechanism. Due to the constant friction with the window glass, the window mechanism gets out of alignment easily. This could be caused by the grease in the regulator parts that often cakes and dries out. Since cleaning and greasing a window regulator is fairly simple, it would be best to regularly reapply lubricant on these parts including the tracks of mechanism to decrease friction. If the windows' condition didn't improve, you should check the window motor's voltage at the plug while activating the power window button.