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Hello, it is most likely the window regulator that is no good.. the cables are being chewed-up/binding... you will have to remove the window regulator assembly and replace it. I am in Canada, and we did not get the A3 until the 2006 model year. I am attaching a picture of the 2006 to 2008 model year assembly.
I have replaced the assembly on a 2004 A4... and it is similar... so I assume it will be the same for you...? I am looking for the A4 picture I took with my cellphone... give me a minute to find it (or 2 minutes)....
Here is the A4 picture...
If your manual does not show how to remove it, look for securing bolts that look like they hold the assembly to the door. Once you start removing bolts, you should be able to feel the assembly get loose... lift the whole assembly out of the door (door is open)... you will have to disconnect the wiring to the rear view mirror. Hope that this was of help. I will close this chat now, so that you can check things out and reply back via regular post to this topic. Thomas
2008 audi A4 convertible - the soft top does not close.