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2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet. I'm replacing the passenger door window switch. I have the part and have pulled the panel. But don't know how to remove switch from housing. 4 tabs, 2 on each side - but way inside the housing. What's the secret to get the switch out?

Mechanic's Assistant: Sometimes things that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix with a Audi. The Audi Mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Are you hoping to fix this yourself?

Yes.

Mechanic's Assistant: Great! What have you tried so far?

Using a flathead screwdriver on the tab holes. Also tried prying it out - but worried that I'd break the housing.

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Audi
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Audi Mechanic: Randall C, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago
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Hello, Have you removed the switch from the armrest persay or is this what you are trying to do?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I just figured it out. I had pried off the housing in the armrest...I used some channel locks on the switch and moved/rocked it to unseat the tabs, while also pushing the switch out of the housing/panel. All good.
Audi Mechanic: Randall C, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

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