How to fix a drivers side window on a 2003 Audi a4?

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Drivers side window went up and down when i bought the car car. Then all of a sudden it stopped working. Also the drivers master switch works the rear passenger window only. All other switches work fine. No other issues to note. 2003 a4 1.8t base
All other window switches work perfect. I am only able to lower the rear passenger window with the drivers master switch. Do you think i need to replace the master drivers switch?

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sounds like you need a new door module, but I am a bit confused, does it only work the RP window? what do you mean by all other switches, do you mean the buttons on each door work, if so, then call the local junk yard and see if they have driver door window/lock module

How to drive Audi A4 Multitronic paddle shift?

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I just got an Audi A4 and it has multitronic transmission w/ paddle shifts. I have never driven a manual car before so I don't understand how gears work exactly.

Can someone explain to me in very simple terms how to use paddle shifts? I want to use this feature!

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First of all, one of our associates points out that the car will operate just like a traditional automatic if left alone. However, the Multitronic CVT allows the driver to “manually” shift the artificial “gears” with the paddles. It is not a “manual transmission.”). Another one of our car enthusiasts and associates suggests, that the Multitronic is simply Audi’s CVT (continuously variable transmission). If you’re not familiar, CVT’s don’t shift. They offer seamless acceleration with no gear changes. Many hybrids such as the Honda Civic hybrid, the Dodge Durango Hybrid, and the Toyota Prius feature these types of transmissions. While they can be optimal for fuel economy, their performance is generally less than optimal, as they’ve proven to be pretty weak in high power applications. Our experts point out that the paddle shifters on the A4 and other Audi models equipped with the Multitronic transmission have computer controls that can dictate any number of manufacturer specified separate pre-determined transmission ratios. If you select manual mode and forget to shift, the transmission will simply default back to automatic mode so as not to hurt the engine. The idea behind the paddle shifters is best discovered on a track or twisty road. They allow the driver to keep the car in a desired gear for optimal acceleration around tight turns or up and down steep grades. Example: If you’re about to start a turn, you may want to tell the car to shift into a lower gear, brake, and then since the lower correct gear is already selected, you can exit the turn under optimal power. For everyday driving though, the paddle shifters really are not needed.. Proper use is fairly simple. When accelerating, tap the up shift paddle (go from 1 to 2 or 2 to 3) before redline. If you don’t tap the up shift paddle, the car will shift for you. One of our associates points out that the owner’s manual might explain how to use the paddle shifters a little better. We also suggest that the best option would be to go back to the dealership for a demonstration. The bottom line is that you cannot hurt the car if you operate the paddle shifters wrong. The computers will take over before damage is done. For more information, actual Audi A4 driving blogs, car tips, previews and reviews of new vehicles, videos, photo galleries, and quality ratings, please visit JDPower.com.

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