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Old 09-15-2010, 10:19 AM
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Default audi a8 electrically actuated wind deflector noise

When I open the sunroof of my 05 audi A8L the electrically actuated wind deflector makes a horrible noise as it adjusts upwards and downwards. Is this a dealer fix or is there something I can do myself to fix the issue.
Also my backup sensors don't work, I get a tone when I initially put the car into reverse however It never detects that I am getting too close to anything. Is there a way to reset them.
Old 09-16-2010, 12:28 AM
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For the backup sensors somehow maybe the wiring for the back sensors could have been disconnected somehow, or possibly could be looked at with a vag-com to look for faults. As for the wind deflector it could be the small motor which controls it. I haven't heard of that before but I have heard of maybe one or two people who have replaced the sunroof motor. On my sunroof only issue I came across is I attached a small plastic piece to the other which it is supposed to connect to, and the sunroof won't close. Leave tiny plastic piece as is hovering about 2 millimeters above the other and no problems at all. psh these audis!
Old 09-16-2010, 10:25 PM
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I'm experiencing the same problem!
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:19 AM
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:14 AM
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Did anyone fix the noise problem on the deflector? Is there 2 motors for the sunroof, one for the deflector and one for the sunroof itself? I have 2004 a8 and deflector makes a grinding noise everytime it adjusts. I have to turn the radio really loud not to hear it!
Old 05-16-2012, 10:59 PM
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I had the same problem. 05 A8. Yes, there are two motors. I simply disconnected the wind deflector motor. Noise problem resolved. It's very easy to disconnect. PM me for the instructions.
Old 05-28-2012, 07:52 AM
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I have the same problem in my 04 and my Dad has the same problem in his 05. Is the only solution to disconnect the motor or can it be fixed without replacing the motor?
Old 09-26-2012, 02:24 PM
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Im an Advisor and I have a client with intermit wind deflector motor activation. He claims he hears his motor running all the time. No grinding, just a motor sound like its continuing to adjust, even when at a stop light. Anyone else with this issue??? I have had 2 tech, a valet, and myself driving around trying to duplicate this noise but I cant seem to hear anything other than the speed related adjustments.
Old 06-11-2013, 03:00 PM
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Default 2009 A8 random sunroof motor noise?

Hello everyone,

Any solutions surface on this random sunroof motor noise?

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