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Nittany Lion email@example.com (rpm) asked:
> looking for input on a minor glitch thrown at me by the audi gods.
> My 1990 200t 's trunk won't unlock with the central locking system. I can
> still open the trunk by turning the key to the diagonal position. This
> happened once before, but it repaired itself somehow. Not a terible
> problem, but quite irksome. Anyone have any cluse, experiences or repair
> reciepts? ; ) Any input appreciated. TIA.
> Reid Meyer
My 1990 200 was doing this when I bought it. It's easy to pull the
trunk lock and have a loot at it. I found that in mine, the link
which was actuated by the vacuum servo (that's what locks it) was not
working. After I pulled the lock apart as far as I could, I really
couldn't see a way to fix it....so I replaced it with one from a
wrecking yard. You CAN pull the tumblers out and replace them with
your original tumblers - it's easy.
So - I would pull the lock out and have a look at it, with attention
to the link and whether it CAN be moved. Mine would not budge; the
trunk could be locked and unlocked manually, but the vacuum system
actuated by the doors would not move it.
Note that the dealer price for this part is about $165, while the wrecking
yard lock cost me $65. Not cheap, but a MUCH better value.
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