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Re: Door sensor on '88 Quattro 90
Kris Collins <Kristopher.Collins@Colorado.EDU> said, in part:
Anyway, I have a problem with my 'door ajar' alert - it beeps
constantly! Whether the door is open or shut makes no difference,
it just beeps away..I know it is the door, because sometimes I
can slam it a few times and get it to stop for a little while.
Other sources of beeping are lights, radio, and steering not aligned
sufficiently for the steering lock to work.
I looked at the door and saw no 'plunger' like other cars use to
determine the state of the door... So whats the deal? As you can
probably tell, I am fairly new to electronics in cars - I've
only owned a '52 Chevy Pickup and a '82 Buick Regal..
Definitely has a plunger switch. Its in the "B" pillar. Should be
covered with a black rubber bootie. If its broken off, it can usually
be fixed from the outside with a screwdriver and new switch. If it
has fallen into the pillar, or the connection has, then you _may_ have
to remove the interior trim. Its also possible to clean and repair a
switch with a bad contact. BTDT. But that's another description.
Anyway, I want to disconnect the door sensor if possible, because
I know it would be a big pain in the butt to actually FIX this
problem.. If anyone can help, I would really appreciate it.
Can't comment on that; haven't investigated that all the wiring that
leads to the beeper control. But it is to be hoped that you don't
have to go that far to fix the problem.
*** ...Kirby (Kirby A. Smith) ***
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