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Re: Door lock--what did I break?

-----Original Message-----
From: William J Murin <murin@uwp.edu>
To: quattro@coimbra.ans.net <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
Date: Friday, May 01, 1998 7:15 PM
Subject: Door lock--what did I break?

>Stopped at the local boatyard on the way home from work today.  Put the
>key in driver's door to lock it, turned key as usual and heard something
>snap. Now when you
>put the key in it turns freely in either direction, power locks do not
>operate, alarm sometimes arms.
>Everything works perfectly well using the key from the passenger door
>including the powe rdoor locks.
>What did I break, how much $$$ it is going to cost, how complicated is it
>going to be to fix?
>Bill Murin
>89 100q
>163,000 miles & a broken door lock

Hi Bill;

    These cars have a common problem with original door lock cylinders. The
boss which connects the arm to the lock cylinder snaps and you get the
symptoms you describe. Audi has an upgraded part available for about $30.
You can use the tumblers from your existing lock so you don't have to change
    This is the most likely cause of your problem. The replacement is
discussed in the archives.


Fred Munro
'91 200q  251k km