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Re: HELP! Door locks broken...locked out!
It sounds like the drivers door lock cylinder has a broken actuating
arm, a common failure on these cars. Audi supplies a more robust unit as a
You don't say what the problem is with the passenger side lock. If it is
not turning, there are two likely causes:
It is frozen. Try lock de-icer, methanol, or the old heated key trick.
It is seized up because it hasn't been used in 9 years (BTDT). Squirt in
some WD40, your favourite penetrating oil, or Super Lube. Let it soak for a
while and try again.
'91 200q 266k km
From: Hussey, Dan <email@example.com>
To: 'firstname.lastname@example.org' <email@example.com>
Date: Thursday, January 07, 1999 11:44 AM
Subject: HELP! Door locks broken...locked out!
>Audi gods have struck again!
>I just picked up the car from the shop this morning (after new fuel pump)
>and already a new problem has arose. The door locks are broken and I'm
>I can turn the key around in the locking cylinder and nothing happens, it
>just turns all the way around freely. I tried using the other door, but it
>won't unlock it for some reason. And, I can't use the trunk or it will
>set off the alarm.
>Any advice? How can I get in my car. If I can get it unlocked, I can take
>the door handle apart and try to fix it tonight, but I can't do that if I
>can't get in the car. PLEASE HELP!