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RE: HELP! Door locks broken...locked out!

Yea, I think the rod to the locking cylinder is broken on the driver's door.
I finally budged the passenger door by sticking the key in a little bit and
shooting some WD-40 in there.  Moved the key around a little and it opened
right up!  Way to go WD-40!!!!!

BTW, This email address will be inactive after today.  If you need to send
me mail, send it to dhussey@handleit.net.


> ----------
> From: 	Fred Munro[SMTP:munrof@isys.ca]
> Sent: 	Thursday, January 07, 1999 7:21 PM
> To: 	Hussey, Dan; quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject: 	Re: HELP!  Door locks broken...locked out!
> Dan;
>     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
> replacement.
>     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.
> Good luck!
> Fred Munro
> '91 200q  266k km
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hussey, Dan <husseyd@rayovac.com>
> To: 'quattro@coimbra.ans.net' <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
> 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
> >locked out!
> >
> >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
> just
> >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!
> >
> >Later,
> >Dan
> >'90 200TQ...