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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!!!!!
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> From: Fred Munro[SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, January 07, 1999 7:21 PM
> To: Hussey, Dan; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: 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
> 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
> some WD40, your favourite penetrating oil, or Super Lube. Let it soak for
> while and try again.
> Good luck!
> Fred Munro
> '91 200q 266k km
> -----Original Message-----
> 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
> >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
> >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
> >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!
> >'90 200TQ...