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RE: broken door handle, how to get the door open

That is correct, but as a last resort, you could undo that outside screw and
break off the handle at the door jamb end without damaging anything else (by
gently pulling the recently unscrewed front end)- as a last resort!!  You'd
obviously have to buy a new door handle.  Since you still have three other
doors that allow access to the interior, I would try to remove the interior
panel first - hopefully all the screws are accessible with the door closed.


-----Original Message-----
From: Kneale Brownson [mailto:knotnook@traverse.com]
Sent: Saturday, November 06, 1999 10:18 PM
To: Livolsi, Stephane; 'Sonar465@aol.com'
Cc: 'Audi Quattro List'
Subject: RE: broken door handle, how to get the door open

I think you need the door open to take off the screw that holds the handle
in place from the jamb edge of the door.  I don't think the screw that's
available after you pop off the chrome trim on the outside of the handle
releases the handle completely.  I think it's there just for a "snugness"
adjustment for the front of the handle.

Kneale Brownson

At 07:30 PM 11/6/99 -0600, Livolsi, Stephane wrote:
>I think if you remove the outside door handle, you should be able to use
>a wire or long needle nose pliers to reach in and move the actuating
>lever. I think.
>Stephane Livolsi
>180 Yorston St
>Williams Lake, BC, V2G 3Z1
>ph 250-392-2637
>fax 250-392-2693
>'86 5KTQ stock (if you don't know what it means, you aren't in the club)
>>From: 	Sonar465@aol.com[SMTP:Sonar465@aol.com]
>>Sent: 	November 6, 1999 2:09 PM
>>To: 	quattro@audifans.com
>>Subject: 	broken door handle, how to get the door open
>>Good Day,
>>    I am slowly getting the '87 5Ktq ready to drive again and I have a 
>>perplexing problem.  the RR door will not open.  It seems that something
>>astray in the lock and the door is locked but the button is no longer 
>>connected.  How the %#@& can I get the door open.  Any BTDT out there?
>>Jim Hahn