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Re: door lock

In a message dated Mon, 29 Nov 1999  7:51:22 AM Eastern Standard Time, Chris Ban writes:

> Although I cannot help you on this, I must add that this happened to me as 
> well, and I have not done anything about it in the 3 or 4 months since it's 
> happened.  Hopefully somebody knows what can be done.  One good side:  it 
> has turned me into a gentleman, since everytime I take a girl out I have to 
> unlock the car from her side, I open the door for her and close it.  Perhaps 
> it is a blessing in disguise.
> - -Chris
> From: Caholland01@cs.com
> To: quattro@audifans.com
> Subject: Door Lock woes....
> Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 21:31:10 EST
> It finally happened...after reading about it happening to everyone else, my
> drivers' side doorlock finally broke this afternoon.  The alarm arms when 
> the
> key turns, but the locks remain up.  Can anyone direct me to a website that
> can step me through the repair process (interior trim removal included).
> I've checked the archive, and found a broken link to a FAQ, and a lot of
> commentary on the process, but no step by step process.
> I'm saving up to buy the repair manual....
> BTW---I find it strange that the vacuum locks are completely odd...it took 
> me
> 3 months to realize there is a rhyme and a reason to the lock/unlock/door
> selection process...
> Thanks!
> - --C

The '89 on cars with the flush-mount door handles suffer this problem; there's a revised part made of steel versus the original pot metal piece.  Details on the fix on my site; better photos and description on the link provided on my page.
go to repair index, then "body and hardware".
Fix this soon; the passenger side will have the same failure mode; then you won't be able to get in at all with the key, unless you can fit through that ski sack.
chris miller, windham nh, c1j1miller@aol.com
'91 200q20v